Sustainable agriculture

Nigeria’s Small Farmers Embrace Hydroponics

Nigeria’s Small Farmers are Embracing Hydroponics

In Nigeria, small scale farmers are widely affected by climate change’s effects, but those turning to hydroponics are starting to thrive.

Elephant Vert

The first industrial hub for organic inputs in Africa is ready to take on Europe

With strong roots in Morocco and West Africa, the Swiss group Éléphant Vert has become the largest industrial bio-input hub on the continent. Now the firm has its sights set on the European market.

Save Our Agriculture

Aquaponics to the rescue of Cameroonian agriculture

An innovative company based in Douala was awarded the inaugural Pierre Castel Prize this year, thanks to a technique that enables urban dwellers to grow vegetables and raise fish using only 10 percent of the water needed for conventional agriculture.


Solar pumps offer climate neutral fix to water scarcity

Solar powered irrigation pumps free farmers from a dependence on seasonal rains by granting the opportunity to grow produce out of season.


Taking the (greenhouse) gas out of cows

A Swiss company has developed a feed additive for cattle that reduces greenhouse gas emissions while improving milk yields.

Morocco’s irrigation revolution

Morocco’s irrigation revolution against global warming

The Souss-Massa region in southern Morocco is conducting an innovative irrigation experiment to tackle water scarcity.

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