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Investing in the future of food and agriculture - farm better, not bigger
Investing in the future of food and agriculture - farm better, not bigger

It is no secret that food security, health and sustainability are concerns around the world. The knock-on effect to this is the need to address hunger, lifestyle diseases and climate change...

By Mark Hassenkamp 14 Aug 2019

Diageo dedicates $219m to sustainability projects in Africa
Diageo dedicates $219m to sustainability projects in Africa

Diageo, one of the world's largest producers of spirits and beers, has committed to investing $219million in renewable energy upgrades at 11 of its breweries in Africa...

8 Aug 2019

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AB InBev, BanQu to empower Africa farmers with blockchain technology

AB InBev and BanQu intend to provide an economic identity for people around the world, especially for those working at the tail end of supply chains and who are economically disconnected...

1 Aug 2019

Pernod Ricard acquires majority stake in SA spirit maker Inverroche
Pernod Ricard acquires majority stake in SA spirit maker Inverroche

Drinks giant Pernod Ricard, through its affiliate Pernod Ricard South Africa, is acquiring a majority stake in South African craft spirit brand Inverroche...

26 Jul 2019

Angola, SA partner to grow agribusiness and ecotourism in Africa
Angola, SA partner to grow agribusiness and ecotourism in Africa

Angola, being rich in natural resources is determined to develop a strategic and strong relationship with South Africa as a business partner; as such, the two countries will be presenting opportunities for bilateral trade during the inaugural Agri-Business and Eco-Tourism Forum, Angola-South Africa...

26 Jul 2019

Global agricultural tyre market to value over $9bn by 2026
Global agricultural tyre market to value over $9bn by 2026

Elevation in the fleet size of tractors in developing countries and technological advancements in farming techniques are primary factors stimulating the market growth...

26 Jul 2019

Undercover farming helps overcome climate change challenges
Undercover farming helps overcome climate change challenges

To combat the effects of climate change and to keep farming businesses sustainable, a growing number of producers are farming undercover...

By Carin Venter 25 Jul 2019

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Africa rises to lead conversation on sustainable agriculture amidst climate change

Technology provides innovative answers to complicated challenges...

By Dr Shadrack Moephuli 24 Jul 2019

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Precision agriculture is key to meeting Africa's growing demand for food

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations forecasts that the world's population will reach 9.1 billion by 2050 and that global food production will need to grow by 70% to feed that number of people.

By Tony Esmeraldo 23 Jul 2019

Tertius Carstens, CEO of Pioneer Foods, and Eugene Willemsen, CEO, PepsiCo sub-Saharan Africa.
PepsiCo eyes growth in Africa with $1.7bn Pioneer Foods acquisition

Multinational snack foods and beverage giant PepsiCo has entered into an agreement to acquire South Africa's Pioneer Foods Group for approximately $1.7 billion...

19 Jul 2019

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Family farmers are needed to enhance agricultural sustainability, says FAO

"Family farmers are the ones who produce healthy foods. They can save us from the epidemic of obesity, and we need them for healthy diets."

19 Jul 2019

CUT professor helps Africa farmers adapt to climate change
CUT professor helps Africa farmers adapt to climate change

Drought remains the number one disaster in Africa, and of all the people affected by all types of disasters, drought is responsible for over 88% of them...

16 Jul 2019

How digital technologies can help Africa's smallholder farmers
How digital technologies can help Africa's smallholder farmers

There have been some positive strides made in getting smallholders involved in digital agriculture in Africa...

15 Jul 2019

Agroecology as innovation
Agroecology as innovation

"We need to promote a transformative change in the way that we produce and consume food. We need to put forward sustainable food systems that offer healthy and nutritious food, and also preserve the environment. Agroecology can offer several contributions to this process."

By Timothy A. Wise 11 Jul 2019

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CTICC to host over 100 international conferences by 2026

Over 100 international conferences, which are expected to bring over 127 000 delegates to Cape Town, has been confirmed to take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre up until 2026...

