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Farming fish in fresh water is more affordable and sustainable than in the ocean
Farming fish in fresh water is more affordable and sustainable than in the oceanArticle

Aquaculture is a growing source of healthy protein for millions of people around the world, but there are big differences between farming fish on land and at sea.

Ben Belton, Dave Little and Wenbo Zhang 30 Mar 2021

SA's first aquaponics social enterprise to promote climate-smart food production
SA's first aquaponics social enterprise to promote climate-smart food productionArticle

Global humanitarian development organisation, Inmed Partnerships for Children, has launched its first Inmed Aquaponics Social Enterprise in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng...

8 Mar 2021

A balanced approach to ocean and inland aquaculture will nourish the world
A balanced approach to ocean and inland aquaculture will nourish the worldArticle

New research evaluates claims that ocean aquaculture is the next sustainable and equitable food frontier, points to a balanced approach that includes land-based aquaculture as essential to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals...

18 Nov 2020

5G brings opportunities for SA
5G brings opportunities for SAArticle

The recent launch of 5G technology in South Africa presents several highly attractive opportunities for consumers, carriers and the ICT industry...

9 Jul 2020

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EU invests €40m to bolster food security in the African, Caribbean and Pacific regionsArticle

The EU, the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations have signed a €40m, five-year programme to boost the development of sustainable fisheries and aquaculture in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific...

24 Oct 2019

Using internet technology to improve cage fish farming
Using internet technology to improve cage fish farmingArticle

Cage fish farming is growing fast in Africa but there are various challenges such as fish dying from fluctuating water temperature with most farmers unaware of what to do...

Joseph Davis Weddi 20 Sep 2019

Listeners in Algoa country rally to protect Algoa Bay
Listeners in Algoa country rally to protect Algoa BayArticle

Residents of Nelson Mandela Bay are fighting for the future of the beautiful and bio-diverse bay on which Port Elizabeth is situated in both word and deed...

Issued by Algoa FM 23 Jul 2019

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Luke Dale Roberts joins Farm Africa's Chefs for Change initiative in KenyaArticle

Chef Dale Roberts will be offering his culinary knowledge to the local Tilapia fishing communities...

27 May 2019

Brain health to take centre stage in 2019 - expert
Brain health to take centre stage in 2019 - expertArticle

Brain health is set to take centre stage in 2019 with research showing that nutrition, sleep and stress management are among the most important factors influencing mental wellness...

Issued by Leap Communications 28 Jan 2019

Fish farming at industrial scale: a Turkish case study
Fish farming at industrial scale: a Turkish case studyArticle

One of the world's fastest-growing food production industries, aquaculture, is harming the marine environment and people's lives with intensive fish farms...

Irmak Ertör 7 Nov 2018

AfDB supports Cameroon livestock, fish farming with €84m loan
AfDB supports Cameroon livestock, fish farming with €84m loanArticle

The loan will support the modernisation of beef, pork and fish production, with significant improvements to food and nutrition in the country...

14 Sep 2018

Focusing on women and youth to transform agriculture
Focusing on women and youth to transform agricultureArticle

Empowering African youth and women with entrepreneurship could boost agriculture in Africa, writes Michael Hailu...

Michael Hailu 23 Aug 2018

Fishery management needs to be reworked to counter effects of climate change
Fishery management needs to be reworked to counter effects of climate changeArticle

A range of fishery management tools already exist that can be used to respond to climate change, but many will need to be retooled to respond to specific needs in specific contexts...

11 Jul 2018

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From camels to catfish, Algeria boosts fish farming in the Sahara DesertArticle

Farming fish in the desert might sound counterintuitive but Algeria hopes to tap the huge aquifers beneath the Sahara - that covers about 80% of the country - as it seeks new ways to feed its growing population and diversify its oil-based economy...

Thin Lei Win 24 May 2018

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Salmon farms are in crisis - here's how scientists are trying to save themArticle

Sea lice infections have been recorded in salmon farms for decades. But in the last few years, infection rates have rocketed due to more intensive farming practices, with more fish being kept in smaller areas...

Lyndsay Christie 13 Apr 2018

Let them eat carp: Fish farms are helping to fight hunger
Let them eat carp: Fish farms are helping to fight hungerArticle

Over the past three decades, the global aquaculture industry has risen from obscurity to become a critical source of food for millions of people...

