Mozambique has one of the lowest bean yields per hectare in all of the southern Africa (SAf) region. Improvements in productivity are a boon for resource-poor households in the area as beans are highly nutritious, contribute to improved diets, food-security and income potential. In addition, beans...
SAf highlights Phosphorus Efficient Bean Project in new report
23rd October 2017
FRN responds to soil erosion in West Pokot County, Kenya
9th October 2017
Soil erosion is one of the major problems confronting agriculture in tropical Africa. It is a major threat to soil resource, fertility and productivity. Land degradation due to soil erosion, particularly gully erosion by water, is the main threat in West Pokot County. This is manifested by the...
Investigating botanical pesticides in Southern Africa
20th September 2017
Tanzania is among the largest producers of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) in the world. Common beans are rich in protein and provide many nutrients that are considered key elements for mental development. Insect pests are one of the most common factors affecting bean production and due to...
PhotoSynQ team visits West Africa
5th September 2017
Mobile phones and other handheld technologies are changing the way and speed with which we gather information, interact with one another and understand the world around us. The agricultural community is similarly impacted by new technologies. For example, improvements in crop productivity are...
Nimble Farmer Research Network Responds to Fall Armyworm Invasion
28th August 2017
Fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda, FAW) was recently introduced to African landscapes and the insect pest has been chewing its way through many of the continents’ staple crops since. First detected in central and western Africa in early 2016, FAW larvae were initially assumed to be those of a...
2017 - Quarter Two Newsletter
1st August 2017
Join us for highlights from across the Collaborative Crop Research Program and learn how collaboration through Farmer Research Networks is stimulating collective action among participants in Eastern Africa and beyond.Download the newsletter here or view below.