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Agribusiness during Covid: How leadership creates winning strategiesArticle

"Even with the challenges left by 2020, the overall acumen showed by leaders in the agri sector, government and all allied industries adapted to existing conditions with great speed and robust solutions."

23 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

RCL in joint venture to scale plant-based food market in Africa
RCL in joint venture to scale plant-based food market in AfricaArticle

RCL Foods and US plant-based food collective Livekindly Collective have established a local plant-based joint venture, Livekindly Collective Africa...

18 Mar 2021

#EcommerceDay2021: Scaling township grocery delivery with Jessica Boonstra
#EcommerceDay2021: Scaling township grocery delivery with Jessica BoonstraArticle

Jessica Boonstra chats to Bizcommunity about starting and scaling Yebo Fresh, and the misconceptions that cloud SA's lucrative township retail economy...

Lauren Hartzenberg 5 Mar 2021

Yebo Fresh secures series A funding for further expansion
Yebo Fresh secures series A funding for further expansionArticle

Yebo Fresh, a Cape Town-based online retailer that delivers groceries to communities and organisations in the area, is gearing up for further expansion with Series A funding...

18 Nov 2020

Children are going hungry, and their futures are on the line. Evidence from Ghana
Children are going hungry, and their futures are on the line. Evidence from GhanaArticle

African countries need multi-sectoral approaches to tackle food insecurity...

16 Nov 2020

City planning is a critical lever to address urban food insecurity
City planning is a critical lever to address urban food insecurityArticle

While food insecurity in South Africa is commonly framed as a rural problem, food insecurity is increasingly concentrated in urban areas...

Mologadi Makwela 11 Nov 2020

#WorldFoodDay: DHL kicks off 1 million meals campaign
#WorldFoodDay: DHL kicks off 1 million meals campaignArticle

This World Food Day, held annually on 16 October, DHL Express is launching its 1 million meals campaign which will see the organisation offer support to South African food distribution charities...

15 Oct 2020

Adapting monitoring and evaluation practices in a time of crisis
Adapting monitoring and evaluation practices in a time of crisisArticle

On 10 September 2020, responsible business consultancy Trialogue hosted a webinar on how M&E has adapted during the crisis and what lessons have emerged for funders, NPOs and other stakeholders...

Issued by Trialogue 22 Sep 2020

'Recession-resistant' retail centres go under the hammer
'Recession-resistant' retail centres go under the hammerArticle

This September, more than half a dozen "recession-resistant" investment properties, comprising neighbourhood and community retail shopping precincts, will go under the hammer...

1 Sep 2020

R2m investment helps Yebo Fresh expand township food distribution
R2m investment helps Yebo Fresh expand township food distributionArticle

The Scheinberg Relief Fund has contributed R2m to the online grocery delivery startup to help it expand its distribution capacity and food relief efforts...

30 Jun 2020

#LockdownLessons: Pandemic reminding us of importance of ubuntu, responsible kindness
#LockdownLessons: Pandemic reminding us of importance of ubuntu, responsible kindnessArticle

Thandazile Precious Nala, marketing manager at Afrika Tikkun, shares her experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how her organisation is navigating these unusual times...

Sindy Peters 13 May 2020

Social Development recruits 1,809 social workers
Social Development recruits 1,809 social workersArticle

The Social Development Department is boosting its capacity to assist families and communities affected by Covid-19 with the recruitment of 1,809 social workers...

11 May 2020

Pepkor donates over R2m towards Covid-19 relief
Pepkor donates over R2m towards Covid-19 reliefArticle

Pepkor is supporting the fight against Covid-19 by donating a portion of senior leadership's salaries to relief efforts and having its clothing manufacturing division produce face masks...

23 Apr 2020

Tiger Brands boosts smallholder farmers
Tiger Brands boosts smallholder farmersArticle

Tiger Brands has launched its enterprise supplier development fund to support smallholder farmers, processors and distributors in the food-processing value chain.

Ursula Human 3 Jan 2020

Kenya's Twiga Foods raises $30m in Series B round
Kenya's Twiga Foods raises $30m in Series B roundArticle

Kenyan B2B food distribution company, Twiga Foods, has raised $23.75 million in a Series B equity round led by Goldman Sachs...

28 Oct 2019

South Africa wastes 10m tonnes of food annually
South Africa wastes 10m tonnes of food annuallyArticle

A 2017 report by the World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa (WWF-SA) - Food Loss and Waste: Facts and Futures - found that South Africans waste a third of all food in the country...

