Thousands of smallholder farmers in Liberia are set to benefit from an innovative seed distribution initiative that seeks to strengthen the fragile food system by providing quality seed paired with Ebola prevention messages to farmers...
19 Dec 2014 08:25
The Land Bank has a new chair, Arthur Moloto, and CE, Tshokolo Petrus (TP) Nchocho, both of whom were announced yesterday as part of sweeping changes to the boards of state-owned enterprises...
15 Dec 2014 08:01
The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa today announced its Science Agenda for Agriculture in Africa, visualising 2030 Africa as food secure, a global scientific player and the world's food basket...
4 Dec 2014 15:35
Winners of this year's EduPlant tree planting and entrepreneurial competition were announced recently at an awards ceremony for schools that have had the most success in the programme...
3 Dec 2014 09:30
Is Africa lacking in technology and mechanised systems to fully gain momentum as a global producer and supplier?
28 Nov 2014 10:30
A major commercial sheep production drive was initiated by the Eastern Cape Rural Development Agency today with the handover of 80 sheep rams to 95 local livestock farmers...
27 Nov 2014 15:00
Following its management committee meeting earlier this month, Agri Eastern Cape is not only ready to implement land transformation but to lead the process...
25 Nov 2014 12:10
A two-day field trip through the Umgeni catchment in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, co-hosted by WWF South Africa and Nedbank, highlighted the vital role healthy, well-functioning natural systems play in supporting the country's food and water security...
20 Nov 2014 09:55
The broader objective is to improve food and nutrition security through increased fish production and sustainable resource management.
3 Nov 2014 11:35
"The use of modern media and photography to illustrate the process and philosophy is the future." - Luke Dale-Roberts
By Jessica Taylor 27 Oct 2014 14:33
The 2014 World Food Day theme, Family Farming: Feeding the world, caring for the earth has been chosen to raise the profile of family farming and smallholder farmers.
21 Oct 2014 14:45
In raising support for their Kilimanjaro climb in an effort to fund the food bill of a Durbanville farm workers' preschool, Môresterretjies crèche has raised R5,895 (an ideal inspired by the Kilimanjaro's height of 5,895m) for each child.
6 Oct 2014 11:55
South Africa is facing a water crisis and the government's current plans to address it are not sufficient according to the latest paper of the African Futures project released at a seminar in Pretoria.
18 Sep 2014 10:41
The government was ready to take the European Union (EU) to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to challenge its objections to imports of SA's citrus fruit due to black spot, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on Tuesday, 9 September 2014.
By Linda Ensor 11 Sep 2014 15:40
Stellenbosch University and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich's agreement for cooperation will put into practice the development of excellent research projects, particularly on food and nutrition security.
29 Aug 2014 10:00
Commercial farmers must take charge of advancing the transformation project in the agriculture sector because "change that is imposed is more painful," says African National Congress (ANC) secretary-general Gwede Mantashe.
By Setumo Stone 19 Aug 2014 10:04
The Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) is talking to government and private companies to help fund a multimillion-rand agricultural venture to farm soya beans.
14 Aug 2014 06:15
The motives behind Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti's comments regarding foreign land ownership in South Africa are unclear as South Africa currently does not have a problem with foreign buyers crowding out local buyers.
By David de Waal 30 Jul 2014 10:10
Most of the challenges currently confronting South African agriculture can be resolved by taking an integrated approach to the greatest of them all - global food security.
30 Jul 2014 08:00
In the final edition of this series, we investigate foreign intervention into African agriculture and how aid can assist farmers mitigate the effects of climate change.
By Rudi Massyn 25 Jul 2014 11:10
Vodacom has extended the footprint of its food security programme into every province in the country to reach more than 50,000 families in need.
21 Jul 2014 09:40
The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Senzeni Zokwana delivered his first budget speech for 2014/2015 on Wednesday.
18 Jul 2014 15:30
Packaging and labelling plays an important role in communicating vital information to consumers of the agrochemical and crop-protection industry. Whether the products are pesticides or garden-care, agrochemical labels come with a set of legal requirements.
Issued by Pyrotec 16 Jul 2014 14:43
Agri SA is now in a position to enable women in the Keimoes area to make use of business opportunities relating to agriculture and food production, promote creativity and also help with the development of children.
15 Jul 2014 08:00