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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

SU researcher shows how local small-scale farmers can start artisan cheesemaking businesses

Dr Faith Nyamakwere recently received her PhD in Animal Sciences in the SU Faculty of AgriSciences for her research on how small-scale farmers can start their own artisan cheesemaking businesses...

By Engela Duvenage 30 Apr 2020

10 ways to stay connected on Biz during lockdown

Self-isolation, lockdowns, working remotely and physical distancing can get you down. Bizcommunity is the daily 'virtual commute' that brings you closer to 19 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Apr 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

#Everydropcounts: Driving water conservation through adjusted pricing models

South Africa remains under pressure when it comes to efficient water use and conservation, where limited supply is increasingly stressed by rising demand, aged and insufficient infrastructure and lack of consumer awareness...

By Karen King 25 Mar 2020

Why marine protected areas are often not where they should be

Biodiversity is often highest in places with human activity. The fishing industry has shown we can often have it both ways: maintain important livelihoods while protecting precious marine life...

25 Mar 2020

SA's agribusiness confidence improves in Q2 2020

The survey of the first-quarter data was conducted between the final week of February and the first week of March 2020, which is a period before the spread of COVID-19 intensified across several geographies...

16 Mar 2020

'Bee-washing' hurts bees and misleads consumers

'Bee-washing,' marketing claims that purport to help bees, can diminish the important distinction between a honey bee and native bee...

By Lila Westreich 24 Feb 2020

ARC launches new maize information guide for farmers

The maize information guide is a mobile application which comprises a current collection of scientifically proven data on maize production, insect identification and disease management; weed and nematodes control.

21 Feb 2020

Roadmap developed to conserve global insect populations

With an estimated 40% of all insects threatened with extinction, 73 scientists from around the world decided that something needed to be done urgently to protect insect species...

10 Feb 2020

Africa's youth want to cultivate careers, not just crops

"We need to ensure that Africa's future farmers not only grow crops but careers as well," argues Sylvia Ng'eno...

By Sylvia Ng'eno 10 Feb 2020

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