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Modernising agricultural statistics crucial to reach 2030 Agenda

"Our task now is to take advantage of the new information era to ensure global food security and agricultural sustainability."

9 hours ago

Right technology is not always within reach for African farmers

Farmers have no modern tools, such as tractors, to efficiently and effectively cultivate crops. They also need assistance to obtain seed varieties that are...

By Kristen Reesor 1 day ago

Grain Council calls for sensitisation on rules of origin

EAGC Rwanda has called for more sensitisation about rules of origin policies between regional blocs to ensure local traders understand them to benefit from the proposed Tripartite Free Trade Area...

By John Mbaraga 3 days ago

Why farmers respond differently to higher food prices?

Higher food prices are supposed to induce farmers to increase production for sale. In reality, however, their supply responsiveness is influenced by many factors...

By Jomo Kwame Sundaram 21 Oct 2016

Report: rapid transformation of agriculture necessary to curb greenhouse gas emissions

The pledge to eradicate hunger and poverty must go hand in hand with rapid transformations of farming and food systems to cope with a warmer world, FAO said today in a new report.

19 Oct 2016

Reed Exhibitions will host the first-ever Value Added Agriculture Expo East Africa

Reed Exhibitions has announced that they are hosting the Value Added Agriculture Expo East Africa from 24-25 May 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya...

Issued by Reed Exhibitions 17 Oct 2016

Logistics the lifeblood of trade in Africa

As the biggest multi-industry site catering to a professional audience in Africa and South Africa, Bizcommunity is delighted to be media partner to the biggest port event in Africa...

Issued by 14 Oct 2016

Better livestock policies in Africa offer a pathway out of poverty

A majority of rural households in Africa keep different livestock species. But only a small proportion can afford to keep good quality livestock...

By Thumbi Mwangi 13 Oct 2016

#SustainabilityMonth: Organic supermarket opens in Nigeria

A New Earth, a boutique organic and eco-living store based in Beirut, Lebanon, recently announced its opening in Lagos, Nigeria. The expansion is testament to the owners' belief in moving towards a cleaner, healthier, more sustainable way of living.

By Jessica Tennant 12 Oct 2016

Sweet potato gains more importance

Sweet potato production has gained greater importance following recent agricultural research and discoveries regarding the different ways the crop can be used...

By Michael J. Ssali 12 Oct 2016

27 African countries adopt the Marrakesh Declaration

Twenty-seven African countries have adopted the Marrakesh Declaration, which consolidates these countries' commitment to placing the Adaptation of African Agriculture at the heart of COP22 negotiations...

11 Oct 2016

Navigate Bizcommunity to where the business is

An increasing number of our core advertising, marketing and media audience and other professional subscribers are discovering that navigating editorial offerings across Bizcommunity's 18 multi-industry portals makes good sense...

Issued by 7 Oct 2016 awards African innovation presented six Innovation Challenge in Africa awards to what it considers leading examples of ideas, apps, websites and/or online services...

3 Oct 2016

Organic, eco-living store opens in Nigeria

A New Earth is a boutique supermarket that first opened its doors on July 1, 2009, in Beirut, Lebanon and is now in Nigeria...

3 Oct 2016

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 30 Sep 2016

Mechanised agriculture essential in Sub-Saharan Africa

According to a new report from FAO, mechanization and appropriate mechanization strategies have a large role to play in improving agriculture productivity, particularly in Africa...

29 Sep 2016

Agrofood in North Africa: a strategic sector at nature's mercy

The agrofood sector remains one of the most important sectors for North African Economies, according to a report by Coface, the international trade credit insurance company...

29 Sep 2016

4th Addis Agrofood Exhibition in Ethiopia

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

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

Crickets, birds, weather data combine to guide African farmers

A new weather advisory service, by an award-winning South African tech expert, aims to help drought-hit farmers...

By Munyaradzi Makoni 26 Sep 2016

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