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How upskilling the informal sector can drive job creation
How upskilling the informal sector can drive job creationArticle

Can South Africa's unemployment crisis be reversed by leveraging existing industries to create employment and entrepreneurial growth...?

30 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

Creating an enabling environment for women entrepreneurs in agriculture
Creating an enabling environment for women entrepreneurs in agricultureArticle

Access to finance, land and markets remain key barriers for women entrepreneurs in agriculture. When devising policy, governments should be mindful of these obstacles and deliberate about supporting women in agriculture...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 30 Mar 2021

New forum launched for global soil health
New forum launched for global soil healthArticle

Farmers, especially Africa's millions of smallholders, must be empowered to be the primary caregivers of the soil in the interest of food security and climate-change management alike...

24 Mar 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

Jozi family builds blossoming corndogs business
Jozi family builds blossoming corndogs businessArticle

Mabel and Wale Akinlabi have developed a successful frozen convenience food business, which was inspired by a spontaneous catering decision during their daughter's 11th birthday...

9 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

Food safety in the retail butchery: SA has strong systems in place
Food safety in the retail butchery: SA has strong systems in placeArticle

Retail stores generally are high-traffic areas and with the outbreak of Covid-19 for retailers and food producers, food safety remains a concern...

26 Feb 2021

Poor rural infrastructure holds back food production by small Nigerian farmers
Poor rural infrastructure holds back food production by small Nigerian farmersArticle

Agriculture is an important part of development and poverty mitigation in low income countries. It depends on infrastructure such as good roads, safe drinking water...

Abiodun Olusola Omotayo, Abeeb Babatunde Omotoso, Saidat Adebola Daud 25 Feb 2021

SA venture to benefit from new Mondelez impact investing platform
SA venture to benefit from new Mondelez impact investing platformArticle

Inmed Aquaponics Social Enterprise is among the first to receive capital through Mondelez International's new impact investing platform Sustainable Futures...

25 Feb 2021

10th Annual Social Innovation Awards winners announced
10th Annual Social Innovation Awards winners announcedArticle

Meat Naturally and Agricool Finance were awarded joint first place in the 10th Annual Social Innovation Awards, while Leafline Washable Sanitary Wear scooped first place in the Disability Empowerment Awards...

10 Feb 2021

#StartupStory: Small-batch plant milk made in the Cape
#StartupStory: Small-batch plant milk made in the CapeArticle

From the bright minds behind Mielie Mailer comes Oh Oat, a locally-produced oat milk brand with a sustainable approach to packaging...

Lauren Hartzenberg 10 Feb 2021

#Newsmaker: Meet McCain SA's new MD Unathi Mhlatyana
#Newsmaker: Meet McCain SA's new MD Unathi MhlatyanaArticle

Mhlatyana brings with him over 20 years of experience in the FMCG industry and a thorough understanding of the value chain from farm to fork...

Lauren Hartzenberg 9 Feb 2021

New targets to protect biodiversity must include farmers and agriculture
New targets to protect biodiversity must include farmers and agricultureArticle

Evidence shows that farms that share landscapes with wild nature, such as remnant forests and trees, benefit from the ecosystem services provided...

Anja Gassner, Philip Dobie and Terry Sunderland 4 Feb 2021

Sowing the seeds of industrial farming in Mozambique
Sowing the seeds of industrial farming in MozambiqueArticle

Commercial farming is one of the highest-growth sectors in Mozambique, yet only 16% of land suitable for agriculture is being cultivated...

Grace Goodrich 3 Feb 2021

Unilever trials 'nano factory' in portable shipping container
Unilever trials 'nano factory' in portable shipping containerArticle

The prototype is a fully-functioning, mini production line that houses everything needed to produce a batch, from the point where raw materials go in at one end to where finished products come out at the other...

21 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: 5 sustainability trends that will shape business in 2021
#BizTrends2021: 5 sustainability trends that will shape business in 2021Article

While 2020 was dominated by the impact of the global pandemic, it intensified the ambition of organisations to become more sustainable...

