Agriculture Trends 2020

Subscribe to industry newsletters

Podcasts

  • Listen to podcasts
  • Download BizTakeouts Mobi App
Image source:
Technology can aid farmers during SA's water crisis

Although water reservoirs in urban areas in South Africa are at reasonable levels, there are still real concerns about how to effectively manage water in the rural countryside, with water being a scarce commodity and an essential part of farming...

9 Jan 2020

LG to unveil first indoor gardening appliance at CES 2020
LG to unveil first indoor gardening appliance at CES 2020

LG Electronics (LG) is tapping into the booming indoor gardening movement with the launch of its first home gardening appliance, set to be unveiled at CES 2020 in Las Vegas this week...

6 Jan 2020

AfDB board approves $21.783m grant for solar-powered irrigation in Sudan
AfDB board approves $21.783m grant for solar-powered irrigation in Sudan

The African Development Bank has approved a $21.783m grant to accelerate the adoption of solar-powered irrigation pumps in Sudan's West Kordofan and North Kordofan states...

31 Dec 2019

3 African projects to receive Internet Society Foundation grants
3 African projects to receive Internet Society Foundation grants

The new Internet Society Foundation has issued its first set of medium and large grants (ranging from $12,000 to $30,000 each) to 13 projects, including three from Africa...

20 Dec 2019

Unilever unveils €85m food innovation centre in the Netherlands
Unilever unveils €85m food innovation centre in the Netherlands

Unilever has invested €85 million in a new food innovation centre in the Netherlands, as the consumer goods giant looks to address "major global food system challenges".

9 Dec 2019

Africa Agri Tech puts the spotlight on science and technology in 2020
Africa Agri Tech puts the spotlight on science and technology in 2020

New technologies are disrupting every industry, and agriculture is no exception...

3 Dec 2019

Blockchain, driven by IoT, can save food industry $31bn by 2024
Blockchain, driven by IoT, can save food industry $31bn by 2024

According to a new study by Juniper Research, blockchain will enable $31 billion in food fraud savings globally by 2024 by immutably tracking food across the supply chain...

28 Nov 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: How AI startup ask-jean is disrupting the SA wine tech industry
#EntrepreneurMonth: How AI startup ask-jean is disrupting the SA wine tech industry

It's not always easy to know what wine to pair or purchase when you're planning an occasion with friends or when you're in a store having to make a selection. Ask-jean, a voluntary data hub has come along to simplify the decision-making process, with the wine consumer in mind...

By Robin Fredericks 25 Nov 2019

#AfricaCom: Searching for the next 'M-Pesa unicorn', skilling Generation Disrupted
#AfricaCom: Searching for the next 'M-Pesa unicorn', skilling Generation Disrupted

An all-female AfricaCom panel discussed the fact that the backbone of a truly digital economy is hyper-connectivity. While M-Pesa is still celebrated a decade after it disrupted the way money works on the continent forever, digital inclusion remains a problem. How do we scale innovation, yet leave no-one behind?

By Leigh Andrews 25 Nov 2019

Ricardo Gomez Angel via
Drone Users Conference 2019 takes flight

The conference brought together drone users, practitioners, service providers, as well as policy- and decision-makers, within the natural resource management field. The aim was to build networks and share knowledge towards the role of drones and related technology...

22 Nov 2019

Professor Hanlie Smuts
#AfricaCom: Beyond fintech, where humans and technology meet

Fintech is the trailblazer for interactions between humans and tech, and learnings beyond that journey can be extended to agriculture, education and healthcare...

By Nicci Botha 15 Nov 2019

Cannabis Expo makes its way to JHB
Cannabis Expo makes its way to JHB

The Cannabis Expo will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg from 28 November to 1 December 2019...

5 Nov 2019

Reshaping food systems with innovation and knowledge
Reshaping food systems with innovation and knowledge

A major focus for the FAO is establishing a new business model based on science, data, transparency and accountability and that is conducive to strong partnerships with the private sector...

