Food security in Africa depends on rethinking outdated water law
Food security in Africa depends on rethinking outdated water law

A new study has found that outdated, colonial-era water permit systems across Africa are unintentionally criminalising millions of small farmers who can't obtain permits...

By Barbara van Koppen 19 hours ago

Farm workers demand dividends from black empowerment scheme
Farm workers demand dividends from black empowerment scheme

On Saturday, 10 November, about 100 farm workers and their supporters marched to Endulini Fruit Farm in Patensie, Eastern Cape, to hand over a list of demands to managers...

By Joseph Chirume 22 hours ago

China set to produce 63% of global macadamia crop by 2025

Predominantly, macadamias are consumed in kernel form as a snack, and specifically in China, in-shell. Appetite from the ingredients sector is expanding rapidly...

1 day ago

Fisheries department rots from the top

South Africa's fisheries authority is in a state of crisis...

By Kimon de Greef 1 day ago

Banks urged to plough into Africa's agribusiness

African banks, insurance institutions and investors have been challenged to relax their stringent requirements for the funding of emerging agribusiness ventures on the continent...

2 days ago

Strengthening indigenous food systems vital to achieving zero-hunger

Indigenous food systems and indigenous traditional knowledge, according to FAO director-general José Graziano da Silva, may have some of the answers we are looking for in achieving a zero-hunger world...

2 days ago

Agricultural safeguard levy will boost the local industry, says FairPlay

According to Francois Baird, founder of FairPlay, the recently gazetted agricultural safeguard levy of 35.3% imposed on bone-in chicken cuts will impact importers, not consumers...

9 Nov 2018

KZN NPO facilitates transformation in agriculture through skills development, knowledge sharing

Since its inception, Harry Gwala Agri supports several projects which tackle food security, provide mentorship, drive internship programmes and source sponsorship for aspiring farmers...

9 Nov 2018

AfDB looks to turn African savannah into global food basket using agritech

The AfDB is leading efforts to wake the 'sleeping giant' that is the African savannah and turn it into the cradle of the continent's green revolution...

8 Nov 2018

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