Christelle Marais 21 Jan 2021

DotModus and i-10 win with FSA in the United Kingdom
DotModus and i-10 win with FSA in the United KingdomArticle

DotModus is delighted to announce that as part of collaborative resource partnership effort led by i-10, a two-year contract with the Food Standards Agency in the UK has been secured...

Issued by DotModus 14 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: The emerging plant-based paradigm - 7 trends for 2021
#BizTrends2021: The emerging plant-based paradigm - 7 trends for 2021Article

The plant-based movement has become an unstoppable trend globally as well as in South Africa during the last few years. Entrepreneur, food consultant and plant based advocate Mira Weiner highlights seven key plant-based trends for 2021...

Mira Weiner 11 Jan 2021

FAO seeks funds as Desert Locust swarms threaten food security in Africa, Yemen
FAO seeks funds as Desert Locust swarms threaten food security in Africa, YemenArticle

Despite intense efforts to control the pest throughout 2020, a new generation of Desert Locust swarms is threatening livelihoods and food security in the Horn of Africa and Yemen...

23 Dec 2020

New analysis shows major cities on track to meet 1.5°C target of Paris Agreement
New analysis shows major cities on track to meet 1.5°C target of Paris AgreementArticle

The latest analysis from C40 Cities of climate action plans from 54 cities, representing more than 200 million residents - including Johannesburg, has confirmed that they will deliver their fair share of greenhouse gas emission reductions...

22 Dec 2020

Almost 90% of the world's animal species will lose some habitat to agriculture by 2050
Almost 90% of the world's animal species will lose some habitat to agriculture by 2050Article

Our research shows we could feed the world sustainably - but conservation will have to become a lot more proactive...

David Williams and Michael Clark 22 Dec 2020

#BizTrends2021: Recovery starts now - looking back at 2020 and ahead to a more resilient region
#BizTrends2021: Recovery starts now - looking back at 2020 and ahead to a more resilient regionArticle

In recent years, Africa has recorded the fastest growth globally in the number of hungry people and will have the highest total number of hungry people in the next decade if we cannot reverse current trends...

Patrice Talla 21 Dec 2020

Real tangible investments that can impact SA's economy
Real tangible investments that can impact SA's economyArticle

Renier de Wit of Gaia and Gaia Venture Capital Ltd discusses the ins and outs of the fund's investment approach, its underlying assets, and the importance of this tax-deductive dispensation...

21 Dec 2020

Metals from urban pollution are contaminating the last few old forests in Cape Town
Metals from urban pollution are contaminating the last few old forests in Cape TownArticle

Forests are good for the planet: they purify the air and moderate the climate...

Anne-Liese Naude (Kruger) 15 Dec 2020

Food and clean water start with soil biodiversity: Learning more about it is urgent
Food and clean water start with soil biodiversity: Learning more about it is urgentArticle

Healthy soils are vital for food, biodiversity, and a healthy planet, but this below-ground world is often overlooked. The launch of the State of Knowledge of Soil Biodiversity Report highlights this...

Charlene Janion-Scheepers 10 Dec 2020

Can countries end overfishing and plastic pollution in just 10 years?
Can countries end overfishing and plastic pollution in just 10 years?Article

In my career as a marine biologist, I've been fortunate enough to visit some of the most remote islands in the world. These beautiful places continue to remind me why I have this job in the first place...

Henrik Österblom 7 Dec 2020

Cabinet approves Land Donations Policy for implementation
Cabinet approves Land Donations Policy for implementationArticle

Cabinet has approved the Land Donations Policy, which aims to accelerate land donations as one of the ways to respond to the slow pace of land reform...

4 Dec 2020

Africa's untapped opportunity: How Africa's free-trade area could catalyse the agricultural sector's development
Africa's untapped opportunity: How Africa's free-trade area could catalyse the agricultural sector's developmentArticle

The African Continental Free-Trade Area could accelerate the development of sub-Saharan Africa's agricultural sector and help the continent to become self-sufficient in food production...

Louis van Ravesteyn 2 Dec 2020

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Overcoming water challenges in agricultureArticle

FAO's The State of Food and Agriculture 2020 takes a new look at water shortages and scarcity in the world...

