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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 14 hours ago

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Kenyan smallholder farmers to benefit from $56m financing scheme from EU

Smallholder agribusinesses in Kenya are set to benefit from the European Union (EU)'s $56m financing scheme. Through the Kenya Agriculture Value Chain Facility, farmers will now be able to gain easier access to credit...

1 day ago

New report: Digital services to transform African agriculture
New report: Digital services to transform African agriculture

More than 90% of the market for digital services that support African smallholders remain untapped and could be worth more than €2bn (US$2.26bn), according to a new report...

2 days ago

Integrated approach needed to aid conservation, health
Integrated approach needed to aid conservation, health

There is no doubt that Africa is grappling with numerous challenges such as climate change, low agricultural productivity, poor health standards, rapid growing population and poverty...

21 Jun 2019

Sweet potato 'ideal dual-purpose crop' for smallholders
Sweet potato 'ideal dual-purpose crop' for smallholders

Sweet potato could solve nutritional deficiencies and aid food security in poor households...

By Munyaradzi Makoni 14 Jun 2019

AGCO expands footprint in Africa with new office in Morocco
AGCO expands footprint in Africa with new office in Morocco

The new premises are to serve as the company's regional sales office for West and North Africa...

14 Jun 2019

Lab-grown dairy: The next food frontier
Lab-grown dairy: The next food frontier

Dairy proteins may be the next product to be mass produced in labs, for use in fluid "milk" production and processed dairy products like yogurt and cheese...

By Michael von Massow and Mitchell Gingerich 13 Jun 2019

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SA's first shipment of citrus arrives in China

The historic shipment of 5,200 tonnes of citrus in a breakbulk vessel has arrived at Shanghai Port in the People's Republic of China...

12 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

Cut the greenwash. Get the facts straight about paper and recycling
Cut the greenwash. Get the facts straight about paper and recycling

"If everyone said no to a receipt just for one month, we would save 45 trees." This is a classic example of greenwashing: making unsubstantiated or misleading claims about the environmental benefits of a product, service, technology or company practice...

By Samantha Choles 10 Jun 2019

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FAO gives PMSA treaty combating illegal fishing the thumbs up

The treaty adoption is a boom for global efforts to safeguard global marine resources and achieve food security...

7 Jun 2019

John Deere, Corteva sign MoU driving Africa's agriculture growth
John Deere, Corteva sign MoU driving Africa's agriculture growth

John Deere and Corteva Agriscience have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at accelerating Africa's agricultural sector and enriching the lives of farmers across the continent...

7 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

Farmer-to-farmer programme launches in Zimbabwe
Farmer-to-farmer programme launches in Zimbabwe

The Farmer-to-Farmer Programme will focus on horticulture, legumes and livestock/dairy value chains due to their potential to benefit many farmers and earn high returns on investment...

31 May 2019

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SA bans livestock imports from Lesotho

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has banned livestock imports and their products from Lesotho into South Africa, following a report of a susceptible anthrax outbreak.

30 May 2019

Econet, Yara launch Generation Africa, brings youth entrepreneurship to Africa
Econet, Yara launch Generation Africa, brings youth entrepreneurship to Africa

The partnership initiative will support a cohort of 12 budding young agri-food entrepreneurs to scale and prosper their ventures...

30 May 2019

Penguins' behaviour could aid fisheries management
Penguins' behaviour could aid fisheries management

The foraging behaviour of African penguins could provide useful information to aid fisheries management, a study conducted in South Africa suggests.

By Stephanie Achieng' 30 May 2019

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FMD outbreak officially over

While control measures remain in place in the high surveillance area of foot-and-mouth disease, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has declared the end of the outbreak...

29 May 2019

How design thinking united Malawian researchers and farmers
How design thinking united Malawian researchers and farmers

Local based approaches from farmers, researchers and entrepreneurs prove successful for innovation in Malawi...

By Kurt R. Richter and Bill Heinrich 28 May 2019

Nestlé launches innovation challenge in 6 African countries
Nestlé launches innovation challenge in 6 African countries

Nestlé has launched a Research and Development (R&D) innovation challenge in sub-Saharan Africa to provide a platform for startups and universities to contribute to local sustainable growth...

28 May 2019

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Luke Dale Roberts joins Farm Africa's Chefs for Change initiative in Kenya

Chef Dale Roberts will be offering his culinary knowledge to the local Tilapia fishing communities...

27 May 2019

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Drone technology helps EC farmers reduce overheads, strengthen security

More and more farmers are starting to use drones to do quick spot-checks on their farming operations without having to waste time trekking to remote areas on foot...

24 May 2019

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Winetech winner to compete in Africa Cup

The SA Innovation Summit, Africa's biggest start-up event, has announced that the winner of the Winetech Pitching Den will gain automatic entry to the finals of the Africa Cup. Entries for the Winetech Pitching Den close on 3 June 2019...

22 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

Why the meat industry could win big from the switch to veggie lifestyles
Why the meat industry could win big from the switch to veggie lifestyles

One of the largest meat processors in the UK, supplying supermarkets across the country with beef, pork, and lamb, has launched a plant-based meat alternative. ABP is the first UK meat producer to do so...

By Malte Rödl 16 May 2019

New partnership provides free data and scouting services to SA farmers
New partnership provides free data and scouting services to SA farmers

Yesterday, Agri SA and Aerobotics announced their partnership to provide South African farmers with access to free satellite farming data and the latest Aeroview In-Field Scouting Application...

15 May 2019

Ugly veg: supermarkets aren't the biggest food wasters - you are
Ugly veg: supermarkets aren't the biggest food wasters - you are

"Ugly" or "wonky" veg were blamed for up to 40% of wasted fruit and vegetables in 2013, as produce was discarded for failing to meet retailer appearance standards...

By Miriam C. Dobson and Jill L. Edmondson 14 May 2019

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