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The African Agricultural Technology Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that facilitates and promotes public/private partnerships for the access and delivery of appropriate agricultural technologies for sustainable use by smallholder...
By Francis Nang'ayo
For agriculture to make its rightful contribution to the development of Kenya, transforming smallholder farming from subsistence to an innovative, commercially oriented and modern sector is critical.
But this is only possible if farmers, producers, processors and marketers employ the most contemporary methods.
Drought and pests have adversely affected the productivity of maize, the staple food for...Read more
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The pod borer (Maruca vitrata) inflicts severe damage to cowpea leading to yield losses of between 70–80% in severe infestations....
Banana bacterial wilt disease threatens production of banana in the Great Lakes region, leading to a 50% decline in household incomes from banana...
Drought is the most important constraint of African agriculture severely affecting maize, the most important African staple food crop. The WEMA...
Mycotoxins are produced by fungal moulds that contaminate various agricultural commodities either before, during or after harvest.
Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has for the last two decades been experiencing a continuous increase in rice consumption driven mostly by a shift in...
At the turn of this century, biotechnology emerged as a powerful tool that has contributed to increased agricultural productivity in many...
Cassava is an important food crop both for urban and rural consumers in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Rice consumption is increasing at about 8 percent a year in many Sub-Saharan African countries. However, the increase in yield per year is less...