Tanzania Government urged to review land ownership laws

Land ownership in Tanzania has fueled a lot of problems, to the extent that stakeholders want the laws with regard to ownership to be reviewed. The resolution from members of the Policy Forum breakfast debate on Friday last week is to call for a joint meeting between the civil societies, government officials, academia and partners [...]

Bangladesh introduce new wheat variety tolerant to the deadly fungus

An international cereal research center has introduced a new wheat variety, which is tolerant to deadly Ug99 fungus to Bangladesh, a traditional rice growing region.   The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, or Cimmyt, said it introduced a wheat variety in Bangladesh in March, which is tolerant to the Ug99 strain of stem-rust fungus.   [...]

Kenyan MPs demand GM crop products urgently

Technology-savvy Kenyan members of Parliament have Thursday demanded biotechnology products from the scientists to allow Kenyans to begin reaping benefits. Speaking during the launch of a report on Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops:2011 in Nairobi, Professor Ayiecho Olweny,Muhoroni Member of parliament and Assistant Minister for Education said there are huge benefits of GM crops [...]

Kenya to host Africa’s dairy conference

The Eastern and Southern Africa Dairy Association that brings together dairy producers in ten African countries Wednesday announced the 8th Dairy Conference and Exhibition which will be held in Nairobi, Kenya on April 25-27. The event promises to be the largest convergence of dairy stakeholders in Africa bringing together providers of technologies and solution in [...]

Scorched-earth campaign against Boer farms, smallholdings

By Nov 16 2011, more than 393,600 hectares of farm-land have burned down in the massive series of 430+ seperate veld-fires which have raged since August. At least 5 people were killed in mostly white-owned farming- and smallholdings regions of South Africa. This week in the Eastern Cape, the Air Force rushed in helicopters to [...]

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