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Premfish gets stake in squid operation
Premfish gets stake in squid operation

Premfish has hooked its first acquisition since listing on the JSE in March. The company announced the acquisition of a 53.5% controlling stake in squid specialist Talhado Fishing Enterprises for R106m...

By Marc Hasenfuss 20 Oct 2017

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Underwater nurseries help revive Mediterranean fish stocks

Ecocean harvests baby fish, nurtures them onshore and then returns them to the sea after a short acclimatisation period in an underwater "bio-hut" or nursery...

13 Oct 2017

Mark Alard, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Customer Care, DTI
Coega, DTI hosts workshop to stimulate investment in agro-processing

More than 20 companies from the Eastern Cape's agriculture/agro-processing sector attended a workshop conducted by the CDC and DTI...

5 Oct 2017

Students plant seedlings in their new aquaponics garden at Laerskool Kempton Park, which was installed by INMED South Africa and Air Products South Africa in Johannesburg.
School-based aquaponics provide healthy future for students

Kempton Park Primary School students have planted seedlings in their new aquaponics garden, an innovative food production technique that will supply the school with vegetables, herbs, fish and teachable moments...

7 Sep 2017

FredD via  - Fishermen on their traditional boats near Shimoni (Kenya)
What Kenya's government can do to protect, and benefit from, ocean resources

Declining health in Kenya's marine resources is evident in traditional small-scale fisheries, the growth in commercial fisheries, conflicts among fisher groups and in the increased use of gear such as...

By David Obura 28 Aug 2017

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#CSIMonth: How the Seychelles is restoring its marine ecosystem through coral farming

We are all familiar with the expression ‘green fingers', however, in the Indian Ocean Island of Seychelles it would probably be more fitting to say ‘reef fingers'...

24 Jul 2017

President of the Republic of Gabon Ali Bongo Ondimba, announces the creation of 20 marine protected areas during his speech at the headquarters of the United Nations
Gabon creates network of marine protected areas

President Ali Bongo Ondimba announced that his government created a network of 20 marine protected areas in Gabon, including nine marine parks and 11 aquatic reserves covering 26% of Gabon's territorial waters...

13 Jun 2017

Aquaculture in sub-Saharan Africa: small successes, bigger prospects?
Aquaculture in sub-Saharan Africa: small successes, bigger prospects?

The industry has grown slowly in sub-Saharan Africa. Freshwater fish aquaculture has recently expanded very rapidly in the region from a low base. Marine aquaculture has yet to take off...

By John Bolton 8 Jun 2017

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Africa feeling the heat of climate change

Affected countries require funds to build more resilient and climate-smart economies...

By Dan Shepard 2 Jun 2017

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Highly contagious disease can decimate tilapia populations

A highly contagious disease is spreading among farmed and wild tilapia and can decimate infected populations. Tilapia Lake Virus (TiLV) has now been confirmed in five countries on three continents...

29 May 2017

Operation Phakisa making waves in Oceans Economy
Operation Phakisa making waves in Oceans Economy

Two years into its launch, Operation Phakisa Oceans Economy is making inroads and growing the aquaculture sector...

26 May 2017

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AgriFood Youth Opportunity Lab to help youth access employment

MasterCard Foundation is partnering with MSU for the AgriFood Youth Opportunity Lab which will support 15,000 young people in Nigeria and Tanzania to access employment and entrepreneurship opportunities...

18 May 2017

Why South Africa's agricultural industry needs digital transformation
Why South Africa's agricultural industry needs digital transformation

The digital transformation of the agricultural sector will impact billions of people...

By Mark McCallum 10 May 2017

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Agritech Expo Zambia to offer workshops on armyworm and aquaculture

The upcoming Agritech Expo at GART in Chisamba will offer free workshops with practical advice and live demonstrations to help farmers combat challenges and explore new technologies...

10 Apr 2017

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Aquaculture boost for youth development

Developments in Eastern Cape aquaculture could offer the province's youth some unique opportunities in the near future...

22 Mar 2017

New aquaponics facilities to feed primary schools
New aquaponics facilities to feed primary schools

Mondelez International Foundation and INMED is building two aquaponics facilities, one in PE and the other in Soweto, to provide primary schools with access to fresh, nutritious produce...

15 Mar 2017

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Holistic approach needed for agriculture to play the role the NDP envisions

Agriculture can contribute tremendously to growth in South Africa, but policymakers and key role players must "pull together"...

7 Mar 2017

#BestofBiz 2016: Agriculture
#BestofBiz 2016: Agriculture

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views.

12 Dec 2016

Sustainable farming is water smart farming
Sustainable farming is water smart farming

Does a sustainable label really make a difference? According to Henriette Walz - Climate Change and Environmental expert at UTZ - it really does...

Issued by UTZ 7 Dec 2016

FAO launches enhanced database for easy access to food and agriculture data
FAO launches enhanced database for easy access to food and agriculture data

FAO has launched a new and revamped FAOSTAT website - the most comprehensive statistical database on food, agriculture, fisheries, forestry, natural resources management and nutrition...

28 Nov 2016

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Africa-funded project to help small-island nations adapt to climate change

FAO will support six African island nations in their efforts to make agriculture more resilient to climate shocks and boost economic development. The $1.5 million project will focus on a variety of...

21 Nov 2016

More research needed to mitigate farm-driven antimicrobial resistance
More research needed to mitigate farm-driven antimicrobial resistance

Mounting evidence that food systems may be a major conduit of antimicrobial resistance, point to a greater need for vigilance over the way antibiotics are used on farms...

16 Nov 2016

Dti Minister to visit Hermanus aqua farm
Dti Minister to visit Hermanus aqua farm

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies will visit the Abagold aqua farming enterprise in Hermanus as part of the "Taking the dti to factories" campaign...

25 Oct 2016

SA farmers must meet challenges of climate change
SA farmers must meet challenges of climate change

In a quest to achieve zero hunger by 2030, South African farmers are supporting global drives to ensure that agriculture meets the challenges of climate change...

18 Oct 2016

#AgriIndaba: turning pledges into businesses, boosting African agriculture
#AgriIndaba: turning pledges into businesses, boosting African agriculture

While African agriculture has seen significant progress, there's a greater need to emphasize on the impact of lack of financial resources in the agriculture industry...

26 Sep 2016

Addressing antimicrobial resistance on our farms and in our food
Addressing antimicrobial resistance on our farms and in our food

The significant risk to human health posed by antimicrobial resistance and its connection to and impact on agriculture will be discussed at a high-level UN event...

15 Sep 2016

Over $600 million worth of agri-projects to be presented at African Agri Investment Indaba
Over $600 million worth of agri-projects to be presented at African Agri Investment Indaba

AAII features the "Investment Discovery Matchmaking" sessions which will see project owners get the opportunity to pitch to a robust panel of investors - a unique and key highlight of the Indaba...

9 Sep 2016

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Healthy oceans important drivers of African prosperity, food security

Mitigating the impacts of climate change and illegal fishing on oceans and coastal communities are increasingly important with fisheries and aquaculture emerging as...

2 Sep 2016

Western Cape Agriculture announces top women in agriculture
Western Cape Agriculture announces top women in agriculture

The Western Cape's top women in agriculture have been announced. Alan Winde, the Minister of Economic Opportunities, said the winners of the Female Entrepreneur Awards...

15 Aug 2016

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