ZVISHAVANE/MASVINGO/CHIVI: With the lean season reaching its peak, many villages in Zimbabwe have already exhausted their staple grain reserves.
By Jaspreet Kindra 26 Feb 2014 08:49
Two-a-Day, Grabouw's most established apple and pear packers, has recently invested in a new Greefa GeoSort packing line which means they will better be able to manage their 7.2 million annual cartons.
12 Feb 2014 07:48
HARARE: A Zimbabwe state mechanism designed to promote food security is being blamed for exacerbating the country's chronic food shortages.
30 Jan 2014 07:19
Pretoria Portland Cement (PPC) and development organisation Humana People to People in South Africa has partnered to work together with the people in Doornkop near Soweto to improve their food security.
23 Jan 2014 11:54
BANGUI: Farmers in the Central African Republic (CAR), which has been immersed in violence since a coup in March 2013, urgently need more seeds and tools to avert a nationwide food crisis, aid agencies have warned.
17 Jan 2014 06:54
HARARE - Zimbabwe is importing 150,000 tons of maize from South Africa to guarantee food supplies before the April harvest, a senior official has confirmed.
6 Jan 2014 07:13
According to a new publication released by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), boosting productivity, fostering competitiveness and ensuring that small-scale farmers have greater access to markets are key to West Africa realising its full agricultural potential.
19 Dec 2013 13:17
HARARE: The drying-up of credit lines to the Zimbabwe government, apparent donor fatigue and a determined stand against GM foods are pushing up the price of the staple grain, maize, by nearly a third in some drought-hit areas compared to a year ago, according to humanitarian organisations and economists.
12 Dec 2013 08:55
FNB Commercial Agriculture, together with the Cane Growers Association recently held a Farmers Day programme in Eston and Noodsberg in KwaZulu-Natal to engage with cane farmers on economic and agricultural prospects, which show signs of improving in 2014.
3 Dec 2013 10:19
NIGEL: South Africa has donated tons of maize to Lesotho to help victims of hunger in that country.
25 Nov 2013 09:52
JOHANNESBURG: A recent study of the projected impacts of differing climate change scenarios on maize and wheat production in South Africa shows that the scientific community is still far from being able to predict the effect of global warming on food production with accuracy.
By Jaspreet Kindra 5 Nov 2013 06:41
The Manyeding Agricultural Co-operative is successfully winning the fight against poverty and food shortages in the villages east of Kuruman, in the Northern Cape.
By Nthambeleni Gabara 25 Oct 2013 08:02
The focus of World Food Day this year was 'Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition'. A food system is made up of the environment, people, institutions and processes by which agricultural products are produced, processed and brought to consumers.
21 Oct 2013 13:21
The outlook for global cereal supply in the 2013/14 marketing season remains generally favourable despite downward adjustments to forecasts for world cereal production and closing stocks, according to the latest issue of Food and Agriculture Organisation's (FAO) quarterly Crop Prospects and Food Situation report.
7 Oct 2013 11:24
Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has come to the rescue of SA's "bleeding" poultry industry by significantly increasing the import tariffs on five categories of imported chickens.
By Linda Ensor 1 Oct 2013 07:09
Cabinet has approved the National Policy on Food and Nutrition Security, the Household Food and Nutrition Security Strategy and the Fetsa Tlala Food Production intervention, which it is claimed will reduce poverty amongst the nation's most vulnerable groups.
25 Sep 2013 09:56
Cape Town's Alan Fleming and his team from the Business Place Philippi were selected from over 800 entries for their entry, Fish Farm, into the "empowering people. Award" [sic] of the Siemens Stiftung.
20 Sep 2013 13:05
A green revolution cannot materialise in Africa without a major concerted effort to secure financing for agricultural production. This was the message from the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) which ended on 6 September in Maputo, capital of Mozambique.
11 Sep 2013 08:13
Agricultural schemes aimed at putting the rural poor back to work while also contributing to food security have been springing up all over SA.
4 Sep 2013 07:58
The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), in partnership with Total South Africa recently hosted the 13th annual DAFF Female Entrepreneur Awards at a gala dinner held at the St George Hotel, Pretoria.
4 Sep 2013 06:47
The Meru District Commissioner, Nyirembe Munasa-Sabi, admitted that outreach farm support services were not being accessed by most growers in the country and thus, the advent of technology such as localised radio stations should help transfer skills to farmers effortlessly.
2 Sep 2013 10:02
Zambian vice president, Dr Guy Scott led UNWTO delegates in planting 200 indigenous trees at the Victoria Falls World Heritage site at an official event hosted by treeplanting social enterprise organisation, Greenpop. The United Nations World Tourism Organisation 20th General Assembly is being co-hosted by Zambia and Zimbabwe between 24-29 August 2013.
28 Aug 2013 10:17
While SA has been growing genetically modified (GM) crops for many years, resistance from across most of the continent is set to slow global plans to turn Africa into the world's breadbasket.
12 Aug 2013 12:03
Food security in the sub-Saharan African region improved this year because of greater food availability and income growth‚ the DuPont global food security index shows.
7 Aug 2013 13:34
Agri SA believes South Africa needs a disaster, such as a drought, to force government to reflect on mining and food security, Beeld reported on Wednesday (31 July).
1 Aug 2013 07:55
The Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries will continue with their week-long oversight visit to various farming areas in the Free State to assess progress made by government.
31 Jul 2013 14:58
From 3-5 September 2013, the A.T.K.V. Drakensville Holiday Resort near Bergville will host the annual conference of the No-Till Club of KZN.
31 Jul 2013 09:38
An estimated 202 million hectares of potential farmland, being nearly half of the world's usable, uncultivated land, exists in sub-Saharan Africa. Thus far, Africa has not been able to develop this land, which could be used to reduce poverty and increase growth, jobs and prosperity.
23 Jul 2013 11:32
Government's efforts to assist smallholder farmers to access markets are starting to bear fruit.
18 Jul 2013 18:41
This year's Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF), named Marie-Claire Matamba, representing Agrimat from Gabon, as the Project Incubator Award winner. Matamba's presentation regarding her agricultural project in Gabon impressed critics, as she demonstrated her effective approach to the cultivation of local farmland and the creation of jobs for women and youth in her area.
17 Jul 2013 13:35
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