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Food Lover’s Market CEO Brian Coppin with TVMA founder Mmabatho Portia Morudi
The Village Market Africa triumphs in Food Lover's Seeds of Change initiativeArticle

The Village Market Africa is the winner of Food Lover's Market's Seeds of Change Supplier Development Partnership, launched to create an opportunity for social enterprises to join the retailer's supplier network...

28 Apr 2021

#BizUnity: How The Insider SA is expressing an appreciation of ubuntu
#BizUnity: How The Insider SA is expressing an appreciation of ubuntuArticle

Patience Stevens, producer of The Insider SA tells us how the show was conceived, how they managed to shoot during lockdown and the importance of it launching during the pandemic...

Juanita Pienaar 23 Jul 2020

Beekeepers demonstrate resilience during Covid-19
Beekeepers demonstrate resilience during Covid-19Article

A Sappi-sponsored programme that helps communities adjacent to forestry plantations to become beekeepers, has shown some unexpectedly encouraging results during the time of the Covid-19 pandemic...

Issued by Sappi 17 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

#LockdownLevel4: All sectors of agriculture to operate
#LockdownLevel4: All sectors of agriculture to operateArticle

All agricultural sectors will be allowed to operate - however, under strict conditions - under Level 4 of the nationwide lockdown aimed at containing the spread of Covid-19...

30 Apr 2020

'Bee-washing' hurts bees and misleads consumers
'Bee-washing' hurts bees and misleads consumersArticle

'Bee-washing,' marketing claims that purport to help bees, can diminish the important distinction between a honey bee and native bee...

Lila Westreich 24 Feb 2020

Diversifying approaches to conserving nature
Diversifying approaches to conserving natureArticle

Conservationists don't always agree about the best ways to reinforce the protection of nature. Debates about it can become confrontational...

Mucha Mkono, Jason I. Ransom, Katarzyna Nowak and Patrick O. Onyango 7 Jan 2020

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Growing demand for natural honey from happy beesArticle

The demand for certified organic honey is rising rapidly worldwide and supply cannot keep up with demand...

24 Oct 2019

Winners of Total Namibia startup challenge
Winners of Total Namibia startup challengeArticle

Total Namibia announces the winners of the Startupper of the Year by Total Challenge...

11 Mar 2019

10 female-run food businesses to champion in 2019
10 female-run food businesses to champion in 2019Article

From one-woman-shows to family businesses to major career U-turns, these are 10 of the food and drinks brands we're excited about right now...

Studio H 22 Jan 2019

Honey bees are the most important single species for crop pollination.
Managed bees versus wild bees? It's not that simple in South AfricaArticle

There's widespread concern about the global decline of honey bees and the associated loss of pollination services...

Tlou Masehela 10 Jan 2019

Should vegans avoid avocados and almonds?
Should vegans avoid avocados and almonds?Article

A video recently doing the rounds on Facebook included a segment from the BBC comedy quiz show QI. The video asks which of avocados, almonds, melon, kiwi or butternut squash are suitable for vegans...

Dominic Wilkinson 17 Oct 2018

A bee economist explains honey bees' vital role in growing tasty almonds
A bee economist explains honey bees' vital role in growing tasty almondsArticle

It's sometimes reported that one in every three bites of food depends on bees. As is often the case when an easy to grasp notion spreads, there's a dose of truth and a dollop of exaggeration...

Brittney Goodrich 20 Aug 2018

Helping smallholders participate in the rise of agribusiness in Africa
Helping smallholders participate in the rise of agribusiness in AfricaArticle

Agribusiness in Africa is poised to play a major role in socio, economic development, but without policies and partnerships that enable smallholder farmers to participate in and benefit from the growth, that opportunity will turn into risk...

4 Jun 2018

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Can bees battle climate losses? Harvests aren't sweet as hoped, farmers sayArticle

Beekeeping is supposed to help farmers hold onto an income as crops fail during drought - but dry weather is hurting bees too...

Moraa Obiria 21 May 2018

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Honeybees hog the limelight, yet wild insects are the most important and vulnerable pollinatorsArticle

A broad library of evidence suggests there has been a widespread decline in their abundance and diversity since the 1950s. This matters because such insects are critical both for the reproduction of wild plants and for agricultural food production...

Philip Donkersley 16 Apr 2018

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Embattled bees face yet another potential threat - virus-carrying hoverfliesArticle

Many countries have banned or restricted the use of pesticides such as neonicotinoids in farming because of their links to bee decline. But bee decline is much more complex than the idea that pesticides are driving all pollinators to extinction...

Emily Bailes 13 Mar 2018

#BestofBiz 2017: Agriculture
#BestofBiz 2017: AgricultureArticle

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Agriculture, Horticulture & Forestry site over the past year below...

