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Young Africans create new roads for agriculture

Young Africans are seeking to transform agriculture by using new technologies while contributing to food security and employment...

By Pius Sawa, Reuters 2 days ago

Agri Securitas funding steps up rural security

In an attempt to assist the farming community in their rural safety protection efforts, the Agri Securitas Trust Fund recently again provided financial support for security projects...

25 Apr 2017

ECDC invests millions into potato producing cooperatives

R3,357m went to seven potato producing cooperatives in the OR Tambo District Municipality last year - the funds were used to buy agricultural inputs such as fertilisers, seeds, and pesticides...

24 Apr 2017

How Zambia could achieve breadbasket status

According to Jervis Zimba, president of the Zambia National Farmers' Union (ZNFU), “The only way we can achieve the status of being a breadbasket is to zero rate agriculture.”

20 Apr 2017

ZZ2 takes compost to new level

It may not be completely organic, but a philosophy based on ‘harmony with nature' has worked wonders for soil health, productivity and the surrounding environment for South Africa's largest tomato grower, ZZ2...

18 Apr 2017

Good news for agribusiness likely to be short-lived

Agbiz said the optimism in the agricultural machinery market may be short-lived as the weaker rand could increase the cost of equipment...

By Bekezela Phakathi 11 Apr 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

Tractor sales surge by 18.7% y/y in March to 515 units: Saama

Tractor sales surged by 18.7% year-on-year to 515 units in March. The better sales in March are a reflection of the current good summer crop prospects...

By Dominic Preuss 7 Apr 2017

The challenge ahead: Harnessing gene editing to sustainable agriculture

The role of genetic engineering in agriculture and food has generated enormous interest and controversies, with a large-scale embrace by some nations and wholesale bans by others...

By Nteranya Sanginga 31 Mar 2017

New packhouse technology increasing productivity at Two-a-Day

The new sorting and packing facility imported from The Netherlands, at a multi-million rand investment, uses the latest technology and robotics to better sort fruit and correctly pack it for delivery-ready storage...

30 Mar 2017

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...

29 Mar 2017

Solar technology applied in an ingenious way

A solar power system was considered the logical way in which to provide electricity to power the irrigation pumps on a new macadamia farm on the outskirts of Hazyview, Mpumalanga...

27 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

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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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