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Local seed slows down development of Africa - Farming Africa

Local seed slows down development of Africa - Farming Africa | FarmingAfrica.net | Scoop.it
The poor quality of the seed at the local markets in Africa is a real problem. It slows down farming and food production, tells Harald Peeters from Qsem
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Marc van der Sterren's curator insight, February 3, 2015 4:25 AM

It's cheap, there's plenty. And that's why it leads to hunger and malnutrition.

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African soil suffers dramatic nutrient deficit - Farming Africa

African soil suffers dramatic nutrient deficit - Farming Africa | FarmingAfrica.net | Scoop.it
The nutrient deficit of African soil is dramatic. Nitrogen fertilizers are few and little effective because of an  enormous phosphate shortage. By 2050, the growing imbalance can lead to yield reductions of nearly 30%, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) warns. The imbalance of nutrients will have a …
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Food security is on the rise - Farming Africa

Food security is on the rise - Farming Africa | FarmingAfrica.net | Scoop.it
Food security has improved. The number of people with chronic hunger dropped from 868 million to 842 million over the past year. An almost 3% decline.
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The African battle against GM crops

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In Africa, heavy industrial lobbying is answered with increasingly investigating alternative agricultural solutions, based on local knowledge and research to find more sustainable solutions. Agro-ecology seems in the winning mood...

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Agro-ecology is winning from gm crops.

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Local seed slows down development of Africa - Farming Africa

Local seed slows down development of Africa - Farming Africa | FarmingAfrica.net | Scoop.it
The poor quality of the seed at the local markets in Africa is a real problem. It slows down farming and food production, tells Harald Peeters from Qsem
Marc van der Sterren's insight:

It's cheap, there's plenty. And that's why it leads to hunger and malnutrition.

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Dutch boost to Ethiopian agriculture - Farming Africa

Dutch boost to Ethiopian agriculture - Farming Africa | FarmingAfrica.net | Scoop.it
Farming in Africa is in development. The Netherlands helps with boosting agriculture in Ethiopia. A beautiful digital platform made by BrandOutLoud shows.
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Ethiopian plow wins $25.000

Ethiopian plow wins $25.000 | FarmingAfrica.net | Scoop.it
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In Ethiopia, farmers plow their fields like nothing changed for centuries. You will find oxen pulling wooden plows. Nothing did change, until this very year.

Melesse Temesgen was awarded 25,000 US Dollar for inventing a brand new device on a prehistorical tool.

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The African battle against GM crops

The African battle against GM crops | FarmingAfrica.net | Scoop.it

In Africa, heavy industrial lobbying is answered with increasingly investigating alternative agricultural solutions, based on local knowledge and research to find more sustainable solutions. Agro-ecology seems in the winning mood...

Marc van der Sterren's insight:

...'While reading the report, it seems a fierce battle is going between the introduction and the rejection of GM. In Africa, heavy industrial lobbying is answered with increasingly investigating alternative agricultural solutions, based on local knowledge and research to find more sustainable solutions'...

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