A programme supporting emerging women small-scale farmers has been hit hard by the drought. Here a crop of peppers and tomatoes at a school farming scheme at Risenga Primary School, in Giyani, Limpopo province, wilts in the sun. Credit: Desmond Latham/IPS.
A house with solar panels on the roof in a town in North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany - a common sight in this European nation, but still rare in many countries of Latin America. Credit: Emilio Godoy/IPS
Officer in Charge of Mikocheni Agriculture Research Institute (MARI), Dr Joseph Ndunguru (Centre) explaining to other scientists and reporters on how the cassava diseases such as cassava mosaic disease (CMD) and Cassava Brown Streak Disease(CBSD) spreads. According to Dr Ndunguru, investment in agricultural research is a key factor to increased productivity and better nutrition.