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Ghana wants to grow more cashews. But what about unintended consequences?

Expansion of cashew production for export poses potential challenges particularly around food security...

By James Boafo and Kristen Lyons 3 days ago

Diageo dedicates $219m to sustainability projects in Africa

Diageo, one of the world's largest producers of spirits and beers, has committed to investing $219million in renewable energy upgrades at 11 of its breweries in Africa...

8 Aug 2019

AB InBev, BanQu to empower Africa farmers with blockchain technology

AB InBev and BanQu intend to provide an economic identity for people around the world, especially for those working at the tail end of supply chains and who are economically disconnected...

1 Aug 2019

Irrigation earns flood-prone farmers US$4,344 a hectare

According to researchers, several African communities in areas prone to floods grow crops in soils left behind by floods - a practice called flood recession agriculture - and thus they aimed to identify conditions under which this practice yields maximum benefits in northern Ghana.

30 Jul 2019

Global agricultural tyre market to value over $9bn by 2026

Elevation in the fleet size of tractors in developing countries and technological advancements in farming techniques are primary factors stimulating the market growth...

26 Jul 2019

Undercover farming helps overcome climate change challenges

To combat the effects of climate change and to keep farming businesses sustainable, a growing number of producers are farming undercover...

By Carin Venter 25 Jul 2019

Africa rises to lead conversation on sustainable agriculture amidst climate change

Technology provides innovative answers to complicated challenges...

By Dr Shadrack Moephuli 24 Jul 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

Precision agriculture is key to meeting Africa's growing demand for food

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations forecasts that the world's population will reach 9.1 billion by 2050 and that global food production will need to grow by 70% to feed that number of people.

By Tony Esmeraldo 23 Jul 2019

PepsiCo eyes growth in Africa with $1.7bn Pioneer Foods acquisition

Multinational snack foods and beverage giant PepsiCo has entered into an agreement to acquire South Africa's Pioneer Foods Group for approximately $1.7 billion...

19 Jul 2019

Family farmers are needed to enhance agricultural sustainability, says FAO

"Family farmers are the ones who produce healthy foods. They can save us from the epidemic of obesity, and we need them for healthy diets."

19 Jul 2019

CUT professor helps Africa farmers adapt to climate change

Drought remains the number one disaster in Africa, and of all the people affected by all types of disasters, drought is responsible for over 88% of them...

16 Jul 2019

How digital technologies can help Africa's smallholder farmers

There have been some positive strides made in getting smallholders involved in digital agriculture in Africa...

15 Jul 2019

Agroecology as innovation

"We need to promote a transformative change in the way that we produce and consume food. We need to put forward sustainable food systems that offer healthy and nutritious food, and also preserve the environment. Agroecology can offer several contributions to this process."

By Timothy A. Wise 11 Jul 2019

Climate change is affecting crop yields and reducing global food supplies

As climate change alters temperature and rainfall patterns, yields of some crops are increasing while others decline. The net result: less food, especially where it's most needed.

10 Jul 2019

CTICC to host over 100 international conferences by 2026

Over 100 international conferences, which are expected to bring over 127 000 delegates to Cape Town, has been confirmed to take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre up until 2026...

10 Jul 2019

Tap digital solutions to transform Africa's agriculture

Governments and developers should actively engage farmers to promote their use...

By Laura Owings 8 Jul 2019

Using citrus and grape by-products to preserve food

According to an interdisciplinary study at Stellenbosch University, large amounts of citrus and grape by-products that are normally treated as waste and generally disposed of in landfills could potentially be used in the production of natural food preservatives...

4 Jul 2019

International, pan-African organisations commit to collaboration on blue economy

Fishing, aquaculture, shipping, ports, energy and finance industries all came under the spotlight at the second Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF2019) held in Tunis, Tunisia late last month...

4 Jul 2019

The geopolitics of palm oil and deforestation

Demand for palm and other vegetable oils is rising sharply, raising questions about which ones will be produced, who will control their production and sale, and where they will be grown...

By Jean-Marc Roda 2 Jul 2019

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