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  • Ethiopia: Biotechnology Can Improve Agricultural Productivity - COMESA Advisor

    Posted on :Wednesday , 22nd March 2017

    Agriculture is the mainstay of our economy as 80 per cent of the population earns its living directly from it. It supplies food to local market and also serve as a means of hard currency earning. However, as a rain-fed one, it is highly vulnerable to extreme weather conditions such as drought and flood. Moreover, the prevalence of pests and herbs highly compromise the amount of yield.

  • Africa: Drones Helping Maize Breeders Cut Costs

    Posted on :Tuesday , 21st March 2017

    Harare — Using drone technology could cut labour and costs spent in collecting data for maize breeding by at least ten per cent, preliminary findings of a project shows.

     
    With increased demand for better seeds to adapt to changing climate, breeders have turned to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) also known as drones for precise gathering of data from the field t. . .

  • Ethiopia: Integrating Value Enhancement Practices to Agri-Teaching

    Posted on :Thursday , 16th March 2017

    Agricultural teachings need to be offered in line with smallholder farmers' interests and given special focus on value enhancement technologies as well as practices. The remark was made by Dr. Deola Naibakelao, Managing Director of Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education (SAFE) Monday at a three- day SAFE networking workshop.

     
    The Managing Director further said:. . .

  • Ethiopia: Food Inflation Reaches Nine-Month High of 7.8 Percent

    Posted on :Thursday , 16th March 2017

    Food inflation soared to its highest level in nine months in February, reaching 7.8pc similar to last February. One of the major factors behind the inflation was the rise in the prices of vegetables. This comes during the beginning of the Easter fasting season, as well as just after an announcement of a salary adjustment for civil servants.

     
    Last week, the Ministry o. . .

  • Africa: China Disburses $30 Billion for Agriculture and Industrial Development

    Posted on :Monday , 13th March 2017

    China has disbursed nearly $30 billion to assist African countries in different projects as it pledged to be the most reliable partner in speeding agriculture modernisation and industrial development. The major developing nation in 2015 announced $60 billion funding support for Africa at the Sixth Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation that was held in Johannesburg, South Africa in Dec. . .

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