Subscribe to industry newsletters

Business services
Company News
FAO, AFD project to boost sustainable wildlife management, food security in southern Africa

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the French Development Agency has launched a new 3.5 million Euro project to improve sustainable wildlife management and food security in the world's largest terrestrial transfrontier conservation area...

9 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

SA's first organic pollinator programme launched

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

25 Jan 2021

Report warns govts against using alcohol prohibition laws as emergency response

Research conducted by Tracit analysed the economic and social impacts of strict restrictions on the production and/or consumption of alcohol during the early stages of the Covid-19 outbreak...

25 Jan 2021

Mutant roots reveal how we can grow crops in damaged soils

Researchers have unearthed a 'biological switch' which could boost crop yield worldwide...

By Malcolm Bennett, Bipin Pandey and Sacha Mooney 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

Finding space for both wind farms and eagles in South Africa

Energy generation around the world is shifting towards renewable sources in response to the climate emergency. The aim is that future energy will be clean, green and sustainable...

By Megan Murgatroyd & Arjun Amar 7 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

Vertical sea-wall structures continue to protect our coastlines from the impact of climate change

Climate change, global sea-level rise, increased storminess. These 'predictions' by scientists are fast becoming a reality...

By Marisa Ackhurst 11 Dec 2020

Nestlé announces first net zero dairy farm in SA

Nestlé has announced the launch of its Skimmelkrans Net Zero Carbon Emissions Project - a project set to create the company's first carbon-neutral dairy farm, located in George, South Africa...

7 Dec 2020

Singapore approves cell-cultured chicken bites - who will be the first to try them?

Cultured meat made from animal cells without animal slaughter has been approved for sale for the first time...

By Chris Bryant 7 Dec 2020

The wooden economy and the world's ultimate renewable

As a sustainably farmed resource that stores carbon, wood is increasingly being used not only in the built environment for houses and high-rises but also for its cellulose, lignin and sugars...

3 Dec 2020

Africa's untapped opportunity: How Africa's free-trade area could catalyse the agricultural sector's development

The African Continental Free-Trade Area could accelerate the development of sub-Saharan Africa's agricultural sector and help the continent to become self-sufficient in food production...

By Louis van Ravesteyn 2 Dec 2020

Global agtech market value to reach $22bn by 2025

The agtech market is comprised of services such as agricultural sensors for crop management, GPS field mapping, and supply chain management...

26 Nov 2020



More News



Let's do Biz