More research needed to reduce crop pestilence

By Notícias. 20 November 2017. Originally posted in Portuguese; translated using Google Translate services. Research and the development of research projects are one of the alternatives to reduce the harmful effects of pests, which contribute to the destruction of 30 percent of national agricultural production. The point of view was defended by University Dean Eduardo

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Why researchers need to work with grain farmers?

By Sally Nyakanyanga. 21 August 2017.  This story originally posted in African Independent.   Maize seed in drought-prone regions of Zimbabwe should by now come with a government health warning: “Planting can seriously damage your well-being”. That’s because although maize delivers like a champion under the right conditions, it’s highly vulnerable to water stress. If

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SA’s top ranking in African food trade not assured

By Denene Erasmus. August 2, 2017. Farmer’s Weekly. The sub-Saharan African agri-food system is undergoing significant changes. Consumption is growing due to rapid population growth, and consumers are increasingly demanding higher-value food products such as animal proteins and dairy. This was according to Lulama Ndibongo-Traub, of the Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP), who

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