Tag: Crops

Good rains lift crop production estimates

Good rains lift crop production estimates

Comment by Paul Makube, Senior Agricultural economist at FNB Agri-Business After a slow start to the 2018/19 summer crop season with severe dryness during December 2018 in the growing areas particularly in parts of the North West and the Free State, conditions rebounded early in January 2019 as ...

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Combating the fall armyworm in Africa

Combating the fall armyworm in Africa

The European Commission Directorate for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO), has committed to strengthen the efforts of the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), in the management of the fall armyworm in Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. DEVCO ...

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Space-age technology for fight against crop-devastating pest outbreaks in Kenya launched by UK-based CABI and UK Space Agency

CABI is leading a consortium, funded by the UK Space Agency’s International Partnership Programme (IPP), developing a Pest Risk Information Service (PRISE), which uses state-of-the-art technology to help inform farmers in sub-Saharan Africa of pest outbreaks that could devastate their crops and ...

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Farmers Review Africa
Farmers Review Africa