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Dangote initiative engages unemployed youth in rice farming

Dangote Rice Limited has launched a multi-million naira Youth Farming Initiative set to engage unemployed Nigerian students in rice farming...

8 hours ago

Integrated policy approach needed to ensure sustainable food systems

The 44th Session of the Committee on World Food Security endorsed new recommendations centred on the need for an integrated policy approach to forestry, agriculture, water and food security and nutrition...

6 hours ago

Mahindra latest car group to invest in SA plant

Indian company Mahindra, which has 34 plants around the world for its passenger vehicles, bakkies, trucks, tractors, and agricultural machinery, will start assembling products in SA in 2018...

11 hours ago

More trees, better farming could slash carbon emissions: study

Planting more trees, farming more sustainably and conserving wetlands could significantly slash the amount of carbon emissions that humanity spews into the atmosphere...

5 hours ago

Drive for giant new marine sanctuary in Antarctica

Australia and France kicked off a fresh push on Monday, 16 October, to create a vast marine sanctuary in pristine East Antarctica...

10 hours ago

DAFF commemorates World Food Day

This year's goal repositions rural development as an enabler to ensure food security and a shift towards local value chain development...

7 hours ago

#WorldFoodDay: Transforming the agricultural sector by unlocking the potential of smallholder farmers

"...a step-change in the lives of smallholder farmers, recognising the fundamentally important role that they have currently and will increasingly have in our future food production."

By Dr Klaus Eckstein 1 day ago

#WorldFoodDay: Investing in agricultural education can help feed future populations

We chat to Howard Blight, founder of Agricolleges International, about World Food Day and the role of education in realising food security goals...

By Cari Coetzee 1 day ago

Bayer sells crop science units to ease Monsanto takeover

Bayer announced a multi-billion-euro deal Friday to sell parts of its agrichemical business to rival BASF, easing the path of its planned takeover of US seed maker Monsanto...

1 day ago

Bird flu pours new misery on Dutch poultry farmers

Dutch poultry farmers, already left reeling by a contaminated egg scandal, were in a new flap over an outbreak of bird flu with thousands of hens to be destroyed...

1 day ago

SA stone fruit producers remain positive despite drought challenges

Despite the challenges of the drought, stone fruit producers have proven themselves resilient and South African can fulfil its commitments to the market for the 2017/2018 season...

1 day ago

#WorldFoodDay: Access to data vital for empowering smallholders, building resilience

Access to reliable information, including on changing weather patterns and market conditions, is essential for empowering farmers

1 day ago

Shyft crowned MTN Business App of the Year

At the 2017 MTN Business App of the Year Awards, which took place on Thursday, 12 October 2017, Shyft was named the overall winner...

13 Oct 2017

From the tree into the frying pan: The olive oil journey

As world demand increases, South Africa is stepping up to the plate in meeting the shortage of quality, fresh olive oil...

By Wessel Lemmer 13 Oct 2017

Organic farming matters - just not in the way you think

Is organic agriculture the solution to our global food system challenges? That's been the premise and promise of the organic movement since its origins...

By Verena Seufert, Navin Ramankutty 13 Oct 2017

Organisations join forces, launches roadmap to combat zoonotic TB

"Preventing and controlling bovine TB at its animal source is crucial to avoid its transmission to humans, improve food safety and protect the livelihood of many rural communities."

13 Oct 2017

Underwater nurseries help revive Mediterranean fish stocks

Ecocean harvests baby fish, nurtures them onshore and then returns them to the sea after a short acclimatisation period in an underwater "bio-hut" or nursery...

13 Oct 2017

Ghana aims to regain top spot in cocoa production

The country is the second-biggest supplier of cocoa worldwide, beaten only by its West African neighbour, Cote D'Ivoire. But Ghana was once the world champion...

By Kwaku Botwe 12 Oct 2017

Polluted chicken muck piling up in The Netherlands

Tonnes of chicken muck contaminated with a banned insecticide are piling up in hundreds of Dutch poultry farms hit by the tainted-egg scandal...

12 Oct 2017

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