#RecruitmentFocus

SPONSORED BY:


More...
Kuzkid via
Global action required for sustainable agriculture

"No country alone will be able to overcome all the challenges we face fully, so we must act globally. Nobody must be left behind."

13 Dec 2018

Cape Town to host Agritech Africa conference, exhibition in 2020
Cape Town to host Agritech Africa conference, exhibition in 2020

Cape Town and the Western Cape Convention Bureau, together with the support of the South African National Convention Bureau will play host to Kenes Exhibitions' Agritech Africa 2020 in Cape Town.

11 Dec 2018

Boosting R&D capacity for sustainable agriculture
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

Living Soil: A documentary for all of us
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

Honey bees, already at risk, face a new threat from a common herbicide
Honey bees, already at risk, face a new threat from a common herbicide

Glyphosate is the world's most widely used herbicide. Because it's considered safe for animals, it's extensively used not only in agriculture, but also for weed control in urban areas and home gardens.

By Sue Nicolson 5 Dec 2018

Import regulations: What traveller's to SA should know
Import regulations: What traveller's to SA should know

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has called all international travellers, who will be visiting South Africa during the festive season, to comply with the country's import requirements for agricultural and related regulated products...

26 Nov 2018

Steps rural communities can take to protect their water resources
Steps rural communities can take to protect their water resources

For rural communities in the highlands of eastern Africa, water for domestic use is not piped. They have to collect, or use it from springs or rivers and it's accessible to anyone. Increasingly, highland communities in Tanzania and Ethiopia face challenges when it comes to water quantity and quality...

By Jeremias Mowo 26 Nov 2018

How Pick n Pay and WWF-SA are collaborating to transform seafood procurement
How Pick n Pay and WWF-SA are collaborating to transform seafood procurement

A report titled 'A decade of impact', released yesterday by WWF-SA and Pick n Pay, demonstrates how partnerships in the seafood supply chain can help secure responsible fisheries...

22 Nov 2018

12019 via
Sustainable cotton programme improves market growth

According to Hennie Bruwer, CEO of Cotton SA, production has seen an increase from 25,000 bales in 2013 to roughly 200,000 bales for the past season...

21 Nov 2018

Communities in South Africa’s North West Province are embroiled in battles with chiefs over land. EPA/Jon Hrusa
South African court resets power balance between villagers, mines and chiefs

South Africa's Constitutional Court recently passed an important judgement that's fundamentally challenged the power imbalance between mining companies and local communities in rural parts of the country...

By Sonwabile Mnwana 20 Nov 2018

Image by
Gamtoos farmers' water woes eased, but 'not quite good enough'

Earlier this month, the Department of Water and Sanitation marginally eased farmers' Kouga Dam water allocations from 20% to 40% of their usual annual drawings...

16 Nov 2018

Food security in Africa depends on rethinking outdated water law
Food security in Africa depends on rethinking outdated water law

A new study has found that outdated, colonial-era water permit systems across Africa are unintentionally criminalising millions of small farmers who can't obtain permits...

By Barbara van Koppen 14 Nov 2018

Strengthening indigenous food systems vital to achieving zero-hunger
Strengthening indigenous food systems vital to achieving zero-hunger

Indigenous food systems and indigenous traditional knowledge, according to FAO director-general José Graziano da Silva, may have some of the answers we are looking for in achieving a zero-hunger world...

12 Nov 2018

Agricultural safeguard levy will boost the local industry, says FairPlay
Agricultural safeguard levy will boost the local industry, says FairPlay

According to Francois Baird, founder of FairPlay, the recently gazetted agricultural safeguard levy of 35.3% imposed on bone-in chicken cuts will impact importers, not consumers...

9 Nov 2018

L-R: Farmers, commercial and smaller scale, working together for the improvement of lives: Andrew Pooler, Dave van Rensburg, Cyril Hlengwa, Rob Stayplton-Smith and Siya Hlengwa
KZN NPO facilitates transformation in agriculture through skills development, knowledge sharing

Since its inception, Harry Gwala Agri supports several projects which tackle food security, provide mentorship, drive internship programmes and source sponsorship for aspiring farmers...

