Source: The Nigerian Voice (3 May 2019)
The FACASI project has benefited over a hundred young people from Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.
These entrepreneurs are breaking social barriers while improving household nutrition and livelihoods.
Scientists are working to catalyze local farming and help meet the rapidly rising regional demand wheat.
New insurance products geared towards smallholder farmers can help them recover their losses, and even encourage investment in climate-resilient innovations.
The new maize lethal necrosis online portal provides up-to-date information and surveillance tools to help researchers control and stop the spread of the deadly disease.
Recent modeling studies in Zambia suggest that provitamin A maize’s impact is being cut short by the low retention of carotenoids during storage and postharvest grain loss.
New evidence shows that not only do improved maize varieties increase crop productivity and farmer income, they can also decrease child malnutrition.