Post harvest losses of Vitamin A in orange maize reduced with better storing methods

Scientists have found the health benefits of orange maize can be enhanced with almost 25% by using better post harvest storage methods. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) more than half of Zambian children aged between 6 months and 5 years suffer from Vitamin A deficiency due to poor…

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“Zambia ill-prepared for fight against armyworm” – expert

Scientist Kavwanga Yambayamba says Zambia should have been better prepared to control armyworm, while a local ecology think-tank called for harmonised research in curbing crop pests that were currently ravaging maize fields. Prof. Yambayamba says past outbreaks of other agricultural pests should have adequately prepared the nation to swiftly quell…

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Scientists aim to understand Africa’s soil better

Africa’s soil is getting a better look under the microscope, thanks to the African Soil Microbiology Project launched at the start of the month from the University of Pretoria (UP) in South Africa. “The project hopes to gain a baseline understanding of the organisms in Africa’s soils and contribute to…

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