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A man from Benin has sown the seeds of success with organic fertiliser.

This has not deterred Gildas Zodome from setting up his own organic pesticides and fertiliser company, Bio Phyto Collines

- Daily Monitor - UG

Self-taught, spurred on by love: Senegal's star food blogger.

DAKAR, June 23 — As a girl, Karelle Vignon-Vullierme loved eating the Beninese dishes her mother cooked but never bothered following her into the kitchen to learn how to make them herself. But that has not stopped the Senegal-based blogger,...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Fall armyworm outbreaks in the SADC region: How to respond?.

Fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda, was reported for the first time in Africa in early 2016 in Nigeria, Togo, Benin, and São Tomé and Príncipe. While Africa has a native species of armyworm, Spodoptera exempta, which eats mainly the leaves of maize plants, the effects of fall armyworm are more devastating because it ...

- Brookings - US