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The fourth agricultural revolution is coming - but who will really benefit?
The fourth agricultural revolution is coming - but who will really benefit?Article

AI, robots and other technologies could transform farming - for worse as well as for better...

David Rose and Charlotte-Anne Chivers 16 Sep 2020

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Agri tech investment vital for industry output, export growthArticle

South African agriculture needs more investment and the implementation of the latest technology to boost output, not only for local consumption, but also for vitally needed exports to boost foreign exchange earnings...

9 Mar 2020

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#BizTrends2020: How to succeed in agriculture in 2020Article

The broader agricultural economic environment is changing, and this would require us to revisit how we determine our success as well...

Nico Groenewald 13 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

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Innovative solutions vital for agriculture to combat climate changeArticle

During the tenth Annual Sustainable Innovation Forum at the COP25 climate summit in Madrid, FAO director-general, Qu Dongyu shared how vital it is to build resilience and competitiveness in agriculture and to meet the urgent challenges presented by climate change...

12 Dec 2019

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FarmSmart, Amido partner to launch new mobile app for African farmersArticle

Providing recommendations for farmers based on location, soil type, season and irrigation access, the app provides a powerful source of knowledge to smallholder farmers online and offline...

30 Oct 2019

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Winetech winner to compete in Africa CupArticle

The SA Innovation Summit, Africa's biggest start-up event, has announced that the winner of the Winetech Pitching Den will gain automatic entry to the finals of the Africa Cup. Entries for the Winetech Pitching Den close on 3 June 2019...

22 May 2019

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Aerobotics launches new mobile crop scouting appArticle

The app is the latest agritech development that aims to actively increase productivity, saving farmers hundreds of hours that are usually spent detecting and documenting problems in the field...

Fundisiwe Maseko 2 May 2019

Applications now open for Pitch AgriHack 2019
Applications now open for Pitch AgriHack 2019Article

Selected finalists will pitch their innovations to ICT4Ag and business experts at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Accra between 3 and 7 September 2019...

26 Apr 2019

4 tech trends to shape agriculture in 2019
4 tech trends to shape agriculture in 2019Article

Dawie Maree, Head of Information and Marketing for FNB Agriculture, says agricultural technology innovation is evolving at an unprecedented pace, leaving farmers with no choice but to adapt and reinvent themselves...

4 Mar 2019

Call for nominations for the 2019 #YAFF awards
Call for nominations for the 2019 #YAFF awardsArticle

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries invites stakeholders in the sector to nominate young top producers in agriculture, forestry or fisheries for the 2019 Youth in Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Awards...

4 Mar 2019

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AGCO unveils innovative Farm in a Box initiative for Africa's rural communitiesArticle

Capacity-building and agricultural mechanisation are a priority to facilitate food security and unlock the potential of small-scale farming in Africa...

21 Jan 2019

The tech fix that won't secure food supplies
The tech fix that won't secure food suppliesArticle

Scientific and technological advances from crop breeding to fertilisers to a range of irrigation techniques have powered agricultural production in a bid to keep up with the food demands of a rising population, but for some years now, that growth has faced natural resource limits...

Anita Makri 20 Dec 2018

Nedbank, YES partner on urban aquaponic farming initiatives
Nedbank, YES partner on urban aquaponic farming initiativesArticle

The communities of Tembisa and Bushbuckridge are set to benefit from the launch of a new high tech urban farming facility through Nedbank's R5.9 million investment in the Tembisa Yes Green Engine...

4 Dec 2018

Agri Writers SA acknowledges outstanding achievements in agriculture
Agri Writers SA acknowledges outstanding achievements in agricultureArticle

Leonard Mavhungu, Pieter Graaff and Wandile Sihlobo.

20 Nov 2018

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Agritourism, a growing trend among SA farmersArticle

According to Statistics SA, despite water shortages and the increase in fuel prices, the South African economy grew by 1.3% in 2017, with the agriculture industry experiencing a growth of 17.7%...

19 Nov 2018

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Fruit South Africa: Sow the critical seeds of fruit consumption amongst our kidsArticle

We owe it to our children to advocate for their awareness around nutrition and obesity, and their fruit consumption seems a good place to start...

Konanani Liphadzi 19 Oct 2018

Achieving sustainable food security in South Africa
Achieving sustainable food security in South AfricaArticle

South Africa is ranked as the most food-secure country in Africa and is 44th out of 133 countries worldwide...

Wandile Sihlobo 20 Sep 2018

Food and agricultural technology can enable the emerging tourism sector across Africa
Food and agricultural technology can enable the emerging tourism sector across AfricaArticle

Despite travelling thousands of miles from home, travellers expect quality fresh produce; vegan options and healthy meals...

