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It's officially Design Month on Biz

Traditionally February is dedicated to all things design on Biz. This year we're rolling out the design theme, with a multi-industry Design Month feature on how design is influencing 20 sectors locally and globally...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 1 Feb 2016 12:32

Shine a light on the gaps

Agriculture forms the backbone of African economies. A majority of the continent's farmers earn their living on small plots of less than two hectares...

By Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Janeen Madan 21 Jan 2016 07:00

Good news for developing countries as WTO conference concludes

It was a win for the developing countries after the 10th World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Conference finally closed a deal on elimination of agricultural and export subsidies...

By Kennedy Kangethe 21 Dec 2015 10:27

Orange announces winners of 2015 AMEA Developers Challenge

Orange presented the "2015 Orange AMEA Developers Challenge" prize to FarmConnecta yesterday evening during the Cairo ICT event...

18 Dec 2015 07:33

Climate smart agriculture key to development

Research by NEPAD through the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme shows that climate change effects are becoming more frequent...

11 Dec 2015 11:33

INTL FCStone's Stuart Ponder addresses Africa Breakfast Club

Stuart Ponder, senior vice president, EMEA of NTL FCStone Ltd., a subsidiary of NTL FCStone Inc., addressed the Africa Breakfast Club on the topic of the evolution of structured markets...

1 Dec 2015 13:42

The massive potential of exports to unlock growth in agricultural output

The South African agriculture sector could grow its contribution to the country's GDP by R163 million by 2030 and in the process create close to half a million jobs...

By Nomfanelo Magwentshu, Kartik Jayaram and Acha Leke 16 Nov 2015 11:54

Bayer develops new insecticide mixture useful for malaria control

Bayer CropScience, in its mission for delivering 'Science For A Better Life', submitted a dossier to the WHOPES for the evaluation of a new two-way insecticide mixture...

5 Nov 2015 12:31

3D-inspired hi-tech buoy takes African marine monitoring to new levels

A hi-tech buoy that provides real-time data can play a key role in helping South Africa manage its coastal waters. It could also be deployed beyond...

By Dirk Muller 23 Oct 2015 10:25

Sub-Saharan Africa remains in grip of extreme poverty

More than one-third (about two billion) of the population in low and middle-income countries are poor with nearly 800 million people globally still suffering from chronic hunger...

15 Oct 2015 10:46

Young agribusiness innovators to participate in the Africa Green Revolution Forum

Representatives from East Africa youth-owned startups and small and medium-sized enterprises were nominated to participate in this year's African Green Revolution Forum...

6 Oct 2015 08:18

New joint venture in distribution to support AGCO brands in Zambia

AGCO reported that a new joint venture company formed between...

2 Oct 2015 09:42

15 EU nations opt to stay GMO-free

Fifteen of the 28 EU member nations are seeking to keep genetically modified organisms out of all or part of their territory, as the deadline for opting out of new European legislation on GMO crops nears...

2 Oct 2015 15:03

Yara Prize awards African change agents

Dr. Ousmane Badiane, director for Africa, IFPRI, and Eric Kaduru, founder and CEO, KadAfrica are the recipients of the Yara Prize 2015...

29 Sep 2015 09:06

WWF: global marine populations slashed by half since 1970

GENEVA: Populations of marine mammals, birds, reptiles and fish have dropped by about half in the past four decades, with fish critical to human food...

16 Sep 2015 13:55

Sustainable use of natural resources in emerging markets

The perception that the natural resources of emerging markets around the world, including Africa, are being stripped and consumed wholesale...

15 Sep 2015 15:45

Empowering women can help drive sustainable forest use in Africa

According to the director and founder of the Cameroon-based NGO REFACOF, Cécile Ndjebet, millions of African women work in forestry, but many lack...

14 Sep 2015 12:22

Contest to find young African agri-entrepreneurs to be next AGCO Africa Ambassador

AGCO is calling young African entrepreneurs with sustainable agribusiness concepts or innovative ideas that could help to develop the agricultural sector in Africa in an inclusive way...

2 Sep 2015 09:29

Sharp rise in hungry Ethiopians needing aid: UN

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA: The number of hungry Ethiopians needing food aid has risen sharply this year to 4.5 million due to poor rains and the El Nino weather phenomenon, the UN has said...

28 Aug 2015 11:34

Havas Worldwide takes Ireland's largest dairy producer into Africa

Ireland's largest dairy producer,The Ornua Group has chosen Havas Worldwide Johannesburg as its African advertising agency...

18 Aug 2015 07:00

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