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AgriColleges international gets accredited
AgriColleges international gets accredited

The Agriculture Sector Education Training Authority, AgriSeta, has granted online agriculture education platform, AgriColleges international, accreditation as an education and training provider in agriculture...

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Datacentrix hosts smart farming Indaba, takes a look at emerging tech set to disrupt farming

Datacentrix recently held its first Agri Indaba in Limpopo to discuss the many ways in which emerging technologies are transforming farming and food production...

2 days ago

East Africa region urged to adopt GMOs to boost food security
East Africa region urged to adopt GMOs to boost food security

Despite the technology being seen as key to tackling low crop yields, climate change and emerging diseases, many countries remain averse to GM technology over safety and trade-related concerns...

By Johnson Kanamugire 3 days ago

Roff Industries launches the new, compact R-10 maize mill
Roff Industries launches the new, compact R-10 maize mill

Roff Industries has introduced the Roff R-10 - a compact maize mill that can produce super maize meal at 24 tonnes per day and 540 tonnes per month...

Issued by Roff 8 Dec 2017

Moving beyond the Green Revolution in Africa's new era of hunger
Moving beyond the Green Revolution in Africa's new era of hunger

The green revolution is estimated to have saved up to one billion people from starvation. Africa needs to stage its own version if its to help save its people from hunger...

By Calestous Juma 7 Dec 2017

Smart data yields big harvests to feed the world
Smart data yields big harvests to feed the world

To manage the coming swell, robots that harvest crops and digital farming are joining green revolution and time-held traditional farming techniques. Digital farming is garnering lots of interest...

By Simon Carpenter 7 Dec 2017

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Global Soil Organic Carbon Map a powerful tool for sustainable agriculture, climate change mitigation

Conserving and restoring soils, as a major carbon storage system, is critical for both sustainable agriculture and mitigating climate change. FAO launched a comprehensive global map showing the amount of carbon stocks in the soil...

6 Dec 2017

Genetic tool that can doom a species under UN review
Genetic tool that can doom a species under UN review

PARIS - For some, a new cutting-edge technology called gene drive is the silver bullet able to wipe out invasive species decimating island wildlife, and eradicate the malaria-bearing mosquitos...

6 Dec 2017

New 'agripreneurs' dig for green gold on skyscraper rooftops
New 'agripreneurs' dig for green gold on skyscraper rooftops

The soaring "Chamber of Mines" building in central Johannesburg, a hub for South Africa's mining industry, is a symbol of a bygone era when pioneers began flocking here in the late 19th century to dig for gold...

By Inna Lazareva 4 Dec 2017

How the world needs to change as regions get drier
How the world needs to change as regions get drier

By combining these interventions, there's a better chance of managing water sustainably for domestic and agricultural use...

By Dian Spear 1 Dec 2017

BCX, GE co-creates Digital Farm solution tailored for SA and African agriculture
BCX, GE co-creates Digital Farm solution tailored for SA and African agriculture

BCX and GE have developed an integrated agri-tech solution tailored for South African and African agricultural needs...

1 Dec 2017

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New database to help countries manage their animal genetic resources

FAO estimates that more than 25% of the world's local farm animal breeds are currently at risk of extinction. Its new database will help countries better monitor, survey and manage their animal genetic resources...

30 Nov 2017

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#AgriIndaba: Modernised, scalable agri-education is key in training and feeding the masses

How important is modernising agricultural education to the transformation of the industry?

By Cari Coetzee 30 Nov 2017

Smartphone app to help SA farmers
Smartphone app to help SA farmers

A smartphone app harnessing the power of satellites and drones to give a bird's eye perspective has been launched to help farmers save water and grow healthy crops...

By Petru Saal 29 Nov 2017

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Farmcrowdy launches farmers' digital app to empower farmers

As part of efforts to address food shortages as well as make agriculture attractive and beneficial to Nigerians, agricultural technological firm, Farmcrowdy, has unveiled a digital application...

By Sunday Okobi and Ugo Aliogo 28 Nov 2017

The future of agriculture, food security is knowledge-intensive
The future of agriculture, food security is knowledge-intensive

As gains from the green revolution come up against limited natural resources, agriculture is poised for another major transformation...

28 Nov 2017

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Cultivar and technology agency launched

The SACTA was officially launched with the purpose of addressing the lack of new technology for self- or open-pollinated grain and oilseed crops in South Africa...

By Lise Roberts 27 Nov 2017

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Drones are taking to the skies above Africa to map land ownership

Mapping land boundaries is an important way to boost a country's economic growth and development. It contributes towards better security of land ownership, allows landowners to get bank loans and...

By Robert Wayumba 27 Nov 2017

Villa and Monash SA join hands for instructional reform
Villa and Monash SA join hands for instructional reform

A partnership between agricultural company, Villa, and academic institution, Monash South Africa promises to lend a new face to agricultural higher education in South Africa...

By Lynette Louw 24 Nov 2017

AIDmonitor to analyse funding flows for development in food and agriculture-related sectors
AIDmonitor to analyse funding flows for development in food and agriculture-related sectors

It's the first tool to paint a complete picture of ODA funding flows for all development sectors, and the only tool to analyse funding flows with an FAO lens - focused on agriculture, food security, nutrition, and rural development activities...

24 Nov 2017

Good to know (perhaps) that food is being 'nuclearised'
Good to know (perhaps) that food is being 'nuclearised'

"Using nuclear sciences to feed the world" have led to some major success stories. FAO provides seven examples of how nuclear technology is improving food and agriculture...

By Baher Kamal 23 Nov 2017

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What needs to be done to give Africa's smallholder farmers access to machinery

Mechanisation of agriculture has become a priority across many African countries as the continent gears up to exploit its well-recognised potential to become the world's food basket...

By Thomas Daum, Regina Birner 22 Nov 2017

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Can a mobile app help East African farmers adapt to climate change?

A simple mobile app has been developed to help farmers and local authorities in East Africa choose the right kind of tree to plant - key to helping countries curb their emissions and adapt to a changing climate...

By Isaiah Esipisu 22 Nov 2017

New fish-smoking tech first introduced in Africa launched in Asia
New fish-smoking tech first introduced in Africa launched in Asia

Health hazards, such as smoking inhalation are high and output of intensive labour in the traditional method of fish-smoking is often low but the introduction of new smoking ovens pioneered by FAO is set to change this...

22 Nov 2017

Study: Better soil could trap as much planet-warming carbon as transport produces
Study: Better soil could trap as much planet-warming carbon as transport produces

Better soil management could boost carbon stored in the top layer of the soil by up to 1.85 gigatonnes each year, about the same as the carbon emissions of transport globally...

By Thin Lei Win 21 Nov 2017

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High-tech tracker to battle ancient wheat plague

The tracking technology used to halt the deadly Ebola and Zika viruses could now be turned against wheat rust as scientists try new ways to stop the fungus devastating world grain crops...

By Thin Lei Win 17 Nov 2017

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How barcoding is helping South Africa track its precious pollinators

Pollinators are the unsung heroes of food production and some indigenous pollinators are under threat...

By Dirk Swanevelder, Annemarie Gous, Connal D. Eardle 15 Nov 2017

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You can't eat your smartphone: Why agriculture is the first frontier of African innovation

Technology enables African smallholder farmers to access better information, improve crop yields, secure better prices for their produce, and improve their livelihoods...

By Ashley Boag 14 Nov 2017

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New water resistant paper egg trays excite farmers

Poultry farmers participating in the Poultry Show in Abeokuta were excited at the exhibition of water resistance paper egg trays which the manufacturer says is purely made of paper instead of plastic...

13 Nov 2017

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