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Why South Africa's agricultural industry needs digital transformation

The digital transformation of the agricultural sector will impact billions of people...

By Mark McCallum 10 May 2017

Agritech Expo Zambia to offer workshops on armyworm and aquaculture

The upcoming Agritech Expo at GART in Chisamba will offer free workshops with practical advice and live demonstrations to help farmers combat challenges and explore new technologies...

10 Apr 2017

Aquaculture boost for youth development

Developments in Eastern Cape aquaculture could offer the province's youth some unique opportunities in the near future...

22 Mar 2017

New aquaponics facilities to feed primary schools

Mondelez International Foundation and INMED is building two aquaponics facilities, one in PE and the other in Soweto, to provide primary schools with access to fresh, nutritious produce...

15 Mar 2017

Holistic approach needed for agriculture to play the role the NDP envisions

Agriculture can contribute tremendously to growth in South Africa, but policymakers and key role players must "pull together"...

7 Mar 2017

#BestofBiz 2016: Agriculture

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views.

12 Dec 2016

Sustainable farming is water smart farming

Does a sustainable label really make a difference? According to Henriette Walz - Climate Change and Environmental expert at UTZ - it really does...

Issued by UTZ 7 Dec 2016

FAO launches enhanced database for easy access to food and agriculture data

FAO has launched a new and revamped FAOSTAT website - the most comprehensive statistical database on food, agriculture, fisheries, forestry, natural resources management and nutrition...

28 Nov 2016

Africa-funded project to help small-island nations adapt to climate change

FAO will support six African island nations in their efforts to make agriculture more resilient to climate shocks and boost economic development. The $1.5 million project will focus on a variety of...

21 Nov 2016

More research needed to mitigate farm-driven antimicrobial resistance

Mounting evidence that food systems may be a major conduit of antimicrobial resistance, point to a greater need for vigilance over the way antibiotics are used on farms...

16 Nov 2016

Dti Minister to visit Hermanus aqua farm

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies will visit the Abagold aqua farming enterprise in Hermanus as part of the "Taking the dti to factories" campaign...

25 Oct 2016

SA farmers must meet challenges of climate change

In a quest to achieve zero hunger by 2030, South African farmers are supporting global drives to ensure that agriculture meets the challenges of climate change...

18 Oct 2016

#AgriIndaba: turning pledges into businesses, boosting African agriculture

While African agriculture has seen significant progress, there's a greater need to emphasize on the impact of lack of financial resources in the agriculture industry...

26 Sep 2016

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International

Introducing the Greenhouse In a Box

In recent years, global warming has lead to a rapidly changing climate in India, temperatures across the country have reached soaring highs, negatively affecting the crops of many farmers. In fact, farmer suicides in India reached over 8,000 in 2015 as a result of this. Now, a farming technology startup named Kheyti is hoping to remedy this with their Greenhouse in a Box (GIB).

16 May 2017

Headway made in bringing Greek kiwifruit to SA stores

Hello Kiwi recently exhibited at the Food and Hospitality Exhibition (HOSTEX) and held a convention for stakeholders and media where the Greek Kiwi Producers Association discussed the importance of the trade relationship with South Africa as well as regulations with the Fresh Produce Imports Association. Thus, the European Unions's Hello Kiwi Programme is further building relationships with key players in the South African market in order to export Europe's kiwifruit to South Africa and have Greek kiwifruit sold in major retail stores.

11 May 2017

John Deere drops merger plan with Monsanto unit

WASHINGTON, US - US farm equipment giant John Deere has dropped plans to acquire a unit of Monsanto amid concerns the merger would be challenged by regulators.

3 May 2017

New FAO satellite tool helps African farmers optimise water productivity

With FAO's new tool, the WaPOR open-access database going live, measuring how efficiently water is used in agriculture, particularly in water-scarce countries, is going high-tech. The new tool taps into satellite data to help farmers achieve reliable agricultural yields and allows for the optimisation of irrigation systems.

24 Apr 2017

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