Ben Belton, Dave Little & Simon Bush 19 Mar 2018

Community solar innovation recognised during 2018 SEED SA Symposium
Community solar innovation recognised during 2018 SEED SA SymposiumArticle

The winners of the Hogan Lovells Community Solar Innovation Awards 2017 were announced on Thursday, 15 March, during the 2018 SEED South Africa Symposium in Pretoria...

16 Mar 2018

African Entrepreneurship Award 2017 finalists.
African Entrepreneurship Award winners announcedArticle

BMCE Bank of Africa, sponsor of the African Entrepreneurship Award 2017, a program to assist innovative African entrepreneurs, has announced the winners...

18 Dec 2017

Students plant seedlings in their new aquaponics garden at Laerskool Kempton Park, which was installed by INMED South Africa and Air Products South Africa in Johannesburg.
School-based aquaponics provide healthy future for studentsArticle

Kempton Park Primary School students have planted seedlings in their new aquaponics garden, an innovative food production technique that will supply the school with vegetables, herbs, fish and teachable moments...

7 Sep 2017

IITA Director General Nteranya Sanginga (right) welcomes the Nigerian Minister of Finance, the Hon. Kemi Adeosun (left) to IITA, Ibadan. Photo: O. Adebayo, IITA
Nigerian Minister of Finance encourages national roll out of youth agri programmeArticle

The programme is expected to create business opportunities and decent employment for 1,000 young women and men along priority agricultural value chains of various enterprises...

20 Jun 2017

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Agritech Expo Zambia to offer workshops on armyworm and aquacultureArticle

The upcoming Agritech Expo at GART in Chisamba will offer free workshops with practical advice and live demonstrations to help farmers combat challenges and explore new technologies...

10 Apr 2017

New aquaponics facilities to feed primary schools
New aquaponics facilities to feed primary schoolsArticle

Mondelez International Foundation and INMED is building two aquaponics facilities, one in PE and the other in Soweto, to provide primary schools with access to fresh, nutritious produce...

15 Mar 2017

Alphamin completes FEED, CBE for Bisie Tin Project in DRC
Alphamin completes FEED, CBE for Bisie Tin Project in DRCArticle

Alphamin has announced that it has completed the front-end engineering design (FEED) and control budget estimate (CBE) for its 80.75%-owned Bisie Tin Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo...

14 Feb 2017

Teaching food production to families in Egypt
Teaching food production to families in EgyptArticle

FAO launches the regional competition of "Aquaponics design" in collaboration with Arab Women Investors Union...

8 Jul 2016

[TrendTalk] Will this be your future job title?
[TrendTalk] Will this be your future job title?Article

Are you one of those people who has already created new job titles for yourself, delighting in the opportunity to use the word "Ninja" on your QR-coded/augmented reality, digital pop-up business card?...

Louise Marsland 7 Aug 2015

New drug research to help fish farming industry
New drug research to help fish farming industryArticle

A young but world class team of researchers from Unit for Drug Discovery at Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT) have discovered a new drug to help fight aquatic animal infections caused by aquatic parasites...

15 Jun 2015

Desert farms could power flight with sunshine and seawater
Desert farms could power flight with sunshine and seawaterArticle

Despite improvements in efficiency, global aviation emissions are expected to grow 70% by 2020 from 2005...

John Mathews 8 Jun 2015

Google backs farm-focused startup as AgTech blooms
Google backs farm-focused startup as AgTech bloomsArticle

SAN FRANCISCO: Google on Tuesday pumped $15 million into a farming-focused technology startup, the latest in a surge of investments applying internet innovations to growing food...

20 May 2015

Aqua-Spark aims to stop plunder of sea life
Aqua-Spark aims to stop plunder of sea lifeArticle

An investment fund aimed at prospering while preventing overfishing from wiping out ocean life announced on Thursday it is pumping $4 million into two companies focused on smart farming of seafood...

23 Jan 2015

ECDC puts millions into provincial projects
ECDC puts millions into provincial projectsArticle

The Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) has provided funding of R2,5m for two pilot projects for testing the development of furniture from polyfibre.

24 Oct 2014

R2bn aqua-farming facility to create jobs
R2bn aqua-farming facility to create jobsArticle

Plans are in the pipeline for a R2-billion aqua farm to be developed on 300 hectares of land in Zone 10 of Coega's Industrial Development Zone in PE.

