UNICEF and partners respond to the cholera outbreak in Central African Republic

At least 16 people have died in the first cholera outbreak in the Central African Republic (CAR) since 2011. The outbreak was declared by...

Upsurge in sexuality education seen in countries with high HIV rates

Zandile Simelane was just a teenager when her life was turned upside-down. “At the age of 17, I was diagnosed with HIV,” she told...

Jonathan writes Adesina after Nobel win

Nigeria’s former agriculture minister Akinwumi Adesina won the Nobel’s World Food Prize, along with $250,000 that goes with it. He is Nigeria’s second ever Nobel...

Meals are replacing minerals for $1t market, and agribiz seizes market

The power of entrepreneurs and the free market is driving Africa’s economic growth from food production, as business wakes up to opportunities of a...

Help for families only able to find bananas to eat

In the east of Zimbabwe 2000 people, around four hundred families, have received cash transfers from ActionAid to help them buy food during the...

Cassava agronomy centre stage at Tanzania meeting

Researchers and policymakers are meeting in Tanzania to discuss cassava agronomy under the auspices of the African Agronomy Initiative (ACAI). The meeting, holding 11-15, December,...

Ogun Honours IITA, AATF, Bill & Melinda Gates For Commitment To Agriculture

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF), and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation were honored by the Ogun...

IITA innovations brighten Nigeria’s future, says thinktank

Nigeria’s agricultural think-tank, the Nigeria Agribusiness Group (NABG) says research and innovations being developed at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) hold promise,...

AfDB, others support Desert to Power programme

The African Development Bank, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the Africa50 investment fund signed a letter of intent to collaborate on the Desert...

Researchers assemble genome data for chicken, pigeonpea study

Breeding high nutritional varieties of chickpea and pigeonpea just got easier. With new technology, genomic processes that could have taken years have been completed...

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