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Seeds displayed in a market in Zimbabwe. (Photo/Sally Nyakanyanga/IRIN).

Seed Banks Can Help Africa’s Farmers Beat Down Climate Change: The Zimbabwe Story

One hurdle standing in the way of greater use of indigenous seeds is their relative lack of availability.


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This Foreign Invader Has Robbed African Farmers Of $3 Billion, And There’s No Silver Bullet To Kill It

As a moth, they are good flyers averaging about 100 kilometres a night. If left untreated, the armyworm can cause crop losses of up to 50%, munching its way through a hectare within 72 hours.