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Climate change is perhaps the most serious environmental threat to the fight against hunger, malnutrition, disease and poverty in Africa, mainly through its impact on agricultural productivity. This post contains pointers shared during the just ended Africa Climate Week in Accra – Ghana. This presentation focuses on farmers’ climate smart/ resilient good practices (including pastoralists, fishers, aquaculture, and tree dependent communities’ adaptation to climate change by smallholder farmers. Taking actions to reduce their vulnerabilities and…

Women play an important role in all aspects of the society and industry, focusing on agriculture however, women across the world and in Africa do about 70% of the work in agriculture. Research has however found that yields on farms run by women are approximately 20 to 40 percent lower than yields on farms run by men, and therefore, “gender aware” programs that specifically seek to increase the work of women on farms are vital.…

The world’s total populace will develop to around 9 billion individuals in 2050 bringing about a higher utilization of food and its derivatives. The rapid growth of food demand due to the growing population worldwide is enhancing the need for agricultural technology. Smart agriculture is an innovative way of implementing agricultural activities by reducing human efforts and using the best available resource from mechanization to prescision farming, Internet of Things, Global Positional System (GPS) etc.…