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Low technology adopting agricultural development

The reason for low agricultural productivity within the SADC region is due to the low levels of technology adoption, the Executive Director of Botswana Institute for Development for Policy Analysis (BIDPA), Tebogo Seleka said at a recent regional seminar held in Gaborone. “Agricultural productivity is low within SADC because of adoption of improved technologies. This is due to the fact ... Read More »

Ensuring borehole water is of good quality

Before starting an irrigation project, how does one ensure that the water is of a good quality? “Before starting any irrigation project, a farmer should have his water analysed in a registered laboratory. The analysis will show the chemical composition of the water and he or she will get a recommendation on whether the water is suitable for irrigation or ... Read More »

A call for African agricultural innovations

The Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA Africa) has launched the Call for Innovations for the regional Africa edition of GFIA, to be held from 1-2 December 2015 in Durban. GFIA Africa forms part of the world’s most influential series of events for the future of sustainable agriculture. It connects key private and public sector decision-makers from across the agriculture spectrum with innovators to demonstrate how ... Read More »