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Nespresso commits to carbon neutral coffee by 2023

Nespresso has been carbon neutral across its business operations since 2017, and now commits to achieving full carbon neutrality across its supply chain and product life cycle...

2 days ago

ARC aims to free Southern Africa from the fruit fly

A coordinated project by the Agricultural Research Council, F3 Fruit Fly Free has been initiated to establish and maintain fruit fruit production areas free or under low prevalence of this pest in Southern Africa...

4 Sep 2020

How optimal water use can support food security, reduce waste in Africa

While wastewater reuse presents a sustainable solution in supporting food security amid looming water shortages, the infrastructure costs present a barrier to widespread adoption in South Africa...

27 Aug 2020

Using agriculture to help boost job creation, investment in Mozambique

Brazilian investors have expressed interest in Mozambique's agribusiness, given the agro-ecological potential and the promising opportunities that the country offers in this sector.

25 Aug 2020

Inclusive, multi-pronged approach needed for successful land reform programme

According to Neo Mahabane, Madelien van Niekerk and Maria Magagula - members of communal property associations (CPAs), government-driven land reform programmes will falter if women from beneficiary communities do not play a central role...

24 Aug 2020

ADA helps launch 100% Black female-owned Tsar Beef Farm in KZN

Women are making a dent in the fight against poverty through farming, said KwaZulu-Natal MEC for agriculture and rural development Bongiwe Sithole-Moloi...

18 Aug 2020

Digital small-scale models could help SA's pandemic-stricken farmers

The re-opening of restaurants and hospitality is good news indeed for small-scale farmers who have seen lockdown measures decimate demand while Covid-19 continues to compound the challenges they face...

By Professor Cyril Nhlanhla Mbatha 17 Aug 2020

Microsoft investment to boost sustainability in SA's agricultural sector

The investment is aimed at driving sustainability in the sector for smallholder farmers, who form an important part of the agricultural workforce in the country...

6 Aug 2020

Namibia harvests first commercial blueberries thanks to smart irrigation

According to Willem Mostert, Namibian manager of Cherry Irrigation, whose team designed and implemented the fully automated drip irrigation and fertigation management system for the landmark project, the quality of the fruit harvested has so far been exceptional...

5 Aug 2020

Eland released in Western Cape wine estate to boost ecosystem diversity

Five eland were released in the Vergelegen wine estate in Somerset West on Wednesday, 29 July, as part of the Cape Town Environmental Education Trust's (CTEET) Gantouw Project...

30 Jul 2020

SA government revokes national disaster status of drought

The National Disaster Management Centre has declared that the ongoing drought in South Africa is no longer considered a national disaster...

By Ursula Human 22 Jul 2020

Beekeepers demonstrate resilience during Covid-19

A Sappi-sponsored programme that helps communities adjacent to forestry plantations to become beekeepers, has shown some unexpectedly encouraging results during the time of the Covid-19 pandemic...

Issued by Sappi 17 Jul 2020

Smaller farmer's fields can reduce biodiversity loss and increase wild plants, birds, beetles and bats

The steep decline in biodiversity is worrying, especially as wild species are important for pollination and pest control...

By Lenore Fahrig 13 Jul 2020

#BizUnity: How UCook's paying it forward as partners feel the pinch

'Together apart' has been the global rallying call as humanity unites in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, and UCook, through a number of its initiatives, has stepped up in answer...

By Sindy Peters 10 Jul 2020

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