26 Aug 2014

Maritime boost as development plan starts
Maritime boost as development plan startsArticle

South African President Jacob Zuma promised to help ramp up investment in the country's maritime industries as part of an ambitious plan to boost economic growth and cut unemployment.

21 Jul 2014

Copper in aquacultureArticle

Much has been written about the depletion of natural fish stocks in rivers, estuaries and the oceans because of overfishing. Aquaculture, an industry that has emerged only in recent decades, has become one of the fastest growing sectors of the world food economy. Aquaculture already supplies more than half of the world's demand for fish; a percentage that is predicted to increase dramatically over the next few decades.

23 Sep 2013

Ghana launches new aquaculture plan
Ghana launches new aquaculture planArticle

According to FIS.com's Natalia Real, the five-year Ghana National Aquaculture Development Plan (GNADP) was launched in Accra last week. It is the first blueprint developed in Ghana to guide the systematic and sustainable development of aquaculture.

9 Jul 2013

Aquaculture feeds world appetite for seafood
Aquaculture feeds world appetite for seafoodArticle

According to new research conducted by the Worldwatch Institute for its Vital Signs Online service, total global fish production, including both wild capture fish and aquaculture, reached an all-time high of 154 million tons in 2011, and aquaculture is set to top 60 percent of production by 2020, reports TheFishSite.com.

30 Apr 2013

SA encourages fish farmingArticle

According to BDlive's Hopewell Radebe, the South African government is encouraging fish farming as part of the development of the country's aquaculture sector, as well as to protect fish species from overfishing due to Asian market demand.

19 Mar 2013

Aiming for sustainability - new fish farming techniquesArticle

On Sunday, 17 February 2013, scientists at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in Boston discussed how aquaculture could help balance accelerated food production with sustainability, says Roxanne Palmer on International Business Times.

18 Feb 2013

Govt recognises the importance of aquaculture
Govt recognises the importance of aquacultureArticle

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister, Tina Joemat-Pettersson, says government recognises the importance of aquaculture and the role it will play in sustaining production of food fish.

Nthambeleni Gabara 27 Mar 2012

Without water we won't eatArticle

This year, World Water Day is celebrated today, 22 March 2012, and will be focusing specifically on water and food security. The Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) wants to emphasise the fact that we need to pay special attention to the sustainable management of our freshwater resources, especially in terms of our tenuous hold on food security.

Stan Jewaskiewitz 22 Mar 2012

Sustainable management of water resources is crucialArticle

This year, World Water Day is celebrated on 22 March 2012 and will be focusing specifically on water and food security. The Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) wants to emphasise the fact that we need to pay special attention to the sustainable management of our freshwater resources, especially in terms of our tenuous hold on food security.

16 Mar 2012

Future of energy source is seaweed, researchers sayArticle

According to RedOrbit.com, researchers are looking to the sea in their search for safer and cleaner future alternative energy sources. The team from various institutions and organizations is developing methods for growing and harvesting seaweed as a source of renewable energy.

6 Mar 2012

Aquaculture to boost Eastern Cape fishermen
Aquaculture to boost Eastern Cape fishermenArticle

A R25-million, government-backed fish farming project is due to get underway in the Eastern Cape where a site is being developed to stimulate fish farming along the Wild Coast.

17 Oct 2011

Financial commitment to SEED from HisenseArticle

Further to its three-year commitment to the annual SEED Awards, Hisense International has made a monetary investment of R4.1 million for 2011-2013, being the first consumer electronics focused company to make an investment of such a significant scale to locally driven start-ups to assist in tackling poverty and improving the livelihood of the country.

8 May 2011

Southern Sudan - an untapped organic supermarket
Southern Sudan - an untapped organic supermarketArticle

Southern Sudan was described as the biggest organic supermarket on earth, by a delegate from the region who attended the Intra-Africa Business Breakfast at the Hilton Hotel on 26 February, 2009. This breakfast series is a joint initiative between Upbeat Marketing and the Department of Trade and Industry.

Dries Badenhorst 4 Mar 2009

Fish farming can meet rising demandArticle

Farming fish under controlled conditions is the only way to meet future global demand, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

20 Nov 2007

SA on shortlist for Africa Business Reporting AwardsArticle

LONDON: International premium drinks company Diageo announced the short-listed entries for the third annual Diageo Africa Business Reporting Awards on Tuesday, 13 June 2006 - and once again, South African journalists and websites feature prominently.

14 Jun 2006

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