Source: The Nigerian Voice (3 May 2019)
The FACASI project has benefited over a hundred young people from Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.
Researchers are using data and tools to produce information that can help farmers, research institutions and governments take better decisions on agronomic practices and investments.
How important is farming relative to non-farm activities for the income of young rural Africans?
Trials of the Nutrient Expert app showed improved yields, fertilizer-use efficiency and increased profits for farmers.
Gene editing technology could revolutionize the way scientists breed high-yielding drought, disease and pest resistant, high quality plant seeds, greatly reducing the time it currently takes to develop new varieties
Several African nation ambassadors to Zimbabwe pledged to step up support for improved agriculture technologies.
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.