Seed News

Relevant News Articles

Ghana Web, June 11, 2019 | Nestlé, AGRA partner to support 2,000 young agriculture entrepreneurs in West Africa

Standard Digital, June 6, 2019 | Farmers’ pain for lack of certified seeds

Ghana Web, June 5, 2019 | Expect ten percent growth in agriculture in next 2-years

Africa News, June 3, 2019 | uMsinga emerging farmer invests in high-tech agriculture solutions that will benefit local women-run farming cooperatives

Ghana Web, June 3, 2019 | GEPA trains yam farmers to improve productivity for export

MIT News, May 30, 2019 | Empowering African Farmers with Data

Seed World, May 30, 2019 | Taking Notice of Illegal Seed Practices

Resilience Magazine, May 29, 2019 |
What Defines a Farmer? Exploring Attitudes to Scale in Agriculture

The Indian Express, May 29, 2019 |
Advertising Millennials ‘make farming sexy’ in Africa, where tilling the soil once meant shame

This month’s spotlight focuses on a much-discussed issue in connection with the seed industry in Africa: counterfeit seeds, or “fake seeds,” as they are often called. The article explains why fake seeds are a serious problem in Africa and discusses some innovative solutions countries are implementing to combat the issue.

Click here to read the article (read time: about 5 min).

Ghanian Times, May 13, 2019 | Ghana: Food and Agric Leadership Forum to Recognise Outstanding Women in Agric

Africa Business Insight, May 13, 2019 | Kola Masha: Agriculture could be Nigeria’s job creation engine

Leadership Newspaper Nigeria, May 7, 2019 | NACS Partners Firm On Electronic Verification of Seeds

TCV News, May 3, 2019 | Nigeria to begin elimination of fake, adulterated seeds

IPP Media, May 2, 2019 | TOSCI warns of uncertified poor quality sunflower seeds

Zim Eye, May 1, 2019 | Fake Seeds Flood The Market

Eagle Online Uganda, April 29, 2019 | Comesa launches regional seed label online verification system

Voice of America, April 28, 2019 | Kenya Taps into Technology to Attract Youth to Farm

The Kenyan News Agency, April 28, 2019 | Over 40 percent of potato harvest in Nakuru, valued at Sh3billion goes to waste yearly

The EastAfrican, April 28, 2019 | Climate smart farming projects in Uganda get 1.2m

New Telegraph, April 26, 2019 | Tackling Nigeria’s huge seeds gap

SeedWorld, April 23, 2019| CIMMYT and Clinton Foundation Partner to Improve Access to Climate-Resilient Maize Seed

Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation, April 24, 2019| Delivering bundled digital products and services for climate-smart agriculture in Zimbabwe

The Guardian, April 22, 2019 | ‘Substandard seeds, adulterated inputs threaten farm yields, food security’

Punch Online, April 22, 2019 | Transforming Nigeria’s agriculture through innovations

Ventures Africa, April 19, 2019 | Vodacom empowers hundres of female farmers in South Africa with digital skills

CAJ News Africa, April 19, 2019 | Dilemma in plans to reboot Mozambique’s Idai-hit agriculture

The Star Kenya, April 17, 2019 | Hunger hangs over Kenya as rains fail

Nyasa Times, April 16, 2019 | Malawi Farmers Advised to Plant Dekalb Maize Seeds for Better Yields

Independent News, April 13, 2019 | Kenya Says Increasing Soil Acidity Affects Food Security Goal

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