Some of the key issues affecting smallholder farmers' access to good quality seeds include limited knowledge, lack of access to information, high costs of seeds and a lack of seed laws...
6 Dec 2016
Four of the 10 countries hammered hardest in 2015 by climate-boosted extreme weather are in Africa...
9 Nov 2016
The fourth International Addis Agrofood Agriculture, Agricultural Machinery, Food, Food Technologies and Packaging Exhibition is one of the fastest growing agro-food events...
27 Sep 2016
Focus on 'agripreneurs' for economic growth as Agribusiness Congress East Africa comes to Kampala in November...
22 Sep 2016
Africa's overall growth has slowed but new research shows long-term fundamentals are strong and there are big business opportunities ahead...
16 Sep 2016
Agribusiness TV is an internet television station which aims to inspire youth interest in farming in Burkina Faso and further afield in Africa...
8 Sep 2016
With smartphone usage on the up and IT literacy expanding, bringing Internet of Things (IoT) level connectivity is a natural progression for this tech-hungry continent...
Brett Parker 16 Aug 2016
"The goal is nothing if not ambitious: we believe that by 2025, the continent of Africa can be a net exporter, not an importer, of food."
26 Jul 2016
More must be done to promote farming as a deliberate career choice among the youth if we want to promote a professional sector that is productive and profitable...
21 Jun 2016
In terms of the Economic Partnership Agreement, the country's present annual duty-free quota of 48 million litres wine that can be exported to the EU, will rise to...
13 Jun 2016
Founded by eight Southern African countries, the formal establishment of a regional network for...
6 Oct 2015
After 23 years in SA's R6bn fruit industry, many of them as managing director of Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing - SA's biggest producer of apples and pears - Charles Hughes is retiring without having fulfilled his ambition of gaining access to China's vast market. He blames it on the SA government.
16 Sep 2013
In SA, Famous Brands produces 265,000 cups of specially blended coffee a day. With 2,175 restaurants, the company, whose brands include Wimpy, Steers and Mugg & Bean, also makes 77m ice-cream cones a year. It's the big daddy of SA franchising, with a R9,7bn market capitalisation, and it wants to repeat its local success in the rest of Africa.
Zeenat Moorad 16 Sep 2013
Food security in the sub-Saharan African region improved this year because of greater food availability and income growth‚ the DuPont global food security index shows.
7 Aug 2013
The changing of the guard at Africa's largest sugar producer, Illovo, looks like it will be a smooth affair when outgoing managing director Graham Clark hands over to current operations director Gavin Dalgleish.
5 Aug 2013
WASHINGTON, USA: Two genes that are resistant to fungal wheat disease may help ward off a growing epidemic of stem rust that threatens crops in Africa, the Middle East and beyond, researchers said.
3 Jul 2013
Although structural impediments such as poor logistics render the search for new avenues of deeper intra-African trade challenging‚ there is an immediate and compelling growth potential in the trade of agricultural products‚ Standard Bank research analyst Simon Freemantle said last week.
Helmo Preuss 22 Apr 2013