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A race against time: ensuring farming support in drought-ravaged Southern Africa

According to FAO, 23 million people in Southern Africa urgently need support to produce enough food to feed themselves, thus avoiding dependency on humanitarian assistance...

6 hours ago

AfDB committed to building resilience of African agriculture

"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."

3 days ago

Better forest management needed for building sustainable agriculture

The key message of the FAO's "The State of the World's Forests" is an urgent need to promote more positive interactions between agriculture and forestry...

25 Jul 2016

The power of long-form content in corporate social responsibility

You can't turn on a screen in 2016 without seeing an example of branded content or native advertising flit across your eyes...

By Spero Patricios 18 Jul 2016

Why it's time Africa features in global plans to manage air pollution

Two years ago the World Health Organisation (WHO) identified air pollution as the world's worst environmental health risk...

15 Jul 2016

Solar-powered aircraft touches down in Egypt

An aircraft fuelled solely on solar power completed the 16th, and penultimate, leg of its round-the-world journey when it landed in Cairo today...

13 Jul 2016

ENOUGH: Global food production under threat, innovation needed

On the current food production trajectory, we will lose the battle for a food-secure world. If declining production trends continue as a result of...

13 Jul 2016

Report urges more work to curb overfishing despite progress

Due to stronger aquaculture supply and firm demand, record hauls for some key species and reduced wastage, global per capita fish consumption has risen above 20 kilograms...

11 Jul 2016

Growing food in thin air

African farmers constantly have to compete against climate change, adverse weather conditions, drought, affected soil and high costs...

7 Jul 2016

Bakhresa and Verde Hotels team up for Zanzibar's greenest hotel

Bakhresa Group has appointed SA's Verde Hotels to...

5 Jul 2016

Faking food security

With less food and more people, demand is outstripping supply. One solution to this problem could be the creation of fake foods...

1 Jul 2016

African hunger policy silent on climate risks

A deal aimed to double agricultural production and end hunger in Africa has underestimated the impact climate change will have on the continent's food production...

By Baraka Rateng 29 Jun 2016

Crop yields will fall within next decade due to climate change unless action is taken, says new study

Crop yields will fall within the next decade due to climate change unless immediate action is taken to speed up the introduction of new and improved varieties...

22 Jun 2016

Ancient African farming technique could help mitigate climate change

700-year-old African soil procedure could help offset global warming...

20 Jun 2016

#CGFSummit: Reap the rewards of doing business sustainably

'Shared-value sustainability' was a hot topic on the third and final day of the Consumer Goods Forum, with insights shared by Nestlé CEO and former Consumer Goods Forum co-chair, Paul Bulcke.

By Leigh Andrews 17 Jun 2016

Kia Motors to build auto mechanic training centres in East Africa

Kia Motors will build training centres for mechanics in Ethiopia and Kenya in a bid to contribute to their economies by providing education for young people...

1 Jun 2016

Nigeria's fight against bilharzia gets a major boost

Nigeria has taken delivery of the single, largest consignment of drugs to combat schistosomiasis (bilharzia), one of the most endemic tropical diseases the continent...

25 May 2016

#AfricaMonth: Adopting a new mentality to small-scale farming

It's necessary for smallholder farmers in Africa to innovate and form partnerships with organisations that can help them do so. In this, the farmers of Nakuru county has...

By Cari Van Wyk 23 May 2016

#AfricaMonth: Building real awareness of the situation in Africa

With more and more of Africa's fauna and flora under threat, many of the stories that came out of We Are Africa was the importance of conservation...

By Cari Van Wyk 19 May 2016

#AUW2016: Operationalising the water-energy nexus

Day 2 of African Utility Week looked at the cornerstones of sustainable development - energy, water and food security - and how they need to developed in unison to achieve the ambitious goals of COP21,,.

By Nicci Botha 19 May 2016

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