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AfDB injects US $1 billion to end youth unemployment in Africa

AfDB together with the IITA embarks on an initiative that aims to put an end to youth unemployment in the continent by creating eight million agribusiness jobs...

By Dominique Von Rohr 9 hours ago

C_Ki via
Challenges remain for Morocco's agribusiness despite positive developments

Agriculture has long been both the strength and weakness of Morocco's economy - strength in that it has been a driver of growth, a weakness because of its high volatility...

1 day ago

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At last, evidence that African agriculture is powering economic transformation

The evidence is now in and the verdict is that Africa´s agriculture is powering economic transformation in the region. African agriculture has shown remarkable improvement compared to...

3 days ago

RAW: a new urban solution to growing fresh produce
RAW: a new urban solution to growing fresh produce

You don't need to give up your urban lifestyle and head off to the farmlands to live healthily. A new urban solution to growing sustainable fresh produce - RAW - is now available in SA...

23 Sep 2016

Four threats to global food security and what we can do about them
Four threats to global food security and what we can do about them

Can we really feed nine billion people?

By Stuart Thompson 23 Sep 2016

Lorier Park
FSA brings drought relief to struggling emerging farmers

Since December 2015, FSA has helped a total of 5,735 Free State farmers through different means of drought assistance. More than 540 emerging and subsistence farmers have also received assistance...

22 Sep 2016

Fanny Schertzer via  - Rwanda, rice fields
China key partner in Africa's agriculture development - FAO official

China is playing a significant role towards transformation of Africa's agriculture sector, which has contributed to food and nutrition security...

22 Sep 2016

R0bin via
Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index shows recovery

The Agbiz/IDC Confidence Index recovered significantly by 13 index points to 60 in the third quarter of 2016 - the highest reading since the third quarter of 2014...

21 Sep 2016

Dr Klaus Eckstein
#InnovationMonth: Bayer seed innovation to benefit the entire agriculture community

Bayer recently opened its first SeedGrowth Centre in Africa with the aim to provide farmers with innovative products that suit their specific needs. We spoke to Dr Klaus Eckstein to find out more...

By Cari Van Wyk 21 Sep 2016

'Less choice for African farmers' after Bayer's Monsanto takeover
'Less choice for African farmers' after Bayer's Monsanto takeover

A $66 billion merger deal between German chemical giant Bayer and US seeds firm Monsanto could result into the world's largest agribusiness. But what does it mean for African farmers...

By Wanjiru Eunice 19 Sep 2016

Kwabena Akuamoah-Boateng via
Effective implementation of global anti-rogue fishing treaty needed

According to FAO director-general José Graziano da Silva, the groundbreaking international accord on illegal fishing, which recently came into force, is a welcome development but requires "strong and effective implementation."

19 Sep 2016

#InnovationMonth: GWK building rockets, winning awards and innovating for agriculture
#InnovationMonth: GWK building rockets, winning awards and innovating for agriculture

"The objective of the campaign is to highlight the innovation, imagination, and passion that are intrinsic to being a farmer." - Neil de Klerk

By Cari Van Wyk 19 Sep 2016

Empowering female farmers, awarding entrepreneurship
Empowering female farmers, awarding entrepreneurship

With the aim of empowering women and to recognise the role they play in food security, job creation, and economic growth, the DAFF in partnership with Total South Africa recently hosted...

By Cari Van Wyk 16 Sep 2016

Compass Group commits to cage-free eggs only in global supply chain
Compass Group commits to cage-free eggs only in global supply chain

Compass Group, with operations in 50 countries and serving around four billion meals a year, have announced that it will source only cage-free eggs for its global liquid and shell egg supply chain by 2025...

16 Sep 2016

Scientific advances to enhance responsible use of antibiotics in livestock
Scientific advances to enhance responsible use of antibiotics in livestock

Elanco Animal Health has made scientific and structural advancements toward enhancing responsible antibiotic use and bringing new alternatives to decrease the need for shared-class antibiotics in livestock...

16 Sep 2016

Fanny Schertzer via
Deals that can break poverty cycle afflicting local farmers

It's one of the most widespread mantras of Africa's economic development: unlocking smallholder farmer potential will secure Africa's food production and improve the livelihoods of millions...

By Edel Were 15 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

By Gerhard Roux –
Climate change health risks will hit the poor hardest - so what can be done?

Discussions about climate change and the effects it will have on public health and the global burden of disease have been long in the making. These consequences are now starting to come to fore...

By Bob Mash 14 Sep 2016

Hans via
Theft ravages fruit and vegetable farms in Western Cape

Some farmers in the Western Cape have stopped planting oranges because of spiking crime levels in the region...

By Bekezela Phakathi 13 Sep 2016

ljvdbos0 via
Weather forecast for Southern Africa predicts good rainfall this season

The forecast for the 2016/17 cropping season...

By Admire Ndhlovu 13 Sep 2016

NJR ZA via  - Agriculture in Langkloof, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Essential changes urged in farming

Changing climate is slowly altering the Eastern Cape agricultural landscape, and farmers will need to adjust practices and look at alternative products to adapt...

13 Sep 2016

From farmers and traders to knowledge artisans
From farmers and traders to knowledge artisans

The modern economy forces farmers, traders, and other economic actors to contribute knowledge to their socio-economic networks. Every farmer or trader should...

12 Sep 2016

USAID, FAO collaborates on improved agricultural data collection for developing countries
USAID, FAO collaborates on improved agricultural data collection for developing countries

"Our ability to boost food yields sustainably and meet the SDG hunger eradication target will hinge on the availability of better, cost-effective and timely statistical data for agriculture and rural areas."

8 Sep 2016

#BizsoeknBoer: Meet urban farmer Pierre van der Spuy
#BizsoeknBoer: Meet urban farmer Pierre van der Spuy

Pierre van der Spuy started growing herbs and vegetables two years ago...

By Cari Van Wyk 8 Sep 2016

Checkers partners with Food and Trees for Africa to establish sustainable food gardens
Checkers partners with Food and Trees for Africa to establish sustainable food gardens

In light of Arbor Week, Checkers has partnered Food and Trees for Africa and 11 community organisations, to help upgrade existing food gardens and establish new ones to address food security needs in communities facing serious food security challenges...

6 Sep 2016

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Drought-ravaged SADC grapples with seed shortages

SADC countries must scale up efforts to procure adequate seed for farmers ahead of the 2016-2017 cropping season to avert another year of food shortages...

By Sifelani Tsiko 5 Sep 2016

#InnovationMonth: Stories of Impact shared at AUx
#InnovationMonth: Stories of Impact shared at AUx

Kostas Samaras, Autodesk territory director for Africa, expanded on some of the projects undertaken by the Autodesk Foundation at the recently held AUx event in Cape Town...

By Sindy Peters 5 Sep 2016

- Simnai and Phillip Tshuma, smallholder farmers from Hwange, Zimbabwe, show off their sorghum crop planted using fertilizers. Photo: Busani Bafana
Innovative use of fertilisers revives hope for Africa's Green Revolution

Inorganic fertiliser helps boost smallholder farmers' harvests...

By Busani Bafana 5 Sep 2016

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