Seed News

Relevant News Articles

IPP Media, June 11, 2020 | Industrial agriculture receiving bulk of Africa’s development funding

Ag Web, May 25, 2020 | Women Who Farm Are Food Security Champions

CISION, May 22, 2020 | AgDevCo Expands Agri-portfolio in East Africa, With Low-cost Grain Storage Solution for Smallholder Farmers

All Africa, May 13, 2020 | AATF and AUDA-NEPAD to promote agricultural research and commercialisation in Africa

The Chronicle, May 13, 2020| AfDB programme to boost Africa’s food basket

Africa Times, April 30, 2020 | Mitigating COVID-19’s impact on Africa’s food systems

GLP, March 27, 2020 | COVID-19 virus spread prompts food insecurity fears in Africa

ChimpReports, March 17, 2020 | Farmers Advised to Plant Seeds With Agriculture Ministry Label

IPP Media, March 2, 2020 | African farmers helping to grow quality seed for ‘neglected’ crops

Daily Monitor, February 22, 2020 | Smallholder farmers to transform Africa’s agriculture

East Africa Business Week, February 21, 2020 | New project for EAC farmers launched

|CNBC Africa, February 12, 2020 | How open data can boost agricultural productivity, improve food security in Africa

Precision Ag, February 3, 2020 | Technology Trends African Farmers Are Embracing in 2020

Alpha Impact, January 22, 2020 | IDH raises €100 million to catalyze smallholder farmer finance

CTECH, December 29, 2019 | Impact Investing—Food and Security in a World With Dwindling Resources

CNN Business, October 18, 2019 | How technology is helping African farms to flourish

Punch Online, October 16, 2019 | African nations advocate free seeds movement

Modern Ghana, August 3, 2019 | How Agriculture Impacts African Economies


Euro News, June 21, 2019 | There are lessons to be learned to ensure technology is a force for good for Africa’s farmers

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

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).

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

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

East African Business Week, February 25, 2019 | Government Considers Making Soybean Priority Crop

Phys Org, February 28, 2019 | Why storage and handling are to blame for Uganda’s poor quality seed

PML Daily, November 8, 2018 | Govt earmarks Shs3.7 billion to fight fake seeds on market

All Africa, August 22, 2018 | Uganda: Farmers Blame Rise in Fake Seeds On Govt’s Poor Policy

Daily Monitor, July 26, 2018 |Uganda has had only seven seed inspectors since 2007, report reveals

The Observer, July 13, 2018 | How Chinese millet gives Ugandan farmers hope

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