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#FoodNextAfrica: The SA food startup championing traditional African flavours
#FoodNextAfrica: The SA food startup championing traditional African flavours

Young entrepreneur Sipamandla Manqele is using food to inspire pride in indigenous African ingredients, while economically uplifting the small-scale farmers and local communities involved in their cultivation and processing...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 hours ago

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AI, changing the future of Africa's food security

The ability of agricultural equipment to think, predict and even advise farmers presents Africa with an historic opportunity to meet the continent's own food requirements...

13 Sep 2019

Positioning agriculture as a key driver of Africa's growth
Positioning agriculture as a key driver of Africa's growth

The potential to increase Africa's agricultural yields through the strategic use of data could place the continents' farmers at the heart of tomorrow's global economy...

9 Sep 2019

Nestlé announces winners of sub-Saharan Africa innovation challenge
Nestlé announces winners of sub-Saharan Africa innovation challenge

African startups Shopit, Exportunity and Wakulima from South Africa, Benin and Tanzania respectively, emerged the winners of the Nestlé Research and Development sub-Saharan innovation challenge...

4 Sep 2019

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5 ways women farmers can succeed in agriculture

Samkelisiwe Hadebe, who is heiress to a maize, soybeans and sugar bean farm in Daggakraal, Mpumalanga previously owned by her grandfather, shares her top five tips on how other budding woman farmers can succeed in the agriculture industry...

26 Aug 2019

Key insights into the global beef market
Key insights into the global beef market

Rising demand in China boosts imports up, securing new opportunities for foreign suppliers...

23 Aug 2019

Ocean warming has fisheries on the move, helping some but hurting more
Ocean warming has fisheries on the move, helping some but hurting more

As the oceans warm, fish are moving to stay in temperature zones where they have evolved to live. This is helping some species, hurting others and causing a net reduction in potential catch...

By Chris Free 22 Aug 2019

Bees: How important are they and what would happen if they went extinct
Bees: How important are they and what would happen if they went extinct

It's unlikely that all species of bees will go extinct anytime soon - but current losses could still have a terrible impact on food supplies and ecosystems...

By Philip Donkersley 21 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

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

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

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