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Farmer Focus: Armyworm pest devastates African maize crops

The fall armyworm, less commonly known as Spodoptera frugiperda, was first detected on the African continent in Nigeria last January. One year on and it has made the 3,700-mile journey…

6 farming similarities between the UK and Africa

The crops, climate and cultures differ dramatically, but there are parallels in the challenges that farmers in both Africa and the UK face – even if the scale and consequences…

Farmer Focus: Home grown 'carbon credits' pay handsomely

A few years ago carbon credits were all the rage and were going to save the planet from global warming. The idea was that some big industry somewhere in the…

Farmland in Africa: From subsistence level to massive ranches

As part of a our global farmland guide Farmers Weekly asked James Cairns from the Savills international farmland team about the farmland market in Mozambique and Zambia.  See also: International…

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DAIRY

UK farmer on the challenges of managing a Sudan dairy

Desert conditions and tropical temperatures up to 50C make North Sudan one of the toughest climates in which to run a dairy herd. For Mark Yearsley, who relocated to Alwaha…

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Dairying in drought: Australia and South Africa

The UK may have battled one of the wettest winters on record, but across the world, the El Nino effect is causing severe water shortages. Low rainfall is causing poor…

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FARMLIFE

How a Devon farming couple brought water to Kenya

[caption id="attachment_1316116" align="alignnone" width="900"] Dairy farmer Richard Gibson (far left) was inspired to help farmers in Kenya secure water sources after meeting them for a TV documentary[/caption] One split-second decision…

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News

Egg projects launched to counter malnutrition

Two new projects have been launched by the International Egg Foundation (IEF) in its first few months, designed to help change people’s lives in Southern Africa. The IEF is a…

British farmers can 'learn from Third World'

Britain should boost food output by adopting the sort of low-impact farming methods used in developing countries, suggests a United Nations report. Eco-farming methods used by small-scale farmers in the…

Egg producers step up food aid

Egg producers around the world have been contributing to food aid programmes. According to research by the International Egg Commission, more than 17m eggs have been donated in the past…

Africa 100 appeal cash benefits thousands

Money raised by British farmers is helping to secure food supplies for 12,000 people in western Kenya, according to the NFU. More than £200,000 was raised for NFU's Africa 100…

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