Innovative urban agriculture could increase food security

Using science, technology and innovation (STI) could help promote the use of urban agriculture to sustain food and nutrition security in Afrikan cities, experts say. The experts who specialise in agriculture, geography and urban planning say that urban agriculture has been neglected in urban planning and development agenda. Agricultural activities…

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Malawi's Stanford Muyila wins young scientist award in Japan

Malawi's Stanford Muyila has been awarded the Young Scientist Award in Japan during the Japan-China-Korea Grassland Conference. Muyila is currently studying towards a Masters degree at the Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine in Japan. As part of his award, Muyila received a scholarship to pursue further studies in…

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Photo-based crop insurance solution for farmers in Kenya

Photo-based crop insurance could make its debut in Kenya next year after a study in India found that it may avoid the pitfalls of other insurance schemes. As trained smallholders photograph their crops during the growing season and dispatch the pictures for expert analysis, the approach could cut costs by…

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