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Kenya’s mobile-based food delivery firm aims to connect more African farmers with buyers

Twiga Foods Limited, a mobile-based food delivery firm in Kenya is aiming to reach and connect more fresh producers in Tanzania, Nigeria and Ethiopia with vendors after a successfully working with Kenyan farmers. The mobile-based platform has been dealing directly with farmers in Kenya and operates 25 collection centres and a fleet of about 50 …

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Scientists breakthrough brings hope for banana resistance breeding to deadly bacterial wilt disease

Scientists develop banana variety which is resistance to deadly bacterial wilt disease

Early ripening and rotting of banana caused by Banana Xanthomonas Wilt. Photo courtesy. A team led by scientists from the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) have announced a breakthrough in the search for banana varieties that are resistant to the lethal bacterial banana wilt disease. This debunks the notion that all banana varieties are …

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