Innovation and technology

New leaflet highlights digital innovations for Africa as researchers share insights at the African Green Revolution Forum 2019.

Capacity development

How important is farming relative to non-farm activities for the income of young rural Africans?


Authors of a new study say encouraging smallholder farmers to produce more low-technology crops alongside the development of physical and social infrastructure to make markets more accessible is a strong pathway for improving livelihoods.

Food security

Diverse, stress tolerant maize varieties are benefiting smallholders throughout sub-Saharan Africa.


At least 40 million smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa are profiting from more than 200 new drought-tolerant varieties of maize.


Africa’s demand for wheat is being driven by population growth, urbanization, as well as from a growing female work force who prefer fast and easy to make wheat products, like bread or pasta.