Can Wheat Provide the Key to Africa's Food Security?
African farmers could benefit from escalating population growth and urbanisation which drives the demand for wheat, experts suggest.
The Star, 10 October 2012
THE rate of land purchasing in Eldoret is expected to go up in a fortnight owing to the ongoing wheat harvest. Most of the farmers in Moiben and Ziwa areas in the outskirts of the… Read more »
EPA, 10 October 2012
Africa has seen an extraordinary rebound in economic growth over the past decade. Some of the world's fastest growing economies are in Africa, and they have expanded even during… Read more »
East Africa: Cross Border Cereals Trade Makes Headway
Daily News, 9 October 2012
FORMAL cross-border trade in commodities could be one of the biggest economic activities in East Africa, which has a combined population of more than 150 million people, who need… Read more »
CIMMYT, 9 October 2012
Researchers call for more research but suggest hungry region produces only 10 percent of possible wheat yield; Could become more self-sufficient in wheat production as hedge… Read more »
The Herald, 2 October 2012
ZIMBABWE'S wheat production has declined since it costs more to grow it than import, even when transport costs are factored in. Read more »
As Africa's population continues its rapid growth, finding sustainable sources of food will becoming increasingly difficult but the continent's coastline may hold some answers. Read more »