Source: Symrise
Partnership formed to improve food innovation, nutrition in West Africa

Symrise AG and Freddy Hirsch Nigeria will focus on the development, launch and commercialisation of transformational food products: general seasoning, bouillon meat, snacks and instant noodles...

19 Oct 2021

2021 Innovation Award for Sustainable Food Systems winners announced
2021 Innovation Award for Sustainable Food Systems winners announced

The winners of the 2021 edition of the annual International Innovation Award for Sustainable Food Systems have been announced...

4 Oct 2021

Nestlé opens its largest R+D Accelerator
Nestlé opens its largest R+D Accelerator

Nestlé's global R+D Accelerator network was launched in 2019 to provide a platform for startups, students and Nestlé intrapreneurs to bring highly differentiated innovations to the market at speed...

2 Sep 2021

African Union crafts guidelines for GM crops, activists raise alarm
African Union crafts guidelines for GM crops, activists raise alarm

The African Union is developing guidelines for the use of genetically modified crops across the continent, officials said, amid criticism from campaigners that some policies favour big business and lack adequate public input.

By Wendell Roelf 1 Sep 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

Research and development are key to resilient food systems in Africa
Research and development are key to resilient food systems in Africa

Stronger agricultural R&D systems will enable agriculture to power Africa's transformation...

By Lulama Ndibongo Traub, Thomas Jayne and Wandile Sihlobo 2 Aug 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

As some farmers hit climate limits, bolder steps needed to survive
As some farmers hit climate limits, bolder steps needed to survive

Around the world, agriculture is adapting to accelerating climate change impacts as erratic weather and rising oceans make it harder for farmers to get by with existing crops and ways of working...

By Megan Rowling 24 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

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

27 May 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

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Nestlé Hatcher platform invites collaboration with African innovators

Best-in-class innovators are presented with an opportunity to be future Nestlé suppliers...

15 Mar 2021

Scaling up bioenergy production could substantially raise water stress - new study
Scaling up bioenergy production could substantially raise water stress - new study

According to a new study, biomass plantations for energy production need sustainable water management in order to avoid a substantial increase in water scarcity.

12 Mar 2021

Kenya dairy farmers double income, milk yields with climate-smart fodder grasses
Kenya dairy farmers double income, milk yields with climate-smart fodder grasses

Researchers have been working with farmers to test ten new varieties of grasses that are higher in protein, lower in fiber and mature faster. They boost both the quality and quantity of milk...

10 Mar 2021

A common soil pesticide cut wild bee reproduction by 89% - here's why scientists are worried
A common soil pesticide cut wild bee reproduction by 89% - here's why scientists are worried

EU-banned pesticides could not only threaten wild bees where they eat, but where they sleep too...

By Philip Donkersley 3 Mar 2021

FAO, AFD project to boost sustainable wildlife management, food security in southern Africa
FAO, AFD project to boost sustainable wildlife management, food security in southern Africa

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the French Development Agency has launched a new 3.5 million Euro project to improve sustainable wildlife management and food security in the world's largest terrestrial transfrontier...

9 Feb 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 4 Feb 2021

Mutant roots reveal how we can grow crops in damaged soils
Mutant roots reveal how we can grow crops in damaged soils

Researchers have unearthed a 'biological switch' which could boost crop yield worldwide...

By Malcolm Bennett, Bipin Pandey and Sacha Mooney 18 Jan 2021

New mangrove forest mapping tool puts conservation in reach of coastal communities
New mangrove forest mapping tool puts conservation in reach of coastal communities

Despite their enormous value, mangroves are being removed at an alarming rate. A new tool aims to help communities reverse mangrove loss and tap into conservation programmes and funding.

By Trevor Gareth Jones 15 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Recovery starts now - looking back at 2020 and ahead to a more resilient region
#BizTrends2021: Recovery starts now - looking back at 2020 and ahead to a more resilient region

In recent years, Africa has recorded the fastest growth globally in the number of hungry people and will have the highest total number of hungry people in the next decade if we cannot reverse current trends...

Patrice TallaBy Patrice Talla 6 Jan 2021



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