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Investing in the future of food and agriculture - farm better, not bigger
Investing in the future of food and agriculture - farm better, not bigger

It is no secret that food security, health and sustainability are concerns around the world. The knock-on effect to this is the need to address hunger, lifestyle diseases and climate change...

By Mark Hassenkamp 14 Aug 2019

Undercover farming helps overcome climate change challenges
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

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

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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

Climate change is affecting crop yields and reducing global food supplies
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

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CTA awards 4 grants to support blockchain use in agriculture

With CTA's support Bioversity International, the International Center for Tropical Agriculture, Erba 96 and Nitidae will implement blockchain projects in Côte d'Ivoire; Papua New Guinea; Sierra Leone; Trinidad and Tobago; and Uganda...

1 Jul 2019

New study urges smarter use of small pelagic species to strengthen food security
New study urges smarter use of small pelagic species to strengthen food security

Small pelagic fish, generally processed, sold and eaten whole, account for three-quarters of the total inland fish catch of the continent but because of their low economic value they are not given the attention they deserve...

27 Jun 2019

PMA Fresh Connections: Southern Africa bringing together the entire fresh fruit and vegetable supply chain in Cape Town
PMA Fresh Connections: Southern Africa bringing together the entire fresh fruit and vegetable supply chain in Cape Town

The Produce Marketing Association's Fresh Connections: Southern Africa Conference and Trade Show is the only annual event in southern Africa connecting the entire fresh produce supply chain...

Issued by Produce Marketing Association 26 Jun 2019

Would you eat meat grown from cells in a laboratory? Here's how it works
Would you eat meat grown from cells in a laboratory? Here's how it works

Fake meat may be the food of the future...

By Leigh Ackland 26 Jun 2019

Anouk Sijmonsma explains what PMA Fresh Connections: Southern Africa is all about
Anouk Sijmonsma explains what PMA Fresh Connections: Southern Africa is all about

The 9th annual Fresh Connections: Southern Africa Conference and Trade Show is taking place on 30-31 July 2019 in Cape Town, at the Century City Conference Centre. This is the only annual event connecting people involved in the southern African fresh produce industry...

Issued by Produce Marketing Association 20 Jun 2019

Why food safety in Africa's informal markets must be driven by consumers
Why food safety in Africa's informal markets must be driven by consumers

Food safety studies in Ethiopia reveal that unlocking consumer demand for safe food is critical to stopping the millions of deaths and illnesses from foodborne pathogens across the continent...

By Arie Havelaar and Ashagrie Zewdu Woldegiorgis 10 Jun 2019

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Radisson Blu forms three-way partnership to enhance sustainable forest management in Zambia

In celebration of World Environment Day on 5 June 2019, Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka held an event to announce a new partnership between Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka, SOS Children's Village and Plant a Million Zambia...

7 Jun 2019

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Free State Agriculture calls for strong action against anthrax outbreak

"Free State Agriculture (FSA) expresses serious concerns about the outbreak of anthrax in Lesotho. This could have catastrophic consequences for the meat industry in the province."

31 May 2019

Backyard farming key to food security in cities
Backyard farming key to food security in cities

Revising regulations to increase backyard gardening in cities could be key to sustainable food production in sub-Saharan Africa...

22 May 2019

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EU-African task force proposes new way ahead for African rural development

A European Commission task force, which included a researcher from the South African Centre of Excellence in Food Security, has released a series of recommendations on ways to unlock the economic potential of struggling rural Africa...

By Morgan Morris 21 May 2019

Pesticide research must stay transparent and independent
Pesticide research must stay transparent and independent

Most studies on the use of pesticides are funded by those that produce the chemicals but only independent research can inform us about the best agricultural practices.

By Sébastien Sauvé 13 May 2019

African Swine Fever update
African Swine Fever update

Veterinary services together with the industry are conducting follow-up investigations to trace the origin of the disease and to identify other farms that may possibly be affected...

9 May 2019

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IPC releases new guidelines to enhance food insecurity, malnutrition analysis

The guideline by the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification initiative is set to further hone food security and nutrition analysis processes for better and more actionable information during humanitarian crises...

26 Apr 2019

Mobile app aiding farming data collection and sharing
Mobile app aiding farming data collection and sharing

A smartphone application is helping smallholders in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America to collect data, share information on new agricultural practices and tackle climate change-related impacts...

By Samuel Hinneh 9 Apr 2019

UJ to host inaugural African Conference on Vertical Farming and Urban Agriculture
UJ to host inaugural African Conference on Vertical Farming and Urban Agriculture

iZindaba Zokudla (Conversations about Food) will this month host the inaugural conference for the African Association for Vertical Farming (AAVF) at the University of Johannesburg's (UJ) Soweto Campus, 9-10 April...

5 Apr 2019

350 African researchers to benefit from training in how to tackle crop disease
350 African researchers to benefit from training in how to tackle crop disease

UK-based Connected Virus Network and Biosciences Eastern and Central Africa - International Livestock Research Institute (BecA - ILRI) recently partnered to run a crop disease training course in Nairobi, Kenya...

5 Apr 2019

FAO, ADEPT partner to promote potential of African diaspora in agribusiness
FAO, ADEPT partner to promote potential of African diaspora in agribusiness

Signing an agreement on the side-lines of the high-level event on Food and Agriculture in Times of Crises, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the Africa-Europe Diaspora Development Platform (ADEPT) have joined efforts...

4 Apr 2019

Three ways cities can help feed the world, without costing the Earth
Three ways cities can help feed the world, without costing the Earth

Climate change is underway, and human activities such as urbanisation, industrialisation and food production are key contributors...

By Silvio Caputo 4 Apr 2019

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Farmcrowdy closes $1m additional seed funding

Nigeria's digital agriculture platform, Farmcrowdy announced that it has closed on additional seed funding of $1...

By Fundisiwe Maseko 25 Mar 2019

Blue economy: Experts call for sustainable exploitation
Blue economy: Experts call for sustainable exploitation

By efficient management, the sustainable exploitation of resources in oceans, seas, lakes and rivers - also known as the blue economy - could contribute up to $1.5tn to the global economy...

By Ruth Waruhiu 25 Mar 2019

Africa takes centre stage at Blue Belt Initiative Conference for sustainable fisheries, aquaculture
Africa takes centre stage at Blue Belt Initiative Conference for sustainable fisheries, aquaculture

Launched in 2016 by Morocco, the initiative provides a unified framework, exploring the emergence of low carbon and low ecological footprint on the ecosystems, in building a sustainable and prosperous fisheries economy...

15 Mar 2019

Migration and displacement: the human face of climate change
Migration and displacement: the human face of climate change

The World Economic Report on Global Risk by the World Bank lists elements of climate change and climate risk in its top 10 list of risks the world faces today...

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Mar 2019

International push to improve food safety
International push to improve food safety

Greater international cooperation is needed to prevent unsafe food from causing ill health and hampering progress towards sustainable development...

18 Feb 2019

Hunger in Africa still rising - new UN report
Hunger in Africa still rising - new UN report

According to new data presented in joint UN report the Africa Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition, 237 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa are suffering from chronic undernutrition...

14 Feb 2019

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