#AfricaMonth

Subscribe to industry newsletters

Farm smarter, not harder: Key to satisfying the growing demand for wine
Farm smarter, not harder: Key to satisfying the growing demand for wine

Sustainability and conservation, along with technology and innovation, are among the main drivers in the development of the more efficient and productive agricultural practices that South African wine producers need...

By Daneel Rossouw 17 May 2019

Forum challenges African businesses to dive into the Blue Economy
Forum challenges African businesses to dive into the Blue Economy

African businesses are being challenged to wake up to the economic, social and environmental power of the Blue Economy...

10 May 2019

Why rooftop farms may be the next big thing
Why rooftop farms may be the next big thing

Signium Africa has predicted that city-wide hydroponic rooftop farming cooperatives have the potential to become the next big thing in commercial agriculture...

30 Apr 2019

Mon Choco's eco-friendly Easter eggs
Mon Choco's eco-friendly Easter eggs

As Easter approaches, all over the world orders ramp up for chocolate bunnies and Easter eggs. But, have you ever thought about where chocolate comes from and its environmental impact?

18 Apr 2019

Wealth from waste - three ways pollution can be turned into something useful
Wealth from waste - three ways pollution can be turned into something useful

Solving environmental problems usually just means cleaning up the mess people have made. But scientists are increasingly interested in creating something valuable from pollution...

By Maria Sotenko 11 Apr 2019

From grain to glass: Pernod Ricard's roadmap to sustainability
From grain to glass: Pernod Ricard's roadmap to sustainability

Drinks giant Pernod Ricard has launched its 2030 Sustainability and Responsibility roadmap as part of the company's Transform and Accelerate strategic plan...

10 Apr 2019

UJ to host inaugural African Conference on Vertical Farming and Urban Agriculture
UJ to host inaugural African Conference on Vertical Farming and Urban Agriculture

iZindaba Zokudla (Conversations about Food) will this month host the inaugural conference for the African Association for Vertical Farming (AAVF) at the University of Johannesburg's (UJ) Soweto Campus, 9-10 April...

5 Apr 2019

Giba Communal Property Association signs partnership agreement with private investor
Giba Communal Property Association signs partnership agreement with private investor

Facilitated through Vumelana Advisory Funds' community-private partnership model, the Giba Communal Property Association (CPA) has signed off 127 hectares for two lease agreements with private investor W van R Schmidt...

4 Apr 2019

FAO, ADEPT partner to promote potential of African diaspora in agribusiness
FAO, ADEPT partner to promote potential of African diaspora in agribusiness

Signing an agreement on the side-lines of the high-level event on Food and Agriculture in Times of Crises, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the Africa-Europe Diaspora Development Platform (ADEPT) have joined efforts...

4 Apr 2019

Three ways cities can help feed the world, without costing the Earth
Three ways cities can help feed the world, without costing the Earth

Climate change is underway, and human activities such as urbanisation, industrialisation and food production are key contributors...

By Silvio Caputo 4 Apr 2019

The Great Migration river crossing. Image source:
People are taking a huge toll on the plains of the Serengeti-Mara

The 40,000sqkm Serengeti-Mara plain that straddles the border of Kenya and Tanzania is famous for its abundant and diverse wildlife...

By Joseph Ogutu 2 Apr 2019

Mondelez to add Cocoa Life / 'Helping Farmers to Grow' symbol on chocolate products
Mondelez to add Cocoa Life / 'Helping Farmers to Grow' symbol on chocolate products

Global snack company Mondelez International, Inc. has announced plans of adding the message 'Helping Farmers to Grow' on its chocolate products, in considering environmental, social and ethical factors when choosing where to source key ingredients...

2 Apr 2019

Feeding farm animals seaweed could help fight antibiotic resistance and climate change
Feeding farm animals seaweed could help fight antibiotic resistance and climate change

Feeding pigs seaweed could make them, us and the planet healthier without contributing to antibiotic resistance in bacteria.

By Lauren Ford and Pamela Judith Walsh 1 Apr 2019

Syngenta to support Zambian farmers with sustainable farming solutions
Syngenta to support Zambian farmers with sustainable farming solutions

Agrochemical and seed producer, Syngenta continues its commitment to help farmers improve yields and increase productivity under the changing climatic conditions in Zambia...

29 Mar 2019

Blue economy: Experts call for sustainable exploitation
Blue economy: Experts call for sustainable exploitation

By efficient management, the sustainable exploitation of resources in oceans, seas, lakes and rivers - also known as the blue economy - could contribute up to $1.5tn to the global economy...

