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New pan-African fruit industry association to strengthen trade between Africa and EU

Afruibana, a pan-African association of fruit producers and exporters from Cameroon, the Ivory Coast and Ghana has officially been launched. The association will take steps to support competitiveness and export fruits to EU countries...

1 day ago

Climate adaptation: SACAU supports global call for agriculture insurance

SACAU has joined a global call to make agriculture insurance available as one of the tools to help farmers adapt to the climate change challenges, particularly smallholder farmers...

1 day ago

Rwanda's essential oils offer big profits from little land

The pioneer of essential oils in Rwanda said he understood over a decade ago "the need to develop high-value crops" in his hilly nation of just 2.6m hectares...

By Stephanie Aglietti 2 days ago

AGCO Future Farm hosts young agripreneurs for mechanisation and business workshops

The AGCO Future Farm demonstrates the value of mechanisation, technology systems, and best agronomic practices through real-life experience. It is a centre for developing leading-edge agriculture for Africa...

2 days ago

Winners of Resolution Social Venture Challenge agents of change in their communities

21 African social entrepreneurs have been named winners in the Resolution Social Venture Challenge. Impact evaluation data shows that an average of 3,200 community members benefits per fellowship awarded...

2 days ago

Fall armyworms on march across Africa

Fall armyworm has spread to 21 African countries and threatens the continent's main food staple, maize. Fall armyworms pose a big threat to the continent's agriculture, says Huesing...

By Sora Halake 3 days ago

#CSIMonth: An opportunity to use commercial enterprises to ensure global food security

We chat to President and CEO of AGT Foods, Murad Al-Katib, the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2017, about his win, entrepreneurship and feeding the world...

18 Jul 2017

African Union commits to small stock rearing

The coordinator of the AU-Inter Africa Bureau for Animal Resources says the African Union is committed to empowering women and youth in small stock production...

By Benjamin Shapi 17 Jul 2017

Expanded engagement for Caterpillar: Boosting sales and alleviating poverty

A strong signal of growing business engagement with Africa by large US corporations was the announcement last September by Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman of plans to invest over $1b in Africa over the next five years...

14 Jul 2017

Key African agri experts lined up for African Agri Investment Indaba 2017

The second annual African Agri Investment Indaba (AAII) will see prominent experts in the African agriculture sector address over 600 key stakeholders on real market opportunities across the various African regions...

14 Jul 2017

Bringing smallholders and farming startups into the fold

Both education and agriculture are in need of transformation on the African continent. The question that remains, how do we drive this change?

By Howard Blight 11 Jul 2017

Guinea aims to reclaim leadership in pineapple exports to EU

After its absence from major fresh pineapple consumer markets in recent years, Guinea looks to reclaim its leading position in pineapple exports to the European Union...

10 Jul 2017

Food commodity prices to remain low over next decade - OECD, FAO

Global food commodity prices are projected to remain low over the next decade...

10 Jul 2017

Growing food in the post-truth era

The global food system has been operating in post-truth mode for decades. Having constructed food scarcity as a justification for a second Green Revolution, Big Agriculture now employs...

By Alana Mann 6 Jul 2017

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International

Spain hit by deadly bacteria threatening olive trees

A deadly bacteria that infected thousands of olive trees in Italy has been detected for the first time in mainland Spain, the world's top producer of olive oil, a regional government official said Thursday, 6 July.

7 Jul 2017

Global status of commercialised biotech/GM crops

The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) publishes an annual global review of biotech crops commercialisation or the ISAAA Briefs. It is one of the most cited references in modern agri-biotechnology due to its credibility and accuracy. Since the adoption of biotechnological crops in 1996, ISAAA has remained the single most prominent source of this information.

4 Jul 2017

EkoFarmer: High-tech turnkey solution for businesses who want to grow their own

Finish enterprise Exsilio has developed a high-tech solution comprising a redesigned container for growing salad and herbs, among others, in urban environments. Ecological local food can be cultivated efficiently in the 13-metre long farming module known as EkoFarmer.

28 Jun 2017

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