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FAO launches Green Cities Initiative to help transform agri-food systems

Turning the recovery from Covid-19 into an opportunity for cities to become more sustainable, resilient, and provide access to healthy foods for all...

23 Sep 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

Vegetable farmers in urban Ghana don't worry much about food safety - but they should

The United Nations projects that by 2050, 70% of the world's population will live in urban areas. Ensuring sustainable food supply in a rapidly growing city becomes a matter of concern...

By Kabila Abass 12 Aug 2020

CoCT celebrates 33 urban farming graduates

The City of Cape Town's Agri-Planner training programme has made it possible for 33 youths from disadvantaged backgrounds in Philippi to receive agricultural training certificates.

30 Jul 2020

Philippi's urban agri project gets R40m investment boost

"The purpose of the project is to revitalise small and medium-business urban farming, offer training, and increase job opportunities in Philippi."

20 Jul 2020

Urban farming: Is it financially and spatially feasible?

The urban farmer has some key issues to consider with regards to land, water, soil, infrastructure, and marketing opportunities...

By Michelle Marais 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

UCook Market Box launched to support small-scale farmers

Looking to help local, small-scale food producers make ends meet during the Covid-19 crisis, UCook has launched the UCook Market Box...

30 Jun 2020

How planting a garden can boost bees, local food and resilience during the coronavirus crisis

Victory gardens were popular during wartime, and have made a comeback during the current pandemic...

By Sheila Colla 14 May 2020

Rescuing Kenya's flower sector amid Covid-19

Devastating scenes of flower workers disposing tens of thousands of blooms on a daily basis, empty grading halls and packhouses have come to symbolize the extent of the damage the coronavirus has visited on the Kenya floriculture sector as global supply chains haemorrhage under the crisis.

By Nelson Maina 30 Mar 2020

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

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