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Global leaders convene to focus on African agriculture

Global leaders convene to focus on African agriculture

By Agencies

Former and current heads of State from several African countries meet in Abuja, Nigeria to re-examine the potential of  African agriculture.

The forum dubbed “Realizing the Potential of African Agriculture: Catalytic Innovations for Growth” is part of the activities lined up to mark Rockefeller Foundation 100 years of global innovation.

Liberalisation in agriculture is key to economic integration in Africa, argues expert


By
Manitra A. Rakotoarisoa

Africa needs to accelerate regional economic integration to avoid the risks of agricultural (including food) ‘trade diversion’ and to reap the benefits of full or reciprocal liberalisation under multilateral and preferential trade agreements.  Most economies in Africa are agriculture basedMost economies in Africa are agriculture based

Although these agreements may improve market access and consumer welfare in least developed countries in Africa, they may also weaken these countries’ production sector and divert trade away from other developing countries, including their neighbors in the region.

Parasite-resistant maize developed by Kenyan scientist

By George Achia

29 May 2013 | EN

Two new varieties of hybrid maize that are resistant to the deadly parasitic Striga weed have developed by a Kenyan scientist. A farmer in Western Kenya uproots striga weed from his maize cropA farmer in Western Kenya uproots striga weed from his maize crop

The weed affects cereal crops in many parts of Africa and is a major cause of crop failure in East Africa, where climate change has been driving its spread in recent years.

Groups oppose mandatory labeling of GMO foods in Kenya

By TF News Reporter

Mandatory labeling of GMO foods adopted by the National Biosafety Authority is likely to affect trade in grains within the East African Community (EAC) as well as increase the cost of food in a country that suffer food deficit.Asking such farmers to label their maize is a problemAsking such farmers to label their maize is a problem

Trade experts as well scientists supporting the Genetic Modification technology argue that the stringent measures taken by EAC largest economy that also acts as a transit corridor to Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi will have a spillover effect in the region that is already struggling a severe food deficit.

Kenya is among countries that stand to benefit from Bt cotton within COMESA region

By Ben Kinyanjui

Kenya is among cotton growing countries within the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) that can reap huge benefits from adopting Bt cotton, a new study now reveal.Cotton farmers lose billions of shillings due to pestsCotton farmers lose billions of shillings due to pests

The study estimating the potential economic benefits of adopting Bt Cotton in selected COMESA countries by Mr Richard Mulwa of the Centre for Advanced Studies in Environmental Law and Policy (CASELAP), University of Nairobi, Mr David Wafula and Ms Margaret Karembu both of ISAAA AfriCenter and Mr Michael Waithaka of ASARECA says smallholder cotton famers stand to gain the most.

Economy grew 4.6 per cent last year boosted by a modest growth in agriculture

By Ben Kinyanjui

Agriculture, retail and transport sectors emerged as the main drivers of economic growth in 2012, reveals the economic survey.Informal sector created more jobs than formal sector last yearInformal sector created more jobs than formal sector last year

According to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) 2013 Economic Survey the economy grew by 4.6 per cent, a modest improvement from 4.4 per cent recorded in 2011.

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