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Africa needs to manage food, water and energy in a way that connects all three
Africa needs to manage food, water and energy in a way that connects all three

There is an increasing global demand for food, water and energy. All three are inter-linked, a fact that has increasingly become the focus of attention for policy makers and governments...

By Agathe Maupin and Mercy Mwanikah Ojoyi 2 hours ago

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Is Southern Africa running out of fish?

As the idiom goes, there's plenty of fish in the sea. Except maybe not. As overfishing decimates Southern Africa's fish stocks, can we save our fish and eat them too?

By Geoff Hill 18 Jan 2017

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To discover Africa's biodiversity, look to the soil

South Africa is finally embarking on a long-overdue initiative: mapping the incredible biodiversity in Africa's soils...

By Esther Ngumbi 18 Jan 2017

Improved agricultural production outlook bodes well for food inflation
Improved agricultural production outlook bodes well for food inflation

Paul Makube, senior agricultural economist at FNB, shared an outlook on how crops, grains, and meats are most likely to perform in 2017...

17 Jan 2017

African agriculture on the World Economic Forum annual meeting agenda
African agriculture on the World Economic Forum annual meeting agenda

SACAU CEO Ishmael Sunga will join global leaders in Davos-Klosters in Switzerland for the World Economic Forum's 47th annual meeting taking place from 17-20 January 2017, in order to promote African agriculture...

16 Jan 2017

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Wheat industry in distress as farmers switch to crops that bring in dough

Local wheat production has been in decline since 2000 as farmers are dumping the crop in favour of more profitable produce such as maize and soya beans...

By Colleen Goko 12 Jan 2017

2017: Weathering a tough year for business
2017: Weathering a tough year for business

Dr Yudhvir Seetharam says it isn't all doom and gloom as he shares his outlook on a few trends that we can expect in 2017 in various industries...

12 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Why more than ever, sustainability is good business
#BizTrends2017: Why more than ever, sustainability is good business

South African companies, including those in the retail sector, continue to experience a significant change in mindset among customers. The reality is that doing business is no longer just about profit, but also about creating shared value and meeting responsibilities to contribute to inclusive economic development, and to give back to communities and our planet...

By Justin Smith 12 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Investment in youth, emerging farmers to develop the industry
#BizTrends2017: Investment in youth, emerging farmers to develop the industry

2017 lies ahead of us and, like every year, there are some factors that will particularly influence the development of the agriculture industry...

By Cari Coetzee 10 Jan 2017

Why cutting meat from your diet could be a revolutionary act
Why cutting meat from your diet could be a revolutionary act

An overwhelming amount of evidence indicates that animal agriculture contributes at least 15% of annual global greenhouse gas emissions. It also contributes significantly to deforestation, leads to biodiversity loss...

By Carla Tsampiras and Neil Overy 9 Jan 2017

Commercialisation of agriculture in Tanzania to be private sector-led
Commercialisation of agriculture in Tanzania to be private sector-led

Tanzania's Development Vision 2025 and Agricultural Sector Development Strategy established clear priorities for the transformation process towards a modern commercial Tanzania to be private sector-led...

3 Jan 2017

Drought takes its toll in Eastern Cape
Drought takes its toll in Eastern Cape

A severe drought, the likes of which were last seen three decades ago, is gripping 15 villages in the Eastern Cape. Residents have no water to drink, animals are dying in numbers and dams are parched...

29 Dec 2016

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Post-harvest losses still major challenge in East Africa

Smallholder farmers can reduce post-harvest losses and improve income by adopting better storage management practices and technologies...

28 Dec 2016

High-tech agriculture can prevent oncoming global water wars
High-tech agriculture can prevent oncoming global water wars

If we're going to cut back on our water usage, we have to focus on making our farms more sustainable and efficient...

By Rupesh Paudyal 28 Dec 2016

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Survival of livestock during the drought

Prof. HO de Waal shares some advice on how to help livestock survive during the drought...

By Prof. HO de Waal 28 Dec 2016

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Gender equality in agriculture holds key to food security, poverty alleviation

FAO director-general says that female empowerment and gender equality in the agricultural sector is pivotal in ensuring food security and poverty alleviation...

23 Dec 2016

KZN works to build food security
KZN works to build food security

KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Agriculture and Rural Development Themba Mthembu says the department will work towards ensuring that no household goes hungry...

21 Dec 2016

Local industry disappointed with 13.9% increase in duty for EU poultry
Local industry disappointed with 13.9% increase in duty for EU poultry

The South African commercial poultry sector is extremely disappointed with ITAC's "shocking" 13.9% increase in duty for poultry...

20 Dec 2016

Call for further assistance in drought relief
Call for further assistance in drought relief

The negative effects of the drought are still being felt by farmers in certain parts of South Africa...

19 Dec 2016

Important wins were notched up for African agriculture in 2016
Important wins were notched up for African agriculture in 2016

2016 was a big year for agriculture in Africa with some notable "wins" across the continent...

By Calestous Juma 19 Dec 2016

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FAO Council approves new climate change department

Members of the FAO Council recently approved the creation of a new department focused on climate change and approved a strategic framework that aligns the organisation's work with the 2030 Global Agenda...

15 Dec 2016

Our farmers: champions at the dinner table
Our farmers: champions at the dinner table

Generally, South Africa is known for its highly diversified agricultural sector...

By Hamlet Hlomendlini 14 Dec 2016

Why Zimbabwe has failed to sate the yearning for land and to fix rural hunger
Why Zimbabwe has failed to sate the yearning for land and to fix rural hunger

Almost 40 years after its independence, land reform remains at the heart of Zimbabwe's political and economic challenges...

By Beverly L. Peters 13 Dec 2016

#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

Battling climate change with holistic solutions
Battling climate change with holistic solutions

Farmers in Guatemala are adapting to climate change using climate-smart strategies...

By Jamie Matroos 9 Dec 2016

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Drought in southern Africa points to urgent need for climate change plans

It is expected that temperatures in southern Africa will rise to between 1.5°C and 3°C due to climate change by the year 2050...

By Kennedy Dzama and Tawanda Marandure 8 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

Soil and pulses strategic allies in creating food security, combating climate change
Soil and pulses strategic allies in creating food security, combating climate change

According to a new report by FAO, soil and pulses, especially when deployed together, can make significant contributions toward feeding the world and combatting climate change...

6 Dec 2016

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