Towards a more efficient irrigation and fertiliser management in Mozambique

As much as 40% of the global food production comes from irrigated agriculture, but large amount of fertilisers and irrigation water is lost due to inappropriate irrigation practices.

How to increase maize yield in rainfed agriculture?

Maize yields in sub-Saharan Africa have been at the lower end of the global range for decades. A new thesis by Emilio Magaia, PhD candidate at the Department of Soil and Environment at SLU presents a way to improve water use efficiency in semi-arid regions through better soil and water management.

Symposium on Climate Change and Food Security in Africa

Photo courtesy Marisol Grandon/DfID (CC BY 2.0)

Apart from the fact that increases in temperature, erratic and erosive rainfall and soil erosion  are leading to damages to ecosystems and have been negatively influencing ecosystems services, current trends are posing a threat to the stability of food systems, leading to shortages in respect of  food availability and food accessibility.  The recent impacts of El

Agribusiness, what does it mean for local people?

More than a thousand small scale farmers in Nampula, northern Mozambique, were driven from their lands as Brazilian agribusiness giant AGROMOZ set out for soybean production on industrial scale.

The Institutional Setting for Investment in Agricultural Land

The focus of the seminar was to explore the increasing interest in land acquisition in Africa from the different perspectives of the major stakeholders. It took place at Sida on the 10th of November, 2010.