Africa
Africa

How Africa’s Farms Are Recovering from Ebola

After thousands fled their farms and loan programs collapsed in the wake of Ebola, international and local organizations are working to help bring them back.

Africa

To Bring Green Revolution to Africa, Countries Must Develop New Technologies

“Assuming Africa is an appropriate setting for another Asian-style Green Revolution is misleading and could result in, yet again, a frustrated attempt to attain sustainable agricultural growth." --IFPRI

Africa

FAO’s Da Silva: Agriculture Must Change

FAO Director-General speaks at International Forum on Agriculture and Climate Change

Dow AgroSciences
Africa

Dow AgroSciences Announces New Structure in Europe, Middle East, Africa

Company to launch six new molecules in next three to five years.

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Africa

Zaklady Chemiczne Police to Build Phosphoric Acid Plant in Senegal

The new plant is the next step in ZChP's plan to move to full fertilizer production in Senegal and set up a fertilizer distribution center for West Africa.

Africa

IFA and the AFAP Agree to Improve Fertilizer Markets in Africa

Agreement looks to increase fertilizer use to 50 kg per hectare across Africa.

Africa

Empowering Africa’s Farmers and Agrodealers Through Capacity Building

Training agrochemical users and suppliers in Africa on proper use of farm inputs is critical to ensuring increased production of high-quality crops and safeguarding the health and safety of consumers and the environment.

Africa

Mozambique Offers Enormous Opportunity for New Technologies

As Mozambique's agricultural market continues to grow, the country offers crop input companies enormous opportunity.

Africa

Anti-Desertification Effort To Create More Demand For Crop Inputs in Africa

The €41 million effort should help end hunger, foster stability and adapt to climate change.

Africa

Ebola Affected Countries Could Face ‘Wave of Food Crises’ – IFAD

At World Food Prize, UN agency IFAD calls for "rapid collective response" to the Ebola crisis in West Africa.

Africa

Turning Talk into Action: Villa Academy Educates on Crop Protection Best Practices

The only institute of higher learning for crop protection takes lead on attracting and training the industry’s new generation.

Africa

Locust Plague in Madagascar Halted, For Now

Additional support of $14.7 million is urgently needed for aerial surveys, control operations, equipment, pesticides, as well as the recruitment of key staff to carry out the second and third campaigns.

Africa

Sumitomo Announces New Mode of Action for Adult Mosquito Control

Product expected to combat growing threat of insecticide resistance.

Africa

Global Rice Output Rises on Demand in China, India

Double-digit increases are expected throughout Asia and Africa as a result of increased planted area and better use of technology.

Africa

Yara Prize Honors Leadership for the Future of Farming

2014 prize awarded to Professor Tekalign Mamo Assefa, state minister and adviser to the Ethiopian Minister of Agriculture.

Africa

Stricter MRLs Pushing Global Demand for Biopesticides

Biopesticide market to reach $6.6 billion in 2020, driven by grassroots consumer demand, large grocery retailers and food safety rules in the EU and China.

Africa

Adama Profit Jumps on Strong Sales Gains in Latin America, India

Company sees sales increases in most regions despite challenging weather conditions.

Africa

Allana Potash Focuses on Ethiopia to Meet Demands of Changing Market

Ethiopia's Agricultural Transformation Agency reports that 100,000 to 400,000 tonnes of potash will be consumed by Ethiopia, Kenya and other East African nations over the next five years.

Africa

Syngenta Profit Falls on Lower North American Corn Acreage

Latin America shows strongest growth, despite dry conditions in Brazil and Argentina.

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Americas

USDA Announces Incentive-Based Initiatives to Address Climate Change

In a speech last week at Michigan State University, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack laid out a comprehensive approach to partner with agricultural producers to address the threat of climate change.

Crop Inputs

EU Approves Long-Pending GMO Products for Import

European Union announced on Friday it approved the import of 10 new types of maize, soybeans, cotton and oilseed rape as either human food or animal feed for 10 years, in addition to the 58 GM crops already authorized.

Crop Inputs

Dow AgroSciences Q1 Crop Protection Sales Climb 14%

Dow AgroSciences first-quarter sales increased 14% from a year ago on higher volumes and prices, driven by new products and an early spring planting season in North America.

Americas

USDA Study Tackles Agriculture’s Adaptation to Climate Change

Study looks at the use of genetic resources which will help determine the agricultural sector’s ability to maintain crop productivity.

Crop Inputs

Syngenta Publishes Agricultural Efficiency Data from 41 Countries

Includes 2014 baseline information for agricultural efficiency indicators collected on 3,600 farms in 41 countries across Europe, Africa, Latin America, North America and Asia Pacific.