Potato in Africa
The fact series “potato in Africa” provides all essential information on the challenges and potential of potato cultivation in Africa. We discuss potato cultivation on the African continent and elaborate on the diverse challenges and opportunities to potato cultivation and variety improvement that can contribute to a more sustainable, environmentally friendly, and economically viable agriculture.
Sugarcane in Africa
The Fact Series “Sugarcane in Africa” reviews the opportunities and challenges for sugarcane production in Sub-Saharan Africa. The development of high sugar and biomass-yielding sugarcane is key for improving the value of sustainability of the sugarcane industry in Sub-Saharan Africa. To unlock sugarcane industry potential, several enabling conditions need to be reached vis-à-vis
Cotton in Africa
Cotton represents a crucial source of income in Sub-Saharan Africa, both for rural populations and national economies. This Fact Series describes the threats for sustainable cotton production in Africa and discuss the adoption of Bt cotton worldwide.
Maize in Africa
Maize is the most-produced cereal worldwide. In Africa alone, more than 300 million people depend on maize as their main food crop. These Facts Series elaborate on processes to produce new and improved maize varieties that contribute to sustainable, environmentally friendly, and economically viable agriculture.
Bananas the green gold of the south
Given that bananas serve as a basic food source for 20 million people in East Africa and 70 million people in West and Central Africa, Africa is highly dependent on banana cultivation for food, income, and job security.
These Facts Series elaborate on processes to produce new and improved banana varieties that contribute to sustainable, environmentally friendly, and economically viable agriculture.