Between 2005 and 2015, natural disasters cost agricultural sectors of developing countries $96bn in damage or lost crop and livestock production, according to FAO's new report...
The Allianz Risk Barometer 2018 reveals that climate change or increasing volatility of weather is a top concern for agribusinesses. Farming is a high-risk industry faced with uncontrollable threats like hailstorms, floods, disease outbreaks and drought...
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The two-year programme, targeting mid-level professionals working in the agriculture sector across sub-Saharan Africa, seeks to strengthen the capacity of Africa's young professionals to revolutionise agriculture value chains grappling with skills gap and low technology uptake...
13 Mar 2018
According to the Stats SA Quarter Four Labour Force Survey, agriculture created an additional 39,000 jobs...
12 Mar 2018
The efficient monitoring and reporting on forest cover and land use is essential in monitoring progress on Sustainable Development Goals and crucial for countries adapting to and mitigating climate change...
7 Mar 2018
Countries need to promote a rural and structural transformation that fosters synergies between farm and non-farm activities and that reinforces the linkages between rural areas and cities - including processing, packaging, transportation, distribution, marketing and service provision...
26 Feb 2018
Rapid population growth accelerates global demand for forest products and services. On the other hand, the population growth also increases demand for agricultural production and converting forests to arable land...
22 Feb 2018
Budget speech should address some of the sector's challenges to ensure food security...
Wessel Lemmer 20 Feb 2018
Demand across the world for Farmer Field Schools are increasing due to their ability to help smallholder farmers cope with complex challenges...
15 Feb 2018
Obtala Limited announced further advancements into the West African forestry market, with the proposed acquisition of NSMS...
12 Feb 2018
Dubbed 'water factories', wetlands are the most biologically diverse of all ecosystems. The forestry industry regards looking after the land on which trees are farmed as a business, social and environmental imperative...
2 Feb 2018
The prize celebrates Africans who are taking control of Africa's agriculture agenda. It puts a bright spotlight on bold initiatives and innovations that can be replicated across the continent to create a new era of food security and economic opportunity for all Africans...
1 Feb 2018
The Department of Labour says the new minimum wages for employees in the farm and forestry sectors are set to increase by 5.6%.
24 Jan 2018
PARIS, France - French supermarket group Carrefour said on Tuesday it would expand its blockchain-based food traceability programme, which is currently in place for some chickens, to eight other products including eggs by the end of the year.
7 Mar 2018
The moment designer Lonny van Ryswyck took her shoes off on the Design Indaba stage, she opened many eyes to see the same thing in a different way. Isn't that what design is really about?
Jessica Tennant 23 Feb 2018
In an effort to promote exports and the Western Cape halal sector, Wesgro has been supporting the South African Department of Trade and Industry and Western Cape companies at Gulfood in Dubai - an internationally recognised food and beverage trade show featuring 5,000 exhibitors and 120 national pavilions covering one million square feet. It is expected that over 100,000 traders and visitors will visit the show.
21 Feb 2018
The United States Cattlemen's Association (USCA) has petitioned the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to exclude products not derived directly from animals raised and slaughtered, from the definition of 'beef' and 'meat'.
19 Feb 2018
This Valentine's Day florists are predicting sales of $95m in the UK alone. But where do they all come from?
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