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  • A farmer in Senegal tests methods of agroecology on the resilience of crops. Credit: FAO.

    Regional governments are supporting agroecology with one hand and business as usual with the other. ustainable agriculture is growing fast in West Africa, and the transition is only gaining momentum. Over recent years, Senegal, Burkina Faso and Togo have adopted policies in support of agroecology. The West African bloc ECOWAS has ramped up its support ...
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    The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) recently launched a project that aims to investigate the drivers and barriers to adoption of Conservation Agriculture (CA) in southern Africa and to develop strategies for achieving adoption and impact at scale. The project, Understanding and Enhancing Adoption of ...
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    By; Garrick BattenGarrick Batten on why there should be more farmed goats. One answer to why there are not more farmed goats is that modern commercial management can change attitudes to goats from hate to tolerance to love. NZ leads the world in our pastoral systems and pastoral goat farming is now a long way from ...
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    Locals prepare land for the farming season in Seke District, Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe, Sept. 17, 2020. (Xinhua/Tafara Mugwara) Reeling from the adverse effects of climate change that have seen agricultural output plummeting over the years, Zimbabwe’s smallholder farmers hope that a new conservative farming concept will maximize agricultural productivity and provide much-needed relief against climate ...
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    Hot-off-the-press news from BMG is the launch this month (September 2020) of the company’s new online shopping platform – BMG Online – which makes doing business in the industrial sector, even easier. “Although the planning, development and execution for our E-Commerce shopping portal go back over two years, the Covid-19 lockdown has had a material ...
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    The production of South African poultry increased by 5% in the first eight months of 2020 when compared to the same period last year. “This is despite the challenges in the operating environment brought on by Covid-19,” said the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic) on Monday. Dtic Minister Ebrahim Patel, together with Agriculture, ...
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