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You can't eat your smartphone: Why agriculture is the first frontier of African innovation
[Ashley Boag] Technology enables African smallholder farmers to access better information, improve crop yields, secure better prices for their produce, and improve their livelihoods... read
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How farm dwellers in South Africa think about home, land and belonging

Donna Hornby

Farm dwellers are not simply wage workers. They identify intimately with the land they live on... read
Agricultural Writers SA awards top farmers, new entrants and agriculturists
Agricultural Writers SA awards top farmers, new entrants and agriculturists
Aiming to give prominence to the work that farmers and agriculturists do in South African agriculture, the Agricultural Writers SA recently hosted awards to honour... read
African Agri Investment Indaba
#AgriIndaba: A gateway to investment opportunities in African agriculture
A gateway to investment opportunities in African agriculture
"The African Agri Investment Indaba seeks to strengthen the continent's agriculture sector and identify investment and growth opportunities. Africa is poised to play a significant role in ensuring global food security..." read
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Green shoots visible for Tongaat after devastating drought

Tammy Foyn

Tongaat Hulett, SA's largest sugar producer, is starting to see the positive effects of the end of a devastating drought that hit its operations in KwaZulu-Natal, Zimbabwe and Mozambique... read
Agri Tech
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High-tech tracker to battle ancient wheat plague

Thin Lei Win

The tracking technology used to halt the deadly Ebola and Zika viruses could now be turned against wheat rust as scientists try new ways to stop the fungus devastating world grain crops... read
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How barcoding is helping South Africa track its precious pollinators

Dirk Swanevelder, Annemarie Gous, Connal D. Eardle

Pollinators are the unsung heroes of food production and some indigenous pollinators are under threat... read
Commodities & Fairtrade
Elijah Langat, passion fruit farmer (Image Supplied)
Reviving passion fruit production in Kenya
Kenya exported passion fruit in the 90s and early 2000s, however, due to pest management challenges, the country has seen a decline in the production of the highly profitable crop... read
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Agriculture and food systems will play a fundamental role in mitigating climate change
Unless sustainable, climate-smart ways of producing, transporting, processing and consuming food are adopted globally, emissions from agriculture sectors are set to increase, further contributing to climate change... read
Stellenbosch University student Alistair Galloway on one of his field trips during the course of his research work. (Image Supplied)
Fynbos restoration: The sooner you fell pines, the better for fynbos
Landowners who want to remove pine trees from their property with the hope of seeing fynbos grow again should do so before the trees are more than 30 years old. If you wait any longer, it's less likely that any fynbos seeds will be left in the soil... read
Retailers to watch this Black Friday, Cyber Monday
Retailers to watch this Black Friday, Cyber Monday

Lauren Hartzenberg

Retailers and consumers alike are readying themselves for snaking queues and extended shopping hours in-store and online this Black Friday, falling on 24 November this year... read
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RT @AfDB_Group: #DidYouKnow #Africa is the second most attractive investment destination in the world? #AfricaIndus...
RT @FAOAnimalHealth: Healthy animals do not need antimicrobials. #AMR #antimicrobialresistance
Agriculture has been made less alluring to brilliant minds over the years. How do we attract some of the best minds...
Saving our forests would be like taking 600 million cars off the roads @Lisa13Walker
RT @AgriSAOfficial: When you are buying cattle, insist on vaccination records and recent negative herd tests of the farm of origin. Follow...
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