9 Sep 2019

Pick n Pay, FoodForward SA launch Mandela Day Food Drive
Pick n Pay, FoodForward SA launch Mandela Day Food DriveArticle

Pick n Pay and FoodForward SA have launched their third annual Mandela Day Food Drive with the goal of collecting 500 tonnes of food...

2 Jul 2019

Hey Siri! Why are food retailers so slow to embrace technology?
Hey Siri! Why are food retailers so slow to embrace technology?Article

Your own voice will likely become the most significant focus for food retailers and restaurants over the next little while. Voice searches are increasingly becoming the norm...

Sylvain Charlebois 23 Apr 2019

Three ways cities can help feed the world, without costing the Earth
Three ways cities can help feed the world, without costing the EarthArticle

Climate change is underway, and human activities such as urbanisation, industrialisation and food production are key contributors...

Silvio Caputo 4 Apr 2019

All-you-can-eat food packaging could soon be on the menu
All-you-can-eat food packaging could soon be on the menuArticle

Within a year, single-use plastics and excess packaging have become Public Enemy No. 1...

Sylvain Charlebois 16 Jan 2019

Seeing food wasted makes us mad - but should it?
Seeing food wasted makes us mad - but should it?Article

There is currently a grand consensus of academics, policymakers and food campaign groups that "something must be done" to reduce food wastage...

Martin Cohen 6 Dec 2018

Plant-based Beyond Burger launches in South Africa
Plant-based Beyond Burger launches in South AfricaArticle

Infinite Foods recently launched the plant-based Beyond Burger in South African at an event held in Johannesburg. The burger's claim to fame is that it looks, cooks and reportedly tastes just like beef...

6 Nov 2018

Grocers: Get ready to join the blockchain party
Grocers: Get ready to join the blockchain partyArticle

In the wake of this year's large E. coli outbreak, Walmart notified its leafy green suppliers that they must be using blockchain technology to trace their products before the end of 2019...

Sylvain Charlebois 22 Oct 2018

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The Fry Family Food Co. grows distribution abroadArticle

With the demand for meat-alternatives greater than ever, South African vegan food business The Fry Family Food Co. is experiencing impressive uptake abroad of their range of chilled plant-based products.

18 Oct 2018

6 African health startups chosen for Innovate For Life Fund Accelerator
6 African health startups chosen for Innovate For Life Fund AcceleratorArticle

Amref Health Africa has selected six African healthcare startups to join its Innovate for Life Fund Accelerator programme, which supports post-revenue entrepreneurs with innovative products tailored to improve primary healthcare...

Tom Jackson 1 Oct 2018

Enormous amounts of food are wasted during manufacturing - here's where it occurs
Enormous amounts of food are wasted during manufacturing - here's where it occursArticle

The volume of edible food that is wasted is staggering. In 2017, the UN estimated that almost a third of all food that is produced is discarded...

Megan Blake 1 Oct 2018

SA's TastePal ready to scale after early success with corporates
SA's TastePal ready to scale after early success with corporatesArticle

South African startup TastePal is ready to scale into other sectors and countries after completing its proof of concept stage with six corporates...

Tom Jackson 19 Sep 2018

FoodForward SA's Second Harvest an agri outreach to feed more people
FoodForward SA's Second Harvest an agri outreach to feed more peopleArticle

Andy Du Plessis, FoodForward SA's managing director shares more on why Second Harvest was created and the importance of food security...

Robin Fredericks 25 Jun 2018

Shrinkflation: When less is not more at the grocery store
Shrinkflation: When less is not more at the grocery storeArticle

Most consumers are concerned about the cost of food. We constantly look for bargains and the food industry knows it...

Sylvain Charlebois 30 May 2018

With its purchase of Whole Foods, is Amazon's goal to revolutionise food distribution?
With its purchase of Whole Foods, is Amazon's goal to revolutionise food distribution?Article

On 20 March 2018, Amazon became the second most valuable company in the world, with a market capitalisation exceeding $768 billion...

Isabelle Chaboud 24 Apr 2018

Kenya's Twiga Foods partners IBM for blockchain-based microfinancing
Kenya's Twiga Foods partners IBM for blockchain-based microfinancingArticle

Kenyan agri-tech startup Twiga Foods has partnered IBM Research to extend access to microloans to 220 food stall retailers across Kenya using a blockchain-based financing system...

Tom Jackson 19 Apr 2018

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Entrepreneur quits Nike job to start food business in RwandaArticle

When Lauren Russell Nkuranga arrived in Rwanda with the Nike Foundation in 2012, she had the clichéd western belief that Africa is predominantly a place of war, poverty and disease, and is desperate for foreign-funded charity...

