Creativity helps Ugandan farmer bloom on 1 acre

It is believed that successful farming requires a lot of land, but Ugandan veterinarian and farmer Dr. Emma Naluyima believes that with creativity you can build a productive farm on a small piece of land. Emma divided her 1 acre (0.4 hectare) piece of land into 4 quarters. On the…

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African Utility Week to focus on water solutions for Africa

The 18th annual, multi-award winning African Utility Week, taking place from 15 to 17 May in Cape Town, South Africa, will, amongst other topics, strongly focus on water challenges on the continent. Furthermore, issues like investment needed in water solutions by the public and private sectors to enable universal access,…

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Grain Academy grows young SA farmers

Syngenta and Grain SA, in partnership with the University of the Free State Business School in South Africa (SA), offers the Grain Academy, a tailored leadership programme to equip young SA farmers with the necessary tools to grow. The academy launched in 2013 and is a platform where commercial grain…

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South Africa on the alert for fall armyworm

According to press release from national agricultural organisation Agri SA, experts are predicting widespread infestation by fall armyworm across South Africa (SA), with the possible exclusion of the Western Cape. Fall armyworm has infested South African farms, particularly in 5 districts in Limpopo Province, as well as parts of Mpumalanga and the…

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