10 Jul 2019

Climate change is affecting crop yields and reducing global food supplies
Climate change is affecting crop yields and reducing global food supplies

As climate change alters temperature and rainfall patterns, yields of some crops are increasing while others decline. The net result: less food, especially where it's most needed.

10 Jul 2019

Tap digital solutions to transform Africa's agriculture
Tap digital solutions to transform Africa's agriculture

Governments and developers should actively engage farmers to promote their use...

By Laura Owings 8 Jul 2019

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Using citrus and grape by-products to preserve food

According to an interdisciplinary study at Stellenbosch University, large amounts of citrus and grape by-products that are normally treated as waste and generally disposed of in landfills could potentially be used in the production of natural food preservatives...

4 Jul 2019

International, pan-African organisations commit to collaboration on blue economy
International, pan-African organisations commit to collaboration on blue economy

Fishing, aquaculture, shipping, ports, energy and finance industries all came under the spotlight at the second Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF2019) held in Tunis, Tunisia late last month...

4 Jul 2019

The geopolitics of palm oil and deforestation
The geopolitics of palm oil and deforestation

Demand for palm and other vegetable oils is rising sharply, raising questions about which ones will be produced, who will control their production and sale, and where they will be grown...

By Jean-Marc Roda 2 Jul 2019

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CTA awards 4 grants to support blockchain use in agriculture

With CTA's support Bioversity International, the International Center for Tropical Agriculture, Erba 96 and Nitidae will implement blockchain projects in Côte d'Ivoire; Papua New Guinea; Sierra Leone; Trinidad and Tobago; and Uganda...

1 Jul 2019

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Global demand for avocado has local farmers firmly focused

Agricultural company, Laeveld Agrochem advises avocado farmers to surround themselves with experts in orchard planning and crop cultivation. In addition, precision farming technology can be used to help producers ensure sustainable yields...

28 Jun 2019

New study urges smarter use of small pelagic species to strengthen food security
New study urges smarter use of small pelagic species to strengthen food security

Small pelagic fish, generally processed, sold and eaten whole, account for three-quarters of the total inland fish catch of the continent but because of their low economic value they are not given the attention they deserve...

27 Jun 2019

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Key insights into Africa's wheat market

IndexBox's new report: Africa - Wheat - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights has revealed that the revenue for Africa's wheat market amounted to $15.5bn in 2017, rising by 11% against the previous year...

26 Jun 2019

Would you eat meat grown from cells in a laboratory? Here's how it works
Would you eat meat grown from cells in a laboratory? Here's how it works

Fake meat may be the food of the future...

By Leigh Ackland 26 Jun 2019

Western Cape farmers urged to join business chambers
Western Cape farmers urged to join business chambers

"Involvement of every farmer and business owner is imperative. We should stand united to cooperate with our municipalities, the province, business leaders and our communities."

25 Jun 2019

Integrated approach needed to aid conservation, health
Integrated approach needed to aid conservation, health

There is no doubt that Africa is grappling with numerous challenges such as climate change, low agricultural productivity, poor health standards, rapid growing population and poverty...

21 Jun 2019

Lab-grown dairy: The next food frontier
Lab-grown dairy: The next food frontier

Dairy proteins may be the next product to be mass produced in labs, for use in fluid "milk" production and processed dairy products like yogurt and cheese...

By Michael von Massow and Mitchell Gingerich 13 Jun 2019

Why food safety in Africa's informal markets must be driven by consumers
Why food safety in Africa's informal markets must be driven by consumers

Food safety studies in Ethiopia reveal that unlocking consumer demand for safe food is critical to stopping the millions of deaths and illnesses from foodborne pathogens across the continent...

By Arie Havelaar and Ashagrie Zewdu Woldegiorgis 10 Jun 2019

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FAO gives PMSA treaty combating illegal fishing the thumbs up

The treaty adoption is a boom for global efforts to safeguard global marine resources and achieve food security...

7 Jun 2019

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