Indigenous knowledge matters in promoting climate smart agriculture

by Kofi Adu Domfeh
15 May 2015

South African farmer, Mama Kena Kgoroeadira, talks passionately about the need to focus attention on harnessing indigenous knowledge in best farming practices to overcome the challenge of climate change in Africa.For her, going back to explore techniques and resources within the local environment is a sustainable means for African smallholder farmers, especially rural women who lack funding, to be climate smart in production.“The whole technologies and fertilizers will not help them because they do not have that support, that is why we must look within; look at how we used to do our water

Farmer says seed production transformed her life

by Majara Molupe
6 May 2015

LERIBE- ‘Mamotseki Mahloko, a farmer specialising with seeds production, preferably white maize under the auspices of the Seeds And Market Project (SAMP) says her life transformed tremendously since she ventured into the industry in 2007.


Mahloko told the Informative that together with like-minded farmers, they have been guided through the process of seeds production by the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) in order to ably distribute seeds to farmers through their agriculture resource centres.


Climate change hampers food production

by Majara Molupe
24 April 2015

MASERU- ‘Makhotso Mokotjomela, a farmer and resident of the outskirts of Mafeteng district says due to the incurring scourge of climate change the farmers are bedevilled by a significant downfall in food production.

“Food production is in a serious trouble and the situation continues to worsen,” Mokotjomela told the Informative in an exclusive interview last week.

Food and Nutrition Security in SADC boosted by knowledge-sharing

21 April 2015


A Food and Nutrition Security Knowledge-Sharing and Monitoring Platform is an important and unifying tool to promote the generation and use of quality data in planning, monitoring  and decision making by  different stakeholders and sectors working to  ensure  food and nutrition security in Africa,” said Ms Isatou Jallow, Head of the Food Security and Nutrition Programme at the NEPAD Agency.


Basotho women to adopt CAADP

by Majara Molupe
7 April 2015



MASERU - Emerging women farmers are enthusiastic to adopt the Comprehensive Advanced Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP) principles following a series of consultations by relevant stakeholders in the food security fraternity, Informative has learnt.