Tag: crops

How technology can help solve East Africa’s locust invasion crisis

It is over two months now since locusts started to swarm across East Africa, destroying crops and increasing the prospects of a major food crisis. Pest Management Specialist, Sir Gordon Conway joins CNBC Africa to share his insights into how they can be dealt with.

How Rwandan farmers are guarding their produce against heavy rains

According to the weather agency, the expected rainfall may affect post-harvest handling activities and ongoing infrastructure projects. Nsengiyumva Francois, President of the Chamber of Agriculture at the Private Sector Federation joins CNBC Africa to discuss what cautions farmers are taking to protect their crops against heavy rains.

An assessment of the impact of floods in South Sudan

Extreme flooding has devastated South Sudan, with the UN reporting that some one million people have been displaced, and Oxfam reporting that the floods have caused livestock and crops to be destroyed; and schools and health clinics to be closed. Analyst, Akol Dok joins CNBC Africa for more.

Op-Ed: Progress in pest prevention offers hope for Africa’s food security

Food and nutrition insecurity is a chronic problem for Africa. Despite decades of humanitarian and development efforts, one in five Africans remain undernourished and a third of Africa’s children are stunted.

Op-Ed: The pros and cons of commercial farming models in Africa

By Ruth Hall, University of the Western Cape; Dzodzi Tsikata, University of Ghana, and Ian Scoones, University of Sussex Colonialism brought large-scale farming to Africa, promising modernisation and jobs – but...

Pests in South Africa maize strongly suspected to be armyworms

Countries with confirmed outbreaks can face import bans on their agricultural products.

Prostitution 'pay is better than growing maize' says Zambian farmer

Like millions of Zambians, Mwenda has been struggling with soaring food bills and power shortages caused by prolonged drought.
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