Advertise on Bizcommunity

Subscribe to industry newsletters

#AfricaMonth

All the regional winners of Mest Africa Challenge 2018

The regional winners of the inaugural Mest (Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology) Africa Challenge, the Pan-African startup pitch competition open to companies outside the Mest programme, has been announced...

1 day ago

Food and beverage industry faced with mounting risks

The Allianz Risk Barometer 2018 indicated that business interruption is a top concern for the food and beverage industry with 53% of 68 respondents pointing to the worrisome risk...

1 day ago

Insights into the global coconut oil market

The current demand for various different oils designed to be used for health and beauty purposes constitutes the main driving force behind the market. However, the coconut oil market will continue to decline as a result of the steadily decreasing output in the major producing countries...

1 day ago

When big data meets overfishing

New technologies offer opportunities to combat overfishing, particularly for countries with limited means to patrol their waters or enforce legislation...

By Thin Lei Win 2 days ago

Rift Valley Fever reported in Free State

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has issued a statement to confirm the occurrence of Rift Valley Fever at one farm in the Jacobsdal area in the Free State...

1 day ago

#AfricaMonth: Committing to the digital transformation of agriculture in Africa

"What Africa needs, across the board is insight and foresight. Whether that is government agencies getting a better handle on what crops grow best and where so that they can direct policy and investments or the individual farmer farming better. Doing this requires data..."

By Cari Coetzee 3 days ago

How collaboration can help grow and transform agriculture in Africa

There's no doubt that investment in agriculture can empower economic transformation in the region. But money alone can't solve Africa's agricultural problems. International collaboration is key...

By Daniel Rodriguez, John Dixon & Mulugetta Mekuria 3 days ago

Insights into the global grains market

It is expected that global cereal grains consumption will grow to 3.0 million tonnes by 2025. In the medium term, consumption of cereal grains will grow at a slow rate, mainly due to increased demand for cereal grains in Asian and African countries.

3 days ago

Which climate-smart technologies will pay off for African farmers?

Hunger still stalks the continent, and climate change is a key culprit for low productivity. Africa's ability to feed itself hinges on investment in adapting to these conditions and minimsing agriculture's own contribution to climate change...

By Caroline Mwongera 2 days ago

Shoprite Group partners with community food gardens ahead of World Hunger Day

Community food gardens are gearing up to sell their vegetables at selected Checkers stores on Friday, 18 May to raise awareness ahead of World Hunger Day on 28 May.

3 days ago

Roundtable proposes a unified, globalised approach to food safety

Unsafe food containing harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances, causes more than 200 diseases worldwide, according to the World Health Organisation...

16 May 2018

Eastern Free State potato industry in focus

The countrywide evaluation of potato cultivars is conducted annually under the auspices of the various potato working groups of Potatoes SA, with the aim to evaluate the potential of cultivars in the various environmental conditions throughout the country...

By Izak Hofmeyr 16 May 2018

Why merely owning land isn't enough to empower Africa's women farmers

Even when women own land, their husbands are still perceived as household heads. As such, men have better access to public resources such as subsidised fertilisers and agricultural advisory services...

By Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt 16 May 2018

Data-bait: Using tech to hook globe's multi-billion-dollar fishing cheats

"The industry is developing very fast ... basically, the oceans will be fully traceable. There is no place to hide..."

By Thin Lei Win 3 days ago

BATSA, ECDC MoU heralds the revival of tobacco farming in the Eastern Cape

Tobacco farming is making a comeback in the Eastern Cape with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the JSE'

15 May 2018

Study highlights agriculture's potential to promote economic development and transformation

"Agriculture is one of the most crucial issues in Africa's transformation agenda... now is the time to change our farming processes."

15 May 2018

SA wine industry ups its research game to adapt to climate change

The South African wine industry is finding new ways to manage climate change by researching smart agri tools, drought tolerant cultivars, water stress management and efficient irrigation management.

15 May 2018

The secret agents protecting our crops and gardens

Predatory insects and spiders control pests with none of the health and environmental risks of chemicals. So when we kill these species with insecticides, we are shooting ourselves in the foot...

By Lizzy Lowe & Manu Saunders 15 May 2018

New app to enhance farm security in the Free State

A new security app called Die Plaaswag offers its users more accurate statistics, quicker response time after threats and the monitoring of crime in their area. The app has a panic button and will help FSA members...

14 May 2018

Show more

Latest jobs

Maintenance Manager
WorcesterOverhex Wines International
Key Accounting/Sales/Marketing Exec
JohannesburgLumoss Mouldings (Pty) Ltd
Agricultural Engineer
Cape TownSAYCA

More jobs >