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Nigeria embraces Malay apple as backyard moneymaker

With a harvest potential of 1,000 apples a tree every year, minimal management, and the ability to live for more than a century, the Malay apple is being embraced by...

Dragonfruit farmer creates health and wealth, launching Vietnamese semi-arid crop in Kenya

When Anthony Mugambi first read that one of Vietnam’s major exports grew in sandy semi-arid soils, he set about importing cuttings: today, the 22,000 farmer network he helped set up

Seed companies lock out rural agrovets creating booming fake seed market

Barriers by seed companies to small rural agrovets are creating a fake seed market that is hurting millions of the nation’s farmers. The World Bank estimates that almost half of the

Hot-selling pigeon pea triples maize harvests

The area under pigeon pea production in Kenya has jumped 35 per cent in five years as more farmers invest in the in-demand crop that has the potential to triple

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