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FAO, Pennsylvania State University develops new app to combat crop pest infestation in Africa
The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation and Pennsylvania State University have developed and launched, Nuru - an app that uses technologies involving machine learning and artificial intelligence to curb the spread of the Fall Armyworm - a crop pest in sub-Saharan Africa... read
Agri's Got Talent announces Top 10 finalists for 2018
The Agri's Got Talent team will be visiting the ten finalists during the month of July in preparation for the competition which culminates in a gala evening on 3 August 2018... read
Programmes in place to return land to tenants, farm dwellers
Deputy President David Mabuza says government is implementing programmes aimed at returning land to labour tenants and farm dwellers... read
Now is the time to vaccinate livestock
Following a warning issued by Kenia authorities of a possible Rift Valley Fever (RVF), animal health company, Afrivet has urged the South African agricultural sector to sound a clarion to deliver vaccination to livestock... read
Nigeria, 29 others to be insured for drought, food, cyclone

Favour Nnabugwu

The insurance of the countries will, according to African Risk Capacity, translate to $ in coverage for some 150 million people... read
Agri Tech
Why agribusinesses see IoT data security as a challenge
Farming and food chain data being generated with the implementation of IoT by farming machinery has created more entry points for hackers and leaves sensitive information vulnerable. As a consequence, many customers are concerned about data ownership, privacy and security... read
Western Cape trade expands on Ethiopian, Africa footprint
The Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce has committed itself to a joint trade mission to Cape Town and the Western Cape aimed at increasing the region's presence in the country and generating export and partnership opportunities in key sectors of the province's economy... read
#AgriMarkets: South-western parts of SA could receive above normal rainfall

Wandile Sihlobo

The South African Weather Service has reiterated its view that the south-western parts of South Africa could receive above normal rainfall during late winter... read
Commercial Fishing
SA fishing industry broadens on BBEEE transformation
Sea Harvest, a consortium of black-owned companies and a subsidiary of Brimstone, has received confirmation from the Competition Tribunal on its transaction to acquire the fishing business, Viking Group... read
Commodities & Fairtrade
PMA's Centre for Growing Talent is committed to developing the fresh produce industry
The Produce Marketing Association's Center for Growing Talent will provide opportunities, between 15-16 August 2018, to network with peers and leaders in the fresh produce industry... read
Food Security
Food Security: AgriSA supports low food inflation
Stats SA's Consumer Price Index (CPI) data reflects that the annual consumer inflation rate has slowed from 4.5% in April 2018 to 4.4% in May 2018... read
FAO, UNHCR's forest management tool a guide to restoring deforestation in displaced communities
More than four out of five forcibly displaced people worldwide use wood fuel for cooking and heating. This is the main driver of forest degradation and deforestation in displacement-affected areas... read
Research & Development
Key insights into the global lemon market
The global lemon market totalled $13.9bn in 2016, which was 19% more in 2015. This according to the World: Lemons and Limes - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025, released by IndexBox. read
Viticulture & Oenology
Bonnievale Wines' The River Collection: fresh, fun and fabulous

Ilse van den Berg

We recently headed out of town to attend Bonnievale Wines' new premium wine range launch, dubbed The River Collection. A fitting name, seeing that the Breede River is the main, life-giving artery of this region... read
RT @CABI_Plantwise: Here are some tips on how to prevent #fallarmyworm from showing up on your farm
RT @FAO: 20 actions on how we can transform food and agriculture to achieve the #SDGs ?? #ZeroHunger #FutureofFood h...
War and climate change biggest threats to #foodsecurity and #sustainable development #food4thought
.@WorldBank report identifies a range of potential funding sources for agriculture, & suggests possible actions to...
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