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Global competition invites startups, enterprises to change the face of food systems
Global competition invites startups, enterprises to change the face of food systemsArticle

The UN Food Systems Summit has announced a competition to identify the best small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from across the world who are transforming food systems for a better tomorrow...

29 Apr 2021

FAO, AUC launch guide to help countries enter Africa's new single market
FAO, AUC launch guide to help countries enter Africa's new single marketArticle

Increased agricultural trade between African countries can drive sustainable development and play a pivotal role in the transformation of our food systems...

16 Apr 2021

Blockchain could play an important role in future agriculture and food security
Blockchain could play an important role in future agriculture and food securityArticle

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has further destabilized global food chains supplies. Technological innovations like blockchain can help address these challenges...

Abdul-Rahim Abdulai, Carling Bieg, Evan Fraser and Sarah Marquis 16 Apr 2021

Minister engages farmers on evictions
Minister engages farmers on evictionsArticle

Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Thoko Didiza, together with the Mpumalanga MEC of Agriculture, Rural Development, Land and Environmental Affairs, Mandla Msibi has met with farmers and farmer organisations to discuss farm lease agreements, among other issues...

12 Apr 2021

New forum launched for global soil health
New forum launched for global soil healthArticle

Farmers, especially Africa's millions of smallholders, must be empowered to be the primary caregivers of the soil in the interest of food security and climate-change management alike...

24 Mar 2021

Innovations on the Nile over millennia offer lessons in engineering sustainable futures
Innovations on the Nile over millennia offer lessons in engineering sustainable futuresArticle

Africa is the continent most vulnerable to the impact of climate change. That's largely because many of its people and governments are too poor to do what's needed...

Mike Muller 19 Mar 2021

How wheat straw, mango peels could be used for renewable food packaging
How wheat straw, mango peels could be used for renewable food packagingArticle

Wheat straw and mango peels that are normally disposed of in landfills or used as manure and animal feed could potentially be used in the development of renewable, biodegradable and non-toxic active food packaging that could help keep products fresher for longer...

15 Mar 2021

How Cabo Verde indigenous beans could boost food security
How Cabo Verde indigenous beans could boost food securityArticle

Indigenous beans could enhance food security in Cabo Verde which depends on food imports...

Anyse Sofia Fernandes Pereira Essoh 11 Mar 2021

Nestlé announces first net zero dairy farm in SA
Nestlé announces first net zero dairy farm in SAArticle

Nestlé has announced the launch of its Skimmelkrans Net Zero Carbon Emissions Project - a project set to create the company's first carbon-neutral dairy farm, located in George, South Africa...

4 Dec 2020

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Shoots of realism emerging for land reformArticle

It may be a bit of a cliché, but if there is a silver lining to be found in the post-Covid economic situation it is the following; policymakers and the industry must put aside ideological differences and adopt a more practical approach to land reform, agricultural development and other economic policies...

Theo Boshoff 4 Dec 2020

Africa's untapped opportunity: How Africa's free-trade area could catalyse the agricultural sector's development
Africa's untapped opportunity: How Africa's free-trade area could catalyse the agricultural sector's developmentArticle

The African Continental Free-Trade Area could accelerate the development of sub-Saharan Africa's agricultural sector and help the continent to become self-sufficient in food production...

Louis van Ravesteyn 2 Dec 2020

Collaboration needed to deliver food, nutrition security roadmap
Collaboration needed to deliver food, nutrition security roadmapArticle

The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa calls for more engagement as the long-term EU-AU research and innovation partnership reaches its midpoint...

30 Nov 2020

Expropriation Bill will create a clear framework, says Didiza
Expropriation Bill will create a clear framework, says DidizaArticle

Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Minister Thoko Didiza says she is pleased the Expropriation Bill has been tabled in Parliament...

11 Nov 2020

Partners in perfection
Partners in perfectionArticle

Inverroche and Grid Worldwide have partnered to unleash South Africa's next national icon to the world stage...

Issued by Grid Worldwide 6 Nov 2020

SA needs a food policy and more collaboration
SA needs a food policy and more collaborationArticle

Saying South Africa is food secure when more than 14 million people go hungry each day, and more than a quarter of children under the age of five are stunted, shows a gross misunderstanding of what food security entails...

Hugo Lochner 3 Nov 2020

Expropriation Bill submitted to Parliament
Expropriation Bill submitted to ParliamentArticle

The Expropriation Bill 2020 has been submitted to Parliament for introduction...

