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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

From crop to cup: Ricoffy beans now 100% sustainably sourced
From crop to cup: Ricoffy beans now 100% sustainably sourcedArticle

Nestlé South Africa recently announced the launch of its Nescafé Ricoffy Responsibly Sourced campaign which aims to consolidate the brands sustainability initiatives, strategies and resources...

Robin Fredericks 23 Mar 2021

How chicken waste is helping South Africa keep the lights on
How chicken waste is helping South Africa keep the lights onArticle

Besides the birds themselves, poultry farms and poultry processing facilities have one thing in common: vast amounts of organic waste material.

17 Dec 2020

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

We found a way to turn urine into solid fertiliser - it could make farming more sustainable
We found a way to turn urine into solid fertiliser - it could make farming more sustainableArticle

If rolled out worldwide, our method could replace a quarter of all the synthetic nitrogen fertiliser used in agriculture...

Prithvi Simha, Björn Vinnerås and Jenna Senecal 10 Nov 2020

Green, integrated approaches could address food security challenges
Green, integrated approaches could address food security challengesArticle

According to advisors from food & drink technology Africa (fdt Africa), IFAT Africa, and analytica lab Africa, agriculture and food production does not happen in isolation, and to maximise food production and address world hunger, stakeholders across a broad value chain have to start working more collaboratively and sustainably...

15 Oct 2020

Smaller farmer's fields can reduce biodiversity loss and increase wild plants, birds, beetles and bats
Smaller farmer's fields can reduce biodiversity loss and increase wild plants, birds, beetles and batsArticle

The steep decline in biodiversity is worrying, especially as wild species are important for pollination and pest control...

Lenore Fahrig 13 Jul 2020

Coconut oil production threatens five times more species than palm oil - new findings
Coconut oil production threatens five times more species than palm oil - new findingsArticle

The coconut - an icon of unspoiled tropical idylls - causes more environmental harm than many people realise...

Erik Meijaard 7 Jul 2020

How planting a garden can boost bees, local food and resilience during the coronavirus crisis
How planting a garden can boost bees, local food and resilience during the coronavirus crisisArticle

Victory gardens were popular during wartime, and have made a comeback during the current pandemic...

Sheila Colla 14 May 2020

#Covid19: Mitigating the impact on global food trade
#Covid19: Mitigating the impact on global food tradeArticle

Millions of people around the world depend on international trade for their food security and livelihoods. As countries move to enact measures aiming to halt the accelerating Covid-19 pandemic, care must be taken to minimise potential impacts on the food supply or unintended consequences on global trade and food security...

1 Apr 2020

#Covid19: Organised agriculture's role in sustaining food production
#Covid19: Organised agriculture's role in sustaining food productionArticle

"The agricultural sector has a responsibility to apply all precautionary measures necessary to prevent the further spread of this deadly virus and to make sure that all workers wear masks and gloves. The sector needs to strictly comply with social-distancing rules..."

30 Mar 2020

Being water-smart must become the new normal for business
Being water-smart must become the new normal for businessArticle

It requires seeing and doing things differently to reduce, reuse and "create water"...

Ettienne Thiebaut 20 Mar 2020

A farmer's guide to coronavirus measures
A farmer's guide to coronavirus measuresArticle

The minister of agriculture, Thoko Didiza, called an urgent meeting on 16 March to deliberate regarding the measures that the agricultural industry should take, following the announcement about the country's coronavirus strategy. The meeting was attended by industry role-players such as representatives of organised agriculture bodies.

Ursula Human 19 Mar 2020

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FAO scales up emergency response against locust upsurge in East AfricaArticle

Swarms continue to pour into Kenya from Ethiopia and Somalia and are rapidly spreading to the centre of the country...

20 Jan 2020

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Fair Cape saves electricity through solar-powered milkingArticle

The company hopes to roll solar power out to its production facility in the near future, further reducing its carbon footprint and its dependence on South Africa's power utility...

10 Jan 2020

Nedbank employs innovative solutions to grow agricultural sustainability
Nedbank employs innovative solutions to grow agricultural sustainabilityArticle

Nedbank has developed a shade netting finance solution to assist farmers to protect their margins, as natural elements, such as wind, hail, frost, sunburn and birds, resulting in negative crop output...

25 Oct 2019

Nedbank announces R25m boost to safeguard water, biodiversity and job security
Nedbank announces R25m boost to safeguard water, biodiversity and job securityArticle

Nedbank has committed R25 million towards safeguarding critical water source areas, biodiversity hotspots and rural livelihoods with a strong focus on the Eastern Cape...

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

Recovery of soil health crucial for agricultural sustainability
Recovery of soil health crucial for agricultural sustainabilityArticle

The life of agricultural soil in South Africa is in a state of total imbalance after years of uninformed application of agricultural chemicals combined with practices that are, often unwittingly, detrimental to soil health.

20 Jun 2019

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

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

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Does African agriculture need a Green Revolution?Article

Agricultural sectors across Africa need their own green revolution building on local knowledge and culture, as well as a green disruption building on new digital and other technology...

Xolani Mathibela 28 Dec 2018

Nigeria, 29 others to be insured for drought, food, cyclone
Nigeria, 29 others to be insured for drought, food, cycloneArticle

The insurance of the countries will, according to African Risk Capacity, translate to $1.bn in coverage for some 150 million people...

Favour Nnabugwu 25 Jun 2018

New initiative will improve the sustainability of 9 South African fisheries
New initiative will improve the sustainability of 9 South African fisheriesArticle

A nominated advisory group has selected nine South African fisheries for pre-assessment against the Marine Stewardship Council Fisheries Standard as part of the Fish for Good project, an exciting new initiative by the MSC...

7 Jun 2018

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Mainstreaming biodiversity crucial for securing global food securityArticle

Together with healthy agricultural ecosystems, biodiversity provides the ecological foundations for food production, which play a critical role in humankind...

30 May 2018

Entries for 2018 Bayer Foundation Fellowship programmes now open
Entries for 2018 Bayer Foundation Fellowship programmes now openArticle

The Bayer Foundation Fellowship programme, which enables candidates to undertake international study and research projects in scientific areas related to health and agriculture, is calling for applicants...

29 Jun 2017

Modernising agricultural statistics crucial to reach 2030 Agenda
Modernising agricultural statistics crucial to reach 2030 AgendaArticle

"Our task now is to take advantage of the new information era to ensure global food security and agricultural sustainability."

27 Oct 2016

New agribusiness models embed sustainability in agriculture
New agribusiness models embed sustainability in agricultureArticle

GWK is an important example of the basic principles that...

17 Aug 2016

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