Bruce Shepherd standing in a field of maize© Karen Edwards
I recently visited a farm in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). As you can imagine, their challenges are enormous but, amazingly, their limitations to yield are the same as mine. This is a huge, water-rich country – 3.3% of its area is covered by water compared with the UK, which only has 0.7% coverage. Rainfall is high and the soils run deep. The area I visited is so far inland it is effectively landlocked. As for cropping, everything […]