Mohammed Sabtuwo does not just want to talk about how agriculture has changed his life; he wants to show us. Before we know it, he is up from his seat and whisking us away to his house, a sense of urgency in every step. On the way, he points... Read more
One woman’s story of going from a tailor to agribusiness entrepreneur When you first meet Beatrice Nkatha Munyi (Nkatha), it is hard to imagine how far she has come. The knowledge and passion for agriculture she shows when someone comes into her shop in Mukothima, about 300 kilometers northeast... Read more
Another set of ten PhD students graduated in Plant Breeding at the University of Ghana end of last month. This brings to 28 the total number of doctoral students trained in plant breeding at the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI). The Centre currently has 53 other students... Read more
By Mark Irungu
Value added production is just one of many possible strategies that must be considered by Youth in Agriculture. 25 Year old Claudius Kurtna is doing just that. He showcased his fish biscuits during the just concluded Youth in Agriculture Summit.
Lusaka 5 August 2015: Zambian Vice President Inonge Wina has called on African governments to enhance their efforts to empower female smallholder farmers through financial literacy and entrepreneurship training programs. Speaking during a meeting between her and Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa President Dr. Agnes Kalibata, Ms... Read more
By Mark Irungu
Mass Communication graduate Stamius Mtweve started JUWAWA Tanzania in 2012 after a streak of jobs that were not fulfilling. From a start up capital of $100 in 2012, JUWAWA Tanzania has grown to $75000 in 2015.Stamius describes his journey to profits in this 5minute video.
Agricultural innovation and youth Transformation in Africa By Mark Irungu I had a chat with Dr Yemi Akinbamijo - Executive director Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) on the sidelines of the just concluded Youth in Agriculture Summit for Southern Africa. In this 6 minute Video, Dr Akinbamijo... Read more
Dotted across villages in the Kirinyaga area of central Kenya are model farms comprising of healthy stands of maize, banana, pumpkin and other crops, carrying the promise of bountiful harvests. These farms are run by smallholder farmers who have benefitted from access to productivity-enhancing improved seed and other planting... Read more
Dr. Agnes Kalibata, President, Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) Your Excellency. Ato Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of Ethiopia and President of the International Financing for Development Conference, Your Excellency. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya and Vice-Chair of the Africa Union Assembly, Your Excellencies Heads of States... Read more