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How research, collaboration are contributing to food security in Africa

Professor of Plant Breeding Maryke Labuschagne is working with a group of more than 20 African PhD students and postdoctoral fellows to improve the...

3 days ago

Farmers, Ferraris and harvesting good investments in Africa

Roux Wildenboer, sector head: agriculture at Absa Group shares his thoughts regarding how the agri sector has been a shining light for the continent and the investor community, highlighting the importance of continued investment into infrastructure development...

By Roux Wildenboer 31 May 2021

Report: Gender-responsive research key to farm productivity, tackling Africa's agricultural threats

The African Women in Agricultural Research and Development has released a report highlighting how gender-responsive agricultural research and development coupled with an intentional focus on addressing inequalities in access to innovations between men and women, can propel agricultural-driven development...

27 May 2021

Vergelegen completes eroded watercourse rehabilitation programme

Vergelegen Wine Estate's environmental undertaking on five sites has seen the removal, storage and replanting of some 15,000 indigenous plants that were housed temporarily while the programme was underway...

20 May 2021

Brown locusts have survived a long drought in South Africa - here's how

Eggs can remain in the soil for several years with the embryos waiting to receive sufficient moisture to complete development. This results in synchronised hatching when there's sufficient rain...

By Frances Duncan 19 May 2021

Cannabis Master Plan to be presented to Nedlac

DALRRD Minister Thoko Didiza says as the legalisation and the commercialisation of cannabis remains at the forefront of public debate and on top of the agenda for policymakers globally, the plan will be presented to the National Economic Development and Labour Council by the end of May 2021...

14 May 2021

Nine in 10 farmers still struggling with lockdown

An online emerging farmers' summit has revealed that, despite overall favourable agricultural and weather conditions, including good rainfall, 87% of small growers in South Africa have not managed to recover from last year's hard lockdown...

13 May 2021

Farming hygiene practices can help protect agricultural value chain

Farming hygiene practices can help protect agricultural value chain

13 May 2021

Gibs-Corteva roundtable conversation: Humble hustlers - anecdotes from accomplished farmers

Corteva Agriscience is partnering with the Entrepreneurship Development Academy (EDA) at the Gordon Institute of Business School (Gibs) to host a roundtable event on 10 June 2021...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 11 May 2021

Climate-friendly farming strategies can improve the land and generate income for farmers

Farmers can help slow climate change by mixing native grasses into croplands, restoring wetlands and raising perennial crops. These strategies also conserve soil and water and build new markets...

29 Apr 2021

Technology to drive SA agriculture toward sustainability

Technology and the introduction of high-impact technological solutions has proven to be an enabler in assisting farmers and stakeholders in addressing and alleviating climate change challenges...

22 Apr 2021

How wheat straw, mango peels could be used for renewable food packaging

Wheat straw and mango peels that are normally disposed of in landfills or used as manure and animal feed could potentially be used in the development of renewable, biodegradable and non-toxic active food packaging that could help keep products fresher for longer...

15 Mar 2021

Nestlé Hatcher platform invites collaboration with African innovators

Best-in-class innovators are presented with an opportunity to be future Nestlé suppliers...

15 Mar 2021

Scaling up bioenergy production could substantially raise water stress - new study

According to a new study, biomass plantations for energy production need sustainable water management in order to avoid a substantial increase in water scarcity.

12 Mar 2021






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