Ogaufi Maripe 19 Sep 2018

African startups named winners of Pitch AgriHack
African startups named winners of Pitch AgriHackArticle

Startups from across Africa have been named winners of the annual Pitch AgriHack competition, taking home cash prizes in various sizes...

Tom Jackson 17 Sep 2018

CIAT, Alluvial partnership scales up Nigerian agritech innovation
CIAT, Alluvial partnership scales up Nigerian agritech innovationArticle

The International Centre for Tropical Agriculture has partnered with Alluvial Agriculture to improve Nigerian livelihoods across the food value chain, fostering environmental sustainability of agricultural development...

30 Jul 2018

The husband and wife team streamlining the agri supply chain
The husband and wife team streamlining the agri supply chainArticle

Africa could be a "gold mine" for fresh produce if the right solution to prevent excessive post-harvest wastage is found and the husband and wife team behind Kenyan startup, Taimba thinks they have the answer...

Gabriella Mulligan 25 Jul 2018

Africa goes green and digital with a consortium of 30 agritech entrepreneurs
Africa goes green and digital with a consortium of 30 agritech entrepreneursArticle

Compared to other industries, agriculture has been slow to adopt the leading edge of technologies from the Digital Revolution. The time has come for Africa to experience its own Green Revolution thanks to better access to financing information and technology...

Aïda El Kohen and Hamza Rkha Chaham 17 Jul 2018

Nigeria's Farmcrowdy wins Digital Business of the Year Award
Nigeria's Farmcrowdy wins Digital Business of the Year AwardArticle

Nigerian agri-tech startup Farmcrowdy has won the African Digital Business of the Year Award for its solution that makes farms available for sponsorship...

Tom Jackson 17 Jul 2018

Kenya's Apollo Agriculture secures $500k funding
Kenya's Apollo Agriculture secures $500k fundingArticle

The funding comes in the form of a $250,000 convertible grant from the FMO MASSIF Fund and a $250,000 loan from the Rabobank Foundation, which Apollo Agriculture chief executive officer (CEO) Eli Pollak said would allow it to expand its lending reach and greatly accelerate its rate of learning...

Tom Jackson 12 Jul 2018

Securing competitive advantage in agriculture
Securing competitive advantage in agricultureArticle

South African agriculture still offers many investment opportunities despite headwinds caused by drought in parts of the country and policy uncertainty...

3 Jul 2018

Beninese, Nigerian startups selected for Food Connection Challenge
Beninese, Nigerian startups selected for Food Connection ChallengeArticle

In all, the Food Connection Challenge received 88 applications from Benin and 228 from Nigeria, with an independent jury selecting those SMEs they considered the most promising and the best fit for the programme.

Tom Jackson 2 Jul 2018

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#BizTrends2018: More innovation, not more animals key to ensuring food securityArticle

The absolute and undeniable reality is that we have to produce more and do it with less. This can only be done through innovation in food production...

Andre Westerveld 22 Jan 2018

Winner of the Future Agro Challenge 2016, Nicolás Morelli, COO at VACUCH in Santiago, Chile, shares how his innovative business idea - an antibacterial milk liner that mitigates bovine mastitis
and reduces the amount of bacteria in milk - grew to new heights.
Top food and ag innovators competing for Agripreneur of the YearArticle

"The food chain is broken. We need a bottom-up approach to identifying new and sustainable solutions to current and future challenges."

16 Feb 2017

#BizTrends2017: Ever increasing costs to shape agriculture 2017
#BizTrends2017: Ever increasing costs to shape agriculture 2017Article

The emerging realities that will continue to affect farming are the ever increasing costs of irrigated land, inflation on input costs and the shift to longer term crops...

Cari Coetzee 11 Jan 2017

BASF East Africa team with Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Agriculture Livestock and Fisheries Hon. Willy Bett
New campaign helps farmers with the biggest job on earthArticle

Chemical company, BASF has launched a new campaign with the aim to celebrate farmers globally and support agriculture to enable increased production of enough food to feed the world...

9 Nov 2016

Ag innovation is alive and kicking
Ag innovation is alive and kickingArticle

Technologies that were once barely imagined have become critical parts of today's farming practices and crop yields have never been higher...

2 Nov 2016

Drought in southern Africa today: a preview of what climate change could bring and how African farmers can adapt
Drought in southern Africa today: a preview of what climate change could bring and how African farmers can adaptArticle

Over the last year, an intense drought in southern Africa has left tens of millions of people in need of food aid. This situation could become a preview of things to come across sub-Saharan Africa...

25 Aug 2016

Mpumalanga farmers widen distribution through FreshmarkArticle

A partnership between Mineworkers Investment Company (MIC) and Freshmark, Shoprite's fruit and vegetable procurement and distribution arm, has seen a number of Mpumalanga farmers, who have previously sold their produce to the local market, widen their market by selling large quantities directly to Freshmark.

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