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Google and FAO launch new big data tool, Earth Map

Google and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has developed a new tool anyone, anywhere can access to obtain multidimensional maps and statistics showing key climate and environmental trends wherever they are...

3 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

New technology addresses alternate bearing in citrus

Agri Technovation, in partnership with Laeveld Agrochem, has introduced its new technology, the ITEST Carbohydrates analysis programme to assist citrus farmers in establishing greater equilibrium between crops, resulting in increased harvest yields over time...

2 Sep 2020

Genomic test for dairy cows launched in SA

Genomic testing will enable farmers to fine tune their management, selection and breeding decisions with confidence...

2 Sep 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

Food giants appointing teams to focus on plant-based products

Food giants muscle in on booming alternative protein market, with dedicated teams to develop and sell plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy...

30 Jul 2020

Report examines food price drivers and discrepancies during pandemic

The Competition Commission said that of the 1,600 complaints received under the excessive pricing and consumer protection regulations by the end of June, 19% related to basic food products...

17 Jul 2020

Can the next pandemic come from your livestock?

According to a study by the United Nations, over 60% of diseases affecting humans originated from animals...

By Elizna Erasmus 16 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

Coconut oil production threatens five times more species than palm oil - new findings

The coconut - an icon of unspoiled tropical idylls - causes more environmental harm than many people realise...

By Erik Meijaard 7 Jul 2020

Webinar: How to change the food system - perspectives from consumer cooperatives

The webinar unpacked the experiences of consumer cooperatives and explored the rise of mutual aid societies and food relief initiatives during the Covid-19 crisis...

5 Jun 2020

New animated film marks International Year of Plant Health 2020

Diseases that devastate African communities are the focus of a brand new short animated film launched this week by The CONNECTED Virus Network, based at The Universities of Bristol and Newcastle in the United Kingdom...

22 May 2020

PAMSA bursary, research programme application extended

The Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa has extended the application deadline for its Masters of Engineering bursary and research programme until 22 June...

22 May 2020

Conservation agriculture can boost maize yields

Maize farmers who aim to practise no-tillage or conservation agriculture on their farms will benefit from considerably higher yields during dry seasons...

By Engela Duvenage 5 May 2020

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