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FAO distributes seeds and fertilisers to a million people in north-east Nigeria

"Investing in agricultural assistance today will provide food for tomorrow; and can ensure people have a source of food even when they are cut off from other forms of humanitarian aid."

3 days ago

Development programme empowers small-scale farmers with agricultural knowledge
Development programme empowers small-scale farmers with agricultural knowledge

The Farmer Development Programme aims to provide all farmers in rural SA with agricultural knowledge regarding good planting practices, sustainable farming, business plans, planting techniques and the use biotechnology...

21 Jun 2017

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Why the world needs to get smarter about water consumption

In 1900, just 15% of the world's population lived in cities. Now that proportion is over 50%...

By Dragan Savic 21 Jun 2017

Stalled PPAs are hurting investors and govt's growth objectives
Stalled PPAs are hurting investors and govt's growth objectives

The DoE and Eskom again did not provide any clarity to investors in the renewable energy sector as to when the power utility will sign PPAs...

21 Jun 2017

Climate imperils Ethiopia's coffee output: study
Climate imperils Ethiopia's coffee output: study

Climate change could wipe out more than half of Ethiopia's coffee production unless farmers move to higher ground, scientists warned. Climbing temperatures and dwindling rainfall have already degraded prime growing areas...

20 Jun 2017

Zambia hotels winning at sustainability with agricultural and entrepreneurship projects
Zambia hotels winning at sustainability with agricultural and entrepreneurship projects

The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel team's agricultural and entrepreneurship projects have had far-reaching impacts in terms of sustainability and socio-economic development...

20 Jun 2017

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AGT Foods CEO scoops EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 title

President and CEO of AGT Foods, Murad Al-Khatib, was picked from 59 individuals representing 49 countries and named EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2017...

20 Jun 2017

BRICS countries have an important role to play in achieving SDGs
BRICS countries have an important role to play in achieving SDGs

BRICS countries have an important role to play in achieving the international goals to eradicate hunger and poverty by 2030. They form an important economic block. Together they produce more than one-third of global cereal production...

20 Jun 2017

Dutch designers use human waste to make electricity
Dutch designers use human waste to make electricity

The Compost Kliko Toilet could lead to people getting away from flushing potential down the toilet...

By Bongani Shweni 20 Jun 2017

Chad is the country most vulnerable to climate change - here's why
Chad is the country most vulnerable to climate change - here's why

Of the 186 countries assessed in a recent survey of climate vulnerability, Chad was rated most in peril...

By Hakim Abdi 14 Jun 2017

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Disrupted agriculture, high food prices deepens food insecurity in Africa

While large agricultural harvests in some regions of the world are booming for global food supply, protracted fighting and unrest are increasing displaced and hungry people elsewhere...

12 Jun 2017

qimono via
Cracking down on illegal and overfishing

Many fisheries around the world are characterised by excessive fishing effort, low productivity, and inadequate profitability, exacerbating pressures that have led to almost a third of all marine fish stocks being exploited...

9 Jun 2017

Integrated clean technology solutions can help solve water issues
Integrated clean technology solutions can help solve water issues

At this stage, we must conceive we all have a shared responsibility towards water conservation. What is needed is an integrated approach to resolving these current challenges...

By Songo Didiza 8 Jun 2017

Waste to Food: PnP cutting down on food waste through innovative project
Waste to Food: PnP cutting down on food waste through innovative project

Food waste costs the South African economy more than R61 billion annually. A sustainable solution has been developed in the form of Waste to Food, an innovative business process that converts excess organic waste into...

8 Jun 2017

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PEDI Urban Agriculture Academy to create a cohort of emerging farmers

This urban farmer training academy showcases a ground-breaking organic vegetable growing system...

6 Jun 2017

Water from Air bottling plant to birth 'waterpreneurs'
Water from Air bottling plant to birth 'waterpreneurs'

The current water crisis might become a catastrophe for South Africa, but not for everyone if a South African company has its way...

6 Jun 2017

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Tackling environmental challenges with the help of a 100 city network

As Cape Town continues to experience the worst drought on record, the city has the opportunity to implement solutions that will not only address this acute environmental shock but also strengthen the fabric of the city overall...

By Michael Berkowitz 6 Jun 2017

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#WorldEnvironmentDay: Are South Africans living eco-friendly enough?

As South Africans, we can be proud of the steps that various organisations are taking, but we must ask ourselves are we as individuals doing enough?

5 Jun 2017

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#WorldEnvironmentDay: How eating green can help save the planet

Replacing meat, eggs, and dairy with plant-based foods, even just one day a week, can make a tremendous difference, especially as we face water restrictions, shortages of arable land and the threats of climate change...

5 Jun 2017

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Reducing food waste by implementing best practices across food chains

The Fourth International Symposium on Postharvest Pathology opened at the Kruger National Park, Skukuza Camp, 28 May 2017 with a little over 100 plant scientists

2 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

Moving the microphone to the heart of the communities
Moving the microphone to the heart of the communities

Heart FM will once again take the microphone to the heart of Western Cape communities for the 16 Days For Youth initiative from 1 June...

Issued by Heart FM 1 Jun 2017

Entrepreneur scoops Old Mutual funding to develop biofuel enterprise
Entrepreneur scoops Old Mutual funding to develop biofuel enterprise

Red Bull social entrepreneur scoops funding from Old Mutual Foundation for a project involving growing castor seed crops with the engagement of small-scale local farmers for the commercial production of alternative biofuel...

1 Jun 2017

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Bad news for Western Cape with no clear expectation of rain

The South African Weather Service does not have good news for the drought-ravaged Western Cape. The Weather Service says the forecasting system is not giving a clear signal of how much rain can be expected...

31 May 2017

High level water panel meets in SA
High level water panel meets in SA

A panel constituted of high level leaders from several countries around the world has met in South Africa to thrash out ways in which water use can be harnessed to aid efforts to save every valuable drop of the precious natural resource...

31 May 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

Howard Blight, Agricolleges international
#AfricaMonth: Quality agricultural education essential to increase productivity in Africa

In spite of declining growth rates and recent credit downgrades in many African countries, a growing labor force and vast expanses of arable land, point to significant opportunities...

By Howard Blight 29 May 2017

Cape water woes solved... for now
Cape water woes solved... for now

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille prayed for an answer to the city's water crisis recently - and immediately got one...

29 May 2017

Coca-Cola saves 290 Olympic-sized swimming pools of water
Coca-Cola saves 290 Olympic-sized swimming pools of water

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) has announced a saving of almost 726 million litres of water over the past six years...

26 May 2017

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