Agriculture Trends 2020

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Can African smallholders farm themselves out of poverty?

Smallholder farming might not be able to generate enough value on its own, but farmers still need support...

12 Dec 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: Changemakers working towards a sustainable, inclusive food system

A group of social entrepreneurs just emerged from the first Oribi Village Food System Incubation Programme...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 20 Nov 2019

Confronting the City of Cape Town's PHA "myths"

All of advocate Paschke's asserted "myths" are rebuttable, but the following ones in particular reveal fundamental misconceptions regarding the essence of the PHA Campaign's arguments...

By Christian Alexander 19 Nov 2019

#SACSCCongress: How green roofs can contribute to people, profit and planet

Vacant rooftops across all major cities around the world are a dime a dozen. Their concrete surfaces aren't just a waste of space in a highly urbanised world, but also contribute to the heat island effect that afflicts these built-up areas. So why not farm on them?

By Sindy Peters 23 Oct 2019

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by 2 Oct 2019

Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019

Bizcommunity is excited to announce the relaunch of our Biz Product and Rate Card, featuring all-new product infographics, descriptors and more...

Issued by 27 Sep 2019

Office agriculture and why every workplace needs it

"Office" and "agriculture" are two words that are hard to imagine together but they describe a new trend designed to improve employee wellness while reducing absenteeism in the workplace...

16 Sep 2019

MAD Architects designs self-powered hyperloop system integrated with urban farming

MAD Architects has partnered with Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) to design a self-powered new hyper loop system combined with urban farming supported by a versatile pylon design.

13 Sep 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by 23 Jul 2019

South Africa should learn from Brazil about how to tackle 'hidden hunger'

South Africa faces a double burden of hunger and malnutrition, on the one hand, and obesity with associated non-communicable diseases (NCDs), on the other...

By Brittany Kesselman 19 Jun 2019

Why rooftop farms may be the next big thing

Signium Africa has predicted that city-wide hydroponic rooftop farming cooperatives have the potential to become the next big thing in commercial agriculture...

30 Apr 2019

AAVF creates platform for vertical farming network

Vertical farming has many benefits such as year-round production, increased profitability, fewer space requirements and a reduced carbon footprint, but it is not without its challenges, some of which include the cost of infrastructure, reliable electricity supply and knowledge and skills...

17 Apr 2019

Gondwana Game Reserve launches new fynbos conservation experience

Gondwana Game Reserve on the Garden Route will launch a Fynbos Conservation Experience this month, which includes a guided nature walk lead by their resident botanist...

12 Apr 2019

UJ to host inaugural African Conference on Vertical Farming and Urban Agriculture

iZindaba Zokudla (Conversations about Food) will this month host the inaugural conference for the African Association for Vertical Farming (AAVF) at the University of Johannesburg's (UJ) Soweto Campus, 9-10 April...

5 Apr 2019

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