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Gabon creates network of marine protected areas

President Ali Bongo Ondimba announced that his government created a network of 20 marine protected areas in Gabon, including nine marine parks and 11 aquatic reserves covering 26% of Gabon's territorial waters...

13 Jun 2017

Highly contagious disease can decimate tilapia populations

A highly contagious disease is spreading among farmed and wild tilapia and can decimate infected populations. Tilapia Lake Virus (TiLV) has now been confirmed in five countries on three continents...

29 May 2017

Kenya eyes blue economy to net more from fishing

"The vast coastal and marine water resources Kenya is endowed with is geared towards the sustainable use of the oceans for societal benefits."

By Winnie Atieno 4 May 2017

Agritech Expo Zambia to offer workshops on armyworm and aquaculture

The upcoming Agritech Expo at GART in Chisamba will offer free workshops with practical advice and live demonstrations to help farmers combat challenges and explore new technologies...

10 Apr 2017

Africa-funded project to help small-island nations adapt to climate change

FAO will support six African island nations in their efforts to make agriculture more resilient to climate shocks and boost economic development. The $1.5 million project will focus on a variety of...

21 Nov 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 Bizcommunity.com 14 Oct 2016

Effective implementation of global anti-rogue fishing treaty needed

According to FAO director-general José Graziano da Silva, the groundbreaking international accord on illegal fishing, which recently came into force, is a welcome development but requires "strong and effective implementation."

19 Sep 2016

Over $600 million worth of agri-projects to be presented at African Agri Investment Indaba

AAII features the "Investment Discovery Matchmaking" sessions which will see project owners get the opportunity to pitch to a robust panel of investors - a unique and key highlight of the Indaba...

9 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

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

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

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

Climate change to be a game-changer

Climate change is a subject that no sector can afford to neglect. In less than six months, Paris promises to be a battlefield of agendas...

11 Jun 2015

Aquaculture research collaboration responds to real challenges facing abalone farmers

The broader objective is to improve food and nutrition security through increased fish production and sustainable resource management.

3 Nov 2014

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International

AGT Foods CEO scoops EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 title

President and CEO of AGT Foods, Murad Al-Katib, was picked from 59 individuals representing 49 countries and named EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2017. He was chosen not only for his success in building a business empire focused on providing vegetable protein to the developing world, but also for helping to feed refugees.

20 Jun 2017

Disrupted agriculture, high food prices deepens food insecurity in Africa

While large agricultural harvests in some regions of the world are booming for global food supply, protracted fighting and unrest are increasing displaced and hungry people elsewhere. This according to the new FAO Crop Prospects and Food Situation report which shows that 37 countries - 28 of which are in Africa - require external assistance for food.

12 Jun 2017

Blockchain seen as tool in food safety

NEW YORK, US - The food industry is turning to the same technology used by virtual currencies to strengthen food safety and inventory management by tracking meats and crops from farm to table. Working with IBM, retail giant Wal-Mart Stores is testing the technology system on mangos in the United States and pork in China.

6 Jun 2017

Introducing the Greenhouse In a Box

In recent years, global warming has lead to a rapidly changing climate in India, temperatures across the country have reached soaring highs, negatively affecting the crops of many farmers. In fact, farmer suicides in India reached over 8,000 in 2015 as a result of this. Now, a farming technology startup named Kheyti is hoping to remedy this with their Greenhouse in a Box (GIB).

16 May 2017

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