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How adopting agritech solutions in Africa will can boost food security

AgriTech: Africa’s Solution to End Food Insecurity

Agriculture is a key sector of the African economy, contributing 10% to GDP, 8% of employment, and 25% of exports according to the World Bank. In some countries, agriculture accounts for more than half of all jobs. This sector is also critical to improving food security outcomes in Africa. Food insecurity affects more than two thirds of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and nearly a third globally. It constrains sustainable economic growth and poses serious public health consequences for its victims. 

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10 Ways Farmers Use to Find Markets for Farm Produce

10 Ways Farmers can Find Markets for Farm Produce

The market for farm products is growing rapidly and this is good for farmers. However, it can also be overwhelming for a farmer who's trying to sell their product. This is because there are so many factors to consider when trying to market your farm products. Some are logistical, such as the type of packaging you use, the right size box, how you present the products in the store and even how you approach the media aspect. Others are more marketing oriented such as finding out who your target customers are and what they want. 

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Growing different types of kales

7 Types of Kale Varieties to Grow

Kales are an excellent source of minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. They have been hailed as the world's most nutritious vegetable. What's more is that they require little or no cooking to be consumed. With so much goodness and nutrients packed in the said vegetable (This green is packed with protein, calcium, iron, vitamin A, fibre, and anti-cancer properties), there are different types of this vegetable around us and it makes it important to know the differences among them.

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Challenges Women in Agriculture Face and How to Empower Them

Challenges Women in Agriculture Face

Women play a critical role in the future of food security. There is an increasing interest and participation of women in agricultural activities as trends toward improved efficiency and environmental sustainability continue. Women also provide the effects by working together around the table, rather than apart from each other, in their respective communities and making decisions for better opportunities for themselves, their families and others. 

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15 Best Crops Suitable to Farm in a Greenhouse Valuably: Photo, farmers in a greenhouse planting kale

15 Best Crops Suitable to Farm in a Greenhouse Valuably

A greenhouse is a magnificent treasure to any crop. It lets gardeners make the most of the sun, extending the seasons, and yield a wide range of high-grade crops. With the help of your greenhouse, you can sustain a very fruitful harvest at any time of the year. Proper planning plays a very important role. Check the space, the soil, the temperature and water sources.

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Greenhouse farming is an option to consider in order to make the most of your income and help preserve the environment at the same time.

6 Benefits of Greenhouse Farming

Greenhouse farming has become very popular all over the world. It all started in the 13th century, being a way to satisfy the nutritional demands of royalty. Back then, people also used this as a way to grow medicinal plants. However, the science of greenhouse growing has expanded to universities in order for researchers to develop their studies. Nowadays, the advancement of technology in the agricultural industry, the use of greenhouse farming is accessible to everyone

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By testing your soil, you can combat nutrient deficiencies and toxicities, giving your vegetables the best start possible in the garden. Your plants will thank you for taking the soil test!

5 Reasons to Test Your Soil

Did you know that 60% of crop yields depend on soil fertility? Soil is a precious resource that needs to be managed carefully. As a farmer, you can do this by performing soil tests on a regular basis. 

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