7 Oct 2019

FoodNext.Africa, a successful f&b conference championing change and providing value to the market
FoodNext.Africa, a successful f&b conference championing change and providing value to the market

At the FoodNext.Africa Cape Town series key industry experts met to discuss the latest innovations driving new partnerships, shared new ideas and products to meet the growing demand for safe, traceable and nutritious food from farm to fork...

Issued by dmg events Africa 3 Oct 2019

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office
Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019
Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019

Bizcommunity is excited to announce the relaunch of our Biz Product and Rate Card, featuring all-new product infographics, descriptors and more...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 27 Sep 2019

Agri Technovation steers SA agriculture into the 4IR with new mobile app
Agri Technovation steers SA agriculture into the 4IR with new mobile app

The global smart agriculture solution market is projected to reach a valuation of USD 38.1bn by the end of 2024...

10 Sep 2019

Biotech crops help producers overcome challenges
Biotech crops help producers overcome challenges

South Africa's biotech crop adoption increased a further 3% in just one year between 2017 and 2018, a new report has revealed...

9 Sep 2019

Total working to close the gender gap in SA's agriculture, forestry, fishery and mining industries
Total working to close the gender gap in SA's agriculture, forestry, fishery and mining industries

In South Africa, the agriculture, forestry, fishery and mining industries are categorised as the primary economic sectors. These are essentially industries that rely on South Africa's natural resources to function...

Issued by Total 30 Aug 2019

FoodNext.Africa dmg events' flagship innovation conference now in its third series
FoodNext.Africa dmg events' flagship innovation conference now in its third series

Dmg events is proud to introduce a focused B2B conference for the food and beverage market, FoodNext.Africa...

Issued by dmg events Africa 30 Aug 2019

Highlights from the 2019 PMA Fresh Connections: Southern Africa
Highlights from the 2019 PMA Fresh Connections: Southern Africa

On 30-31 July 2019, the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) hosted over 500 delegates representing the entire fresh produce supply chain in Cape Town at the 9th Fresh Connections: Southern Africa Conference and Trade Show...

Issued by Produce Marketing Association 28 Aug 2019

Entrepreneurs called to tackle land restoration in Africa
Entrepreneurs called to tackle land restoration in Africa

The DOEN Foundation and Seedstars have joined forces to launch the DOEN Land Restoration Prize...

16 Aug 2019

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

Restoring soil can help address climate change
Restoring soil can help address climate change

It's time to take soil seriously. As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states with very high confidence in its latest report, land degradation represents "one of the biggest and most urgent challenges" that humanity faces...

By David R. Montgomery 14 Aug 2019

Winetech Pitching Den calls on agritech innovators to enter
Winetech Pitching Den calls on agritech innovators to enter

The SA Innovation Summit has partnered with the French Embassy in South Africa and Vinitech, to announce the prize for the top South African start-up in the 2019 Winetech Pitching Den, which takes place on 12 September in Cape Town...

31 Jul 2019

Africa: The land of milk and honey, and... entrepreneurs
Africa: The land of milk and honey, and... entrepreneurs

With the economic landscape in southern Africa showing great promise, new industries are emerging, existing ones growing stronger and entrepreneurship flourishing. What does this mean to the produce industry?...

Issued by Produce Marketing Association 26 Jul 2019

Image source:
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

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office
3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

Embrace disruption in the fresh produce supply chain because it's here to stay
Embrace disruption in the fresh produce supply chain because it's here to stay

Disruption is more than just a buzzword. It has become part of business and part of our lives...

Issued by Produce Marketing Association 19 Jul 2019

New technologies key to transforming SA's agriculture sector
New technologies key to transforming SA's agriculture sector

"If South African agriculture loses its competitiveness, this will ultimately lead to even more job losses and an increase in the price of food for consumers."

18 Jul 2019

Show more