Achieving sustainable food security in South Africa

South Africa is ranked as the most food-secure country in Africa and is 44th out of 133 countries worldwide...

By Wandile Sihlobo 3 days ago

New financing mechanism protects against climate change

A new climate risk financing mechanism offers reliable and predictable funding for early humanitarian response to extreme weather shocks...

3 days ago

Food and agricultural technology can enable the emerging tourism sector across Africa

Despite travelling thousands of miles from home, travellers expect quality fresh produce; vegan options and healthy meals...

By Ogaufi Maripe 19 Sep 2018

African startups named winners of Pitch AgriHack

Startups from across Africa have been named winners of the annual Pitch AgriHack competition, taking home cash prizes in various sizes...

By Tom Jackson 17 Sep 2018

AfDB supports Cameroon livestock, fish farming with €84m loan

The loan will support the modernisation of beef, pork and fish production, with significant improvements to food and nutrition in the country...

14 Sep 2018

4 per 1000 initiative to help farmers with soil management, reverse degradation

The aim of the initiative is to demonstrate that agriculture, and in particular agricultural soils can play a crucial role where food security and climate change are concerned...

13 Sep 2018

Sustainable packaging solutions needed to reduce food waste, scale up trade in Africa

Food losses and waste are an enormous drain on natural resources. Roughly one-third of the annual food produced globally for human consumption is lost or wasted...

13 Sep 2018

GDP shocker, and a further drop in agriculture output

Following a stellar performance in 2017, South Africa's agriculture output shrank by massive 29.2% in the second quarter of 2018 and contributed -0.8 of a percentage point to GDP growth. This follows a contraction of 24.2% quarter-on-quarter in the first quarter of 2018...

By Paul Makube 7 Sep 2018

What role can Africa play in contributing to global food security?

According to Akinwumi Adesina, the president of the African Development Bank, the time has come to view investment and development opportunities in Africa through a totally different lens...

4 Sep 2018

Sovereign Foods, Cultiver enter BEE empowerment deal

Sovereign said Cultiver can potentially realise a turnover of R659m over the next ten years. This, in turn, will set Cultiver on a path to become one of South Africa's largest 100% black-owned poultry hatching and rearing operations...

31 Aug 2018

DAFF cautions Oriental Fruit Fly in the Orange River

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has warned the public on the detection of the Oriental Fruit Fly (Bactrocera dorsalis) in the Orange River area within the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality...

31 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: Michelle Adelman hits the road running on food security in Africa

Michelle Adelman, founder of Crossover Meat and Infinite Foods shares why she chose a career in food security, the challenges she has faced and her message for women in business...

By Robin Fredericks 30 Aug 2018

AfDB, FAO commit to growing agricultural investment throughout Africa

The strategic alliance includes raising funds to promote food security, sustainable agriculture and rural development...

30 Aug 2018

How Africa can up its game on water management for agriculture

Challenges posed by climate change, water, nutrients and energy are converging...

By Andrew Slaughter 27 Aug 2018

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