SA entrepreneur drives sustainable development using African foods
SA entrepreneur drives sustainable development using African foods

Sipamandla Manqele's business Local Village Foods is livening up pantries with a range of food and beverage products that hero African ingredients and economically empower the local communities they're sourced from...

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Dreamworks Trolls, UN launch campaign for healthier eating and sustainable living

As part of the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables, the Trolls encourage fans to become food heroes...

22 Nov 2021

East Africa agricultural entrepreneurs find fortune in insect feed
East Africa agricultural entrepreneurs find fortune in insect feed

As more farmers learn how to rear insects for feed, and SMEs work directly with feed millers to supply them, an insect-rearing revolution is set to take off in sub-Saharan Africa...

9 Nov 2021

Lessons from Zimbabwe's tobacco farmers for the COP26 climate change talks
Lessons from Zimbabwe's tobacco farmers for the COP26 climate change talks

The focus of climate talks has been on how little time is left is for global action. But climate change has already made tobacco farming, potentially a route out of poverty, unviable for some...

By Andrew Newsham, Toendepi Shonhe and Tsitsi Bvute 26 Oct 2021

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Nestlé's transition towards a regenerative food system speeds up

Nestlé is investing $1.3bn over the next five years to spark regenerative agriculture across the company's supply chain...

21 Sep 2021

PepsiCo introduces initiative to drive sustainable transformation strategy
PepsiCo introduces initiative to drive sustainable transformation strategy

Pep+ will guide how the Lay's and Pepsi owner will transform its business operations: from sourcing ingredients and making and selling its products in a more sustainable way...

20 Sep 2021

50+ NGOs call on COP26 to acknowledge climate impacts of animal agriculture
50+ NGOs call on COP26 to acknowledge climate impacts of animal agriculture

More than 50 global NGOs are calling on the COP26 climate change conference to publicly recognise climate impacts of animal agriculture at this year's conference...

27 Aug 2021

We throw away a third of the food we grow - here's what to do about waste
We throw away a third of the food we grow - here's what to do about waste

Food waste is responsible for 3 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions...

By Kamran Mahroof and Sankar Sivarajah 19 Aug 2021

New Nespresso blend helps revive fragile coffee farming in the DRC
New Nespresso blend helps revive fragile coffee farming in the DRC

The Kahawa ya Congo blend is grown on the rain-rich volcanic soils of Lake Kivu in the DRC where the once-thriving coffee farming community has been devastated by decades of instability...

5 Aug 2021

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How palm oil became the world's most hated, most used fat source

Palm oil is everywhere today: in food, soap, lipstick, even newspaper ink. It's been called the world's most hated crop because of its association with deforestation...

By Jonathan E. Robins 30 Jul 2021

Côte d'Ivoire's Noël N'guessan wins 2021 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation
Côte d'Ivoire's Noël N'guessan wins 2021 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

Noël N'guessan, a chemical engineer from Côte d'Ivoire, has been named the winner of the Royal Academy of Engineering's 2021 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation...

9 Jul 2021

Climate change threatens age-old indigenous food systems
Climate change threatens age-old indigenous food systems

From the Arctic to the Amazon, the traditional food gathering techniques of indigenous communities are under threat from accelerating climate change and economic pressures...

By Fabio Teixeira 25 Jun 2021

How research, collaboration are contributing to food security in Africa
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...

14 Jun 2021

Feeding Africa from Africa: Smallholder farmers to leverage on AfCFTA
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 14 Jun 2021

Deforestation is driven by global markets
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

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

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

New targets to protect biodiversity must include farmers and agriculture
New targets to protect biodiversity must include farmers and agriculture

Evidence shows that farms that share landscapes with wild nature, such as remnant forests and trees, benefit from the ecosystem services provided...

By Anja Gassner, Philip Dobie and Terry Sunderland 7 Jun 2021

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

Food Lover’s Market CEO Brian Coppin with TVMA founder Mmabatho Portia Morudi
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



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