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#makethefuture campaign highlights cleaner energy innovations

An initiative to develop cleaner energy solutions and give budding energy start-ups a kickstart took place in Rio de Janeiro's Santa Marta...

1 day ago

Ethiopia Soil Map arms farmers with new fertilisers in climate fight

Nationwide survey of soil conditions is leading to more effective use of fertilisers and could boost food security...

By Pius Sawa 1 day ago

Transforming agriculture critical to address food security, climate change challenges

According to FAO director-general José Graziano da Silva, agriculture must transform itself to achieve food and nutrition security for all, as well as help address global challenges such as...

27 Sep 2016

Engen Tanzania pledges support for disaster recovery

Following the devastation caused by an earthquake in Tanzania on 10 September 2016, Engen has pledged Tshs.10 Million in a show of support...

22 Sep 2016

Malawi's rickshaw ambulances cycle the sick to care

It is a sweltering day in Malawi's Nsanje district and the gravel paths in Nelson village are deserted...

By Ina Skosana 12 Sep 2016

Funding sought for organic farming in Africa

Organic farming in Africa has rich potential, but is increasingly underfunded, a UNCTAD survey has found...

8 Sep 2016

Angaza Boma bringing solar TVs to rural Kenya

Angaza Boma is rolling out solar television systems in rural Kenya...

By Tom Jackson 8 Sep 2016

How agriculture can be intensified in Africa without causing harm

Sustainable agriculture is a popular concept. It's warmly embraced as a guiding light for the future of food production...

By Tawanda Marandure and Kennedy Dzama 2 Sep 2016

How we're Touching Lives in Rwanda

Today, more than ever, demonstrating corporate social responsibility or CSR is no longer an option; it is an understood best practice for companies that hope to earn favour with consumers...

By Spero Patricios, Issued by Launch Factory 2 Sep 2016

Healthy oceans important drivers of African prosperity, food security

Mitigating the impacts of climate change and illegal fishing on oceans and coastal communities are increasingly important with fisheries and aquaculture emerging as...

2 Sep 2016

#InnovationMonth: Crowdfunding and solar energy, powering the world with tech

The Sun Exchange is a digital currency, crowd-investing platform designed to fund solar energy in the developing world...

By Nicci Botha 1 Sep 2016

Egypt uses sewage to grow forests in the desert

To tackle desertification, the Egyptian government is growing tree plantations that thrive on waste water...

By Kate Walker 31 Aug 2016

You are what you eat: congress to address food and nutrition challenges

Hosting the WPHNA congress in South Africa has the potential to inform key policy-makers and researchers and significantly shape the food and nutrition policy landscape in South Africa and Africa...

26 Aug 2016

Increasing accessibility to medicine in Africa

An initiative aimed at creating sustainable approaches to improving access to medicine has been introduced in Kenya...

26 Aug 2016

Securing water for food: a call for innovations

A $7.5 million competition seeks innovations to improve water and food security, gender equality, and reduce poverty...

25 Aug 2016

#WomensMonth: empowering women for the sake of food security

A dialogue on the empowerment of women through water use security, land use security and knowledge generation for improved household food security and sustainable rural livelihoods...

By Cari Van Wyk 24 Aug 2016

Pan-African initiative to amplify women's voices

Graça Machel Trust announces new initiative to create a powerful movement of African women focused on advancing Africa's future...

23 Aug 2016

Investing in science can help put food on Africa's plates

Food shortages, hunger, starvation and long-term food security are not new issues in Africa, nor elsewhere in the developing world...

By John Butler-Adam 22 Aug 2016

Why we need to unite to feed children while at school

In a call for Cape Town to unite against hunger at our schools, the Peninsula School Feeding Association's Charity Family Fun Walk, Blisters for Bread, will take place at the Green Point Cricket Club on Sunday, 28 August...

Issued by Peninsula School Feeding Association 16 Aug 2016

Ethiopia's last chance to plant

The main planting season is winding down in Ethiopia, but there is still a small window of opportunity for farmers to plant the last set of crops in September and grow food for millions...

16 Aug 2016

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