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Western Cape agriculture under threat

Agriculture and food security in the Western Cape are under threat due to increased heat, water stress on crops and livestock and droughts resulting from climate change.

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Phosphorus is vital for life on Earth - and we're running low

Scientists are warning that we are approaching “peak phosphorus”, the point at which demand begins to outstrip supply and intensive agriculture cannot continue to provide current yields...

By Vera Thoss 6 hours ago

Strong rural-urban linkages needed to meet rising urban food demand

According to IFPRI's new report, the sustainable management of urbanisation poses new challenges and opportunities to recast food and agriculture systems in ways that benefit cities and the countryside...

1 day ago

How urbanisation can benefit farmers

The 2017 Global Food Policy Report finds that cities provide an opportunity to boost farmers' incomes if they are effectively connected through strong value chains...

2 days ago

Collective land tenure is under threat in Kenya. Why it needs to be protected

Pastoralism is the main production system practiced by communities who live in rangelands and dry lands which are usually arid or semi-arid. But pastoral communities are facing increasing pressure on their land...

By Timothy Njagi Njeru 2 days ago

Red meat prices soar as farmers rebuild herds

South African consumers should prepare to fork out more for their favourite cuts of beef as analysts predict that beef prices will soar beyond 30% this year as livestock farmers battle to rebuild their herds...

2 days ago

New research vessel explores oceans for the sake of better marine resources management

"This new vessel allows us to improve research and activities where marine observations are extremely limited, and better understand the impacts of climate change on aquatic ecosystems and our oceans."

2 days ago

Africa needs its own version of the vertical farm to feed growing cities

The continent has unique opportunities for vertical farms. Future innovators and entrepreneurs should be thinking of how to specialise growing vegetables to meet a rise in demand of Africa's super vegetables...

By Esther Ndumi Ngumbi 3 days ago

BCC to ensure health of Benguela Current ecosystem through sustainable management

Supporting fisheries, tourism, recreation, and thousands of jobs, a sustainable Benguela Current ecosystem is the lifeblood of the ocean economy on South Africa's West Coast...

24 Mar 2017

Maximising the potential of wastewater in agriculture

"We need to use water in agriculture in a more efficient, productive, equitable and environmentally friendly way where quality is not compromised."

23 Mar 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

Africa's food security challenges driving technological innovation

"Smart farming solutions will become the cornerstone of global food production over the next decade."

20 Mar 2017

Founder of Reel Gardening walks away with Agripreneur of the Year Award

The top eight finalists of the Future Agro Challenge faced off on a global stage with South African agripreneur Clair Reid, founder of Reel Gardening, walking away with the Agripreneur of the Year Award...

20 Mar 2017

EAC states now act on overfishing to save stocks in Lake Victoria

Faced with dwindling fish stocks in Lake Victoria, East African states have moved to institute stringent measures to control fishing in the shared water body...

By Halima Abdallah 15 Mar 2017

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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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