HUB FACT SHEETS, INFOGRAPHICS & SUCCESS STORIES Trade & Investment News Read Our Blog Newsletters

Experts educate farmers on increasing maize production

Published on February 14, 2017

Maize is a very important crop when it comes to Africa farming. It serves countries in feeding their people and also generation of revenue through exports. Nonetheless, with the current situation of climate change linked with global warming and “incessant” drought, the production of the grain has drastically reduced. In Africa, its production per hectare is 40 per cent below that in developed countries.

Due to this observation, experts have raised an alarm calling farmers to strategize on better farming techniques, such as intercropping to increase the production and fill in the gaps on the continent.

The experts were addressing the issue in Kigali, Rwanda, during a training workshop sustainably increasing maize production in Sub-Saharan Africa. Read more. Source | The Exchange