Stories tagged: farmers

Levelling the Playing Field: Seed access for farmers

Anastasia Mbatia, Senior Technical Manager for Agriculture, Farm Africa and author of Quality Declared Seed, unpacks how seed systems can be used to provide farmers with quality inputs, ultimately improving food security and livelihoods. 

Crop productivity in eastern Africa remains far lower than what it could be. Climate change and lack of investment have significant impacts, but seed systems are also majorly preventing farmers from growing to their full potential.  Continue reading

Farming First Supporters Respond to COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, Farming First is committed to keeping those involved in global agricultural development up to date with relevant news from our community of supporters. Continue reading

The Role of Engineering in Ending World Hunger

Fethi Thabet, Telecommunications Engineer, City Councillor for Ariana, Tunisia, Continue reading

Key takeaways from the Oxford Farming Conference 2020

The 11th annual Oxford Farming Conference 2020 set its sights on managing global food systems in innovative and environmentally sustainable ways. Continue reading

New Report Tracks Status of Agricultural Biodiversity 

The newly launched Agrobiodiversity Index report, compiled by Bioversity International, analyses the way in which countries are conserving and using their agricultural biodiversity. Continue reading