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THE SWEET HARVEST OF A GIANT CROP—BEATING DROUGHT, WORMS IN MALAWI

The Sweet Harvest of a Giant Crop-Beating Drought, Worms in Malawi | Transforming Lives | Malawi | U.S. Agency for International Development July 2018 – Heavy clouds loom over the forest that borders 42-year-old Samuel Kosimasi’s farm in Malawi. Here on the border of Liwonde Forest Reserve, Kosimasi hums to himself and leans over a …

The 13th National Agriculture Show 2018 in Rwanda

The 13th National Agri-Show 2018 at Mulindi/ Gasabo show ground commenced on 26th June and ended on Tuesday 3rd July. The annual event is organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) aimed at providing farmers and entrepreneurs an opportunity to showcase innovations and best practices in the agricultural sector. The event is …

The 17th Sweetpotato SpeedBreeders and Genomics Community of Practice meeting in Nairobi, Kenya

The Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative (SPHI) SpeedBreeders’ and Genomics Community of Practice (CoP) held its 17th consultation meeting on 5th to 8th June 2018, at the Swiss Lenana Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. The theme of the meeting was “Making Tools Next Generation Breeders Can Use”. The meeting was attended by 51 participants from …

YOUTH MINES ‘ORANGE GOLD’ IN RWANDA

Paola Giriwanyu is a 22 year old fresh graduate with an agribusiness degree from the University of Rwanda. As a young girl, Paola grew up in Kigali city and was not exposed to farming as a food production or income generating activity. She however still had an interest in farming thus her pursuit of an …

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