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Vodacom's female farmer programme empowers small scale farmers in rural SA
Vodacom's female farmer programme empowers small scale farmers in rural SA

To date, the programme, which is focused on empowering smallholder female farmers within the country's agriculture sector, has trained 350 small-scale female farmers in rural areas of Limpopo province...

9 hours ago

Applications now open for Pitch AgriHack 2019
Applications now open for Pitch AgriHack 2019

Selected finalists will pitch their innovations to ICT4Ag and business experts at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Accra between 3 and 7 September 2019...

9 hours ago

FoodForward SA celebrates 10 years with commitment to feeding 1 million people
FoodForward SA celebrates 10 years with commitment to feeding 1 million people

Commemorating its 10-year anniversary this year, food redistribution organisation FoodForward SA has committed to feeding 1 million people daily within five years...

1 day ago

Business called to lead transformation in fishing industry
Business called to lead transformation in fishing industry

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister, Senzeni Zokwana, has urged all players in the fishing industry to come to the party to ensure that the sector's transformation agenda is realised during the 2020 Fishing Rights Allocation Process...

1 day ago

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Study identifies Nigeria's leading seed hub in Western, Central Africa

Nigeria's Value Seeds has topped the Access to Seeds Index 2019 ranking for Western and Central Africa...

2 days ago

Land reform panel finalising its report
Land reform panel finalising its report

The Expert Advisory Panel on Land Reform is currently finalising its report for consideration by the Inter-Ministerial Committee and the Presidency...

2 days ago

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Higher grain, vegetable and fruit price inflation is a great concern to poor consumers

Land Bank economist, Tebogo Mashabela provides inflation commentary on the CPI release from Statistics SA...

By Tebogo Mashabela 3 days ago

What young Zambians have to say about making farming more attractive
What young Zambians have to say about making farming more attractive

Agriculture is well placed to provide employment for millions across the African continent...

By Thomas Daum 3 days ago

Mon Choco's eco-friendly Easter eggs
Mon Choco's eco-friendly Easter eggs

As Easter approaches, all over the world orders ramp up for chocolate bunnies and Easter eggs. But, have you ever thought about where chocolate comes from and its environmental impact?

18 Apr 2019

eLearning Africa launches training programme for farming, food sectors in Africa
eLearning Africa launches training programme for farming, food sectors in Africa

eLearning Africa has announced that, for the first time, its event will include a special programme of seminars, discussions and debates about learning and training for Africa's farming and food sector...

18 Apr 2019

Travellers called to comply with SA's import regulations
Travellers called to comply with SA's import regulations

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has called all international travellers, who will be visiting or returning to South Africa during the Easter holidays, to comply with the country's import requirements for agricultural and related regulated products...

18 Apr 2019

SA's lower food price inflation story could soon be over
SA's lower food price inflation story could soon be over

South Africa's food price inflation numbers continue to surprise us. The figures recently released by Statistics South Africa show that food price inflation remained unchanged in March 2019 at 2.3% for the third consecutive month...

By Wandile Sihlobo 18 Apr 2019

AAVF creates platform for vertical farming network
AAVF creates platform for vertical farming network

Vertical farming has many benefits such as year-round production, increased profitability, fewer space requirements and a reduced carbon footprint, but it is not without its challenges, some of which include the cost of infrastructure, reliable electricity supply and knowledge and skills...

17 Apr 2019

SA's black farming community needs sustainable agribusiness support, says AFGRI
SA's black farming community needs sustainable agribusiness support, says AFGRI

According to AFGRI, access to finance, training and entrepreneurship is critical to building SA's black farming community...

17 Apr 2019

Campbell sells fresh food producer Bolthouse Farms for $510m
Campbell sells fresh food producer Bolthouse Farms for $510m

Campbell Soup Company will sell Bolthouse Farms to an affiliate of private equity firm Butterfly Equity, for $510 million...

