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AGRICULTURE

Overcoming water challenges in agriculture

FAO's The State of Food and Agriculture 2020 takes a new look at water shortages and scarcity in the world...

3 days ago

AGRICULTURE

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...

3 days ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Continental report ranks how friendly African governments are towards girls

While the African Union's legal and policy framework does refer - patchily - to the rights, interests and plight of girls; continental bodies and national governments can and should do more...

By Rongedzayi Fambasayi 25 Nov 2020

TOURISM & TRAVEL

Worried about Covid risk on a flight? Here's what you can do to protect yourself - and how airlines can step up

Airline health advice has so far mostly focused on staying hydrated and avoiding deep vein thrombosis. What passengers really want, however, is free hand masks, hand sanitiser and more space between passengers...

By Ramon Zenel Shaban and Cristina Sotomayor-Castill 24 Nov 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Africa must be at the heart of climate negotiations

In 2020, countries were to come forward with plans for stronger emissions cuts to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement...

23 Nov 2020

ENERGY & MINING

The role of blockchain in Africa's energy transition

Blockchain is expected to play an essential role as African countries transition towards a distributed, digitised, and decentralised power system...

19 Nov 2020

TOURISM & TRAVEL

Rethinking travel through regenerative tourism, tech advancement

With world arrivals forecast to be down 50% by the end of 2020, the global travel supply chain is under immense pressure...

19 Nov 2020

TOURISM & TRAVEL

How to plan successful e-conferences during and after the Covid-19 pandemic

Academics and others concerned with benefitting from peer professional collaboration can use Covid-19 disruptions as an opportunity to improve conferences through smart design...

By Caleb Wellum, Anne Pasek and Emily Roehl 18 Nov 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Greater investment needed in Africa to meet UN SDGs 2030 deadline - new report

Standard Chartered conducted a survey earlier this year among a panel of the world's top 300 investment firms with total assets under management (AUM) of more than $50tn...

18 Nov 2020

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

Ships moved more than 11bn tonnes of our stuff around the globe last year, and it's killing the climate. This week is a chance to change

It's high time the international shipping industry radically curbed its emissions. The industry must set a net-zero target and adopt a realistic plan to meet it...

By Christiaan De Beukelaer 18 Nov 2020

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

Adjaye Associates reveals design for Edo Museum of West African Art

Adjaye Associates has revealed the design for the new Edo Museum of West African Art (EMOWAA) in Edo State, Southern Nigeria...

18 Nov 2020

FINANCE

How West Africa economic partnership deals put the cart before the horse

A free trade agreement, in its most basic sense, is an attempt by existing industries to find new markets. Their need to do this arises from industrialisation - that is, the process of developing sectors that attract high levels of protection in the international market...

By Michael E Odijie 18 Nov 2020

RETAIL

Luxury goods: why elite brands are weathering the pandemic better than high street retailers

Clothes shops are among the worst-hit retailers from the coronavirus pandemic, but luxury brands appear to be weathering the conditions relatively well...

By Shaun Borstrock 17 Nov 2020

LIFESTYLE

Women in Music SA to host its first webinar, titled Building Bridges

The South African chapter of Women in Music (WiM) will be hosting its first webinar, alongside co-host Africa Rising Music Conference (ARMC), on 19 November 2020...

17 Nov 2020

RETAIL

Why harmonised retail is the future

For many industries, predicting the future during a pandemic would be difficult - if not impossible. Retail is different. Why?

By Oliver Guy 13 Nov 2020

LIFESTYLE

Siya Kolisi named African Trailblazer of the Year at 2020 E! People's Choice Awards

World Cup-winning Springbok captain Siya Kolisi has been named the African Trailblazer of the Year at the 2020 E! People's Choice Awards...

13 Nov 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Time for Africa to stop managing poverty and start managing development

Cristina Duarte of the Republic of Cabo Verde is the new special adviser on Africa to the UN secretary-general. A former minister of finance and planning in her country, she intends to bring to her role a renewed strategic narrative...

13 Nov 2020

ENERGY & MINING

Covid-19 has accelerated the pace of energy transitions

Spurred on by the Covid-19 global pandemic, the world is finally galvanising its commitment to move towards a green and sustainable future by mid-century, and the global energy transition is the cornerstone of this new world...

12 Nov 2020

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

A third of our waste comes from buildings. This one's designed for reuse and cuts emissions by 88%

Designing buildings so they can easily be taken apart and the materials reused provides a feasible and commercial pathway for minimising waste and greenhouse gas emissions...

By Roberto Minunno, Greg Morrison, Richard L. Gruner, Timothy Michael O'Grady 12 Nov 2020

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