Despite the technology being seen as key to tackling low crop yields, climate change and emerging diseases, many countries remain averse to GM technology over safety and trade-related concerns...
Roff Industries has introduced the Roff R-10 - a compact maize mill that can produce super maize meal at 24 tonnes per day and 540 tonnes per month...
Roff 3 days ago
The green revolution is estimated to have saved up to one billion people from starvation. Africa needs to stage its own version if its to help save its people from hunger...
Calestous Juma 7 Dec 2017
Conserving and restoring soils, as a major carbon storage system, is critical for both sustainable agriculture and mitigating climate change. FAO launched a comprehensive global map showing the amount of carbon stocks in the soil...
6 Dec 2017
PARIS - For some, a new cutting-edge technology called gene drive is the silver bullet able to wipe out invasive species decimating island wildlife, and eradicate the malaria-bearing mosquitos...
6 Dec 2017
The soaring "Chamber of Mines" building in central Johannesburg, a hub for South Africa's mining industry, is a symbol of a bygone era when pioneers began flocking here in the late 19th century to dig for gold...
Inna Lazareva 4 Dec 2017
By combining these interventions, there's a better chance of managing water sustainably for domestic and agricultural use...
Dian Spear 1 Dec 2017
BCX and GE have developed an integrated agri-tech solution tailored for South African and African agricultural needs...
1 Dec 2017
FAO estimates that more than 25% of the world's local farm animal breeds are currently at risk of extinction. Its new database will help countries better monitor, survey and manage their animal genetic resources...
30 Nov 2017
How important is modernising agricultural education to the transformation of the industry?
Cari Coetzee 30 Nov 2017
As part of efforts to address food shortages as well as make agriculture attractive and beneficial to Nigerians, agricultural technological firm, Farmcrowdy, has unveiled a digital application...
Sunday Okobi and Ugo Aliogo 28 Nov 2017
As gains from the green revolution come up against limited natural resources, agriculture is poised for another major transformation...
28 Nov 2017
Health hazards, such as smoking inhalation are high and output of intensive labour in the traditional method of fish-smoking is often low - women in fishing communities in eastern Sri Lanka spend hours tending to fish laid out on mesh over smoking coals - but the introduction of new smoking ovens pioneered by FAO under an EU funded programme is set to change this.
22 Nov 2017
Improving soil health in farmlands could capture extra carbon equivalent to the planet-warming emissions generated by the transport sector, one of the world's most polluting industries, experts said. Soil naturally absorbs carbon from the atmosphere through a process known as sequestration which not only reduces harmful greenhouse gases but also creates more fertile soil.
Thin Lei Win 21 Nov 2017
A workshop recently hosted by the Embassy of Italy in South Africa, in collaboration with the European Union Delegation in South Africa, Wesgro and the Department of Trade and Industry hosted a workshop on the Protection and Promotion of Geographical Indications (GI) aimed to create awareness on the benefits that can be derived from the effective protection and use of GIs in South African and EU for the development of small-scale, local and rural economies, particularly in the agro-food sector, and for enhancing export opportunities and boosting international trade flows.
21 Nov 2017
Kenya exported passion fruit in the 90s and early 2000s, however, due to pest management challenges, the country has seen a decline in the production of the highly profitable crop since 2003 - this despite Kenya's potential to grow and export passion fruit.
14 Nov 2017
A growing number of startups are trying to produce meat products without using animals, with a view to addressing concerns about animal welfare and the carbon footprint of meat. However, Chris Lo, Consumer Analyst at GlobalData, reports that new products will not be ready to hit the shelves until 2021.
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