Why I choose a career in agricultural research

I developed an interest in agriculture during my high school days simply because I was curious about the food production process and the people who produced food. As result, the decision to study agricultural economics as an undergraduate came easy to me. My parents, being typical Africa parents, wanted me to study medicine, but I couldn’t stand the smell of hospitals and honestly, I don’t like needles. Continue reading

Open data revolution: Constraints and opportunities for increased agricultural productivity and food security in Africa

Open data blog
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Research has shown that small scale and rural farmers are responsible for producing a large proportion of the food consumed in Africa. As a result, they have been the target of many agricultural development interventions, especially from the global north. These development efforts are mainly because of the ideology that building the capacity of these small scale farmers to efficiently produce more food will improve food security and nutrition in Africa. Continue reading