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Farmers fight back: Making animal feed from a locust plague

Kenya is battling some of the worst locust plagues in decades, but startup The Bug Picture hopes to transform the pests into profits...

By Baz Ratner 2 days ago

Ivory Coast lost 47,000ha of forest to cocoa production in 2020 - environmental group

Ivory Coast lost 47,000 hectares (116,000 acres) of forest in its cocoa-growing regions in 2020, an environmental group said on Thursday...

By Ange Aboa 19 Feb 2021

NPOs invited to support local food garden projects

The City of Cape Town's Urban Management Directorate is inviting applications from suitable not-for-profit organisations to apply for grant funding to implement a food garden project in partnership with the City.

11 Feb 2021

New targets to protect biodiversity must include farmers and agriculture

Evidence shows that farms that share landscapes with wild nature, such as remnant forests and trees, benefit from the ecosystem services provided...

By Anja Gassner, Philip Dobie and Terry Sunderland 4 Feb 2021

Food Lover's on the lookout for social enterprises to join supplier network

Food Lover's Market has launched its Seeds Of Change Supplier Development Partnership to create opportunities for social enterprises to join the fresh produce retailer's network as a supplier...

3 Feb 2021

SA's first organic pollinator programme launched

Twenty trainees have been chosen to help scale organic production in South Africa...

25 Jan 2021

PepsiCo aims for net-zero emissions by 2040

PepsiCo plans to more than double its science-based climate goal, targeting a reduction of absolute greenhouse gas emissions across its value chain by more than 40% by 2030...

18 Jan 2021

New mangrove forest mapping tool puts conservation in reach of coastal communities

Despite their enormous value, mangroves are being removed at an alarming rate. A new tool aims to help communities reverse mangrove loss and tap into conservation programmes and funding.

By Trevor Gareth Jones 15 Jan 2021

Reducing the chemical footprint of your pest control methods

All environments are faced with the need to manage alien and indigenous insects and animals. This is especially the case when these insects and animals become structural, environmental and/or public health issues...

Issued by SMARTSENZ® IPM 8 Jan 2021

Buy local 'Home Sweet Home' campaign launched in Gauteng

The SA Canegrowers' Association has announced the arrival of its 'Home Sweet Home' campaign in Gauteng. The campaign, launched in KwaZulu Natal last month, encourages South Africans to buy local sugar products in order to help safeguard the one million livelihoods the industry supports...

8 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Recovery starts now - looking back at 2020 and ahead to a more resilient region

In recent years, Africa has recorded the fastest growth globally in the number of hungry people and will have the highest total number of hungry people in the next decade if we cannot reverse current trends...

By Patrice Talla 6 Jan 2021

Tractors can change farming in good ways and bad: lessons from four African countries

Agricultural mechanisation is on the rise in Africa, replacing hand hoes and animal traction across the continent...

By Thomas Daum 29 Dec 2020

Public-private partnership grows Kenya's agriculture fortunes in a tough year

Kenya's agriculture has beaten the odds of a difficult 2020 to end on a high, having registered one of the best growth trajectories across key segments in a long time...

By Nelson Maina 28 Dec 2020



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