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Massey Ferguson's 'farm in a box' to help transform agriculture

Manufacturer of agriculture equipment, AGCO, is showcasing its new Massey Ferguson Farm Mechanisation package at the 10th Biennial US-Africa Business Summit...

4 Feb 2016 09:41

East and Southern Africa battles with effects of El Niño

As the El Niño phenomenon continues into 2016, the threat of extreme weather is another source of concern for countries already battling low commodity prices...

By Ruth Bookbinder 3 Feb 2016 09:20

Agribusiness developers wins @iLabAfrica

Agribusiness mobile app ConviFarm, developed by two Kenyan students, won the top prize at @iLabAfrica...

1 Feb 2016 12:21

Southern Africa's food crisis in numbers

Southern Africa is facing the threat of extensive crop failures this year as a result of record low rainfall in the region...

By Obi Anyadike, Africa Editor 28 Jan 2016 13:13

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

Bosch Packaging Technology invests in Ethiopia's coffee industry

Bosch Packaging Technology hosted the first International Coffee Processing and Packaging Round Table during the third annual Addis Agrofood Exhibition...

2 Dec 2015 14:42

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

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

Symbolic win for Zimbabwean farmers

The auction of a house belonging to the Zimbabwean government offered some comfort - though largely symbolic - to farmers dispossessed of their land...

22 Sep 2015 16:10

SADC Veterinary Committee to upgrade livestock labs

The SADC Veterinary Laboratory Diagnostic Sub-Committee is working on measures aimed at upgrading livestock laboratories to meet international standards...

21 Sep 2015 09:46

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

Drought, climate change and forestry: the role of science and technology

In July this year, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Rome projected a 17 percent decrease in cereal production across Southern Africa...

By Mandi Smallhorne 25 Aug 2015 07:00

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

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