New CGIAR programme to up grain and legume production in Africa, Asia

The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) has launched a new programme aimed at increasing the production, profitability, resilience and marketability of nutritious grain legumes and cereals grown in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. In a statement, the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-arid Tropics (ICRISAT) said it…

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SACAU calling for access to farming insurance for smallholder farmers

Smallholder farmers needs access to agricultural insurance to help them mitigate the effects of climate change says the South African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU). The Union has joined the global call to make agricultural insurance available, in particular to smallholder farmers. “We understand how farmers across southern Africa have…

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Newly launched FISH programme to tackle sustainable production, poverty

CGIAR (Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research) in partnership with WorldFish have launched a research programme on fish called FISH during the Global Aquaculture Conference, currently underway in Cape Town. The programme was launched to tackle food security and nutrition, enhance livelihoods in emerging countries and also to address poor…

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