26 Nov 2020

Electricity price increases threaten farming sustainability
Electricity price increases threaten farming sustainabilityArticle

The ever-increasing electricity price threatens the sustainability of affordable food production. This was the warning Free State Agriculture gave the National Energy Regulator of South Africa...

24 Nov 2020

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

What you need to know about managing diabetes in the family
What you need to know about managing diabetes in the familyArticle

As the rates of Type 2 diabetes continue to rise in South Africa, more and more South African families are meeting the challenges of living with the condition...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 12 Nov 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

Satellite data provides fresh insights into the amount of water in the Nile basin
Satellite data provides fresh insights into the amount of water in the Nile basinArticle

Flowing through 11 African countries, the Nile River plays an important role in the lives of more than 24% of Africa's population...

Emad Hasan and Aondover Tarhule 9 Nov 2020

Global food system emissions alone threaten warming beyond 1.5°C - but we can act now to stop it
Global food system emissions alone threaten warming beyond 1.5°C - but we can act now to stop itArticle

Modern agriculture releases lots of different greenhouse gas emissions, each with complex effects on the global climate...

John Lynch 9 Nov 2020

Tiger Brands concludes sale of meat processing businesses
Tiger Brands concludes sale of meat processing businessesArticle

Tiger Brands has concluded the sale of its value-added meat processing businesses to Silver Blade Abattoir, a wholly-owned subsidiary of poultry group Country Bird...

30 Oct 2020

New report highlights role of nature-based solutions in post-Covid-19 recovery
New report highlights role of nature-based solutions in post-Covid-19 recoveryArticle

In cities, where the majority of South Africans live and which have been severely impacted upon by Covid, there are many nature-based solutions...

21 Oct 2020

Data-driven agriculture can solve the challenge of food security in Africa
Data-driven agriculture can solve the challenge of food security in AfricaArticle

While many farmers still rely on traditional techniques to coax a living from the land, there are opportunities to use cutting-edge technology to drive Africa towards a food-secure future...

Amrote Abdella 21 Oct 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

Cultivating agri development, economic growth in Africa
Cultivating agri development, economic growth in AfricaArticle

At a time when the rest of the world is re-thinking its approach to commercial agriculture, Africa has a clear opportunity to refresh its approach to the sector and become an emerging force.

13 Oct 2020

Outlook for the agricultural sector into 2021
Outlook for the agricultural sector into 2021Article

Against the backdrop of a contracting overall economy with South Africa's gross domestic product (GDP) for 2020 forecast to decline by over 8% year-on-year, there is a silver lining in the agricultural sector outcomes for the next season...

Paul Makube 1 Oct 2020

Makoko neighbourhood in Lagos, initially founded as a fishing village.Frédéric Soltan/Corbis via Getty Images
Can Covid-19 inspire a new way of planning African cities?Article

Health crises are not new in Africa. The continent has grappled with infectious diseases on all levels, from local (such as malaria) to regional (Ebola) to global (Covid-19)...

Patrick Brandful Cobbinah, Ellis Adjei Adams & Michael Odei Erdiaw-Kwasie 21 Sep 2020

The V&A Waterfront is calling all food entrepreneurs to join kitchen incubator programme
The V&A Waterfront is calling all food entrepreneurs to join kitchen incubator programmeArticle

The V&A Waterfront has taken the next step in making the Western Cape's first inclusive kitchen incubator a reality by calling for applications...

17 Sep 2020

Call for food entrepreneurs to join the Cape's first kitchen incubator
Call for food entrepreneurs to join the Cape's first kitchen incubatorArticle

The V&A Waterfront has taken the next step in making the Western Cape's first inclusive kitchen incubator a reality by calling for applications...

17 Sep 2020

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

How to reverse global wildlife declines by 2050
How to reverse global wildlife declines by 2050Article

Species are going extinct at an unprecedented rate. Wildlife populations have fallen by more than two-thirds over the last 50 years...

Michael Obersteiner, David Leclère, Piero Visconti 15 Sep 2020

2020 WWF Living Planet Report warns against business as usual
2020 WWF Living Planet Report warns against business as usualArticle

According to WWF's recently released Living Planet Report 2020, global populations of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish have suffered an average two-thirds decline in less than half a century...

11 Sep 2020

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