12 Oct 2020

Failing Africa's farmers, starving the continent
Failing Africa's farmers, starving the continentArticle

African farm groups demand answers of Green Revolution Forum...

Timothy A. Wise 9 Sep 2020

Finding the key to agricultural growth in SA
Finding the key to agricultural growth in SAArticle

The agricultural sector needs trust and alignment of vision on all sides in order to foster inclusive growth. If we cannot resolve the divergence of vision between different interest groups, our options will be limited...

Wandile Sihlobo 5 Aug 2020

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SA agriculture sector 1Q20 recovery - where to from here?Article

Despite four consecutive quarters of contraction and ongoing challenges due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, South Africa's agriculture sector rebounded by 27.8% quarter-on-quarter...

Casey Delport 28 Jul 2020

New UN report: Tens of millions more going hungry globally
New UN report: Tens of millions more going hungry globallyArticle

According to the United Nations' recently published annual State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report, tens of millions have joined the ranks of the chronically undernourished over the past five years, and countries around the world continue to struggle with multiple forms of malnutrition.

16 Jul 2020

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The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on agricultural employment in South AfricaArticle

A key question that consistently arises amid the Covid-19 pandemic's impact on the economy is its effect on employment. We believe there may be some resilience in the agricultural sector compared to other sectors of the economy...

Wandile Sihlobo 23 Jun 2020

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There's no need to reinvent the wheel to boost growth in agricultureArticle

The South African agriculture sector has the potential to be among the sectors that will drive economic growth and job creation during the post-Covid-19 recovery phrase. The path to realise this growth does not need new policies...

19 Jun 2020

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The impact of Covid-19 on food security in AfricaArticle

Supply chains, food and nutrition security, as well as current and future production functions, have been negatively impacted by a host of factors related to the Covid-19 crisis...

Professor Njuguna S. Ndung'u 11 Jun 2020

Regulating commercial use of hemp products
Regulating commercial use of hemp productsArticle

Governments regulation of the commercial use of hemp products will undoubtedly benefit the agriculture sector and possibly fast track transformation by allowing a large number of small-scale farmers to be the key players in the cannabis industry...

Zamikhaya Maseti 1 Apr 2020

Entrepreneurship initiative empowering SA's vital emerging farmers
Entrepreneurship initiative empowering SA's vital emerging farmersArticle

While pervasive drought and hardship have driven a sharp decline in the number of emerging farmers across South Africa, a hands-on agricultural entrepreneurship programme has provided an important lifeline to thousands...

Issued by Coronation 21 Feb 2020

Newly launched agricultural development agency to bring industry players together
Newly launched agricultural development agency to bring industry players togetherArticle

The launch of the Agricultural Development Agency at the Africa Agri Tech Conference and Expo in Pretoria has been heralded as a landmark in the history of South Africa. The new organisation will be a private business initiative that will work closely with the government in all aspects of agriculture...

19 Feb 2020

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Empowering SA women in agricultureArticle

The empowerment of women in the South African agricultural workforce, and the creation of gender-transformed workspaces, is enjoying greater policy priority across Africa - there is evidence that it can boost productivity...

12 Feb 2020

UN food agencies offer support to China
UN food agencies offer support to ChinaArticle

In a joint letter to President Xi Jinping, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, International Fund for Agricultural Development and World Food Programme paid tribute to the resilience of the Chinese people...

6 Feb 2020

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AFASA calls for strengthening of state-owned agri-entitiesArticle

"The downgrading of the Land Bank by Moody's is a sad sign of the state not taking the growth and development of black farmers in the country seriously."

28 Jan 2020

Putting trade to work to balance agriculture and environmental factors
Putting trade to work to balance agriculture and environmental factorsArticle

Trade is a way that countries can tap into their own local advantages and close food security gaps, says FAO Director-General QU Dongyu...

19 Jan 2020

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AGDA to launch at 2020 Africa Agri Tech ConferenceArticle

The Agriculture Development Agency will be launching at this year's Africa Agri Tech Conference and Expo. The launch will serve as the opening event of the conference and will cover topics ranging from the local and international agricultural economy...

14 Jan 2020

Three ways farms of the future can feed the planet and heal it too
Three ways farms of the future can feed the planet and heal it tooArticle

We're not powerless to change the future of food. Nature and technology can combine to nourish both the earth and its inhabitants...

