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Distell expects up to 20% rise in full-year profits

Drinks maker Distell said on Friday its full-year profit would be up to around 20% higher than a year earlier, but a fourth ban on alcohol in its home market South Africa had cost it about R30m so far...

By Emma Rumney 2 days ago

August #WomensMonth made possible by the Intercare Group

Inviting your nominations of inspiring women to be featured in our exclusive August Women's Month interview series...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 20 Jul 2021

Côte d'Ivoire's Noël N'guessan wins 2021 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

Noël N'guessan, a chemical engineer from Côte d'Ivoire, has been named the winner of the Royal Academy of Engineering's 2021 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation...

9 Jul 2021

Chocolate fix: How the cocoa industry could end deforestation in West Africa

Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana produce almost two-thirds of the world's cocoa, and face high rates of deforestation. But the cocoa industry could make changes to become more sustainable...

By Sophia Carodenuto 8 Jul 2021

Tetra Pak partners with Synercore to accelerate food chain innovation in Africa

Tetra Pak's partnership with Synercore aims to accelerate innovation in health and safety regarding the commercialisation of shelf-stable food products in Africa...

2 Jul 2021

Rooibos tea: EU protection is good news for South African agriculture

Rooibos tea is the first African product to receive EU protected designation. What does this mean for the region where it's grown?

29 Jun 2021

Climate change threatens age-old indigenous food systems

From the Arctic to the Amazon, the traditional food gathering techniques of indigenous communities are under threat from accelerating climate change and economic pressures...

By Fabio Teixeira 25 Jun 2021

Feeding Africa from Africa: Smallholder farmers to leverage on AfCFTA

Senamiso Ndlovu, 32, is a smallholder farmer with big food production dreams. The seed of her farming ambitions is the growing urban food demand...

By Busani Bafana 14 Jun 2021

How research, collaboration are contributing to food security in Africa

Professor of Plant Breeding Maryke Labuschagne is working with a group of more than 20 African PhD students and postdoctoral fellows to improve the...

14 Jun 2021

Deforestation is driven by global markets

The world is at a crossroads, as humanity tries to mitigate climate change and halt biodiversity loss, while still securing a supply of food for everyone...

By Ruben Valbuena and Thomas Lovejoy 11 Jun 2021

Big irrigation projects in Africa have failed to deliver. What's needed next

In 1938, French colonial authorities in what is today Mali started on an ambitious infrastructure plan to transform the desert into an area of agricultural production...

By Tom Higginbottom, Roshan Adhikari and Timothy Foster 10 Jun 2021

Report reveals soil pollution as one of the world's major challenges for ecosystem restoration

Worsening soil pollution and waste proliferation threaten the future of global food production, human health and the environment, and require an urgent global response...

7 Jun 2021

New targets to protect biodiversity must include farmers and agriculture

Evidence shows that farms that share landscapes with wild nature, such as remnant forests and trees, benefit from the ecosystem services provided...

By Anja Gassner, Philip Dobie and Terry Sunderland 7 Jun 2021

Goodleaf merges with Highlands Investments to create R650m cannabis company

South African premium CBD brand Goodleaf is merging with Highlands Investments, formerly Canopy Growth Africa, in a deal that will see the combined company be valued at approximately R650m...

4 Jun 2021

Global food prices rise at rapid pace in May

FAO Food Price Index posts fastest monthly increase to reach highest value since September 2011...

3 Jun 2021

Report: Gender-responsive research key to farm productivity, tackling Africa's agricultural threats

The African Women in Agricultural Research and Development has released a report highlighting how gender-responsive agricultural research and development coupled with an intentional focus on addressing inequalities in access to innovations between men and women, can propel agricultural-driven development...

27 May 2021

Luxury fashion label Chanel invests $25m in new climate adaptation fund

Chanel is backing a new climate adaptation fund that aims to raise $100m by 2025 to invest in projects to promote sustainable agriculture, protect forests and support small-scale farmers in developing countries...

By Michael Taylor 11 Jun 2021

The 2021 World Food Prize recognises that fish are key for reducing hunger and malnutrition

Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, a native of Trinidad and Tobago, is the winner of the 2021 World Food Prize for her work identifying small fish as valuable nutrition sources for developing countries...

By Ben Belton 26 May 2021

Greening the planet: We can't just plant trees, we have to restore forests

Planting trees can sometimes be a carbon-offset box-ticking exercise, but reforestation is a long-term commitment that supports communities, promotes biodiversity and tackles the climate emergency...

By Tristram Hales, Benoit Goossens and Mike Bruford 21 May 2021

FAO, partners' high-tech response to help win fight against desert locust swarms

In the past year, waves of the desert locusts have swept across East Africa, Yemen and southwest Asia in massive swarms which have contained up to 80 million in a single square kilometre...

11 May 2021



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