“Rambo root” could beat climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa

27 February, 2012 by (comments)
Yuca Rambo

Cassava expected to “enjoy” climate change – could produce more food for millions of people A traditional root crop long neglected by modern science could be the best bet for farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa to beat climate change, according to a new study by a team of climate scientists. The research, published in a special edition of the scientificRead More …

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Filed Under: Crop diversity, Crops @en

Chinese high-yield millet to tackle hunger in Africa

14 March, 2011 by (comments)

A new hybrid variety of Chinese-bred millet has been doubling yields in Africa, following FAO-led pilot plantations in some countries, China’s state news agency, Xinhua reports. As a staple crop in many African countries, it is hoped this high-yield, drought-resistant millet, called ZHM, will help boost production. Thirty years in the making, ZHM has been well-received by several farmer communitiesRead More …

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Asia @en, Regions