Achieving the aspirations of the 2014 Malabo Commitments on Agriculture through reasserting country ownership and leadership

29 June 2015

Nairobi, Kenya, June 29, 2015 – “The importance of operationalising the Malabo Declaration for transformation of African agriculture for shared prosperity cannot be overemphasised.  Agriculture is the backbone of Kenya’s economy, as well as many other African countries,” says Rebecca Wahome, CAADP Focal Person for Kenya in the Ministry of Agriculture. 

CAADP journalists focus on agricultural research

28 June 2015

Media practitioners and journalists from the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Journalists Network took part in a field visit to the Umbeluzi Agricultural Station, in Boane, Mozambique, as part of the training provided by the NEPAD Agency in June 2015.

“The field visit to Umbeluzi has motivated me to delve deeper into investigating the area of technology uptake by local populations,” said Judith Akolo, a journalist from Kenya.

‘Walking the Talk’ with the media in agriculture

26 June 2015

“Double digit growth in Agriculture is possible.” This was a sentiment shared by one of the journalists attending the CAADP Network of Journalists training workshop which took place in Maputo, Mozambique this week.

The workshop was attended by journalists from Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Senegal, South Africa and Zambia

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.