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Exciting future for continent that accesses the power of Internet of Things

With smartphone usage on the up and IT literacy expanding, bringing Internet of Things (IoT) level connectivity is a natural progression for this tech-hungry continent...

By Brett Parker 16 Aug 2016

Cheap milk from South Africa, Europe hurts Kenyan exports

Kenya's dairy products are being hurt by cheaper milk on sale in the region from South Africa and Europe, denying local processors a lucrative export market...

By Gerald Andae 2 Jun 2016

PwC Agribusiness report on technological innovation

Agriculture is on the edge of a second green revolution...

1 Jun 2016

Growing bamboo market in Africa

Bamboo: Africa's untapped potential resource for economic growth...

By Zipporah Musau 17 May 2016

Top African producer bans GM cotton

Burkina Faso, Africa's top cotton producer and the sole West African nation to venture into biotech farming, is dropping GM cotton on quality grounds...

26 Apr 2016

Digitizing agriculture and growing knowledge

We spoke to Magnus Rambraut about how digitizing the industry can...

By Cari Van Wyk 18 Apr 2016

International markets hungry for Nakuru County herbs

Farmers have now found a lifeline in the perennial herb whose multiple health and nutritional benefits have made it an international hit...

14 Apr 2016

Getting seeds where it's needed

A promising opportunity for reaching smallholder farmers in developing countries with crops that can help them respond to challenges such as climate change and malnutrition...

12 Apr 2016

New 'smart' bottle helps uncorked wine keep longer

A US startup says it has created the world's first "smart" bottle which can keep wine as fresh as the day it was uncorked for up to a month...

30 Mar 2016

How to adapt to beat crippling droughts

Right now, 14 million people across Southern Africa face going hungry due to the prolonged drought brought on by the strongest El Niño in 50 years...

By Julian Ramirez-Villegas 8 Mar 2016

Warning against worsening El Nino-related drought

Southern Africa's unprecedented El Nino-related drought has triggered a second shock-year of hunger and hardship for poor and vulnerable people...

7 Mar 2016

Joint partnership to create Young Entrepreneurs in Silk and Honey

icipe and The MasterCard Foundation has announced a $10.35 million commitment with the aim to create employment opportunities for young people through...

7 Mar 2016

Germans excited about Zambian agri sector

"Made in Germany" will participate in the annual Agritech Expo and will form part of the German pavilion...

1 Mar 2016

SADC states to meet on El Niño

SADC has convened a two-day consultative meeting in Johannesburg to develop preparedness and response strategies on agriculture, food and drought...

26 Feb 2016

Region faces transport bottlenecks in grain movement

Zimbabwe and its Southern African counterparts may face transport bottlenecks to move more than 10 million tonnes of grain inland with potential congestion at the ports and roads...

22 Feb 2016

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

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

Agribusiness developers wins @iLabAfrica

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

1 Feb 2016

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

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

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