By Ruth Waruhiu 25 Mar 2019

Irrigating Africa: Can small-scale farmers lead the way?
Irrigating Africa: Can small-scale farmers lead the way?

We often hear that irrigation in Africa is too limited, and that the key to a "green revolution" on the continent is to expand to levels seen in Asia. But what if there is much more small-scale, informal irrigation in Africa than we thought?

By Ian Scoones 20 Mar 2019

Africa takes centre stage at Blue Belt Initiative Conference for sustainable fisheries, aquaculture
Africa takes centre stage at Blue Belt Initiative Conference for sustainable fisheries, aquaculture

Launched in 2016 by Morocco, the initiative provides a unified framework, exploring the emergence of low carbon and low ecological footprint on the ecosystems, in building a sustainable and prosperous fisheries economy...

15 Mar 2019

Agri SA, SAAFWUA signs MoU to enhance water resource management
Agri SA, SAAFWUA signs MoU to enhance water resource management

Both organisations will collaborate on initiatives and projects that advance and facilitate the development of support mechanisms, for the Local Water Resource Management Institution to ensure the effective use of water by all South African farmers...

14 Mar 2019

Migration and displacement: the human face of climate change
Migration and displacement: the human face of climate change

The World Economic Report on Global Risk by the World Bank lists elements of climate change and climate risk in its top 10 list of risks the world faces today...

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Mar 2019

Time to reframe the discipline of finance to focus on sustainability
Time to reframe the discipline of finance to focus on sustainability

Millions of Africans still suffer from water shortages due to problems of uneven distribution and management of existing supplies...

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Mar 2019

Citizen science helps farmers adapt to climate change
Citizen science helps farmers adapt to climate change

The selection of seed varieties adapted to a particular climate could be refined if farmers themselves assess their performance, using their plots as small, experimental laboratories...

By Cecilia Rosen 12 Mar 2019

naidokdin via
Global hydroponic markets to reach estimated CAGR of 6.5% by 2025

With the advent of advanced agricultural infrastructures and procedures, hydroponics is gaining widespread popularity with its ability to address the need for green vegetables...

11 Mar 2019

Woolworths, partners launch community learning farm in Stellenbosch
Woolworths, partners launch community learning farm in Stellenbosch

Woolworths has partnered with Spier Wine Farm, the Sustainability Institute and its AgroEcology Academy to launch the Living Soils Community Learning Farm - a three-year pilot project with the aim to establish demonstrative ecologically-restorative methods to grow nutrient-rich foods...

8 Mar 2019

How droughts will affect South Africa's broader economy
How droughts will affect South Africa's broader economy

Climate change poses a threat to everyone. Governments, farmers and society, in general, need to take proactive steps to deal with the outcomes of changing weather patterns...

By Mmatlou Kalaba 7 Mar 2019

Seil-Safari navigates farmers through unchartered waters to new horizons
Seil-Safari navigates farmers through unchartered waters to new horizons

From 1-5 April 2019, Seil-Safari will bring together world-class speakers, agricultural experts and South Africa's farming community to share knowledge and know-how on the latest innovations and solutions in the sector...

Issued by Echo Produksies 5 Mar 2019

AFGRI commits R3m funding support to SA farmers
AFGRI commits R3m funding support to SA farmers

AFGRI has launched a not-for-profit company, the AFGRI Support Fund to assist those in the South Africa agricultural sector with their financial needs...

5 Mar 2019

Kuzisa injects R11m into fully black-owned M'Hudi wine farm
Kuzisa injects R11m into fully black-owned M'Hudi wine farm

In the lead-up to the inaugural W12 Congress in Cape Town this May, economic development organisation Kuzisa has committed an R11m financial injection intended for job creation in the Bloekombos community of the Western Cape...

28 Feb 2019

Carbon farming: How agriculture can both feed people and fight climate change
Carbon farming: How agriculture can both feed people and fight climate change

In only a few decades, traditional dryland farming on drained peat soils will be increasingly difficult as the rich organic soils vanish and flood prevention becomes too costly...

27 Feb 2019

UNIDO launches Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) pilot project in Egypt
UNIDO launches Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) pilot project in Egypt

Launching the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) pilot project in Egypt, the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), under the framework of the Egyptian Cotton Project, is supporting Cotton Egypt Association's Egyptian Cotton branding...

21 Feb 2019

Show more