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UN human rights experts call for global treaty to regulate dangerous pesticides

Two United Nations human rights experts are calling for a comprehensive new global treaty to regulate and phase out the use of dangerous pesticides in farming, and move towards sustainable agricultural practices...

9 Mar 2017

Research and study fostering the adoption of new techniques in biotech agriculture

Technological advancements have played an influential role to supplement the growing adoption of modern and high-yielding techniques...

27 Feb 2017

Responsible travel: Finding environmental solutions for campers and lodges

Whilst out enjoying the wonders how do campers, caravanners, and self-caters administer the challenges presented with managing their food waste?

By Gavin Heron 21 Feb 2017

From flask to field: How tiny microbes are revolutionising big agriculture

Just as our new understanding of the human microbiome is revolutionising medicine and spawning a new probiotic industry, agriculture may be poised for a similar revolution...

By Matthew Wallenstein 17 Feb 2017

Pulses, powerful allies in achieving Sustainable Development Goals

IYP has helped raise awareness of the benefits of pulses and boosted knowledge sharing and partnerships, but these gains must be strengthened further to achieve Sustainable Development Goals.

13 Feb 2017

Why microbes are key to solving Africa's food security crisis

Microbial-based solutions, which are formulated from microbes, offer multiple benefits to crops. These include improved growth as well as protection from insects, drought, and other climate-related extremities...

By Esther Ndumi Ngumbi 3 Feb 2017

Debate over glyphosate rages in South Africa

86 percent of maize and 85 percent of soy in South Africa are genetically modified and most are sprayed with the weedkiller Roundup which contains glyphosate...

30 Jan 2017

Using wastewater as an agricultural resource

Rather than continuing to treat wastewater like garbage, it should be managed as a resource that can be used to grow crops and address water scarcity in agriculture, says the FAO...

20 Jan 2017

Commercialisation of agriculture in Tanzania to be private sector-led

Tanzania's Development Vision 2025 and Agricultural Sector Development Strategy established clear priorities for the transformation process towards a modern commercial Tanzania to be private sector-led...

3 Jan 2017

Focusing on soil fertility, form of farming insurance says Advanced Agri

Advanced Agri director, Frank Winder says farmers should prioritise investing in soil fertility as insurance...

23 Dec 2016

#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

Soil and pulses strategic allies in creating food security, combating climate change

According to a new report by FAO, soil and pulses, especially when deployed together, can make significant contributions toward feeding the world and combatting climate change...

6 Dec 2016

USA GMO maize imports to put SA farmers at disadvantage

Grain SA took notice of the approval by the DAFF of commodity clearance of some GMO events in maize that are currently not available to South African farmers...

2 Dec 2016

Fertiliser plant in the offing near Saldanha

Kropz, which has Patrice Motsepe's Ubuntu-Botho Community Development Trust as its empowerment partner, must still raise R10bn to build the plant...

By Allan Seccombe 28 Nov 2016

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International

Indian Ocean states move to avert tuna stocks depletion

Tuna Fisheries are to feature prominently in future as the South West Indian Ocean (SWIO) Commission now moves to adopt a draft protocol on access to fishing grounds by foreign vessels, all intended to establish a common access regime of tuna and tuna-like species in the region.

By Sylivester Domasa 17 Feb 2017

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