Crop Farmers and Nomadic Fulani Herdsmen in Ghana: Reflections on the 2017 Global Hunger Index

The perplexity of confrontation and conflict between the Ghanaian crop farmer and Nomadic Fulani Herdsmen (pastoralist) for control and use of natural resources: land, rangeland and water in the country will persist in the country. How can the country position itself to maximise the benefits from both key players (crop farmers and livestock producers) in the agriculture arena to avert… Read more →

Agricultural Technologies can increase global crop yields

Increased demand for food due to population and income growth and the impacts of climate change on agriculture will ratchet up the pressure for increased and more sustainable agricultural production to feed the planet. A new report by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) measures the impacts of agricultural innovation on farm productivity, prices, hunger, and trade flows as… Read more →

AfDB-funded project to boost cassava, rice production launched in Tanzania

A project that seeks to increase food security and improve the income and living standards of small-holder farmers in 20 African countries was launched last week in Tanzania. The project, ‘Multinational – CGIAR Support to Agricultural Research for Development of Strategic Crops in Africa (SARD-SC)” and supported by the Africa Development Bank (AfDB) will improve the value chains of four… Read more →