Harvesting #rooibos leaves, South Africa

Harvesting rooibos leaves, South Africa♥️rooibos is my absolute favorite type of tea!

Southwest Uganda, Muko. Most women in Southwest Uganda carry their farm produce to the market in attractive split-bamboo baskets balanced on their heads. The baskets are made exclusively by men.

A man carries traditional split-bamboo baskets to sell at Kisoro market. Most women in Southwest Uganda carry their farm produce to market in these attractive baskets balanced on their heads. Basket-making is the sole preserve of men.

The Volta region of Ghana.  Women on their way to work on small haolder farms to pick maize.  West Africa

Torso carry - Mother and baby, Ghana, West Africa

#Rooibos Farm - Drying rooibos tea leaves

Harvesting Rooibos tea in South Africa!

Did you know that woman make up half the #agriculture workforce in sub-Saharan Africa but own just 2% of the land?  Read Addy's story here >>  http://www.one.org/us/2013/09/03/how-one-liberian-woman-made-me-fall-in-love-with-global-agriculture/

Did you know that woman make up half the #agriculture workforce in sub-Saharan Africa but own just 2% of the land? Read Addy's story here >> http://www.one.org/us/2013/09/03/how-one-liberian-woman-made-me-fall-in-love-with-global-agriculture/

All the green tea is almost harvested so time to take care of the young tea leaf bushes to make sure they grow up healthy and extra tasty.

All the green tea is almost harvested so time to take care of the young tea leaf bushes to make sure they grow up healthy and extra tasty.

Women and Small Scale #Farming – the Future of Africa?

Women and Small Scale Farming – the Future of Africa?

Climate Change Threatens Southern Africa’s Vital Crops - The study, published by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and with contributions from scientists in countries across the southern Africa region, uses available data and a variety of models to examine likely agricultural developments, particularly related to crops, in the period to 2050.

Women farmers in Malawi face a unique set of constraints and opportunities (Credit: Swathi Sridharan)

Agriculture, water and climate change in Africa

In order to illustrate on-going partnerships between European and African scientists and stakeholders, a short movie is proposed with a focus on agriculture,.

Forbes 30 under 30 Social Entrepreneurs: Jason Aramburu, at age 27, created 're:char'. It uses biochar to help farmers in East Africa fight climate change and grow more food. Biochar is made from crop and animal waste; for a $60 investment, a farmer saves $200 annually, boosts crop yield 26%, and reduced chemical fertilizer consumption by 80%.

Have you seen our latest class of 30 Under 30 honorees? Check out the list makers that topped our social entrepreneur list — including Jason Aramburu founder of re:char.

Agriculture, especially large-scale industrial agriculture, is often criticized for its major environmental impacts and general disregard fo...

Agriculture, especially large-scale industrial agriculture, is often criticized for its major environmental impacts and general disregard fo.

Gum trees watered with diluted urine to enhance their growth in school woodlot.  Photo Credits: PRM

Gum trees watered with diluted urine to enhance their growth in school woodlot.

Urine Growth Vegetables School experiments showing the effect of diluted urine on the growth of vegetables and maize. Photo Credits: PRM #UrineGrowth

Urine Growth Vegetables School experiments showing the effect of diluted urine on the growth of vegetables and maize.

Kenya: A Green Future - YouTube #Africa After decades of excessive logging and reduced water flow, Mount Kenya is becoming green again. Thanks to a government pilot project financed by the International Fund for Agricultural Development, IFAD, thousands of primary school children have been planting seedlings in schoolyards and teaching their elders about the importance of trees. UNIA Programme # 1366

After decades of excessive logging and reduced water flow, Mount Kenya is becoming green again. Thanks to a government pilot project financed by the Internat.

Tanzania Minister for Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives, Christopher Chiza (2013) ~ GR2Food. Credit:  Government of Tanzania.

Tanzania Minister for Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives, Christopher Chiza

An agrodealer unloads feed from a truck in Kenya. Feed the Future helps small agribusinesses improve efficiency and increase profitability. ...

An agrodealer unloads feed from a truck in Kenya. Feed the Future helps small agribusinesses improve efficiency and increase profitability. ...

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