German Seed Alliance wants to expand production in Africa to ensure better harvests. The company is taking part in this year's African Ambassadors Dialogue with Business in Berlin.
Hunger levels have been rising for three years in a row, states a new report by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization. In 2017, Africa and South America saw the highest increase.
In Senegal, growing mangos or chilis to internationally certified organic standards is too expensive for most farmers. Now, some 500 of them are planning their own label for chemical-free crops. But how reliable will the new certification be?
Seeds modified in a lab are often touted as a means to boost agriculture and food security in Africa. There is some resistance on the continent and debate on preserving its traditional seed base instead.
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