Oluwabusayomi Sotundeon 30 Nov 2017

Amazon's appetite for disruption
Amazon's appetite for disruptionArticle

Amazon is not wasting time in its acquisition of Whole Foods. Speed of execution, after all, is at the essence of the tech giant's business model...

Sylvain Charlebois 8 Sep 2017

Food aid for DRC refugees
Food aid for DRC refugeesArticle

WFP begins food distributions for thousands displaced by conflict in Kasai Region of DRC...

18 Aug 2017

The global food system still benefits the rich at the expense of the poor
The global food system still benefits the rich at the expense of the poorArticle

While global trade has helped lift many out of poverty, it has not done so evenly. A new way of engaging with the complexity of food systems is needed...

Laura Pereira 31 Jul 2017

Mobile money boosts local economies
Mobile money boosts local economiesArticle

Mobile cash reduces hunger, boosts local economies in Kenya - the money is primarily transferred using the M-Pesa mobile phone-based money transfer service...

10 Jul 2017

Economic slowdown hits Gold Brands
Economic slowdown hits Gold BrandsArticle

Gold Brands Investments says the 2017 financial year will be remembered as one in which companies with exposure to the consumer goods sector suffered significant headwinds...

3 Jul 2017

Researchers: SA suffers from fragmented policymaking in agriculture and food security
Researchers: SA suffers from fragmented policymaking in agriculture and food securityArticle

The review process has generated interesting connections, and it has highlighted important questions to start asking - like who holds the power in food value chains, and how this affects changes in food prices...

12 May 2017

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Bidcorp open to acquisitive and organic growth opportunitiesArticle

Food services group Bid Corporation (Bidcorp), which was unbundled from industrial conglomerate Bidvest Group, grew its interim revenue 5% to R67.8bn...

Pericles Anetos 24 Feb 2017

Law starving the poor
Law starving the poorArticle

Advocates of the distribution of surplus food to the poor are calling for the Consumer Protection Act to be changed to allow donors to feed more of the 14-million people who go hungry every day in South Africa...

4 Dec 2016

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Food aid arrives for SudanArticle

The United States and WFP welcome a second ship carrying critical food commodities for Sudan, which will be used to assist more than 2 million vulnerable people across the country...

20 Oct 2016

The recently opened Starbucks Menlyn Maine store in Pretoria also serves the Starbucks Reserve brand, meaning South Africa is among the less than 2% of Starbucks stores globally offering the micro-lot and exclusive coffees specifically roasted in Seattle.
Taste Holdings sees significant gains in licensed brand strategyArticle

Taste Holdings has released its interim results to August 2016, which show the South African-based management group has experienced significant gains in its licensed brand strategy, as the Domino's Pizza business settles down and Starbucks Coffee draws consumer interest...

13 Oct 2016

SA Express joins global effort to eradicate hunger for Mandela Day
SA Express joins global effort to eradicate hunger for Mandela DayArticle

South African Express Airways commemorated this year's International Mandela Day by joining in the global initiative 'Stop Hunger Now Worldwide "Follow the Sun" Meal Packaging Event'...

27 Jul 2016

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Southern Africa is experiencing the worst El Niño-induced drought in 35 yearsArticle

Deputy emergency relief coordinator calls for urgent action to assist millions of drought-affected people in Southern Africa...

25 Jul 2016

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Drought relief for SwazilandArticle

WFP supports the government of Swaziland with emergency food in drought-hit areas...

14 Jul 2016

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UN seeks to boost response to El Niño's dire impact in AfricaArticle

With over 60 million people affected by El Niño, the United Nations is seeking to boost response to the dire impact in Africa, urging La Niña preparedness...

8 Jul 2016

UN aims to boost response to El Niño's impact and prepare for La Niña
UN aims to boost response to El Niño's impact and prepare for La NiñaArticle

UN agencies urged greater preparedness to deal with the possible occurrence later this year of a La Niña climate event, closely related to the El Niño cycle that has had...

7 Jul 2016

Sharp rise in hungry Ethiopians needing aid: UN
Sharp rise in hungry Ethiopians needing aid: UNArticle

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA: The number of hungry Ethiopians needing food aid has risen sharply this year to 4.5 million due to poor rains and the El Nino weather phenomenon, the UN has said...

28 Aug 2015

Global Youth Ag-Summit addressing global agriculture challenges
Global Youth Ag-Summit addressing global agriculture challengesArticle

In less than six weeks, the Global Youth Ag-Summit will take place in Canberra, Australia on 24 to 28 August...

30 Jul 2015

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