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New nitrogen removal technology reveals poultry manure potential for anaerobic digestion

Colsen BV has developed a technology that overcomes the challenges of the high ammonia concentrations such that the value of poultry manure can be enhanced by creating renewable energy and fertilisers...

1 day ago

Future Farmers expands to Paarl

The Future Farmers Foundation, founded in 2006 by Judy Stuart, has made a tremendous impact on the lives of aspiring young farmers...

3 days ago

Top 10 food and bev trends for 2019

Innova Market Insights from Arnhem in the Netherlands, said targeting increasingly adventurous consumers set on new discoveries and experiences, will be key to developments in the food and beverage industry in 2019...

3 Jan 2019

In 100 years' time, maybe our food won't be grown in soil

It takes a lot to make a room of soil scientists gasp...

By Alex McBratney 28 Dec 2018

Why the issue of drug resistance in animal farming means a fight against urban elites

Drugs have been instrumental to the modernisation of agriculture and are fundamental to the production of abundant and cheap food. In animal farming, drugs not only improve the health and growth of farmed animals, but are also...

27 Dec 2018

Kruisfontein celebrates first embryo calves

The Kruisfontein Emerging Cattle Farmers Co-operative is on track to become one of the nucleus herds for livestock improvement in the Eastern Cape. This has been made possible through the most impactful technology available to bovine agriculture, in vitro fertilisation.

27 Dec 2018

AB InBev dips toe into cannabis drinks business with $100m joint venture deal

SAB owner Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) has entered into a partnership with Canadian cannabis producer Tilray that will see the companies focus on research into the cannabis-infused, non-alcoholic drinks market...

21 Dec 2018

Holistic management is what we need

If you feel at all worried about climate change, or our future on this planet, you really should read this from beginning to end. This applies to every human on the planet and it offers great hope in very dark times...

14 Dec 2018

UP, AFMA establish Africa's first feed mill research facility

The University of Pretoria and the Animal Feed Manufacturers Association have signed a Memorandum of Agreement to the value of R50m...

13 Dec 2018

Stellenbosch University student develops first gut probiotic for broiler chickens

A PhD student in microbiology at Stellenbosch University's Faculty of Science has successfully developed and patented a probiotic for broiler chickens. This based on microbiota from the guts of free-range chickens.

12 Dec 2018

Boosting R&D capacity for sustainable agriculture

Africa's over-reliance on external institutions is undermining the continent's capacity to strengthen agricultural research and development for improving the livelihoods of millions of people...

By Nteranya Sanginga 10 Dec 2018

Study explores the bitter taste of honeybush tea

What makes some cups of honeybush tea taste bitter and others not?

10 Dec 2018

Global food commodity prices drop in November

The Food and Agriculture Organisation's Food Price Index, an indicator of the monthly change in international prices of a basket of food commodities, is now at its lowest level since May 2016...

7 Dec 2018

Living Soil: A documentary for all of us

Our soils support 95% of all food production, and by 2060, our soils will be asked to give us as much food as we have consumed in the last 500 years...

6 Dec 2018

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