Namibia enters second phase of rice field trials for local production

The Namibian government has started implementing the second phase in the field trial of 15 Chinese rice varieties which are being tested to determine whether they can be adapted for farming locally. The field trials, which started early last year, are underway at the Kalimbeza Green Scheme, one of several…

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Algeria attains 70% self-sufficiency in food production

The Algerian government says the country’s agricultural sector now fulfills more than 70% of the required annual domestic staple food requirements. In his evaluation of the performance of the agriculture in 2017, Secretary General of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fishing Belkacem Chadi said the focus should now…

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Mycotoxins in grains in subsistence farming systems: A threat to food safety and food security

Dr Edson Ncube: Agricultural Research Council - Grain Crops, Potchefstroom Mycotoxins are by-products of fungal growth that can survive various forms of heat treatment and they are harmful to both humans and animals. Fungal species such as Aspergillus, Fusarium, and Penicillium infect grain crops such as maize, groundnut and sorghum…

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Attracting investment – the challenge for Africa’s smallholder farmers

Farmers globally find it difficult to get access to investments, but for smallholder farmers on the African continent it is even more so. During the recent African Agri Investment Indaba, many speakers cited that factors adding to investors shying away from agriculture on the African continent include; policy and political…

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