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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

Poor nutrition stalks SADC

According to the SADC regional vulnerability assessment analysis, about 30 percent of the region's population is malnourished. Malnutrition is a critical risk factor in most countries...

By Hlupekile Nkunika 31 Dec 2015 09:57

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

Yara expands investment in Africa

Global agriculture company Yara International ASA today announced the purchase of Greenbelt Fertilizers, a leading distributor of fertilizers in Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique, for USD $51 million...

7 Dec 2015 10:16

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

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

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

Southern African grain stakeholders establishes regional platform

Founded by eight Southern African countries, the formal establishment of a regional network for...

6 Oct 2015 12:36

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

New partnership to accelerate innovation in African farming

The GFIA Africa has announced a new partnership agreement with the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation...

12 Aug 2015 07:00

Africa to debate the sustainable future of forests

Despite the fact that forests are essential to mankind's existence on earth, half the world's forest cover has been lost in the last 50 years...

3 Aug 2015 12:20

Mobile survey informs Global Entrepreneurship Summit

GeoPoll the Global Entrepreneurship Network and the U.S. State Department released a survey of 1,000 business owners...

24 Jul 2015 14:42

Bayer and AGCO join forces to drive the Future Farm in Zambia

Bayer and AGCO, in collaboration with other partners have launched a Future Farm project in Lusaka, Zambia...

27 May 2015 13:38

Depth of Africa coverage improves

Coverage of the rest of Africa in our media provides an interesting gauge of our relationship with the continent since our borders opened up 20 years ago...

By Anton Harber 5 Dec 2014 04:53

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