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    Feeding Africa from Africa: Smallholder farmers to leverage on AfCFTA

    Senamiso Ndlovu, 32, is a smallholder farmer with big food production dreams. The seed of her farming ambitions is the growing urban food demand...

    By Busani Bafana 2 days ago

    How research, collaboration are contributing to food security in Africa

    Professor of Plant Breeding Maryke Labuschagne is working with a group of more than 20 African PhD students and postdoctoral fellows to improve the...

    2 days ago

    Deforestation is driven by global markets

    The world is at a crossroads, as humanity tries to mitigate climate change and halt biodiversity loss, while still securing a supply of food for everyone...

    By Ruben Valbuena and Thomas Lovejoy 11 Jun 2021

    Big irrigation projects in Africa have failed to deliver. What's needed next

    In 1938, French colonial authorities in what is today Mali started on an ambitious infrastructure plan to transform the desert into an area of agricultural production...

    By Tom Higginbottom, Roshan Adhikari and Timothy Foster 10 Jun 2021

    Report reveals soil pollution as one of the world's major challenges for ecosystem restoration

    Worsening soil pollution and waste proliferation threaten the future of global food production, human health and the environment, and require an urgent global response...

    7 Jun 2021

    Goodleaf merges with Highlands Investments to create R650m cannabis company

    South African premium CBD brand Goodleaf is merging with Highlands Investments, formerly Canopy Growth Africa, in a deal that will see the combined company be valued at approximately R650m...

    4 Jun 2021

    Global food prices rise at rapid pace in May

    FAO Food Price Index posts fastest monthly increase to reach highest value since September 2011...

    3 Jun 2021

    Report: Gender-responsive research key to farm productivity, tackling Africa's agricultural threats

    The African Women in Agricultural Research and Development has released a report highlighting how gender-responsive agricultural research and development coupled with an intentional focus on addressing inequalities in access to innovations between men and women, can propel agricultural-driven development...

    27 May 2021

    Michel Doukeris to succeed Carlos Brito as AB InBev CEO

    Brito will step down after 15 years as CEO and 32 years at the company...

    6 May 2021

    Global citrus market holds strong despite Covid crisis

    The production of major types of citrus fruits, except that of lemons and limes, grew in 2020 thanks to good weather conditions in most producing regions...

    6 May 2021

    International food prices continue to rise in April

    FAO Food Price Index posts 11th consecutive monthly increase, new forecasts point to growth in world wheat and maize output...

    6 May 2021

    The Village Market Africa triumphs in Food Lover's Seeds of Change initiative

    The Village Market Africa is the winner of Food Lover's Market's Seeds of Change Supplier Development Partnership, launched to create an opportunity for social enterprises to join the retailer's supplier network...

    28 Apr 2021

    Blockchain could play an important role in future agriculture and food security

    The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has further destabilized global food chains supplies. Technological innovations like blockchain can help address these challenges...

    By Abdul-Rahim Abdulai, Carling Bieg, Evan Fraser and Sarah Marquis 16 Apr 2021

    Heineken sets goal to be carbon neutral in production by 2030

    Heineken has stated a new ambition to decarbonise its production by 2030 and its full value chain by 2040...

    15 Apr 2021

    Luxury fashion label Chanel invests $25m in new climate adaptation fund

    Chanel is backing a new climate adaptation fund that aims to raise $100m by 2025 to invest in projects to promote sustainable agriculture, protect forests and support small-scale farmers in developing countries...

    By Michael Taylor 11 Jun 2021

    The 2021 World Food Prize recognises that fish are key for reducing hunger and malnutrition

    Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, a native of Trinidad and Tobago, is the winner of the 2021 World Food Prize for her work identifying small fish as valuable nutrition sources for developing countries...

    By Ben Belton 26 May 2021

    Greening the planet: We can't just plant trees, we have to restore forests

    Planting trees can sometimes be a carbon-offset box-ticking exercise, but reforestation is a long-term commitment that supports communities, promotes biodiversity and tackles the climate emergency...

    By Tristram Hales, Benoit Goossens and Mike Bruford 21 May 2021

    FAO, partners' high-tech response to help win fight against desert locust swarms

    In the past year, waves of the desert locusts have swept across East Africa, Yemen and southwest Asia in massive swarms which have contained up to 80 million in a single square kilometre...

    11 May 2021

    Climate-friendly farming strategies can improve the land and generate income for farmers

    Farmers can help slow climate change by mixing native grasses into croplands, restoring wetlands and raising perennial crops. These strategies also conserve soil and water and build new markets...

    29 Apr 2021



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