16 Apr 2019

Meet the family behind SA's new Loxtonia Cider brand
Meet the family behind SA's new Loxtonia Cider brand

Loxtonia Cider's Larry Whitfield and his daughter Ali prove that the apple certainly does not fall far from the tree...

15 Apr 2019

Researchers help Eastern Cape farm explore new opportunities to improve livelihoods
Researchers help Eastern Cape farm explore new opportunities to improve livelihoods

UWC's Professor Ndiko Ludidi has shown that the knowledge generated in university laboratories can make a very tangible difference in the real world...

15 Apr 2019

Smallholders benefitting from digitised agriculture
Smallholders benefitting from digitised agriculture

A project in Uganda that uses information and communication technologies in agriculture is transforming the livelihoods of smallholders...

By Nelson Mandela Ogema 15 Apr 2019

SA's fruit industry - Doing more with less
SA's fruit industry - Doing more with less

Doing more with less is a theme that's found its way into the narratives of all our economic sectors, in one way or another. The agricultural sector - and the fruit industry - has certainly not been spared, especially when it comes to the dwindling natural resource of water...

By Konanani Liphadzi 12 Apr 2019

Gondwana Game Reserve launches new fynbos conservation experience
Gondwana Game Reserve launches new fynbos conservation experience

Gondwana Game Reserve on the Garden Route will launch a Fynbos Conservation Experience this month, which includes a guided nature walk lead by their resident botanist...

12 Apr 2019

SAPPO confirms outbreak of African swine fever in the North West
SAPPO confirms outbreak of African swine fever in the North West

The outbreak occurred outside South Africa's control zone for the disease and may be linked to contact with wild animals...

12 Apr 2019

The impact of mining on agricultural land
The impact of mining on agricultural land

Mining technology has changed to such an extent that fewer workers are needed, and food security can be compromised with mines encroaching on agricultural land...

11 Apr 2019

Using Smart Agriculture-as-a-Service to secure tomorrow's food supplies
Using Smart Agriculture-as-a-Service to secure tomorrow's food supplies

As the backbone of developing economies, agriculture not only serves to feed a nation but creates employment and, often, contributes significantly to the GDP...

11 Apr 2019

Wealth from waste - three ways pollution can be turned into something useful
Wealth from waste - three ways pollution can be turned into something useful

Solving environmental problems usually just means cleaning up the mess people have made. But scientists are increasingly interested in creating something valuable from pollution...

By Maria Sotenko 11 Apr 2019

R400m food manufacturing plant launches in Gauteng
R400m food manufacturing plant launches in Gauteng

The doors have officially opened to a new 22,700m² food production facility belonging to In2food, in the OR Tambo Special Economic Zone in Johannesburg...

10 Apr 2019

SA makes its mark in fisheries economy
SA makes its mark in fisheries economy

South Africa is no longer a spectator country in the business of the ocean and fisheries economy, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Senzeni Zokwana said on Tuesday, 9 April 2019.

10 Apr 2019

From grain to glass: Pernod Ricard's roadmap to sustainability
From grain to glass: Pernod Ricard's roadmap to sustainability

Drinks giant Pernod Ricard has launched its 2030 Sustainability and Responsibility roadmap as part of the company's Transform and Accelerate strategic plan...

10 Apr 2019

Commercialisation of small scale farmers is critical to Africa's transformation to a global breadbasket
Commercialisation of small scale farmers is critical to Africa's transformation to a global breadbasket

Zhann Meyer, Africa Head of Global Commodity Finance for Nedbank CIB, delves into how commercialisation of small scale farmers is critical to Africa's transformation...

By Zhann Meyer 10 Apr 2019

Creep feeding gives sheep farmers the edge
Creep feeding gives sheep farmers the edge

In the contemporary agricultural landscape, scientific advances help farmers boost production, good genetics are available and affordable, additional infrastructure improves margins and management is geared towards marketing the maximum number of lambs...

10 Apr 2019

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