14 Dec 2017

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Amid drought and conflict, women try new livestock - beesArticle

As climate change worsens drought and erratic rainfall, competition for water and grazing is growing, stoking rivalry and theft between livestock herders. But an unusual kind of livestock is helping: bees...

Moraa Obiria 11 Aug 2017

The 2017 Resolution Social Venture Challenge winners
Winners of Resolution Social Venture Challenge agents of change in their communitiesArticle

21 African social entrepreneurs have been named winners in the Resolution Social Venture Challenge. Impact evaluation data shows that an average of 3,200 community members benefits per fellowship awarded...

20 Jul 2017

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Meeting the dietary needs of honey bees is tough for South African beekeepersArticle

There are fears globally that bees may become extinct. This would have implications for food security: between 50% and 80% of the world's food supply is directly or indirectly affected by honey bee pollination...

Tlou Masehela 7 Jun 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: Concrete beehive helps create a more sustainable beekeeping industry
#DesignIndaba2017: Concrete beehive helps create a more sustainable beekeeping industryArticle

The beekeeping model being exhibited at Design Indaba aids in the survival of bees; offers a more sustainable option for beekeepers and additional income sources for small-scale farmers...

2 Mar 2017

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Is your honey the real deal?Article

A quick and user-friendly method for producers and distributors of honey to detect whether the products they are selling are the real thing or not has been developed by food scientists and analysts from...

1 Mar 2017

Meet Mthatha beekeeper Thoko Njemla
Meet Mthatha beekeeper Thoko NjemlaArticle

A lack of jobs in the Eastern Cape led Thoko Njemla, 51, to take up beekeeping 15 years ago. Today she employs five people from her village and harvests tonnes of honey every year...

Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik 19 Jan 2017

Innovative sustainability at Boschendal
Innovative sustainability at BoschendalArticle

Rob and Sam Lundie purchased Boschendal Estate with the dream to a build a leading agricultural farm based on a sustainable eco-system of biological farming, farm-to-table practices and...

29 Dec 2016

Concrete beehive provides possible solution for sustainable beekeeping
Concrete beehive provides possible solution for sustainable beekeepingArticle

As one of the primary pollinators in the world, bees are not only important to human survival, they also play a central role in the evolution of the earth's ecology...

17 Jun 2016

Joint partnership to create Young Entrepreneurs in Silk and Honey
Joint partnership to create Young Entrepreneurs in Silk and HoneyArticle

icipe and The MasterCard Foundation has announced a $10.35 million commitment with the aim to create employment opportunities for young people through...

7 Mar 2016

A digital beehive could warn beekeepers when their hives are under attack
A digital beehive could warn beekeepers when their hives are under attackArticle

Honey bees are responsible for pollinating crops worth more than US$19bn and for producing about US$385m in honey a year in the United States...

Marcus Foth, Alethea Blackler and Paul Cunningham 4 Mar 2016

Cape Town Eco Film Festival opens this week
Cape Town Eco Film Festival opens this weekArticle

The inaugural Cape Town Eco Film Festival will take place at the Labia Theatre on Orange Street in Cape Town from 27-31 March 2014.

25 Mar 2014

Beekeepers get financial support from Kumba
Beekeepers get financial support from KumbaArticle

The Rekgaratlhile Honey Bee Project in the Tsantsabane local municipality has turned bees into tiny winged allies in building a sustainable enterprise that will provide the impoverished rural community with employment opportunities.

3 Dec 2013

African honey wine popular with Chinese consumers
African honey wine popular with Chinese consumersArticle

Honey Sun iQhilika Mead, an African-style honey wine, produced by Makana Meadery in the Eastern Cape is now on display on 30-month permanent trade fair in Ningbo, China, along with five other Eastern Cape products.

16 Oct 2013

Environmentally aware mead brewer offers beekeeper-trainingArticle

The Citizen reports that South African beekeepers struggle to generate enough honey for domestic and international demand for honey and its by-products - beeswax, propolis, royal jelly and bee venom, which are rich in carbohydrates, proteins and vitamins.

7 Feb 2012

Round two winners in ARC comp announced
Round two winners in ARC comp announcedArticle

WASHINGTON, DC: The National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) has announced the top winners of the second round of the 2010 Africa Rural Connect (ARC) ideas competition. Launched last year, ARC is an online program of NPCA that aims to tap the creativity and knowledge of former volunteers and the international community to find ways to address some of rural Africa's greatest needs.

19 Aug 2010

Proudly South African unearths homegrown inspirationArticle

The inaugural annual awards programme from Proudly South African, the Homegrown Awards 2004, has unearthed and exposed inspirational PSA companies and individuals that have devised and built successful businesses for the creative benefit of South Africa.

15 Nov 2004

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