For Africa to benefit, the soil has to improve. The Green Revolution in Africa has to start with smallholder rainfed farmers and conservation agriculture (CA) is a possible intervention, more affordable than, for example, building irrigation schemes. Read an interview with Saidi Mkomwa, Executive Secretary of the African Conservation Tillage Network (ACT) about the current status and future of CA in Africa.
India’s wheat crop is critical to the nation’s food security. Farmers across the country now use their cell phones to send pest sightings and growing conditions to the Directorate of Wheat Research in Karnal, led by Indu Sharma, member of the WHEAT Management Committee.