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Food security to top SADC meeting agenda

South Africa will participate in a Southern African Development Community (SADC) meeting to seek ways to improve food security in the region...

19 May 2017

Drought affects 1.4-million in Angola: UNICEF

More than 1.4-million people in Angola, including many children, have been affected by a "chronic drought" that has increased the risk of disease, a UN report said on Wednesday, 17 May...

19 May 2017

Africa must start by treating agriculture as a business

To drive agro-industrialisation, we must be able to finance the sector. Doing so will help unlock the potential of agriculture as a business on the continent...

By Dr Akinwumi Adesina 17 May 2017

#NAMPO2017: Appropriate financing needed to unlock agriculture's potential

“Innovation, technology, and economies of scale are critical in today's farming environment to ensure sustainability and competitiveness. These new challenges and complexities highlight the need for appropriate financial support..."

16 May 2017

Introducing the Greenhouse In a Box

From Indian startup Kheyti, the modular greenhouse is an affordable solution for low-income farmers...

16 May 2017

#UrbanAgri: Let It Grow Foundation helps communities grow their own urban farms

The Let It Grow Foundation is driven by three men with the purpose to heal the soil and teach South Africans to live sustainable and healthy lives through urban farming projects using permaculture methods...

By Cari Coetzee 15 May 2017

Farmers doing better, but El Niño may return

"The threat of El Niño is a concern because we know the impact. Production was cut down to less than half because of the previous drought."

By Sunita Menon 12 May 2017

Researchers: SA suffers from fragmented policymaking in agriculture and food security

The review process has generated interesting connections, and it has highlighted important questions to start asking - like who holds the power in food value chains, and how this affects changes in food prices...

12 May 2017

Experts call for multi-pronged approach to fight Fall armyworm in Africa

Scientists have called for quick, multi-institutional collaboration and coordinated action against the Fall armyworm that has ravaged maize to avoid economic hardship for smallholders in the region and across Africa generally...

10 May 2017

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

Ten years after the crisis, what is happening to the world's bees?

Ten years ago, beekeepers in the United States raised the alarm that thousands of their hives were mysteriously empty of bees...

By Simon Klein and Andrew Barron 9 May 2017

Rainfall set to boost growth in southern Africa

While not downplaying the suffering in the afflicted areas, there is at least good news to report on agricultural output elsewhere on the African continent, which should be powerful enough to meaningfully raise economic growth...

By Steve Johnson 8 May 2017

More PPPs needed to get agriculture back on its feet

While there are some PPPs in the agriculture sector, such as the Strategic Water Partners Network, it is not nearly enough to stimulate the type of growth that is required to see the industry back on its feet...

8 May 2017

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International

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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