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Tanzania: Postharvest innovations key to raising youth involvement in horticulture

Horticulture is a field of agriculture that involves a short growing season averaging three months and offers quick yields and returns on investments despite the high rate of postharvest losses. In Tanzania, with the Government-initiated National Strategy for Youth Involvement in Agriculture (NYSIA) for 2016–2021, horticulture is one viable option that would give Tanzanian youth…

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IITA Youth Agripreneurs in Kinshasa commence horticulture and fish farming

The IITA Youth Agripreneurs in Kinshasa (IYAKIN) have fashioned two new business initiatives to help provide nutritious meals for DR Congo nationals. This move is a response to the challenges of food insecurity and growing poverty in the country. The young farmers say they are joining efforts with government through agribusiness to fight food insecurity,…

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3rd All Africa Horticultural Congress held at IITA, Ibadan

The Nigerian Society for Horticultural Sciences, under the aegis of the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) hosted the 3rd All Africa Horticultural Congress (AAHC), at IITA, Ibadan, held 7–12 August. With the theme “Horticulture for improved livelihoods”, the congress aimed to strengthen the voice of African agriculturists in their respective academic, research, and economic…

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African horticultural experts to meet on improving livelihoods through horticulture

The Nigerian Society for Horticultural Sciences, under the aegis of the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) is hosting the 3rd All Africa Horticultural Congress (AAHC) on 7-12 August. The workshop “Horticulture for improved livelihoods” will be held at IITA, Ibadan, and is aimed at strengthening the voice of African agriculturists in their respective academic,…

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