Agriculture Trends 2020

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Ford Fund assists drought-stricken farmers in the Eastern Cape

"The devastating drought in the Eastern Cape is having a dire impact on the farming community, and they need every bit of support that we can muster,."

3 days ago

4 African finalists make the shortlist for Commonwealth Youth Awards 2020

All 16 finalists will each receive a trophy, a certificate and £1,000 to expand the scope of their projects...

19 Feb 2020

Adidas and Ikea lead 2020 sustainable cotton ranking

Adidas has surged ahead to become a global leader in sourcing sustainable cotton...

13 Feb 2020

A look at sustainable farming trends in South Africa

According to the conservation organisation World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), South Africa will have to produce 50% more food by 2050 in order to feed an estimated population of 73 million people. The implementation of sustainable farming practices is therefore crucial to ensure food security.

By Claudi Nortjé 12 Feb 2020

Santam, Sanlam donate R3m to alleviate impact of drought on farming communities

The donation will assist commercial and emerging farmers currently impacted by the devastating drought that has hit large parts of the country...

11 Feb 2020

Roadmap developed to conserve global insect populations

With an estimated 40% of all insects threatened with extinction, 73 scientists from around the world decided that something needed to be done urgently to protect insect species...

10 Feb 2020

Africa's youth want to cultivate careers, not just crops

"We need to ensure that Africa's future farmers not only grow crops but careers as well," argues Sylvia Ng'eno...

By Sylvia Ng'eno 10 Feb 2020

South Africa's biodiversity tax incentive is taken to scale

Successfully introducing South Africa's first biodiversity tax incentive was a complex process requiring support from numerous stakeholders, including government, protected area implementers, landowners and communities...

By Candice Stevens 7 Feb 2020

Limpopo foot and mouth disease under control

"To date, 130 properties have been investigated and precautionary quarantine notices lifted on 87 properties."

6 Feb 2020

Trees in South Africa are under attack. Why it's proving hard to manage

A tree-killing beetle that invaded South Africa two years ago and wreaked havoc in the country's towns and cities still hasn't been declared an emergency plant pest...

By Trudy Paap 6 Feb 2020

Department calls for compliant wood-packaging

As the globe observes the International Year of Plant Health 2020, the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development has urged those who trade in agricultural and non-agricultural products involving wood-packaging material to comply with the International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures...

5 Feb 2020

Barry Callebaut invests in dairy-free chocolate production

Barry Callebaut is investing in dairy-free product development and production facilities to cater to the demand for plant-based products...

5 Feb 2020

Fall armyworm confirmed in South Africa

Maize farmers are particularly vulnerable to this invasive pest species and should be on high alert for moth swarms late afternoon, egg parcels on maize leaves and caterpillars...

30 Jan 2020

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