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Maxime Houinato

“If we want to change agriculture, we can’t ignore women”

Dr Maxime Houinato, formerly of Oxfam, is now the Mali representative for UN Women. Here, he outlines the aims of the Women’s Agriculture and Sustainable Development (AgriFed) programme and stresses how women play a vital role in adopting new climate-resilient farming practices.


Agriculture scorecard: holding African states to account

Dr Godfrey Bahiigwa, Director of the African Union Commission’s Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture, explains the findings of the Africa Agriculture Transformation Scorecard (AATS) and the Inaugural Biennial Review Report on progress towards achieving the Malabo Declaration goals.


Liz Ng'ang'a

Communications Lead, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe)

Three approaches for better pest management

Paul Castle

Communications Manager

It’s not all about ‘high-tech’ solutions

Dr Washington Otieno

Plantwise Programme Executive, Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI)

Technology is key to strengthening plant health systems

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