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How code is improving food security

The evolution of civilisation runs hand-in-glove with the earliest forays by our ancestors into agriculture. Simultaneously, the unfolding of early forms of agriculture brought primitive technology into people's lives...

7 May 2020

How agritech solutions can help farmers offset coronavirus risks

Agricultural technologies are helping to combat some of the problems that have been intensified in the sector due to the impact of Covid-19...

By Nico Groenewald 5 May 2020

GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize returns in 2020

The GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition 2020 gives hope and support to the agripreneurs on the African continent...

21 Apr 2020

Why Ghana's smallholders aren't excited by the latest 'Green Revolution'

In the past 20 years, a newer model of the Green Revolution has emerged predominantly in sub-Saharan Africa. Domestic and international agribusinesses have a much more prominent place...

By Siera Vercillo 14 Apr 2020

The power of e-agriculture to attract youth to the farming industry

Industry experts are proposing themes and ideas that are centred around attractiveness, however, the importance of value and opportunity needs to be prioritised...

9 Apr 2020

Join the #BridgingTheGaps challenge - 21 days to rethink the food system

Food sector innovators are called upon to co-create sustainable solutions to help South Africans become more food secure in the context of the Covid-19 crisis...

27 Mar 2020

Agri tech investment vital for industry output, export growth

South African agriculture needs more investment and the implementation of the latest technology to boost output, not only for local consumption, but also for vitally needed exports to boost foreign exchange earnings...

11 Mar 2020

Mobile network operators can drive the revival and growth of agricultural sector

The telecommunications industry is set to become an increasingly pivotal player in ensuring digital solutions are harnessed to boost productivity and competitiveness for the agriculture sector...

By David Lupafya 6 Mar 2020

AAT appoints Brenda Tlhabane as ambassador

Tlhabane is the founder of Temo Ya Tlhabane Holdings and is known in the red meat industry as a cattle breeder, but also as a producer of other agricultural commodities...

27 Jan 2020

Technology can aid farmers during SA's water crisis

Although water reservoirs in urban areas in South Africa are at reasonable levels, there are still real concerns about how to effectively manage water in the rural countryside, with water being a scarce commodity and an essential part of farming...

9 Jan 2020

LG to unveil first indoor gardening appliance at CES 2020

LG Electronics (LG) is tapping into the booming indoor gardening movement with the launch of its first home gardening appliance, set to be unveiled at CES 2020 in Las Vegas this week...

6 Jan 2020

AfDB board approves $21.783m grant for solar-powered irrigation in Sudan

The African Development Bank has approved a $21.783m grant to accelerate the adoption of solar-powered irrigation pumps in Sudan's West Kordofan and North Kordofan states...

31 Dec 2019

3 African projects to receive Internet Society Foundation grants

The new Internet Society Foundation has issued its first set of medium and large grants (ranging from $12,000 to $30,000 each) to 13 projects, including three from Africa...

20 Dec 2019

Unilever unveils €85m food innovation centre in the Netherlands

Unilever has invested €85 million in a new food innovation centre in the Netherlands, as the consumer goods giant looks to address "major global food system challenges".

9 Dec 2019

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