A recent article by Luc Van Kemenade of Essential Africa, mapped the African domestic and diaspora blogosphere and compiled a list of agricultural bloggers, in alphabetic order, that provide key information, useful insights and sharp opinions on agriculture and related topics.
Several blogs with a focus on Agriculture where listed in Alphabetical order:
An agricultural entrepreneur and technology enthusiast from Ghana, Nana Darko focuses on new ways to improve yields in Africa. He is also a voice on developmental radio station RiteFM, and a former FARA social reporter. Follow @nanadarko2011 on Twitter.
A Nigerian agricultural engineer and high school teacher, Olawale Ojo writes about agricultural research and development in Africa. He aims to reach African youth through his blog and social media presence. Follow @whalayojo on Twitter.
US-based Wondwossen Mezlekia writes about “coffee politics” – coffee production, prices, businesses, and all other factors affecting the value chain from top to bottom – on his blog Poor Farmer. His blog has a special focus on how coffee growing families in Ethiopia, and around the world, are affected by the coffee industry. Follow @coffeemonitor on Twitter.
The RocKe Scientist
Kenyan earth science graduates and geologists write about the environment, and a wide range of related topics including agriculture and climate change in Africa on their blog The RocKe Scientist. They have been awarded with a 2013 BAKE blog award for best environmental/ agricultural blog in Kenya.
Tracking the Agricultural Scent
Emmie Kio, a Kenyan agribusiness candidate, writes about all things agriculture with a special focus on Africa’s youth involvement in the agricultural sector on a block called Tracking the Agricultural Scent. She won the 2012 BAKE blog award for best agricultural blog. Follow @emmiewakio on Twitter.
This list is dynamic and can be updated at any time. What about agriculture blogs in French, Portuguese, Afrikaans, Arabic? Who are the farmers, ranchers and other agriculture professionals that you follow?
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