9 Nov 2018

AfDB looks to turn African savannah into global food basket using agritech
AfDB looks to turn African savannah into global food basket using agritech

The AfDB is leading efforts to wake the 'sleeping giant' that is the African savannah and turn it into the cradle of the continent's green revolution...

8 Nov 2018

Urban farming project Hola Harvest launched in Joburg
Urban farming project Hola Harvest launched in Joburg

Looking to making farming more attractive to SA's youth, SAB and AB InBev Africa has introduced its first group of urban farmers in Johannesburg's inner-city...

7 Nov 2018

Fish farming at industrial scale: a Turkish case study
Fish farming at industrial scale: a Turkish case study

One of the world's fastest-growing food production industries, aquaculture, is harming the marine environment and people's lives with intensive fish farms...

By Irmak Ertör 7 Nov 2018

R800m committed to provide support to women, youth farmers to ready them for planting season
R800m committed to provide support to women, youth farmers to ready them for planting season

The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform says it has heeded the call to quicken their rapid land release steps and provide financial support to the farming community during this planting season...

6 Nov 2018

Strict Amazon protections made Brazilian farmers more productive, new research shows
Strict Amazon protections made Brazilian farmers more productive, new research shows

Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's new president, will make many decisions during his four-year term, from combating violence to stimulating a stagnant economy...

By Rachael Garrett 6 Nov 2018

Land reform an economic necessity, says Ramaphosa
Land reform an economic necessity, says Ramaphosa

Land reform is not only about correcting a grave historical injustice, it is an absolute economic necessity, says President Cyril Ramaphosa...

5 Nov 2018

Why conservation success stories in Tanzania need a closer look
Why conservation success stories in Tanzania need a closer look

By several accounts, 2018 has been a great year for community-based conservation in Tanzania...

By Jevgeniy Bluwstein, Jens Friis Lund & Peadar Breho 2 Nov 2018

#FoodNextAfrica: How to ensure sustainable growth of plant-based foods
#FoodNextAfrica: How to ensure sustainable growth of plant-based foods

With the population expected to exceed 9 billion by 2050, the search has intensified for alternative protein sources to not only feed us all, but to do so sustainably by minimising the environmental impact...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 Nov 2018

Eating less meat is a climate priority, whatever the sceptics say
Eating less meat is a climate priority, whatever the sceptics say

Here we go again. The "sceptical environmentalist", Bjorn Lomborg, has returned to warn against the excesses of an impending green dictatorship. The latest threat: taking away our burgers!

By Oliver Taherzadeh and Benedict Probst 31 Oct 2018

FAO director-general stresses importance of job creation in rural areas
FAO director-general stresses importance of job creation in rural areas

FAO director-general José Graziano da Silva has warned that migration risks depriving African countries of the young people they need to modernise their agriculture sectors...

29 Oct 2018

Africa to host Ensminger Pig Symposium in 2019
Africa to host Ensminger Pig Symposium in 2019

The Ensminger Pig Symposium will be hosted for the first time on African soil at the aha Kopanong Hotel and Conference Centre in Benoni...

29 Oct 2018

Agnes Lekhori, administration clerk at Bellcro
'Agriculture is something you do today for tomorrow and for future generations'

According to Agnes Lekhori, administration clerk at Bellcro, agriculture is something you do today for tomorrow and for future generations...

26 Oct 2018

Cabinet approves Marine Protected Areas
Cabinet approves Marine Protected Areas

Acting Environmental Affairs Minister Derek Hanekom says a network of 20 Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) will considerably advance South Africa's efforts to protect its ocean heritage for future generations...

26 Oct 2018

Cattle grazing on public lands near Steens Mountain, Oregon. ,
Yes, eating meat affects the environment, but cows are not killing the climate

As the scale and impacts of climate change become increasingly alarming, meat is a popular target for action...

By Frank M. Mitloehner 26 Oct 2018

Show more