Karen Rial-Lovera 24 Dec 2019

Coordinated global action is the best way to control the Fall Armyworm pest
Coordinated global action is the best way to control the Fall Armyworm pestArticle

A new $500m initiative by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations is leading the way...

Rémi Nono Womdim 19 Dec 2019

SA handcrafted gin Inverroche looks stateside with Charlize Theron
SA handcrafted gin Inverroche looks stateside with Charlize TheronArticle

As part of its efforts to further expand its presence in the United States of America, South African handcrafted gin brand, Inverroche, has been hosting a series of exclusive events in New York City...

29 Nov 2019

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Deal-making is what will shape the future of Russia-Africa relationsArticle

Russia's return to Africa has been the subject of wide media coverage, governmental concerns and civil society reactions in recent weeks, especially as Sochi gears up to host the first ever Russia-Africa Summit...

21 Oct 2019

Tongaat Hulett empowering youth in sugarcane farming through transformation initiative
Tongaat Hulett empowering youth in sugarcane farming through transformation initiativeArticle

While Tongaat Hulett is undergoing a strategic review and turnaround process to reduce its direct sugarcane farming activities in South Africa, it is also identifying ways to ensure its numerous farms will transition to third party growers...

1 Oct 2019

SU hosts discussion on agricultural research ideals, partnerships
SU hosts discussion on agricultural research ideals, partnershipsArticle

Stellenbosch University's (SU) Faculty of AgriSciences, in collaboration with Agri SA, recently hosted agricultural industry role players to discuss the future of agricultural research ideals, related partnerships with SU and the South African academia in general...

20 Sep 2019

Overcoming systemic challenges to transform South Africa's agricultural sector
Overcoming systemic challenges to transform South Africa's agricultural sectorArticle

Gert Schoonbee, co-owner of farming company Schoonbee Landgoed shares insight on how South Africa's agriculture sector can be transformed...

Gert Schoonbee 17 Sep 2019

Ghana wants to grow more cashews. But what about unintended consequences?
Ghana wants to grow more cashews. But what about unintended consequences?Article

Expansion of cashew production for export poses potential challenges particularly around food security...

James Boafo and Kristen Lyons 15 Aug 2019

Innovative support towards a brighter future in agriculture
Innovative support towards a brighter future in agricultureArticle

"Agriculture is facing several challenges both locally and internationally, which include a reduction in the number of farmers, a decrease in the size of land that is suitable for agricultural production and finding innovative ways to combat the effects of climate change..."

6 Aug 2019

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Agri EC congress highlights new partnerships, unity in agricultureArticle

Organised agriculture and traditional leaders in the Eastern Cape have committed to working together to initiate agricultural development as a means to sustainable land reform in the province...

1 Aug 2019

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Family farmers are needed to enhance agricultural sustainability, says FAOArticle

"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."

18 Jul 2019

Agroecology as innovation
Agroecology as innovationArticle

"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."

Timothy A. Wise 11 Jul 2019

Land Bank to drive transformational inclusivity at Nampo 2019
Land Bank to drive transformational inclusivity at Nampo 2019Article

As part of its effort to increase participation in the agricultural sector by historically disadvantaged individuals and contribute to land reform, Land Bank is set to escalate its support to the emerging sector by increasing the disbursements for transformative initiatives...

13 May 2019

Mozambique water project: insights into supply and use in a peri-urban area
Mozambique water project: insights into supply and use in a peri-urban areaArticle

The United Nations reports that water scarcity affects more than 40% of the global population. Just over a third of people don't have access to safely managed drinking water. This is why the Sustainable Development Goals set out to achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all by 2030.

Ana Rita Sequeira et al. 23 Apr 2019

SAPPO confirms outbreak of African swine fever in the North West
SAPPO confirms outbreak of African swine fever in the North WestArticle

The outbreak occurred outside South Africa's control zone for the disease and may be linked to contact with wild animals...

11 Apr 2019

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Western Cape commodity groups commit to farmer developmentArticle

The private sector has shown its commitment to developing black smallholder farmers in the province, with all 11 of the agricultural commodity groups that have been part of the Western Cape department of agriculture's commodity approach to land reform, signing new MOUs last week...

8 Apr 2019

CIFOR, AFR100 partner to ensure sustainable landscape restoration in Africa
CIFOR, AFR100 partner to ensure sustainable landscape restoration in AfricaArticle

The partnership aims to ensure effective alignment of CIFOR's restoration activities within the AFR100 framework...

28 Mar 2019

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