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Climate-friendly farming strategies can improve the land and generate income for farmers
Climate-friendly farming strategies can improve the land and generate income for farmersArticle

Farmers can help slow climate change by mixing native grasses into croplands, restoring wetlands and raising perennial crops. These strategies also conserve soil and water and build new markets...

29 Apr 2021

Nigeria to implement special agro-industrial processing zones
Nigeria to implement special agro-industrial processing zonesArticle

The African Development Bank, in collaboration with the government of Nigeria, held a workshop in Abuja from 17 to 18 February to discuss details around the categorisation and location of special agro-industrial processing zones (SAPZ)...

26 Feb 2020

Entrepreneurship initiative empowering SA's vital emerging farmers
Entrepreneurship initiative empowering SA's vital emerging farmersArticle

While pervasive drought and hardship have driven a sharp decline in the number of emerging farmers across South Africa, a hands-on agricultural entrepreneurship programme has provided an important lifeline to thousands...

Issued by Coronation 21 Feb 2020

What role can Africa play in contributing to global food security?
What role can Africa play in contributing to global food security?Article

According to Akinwumi Adesina, the president of the African Development Bank, the time has come to view investment and development opportunities in Africa through a totally different lens...

4 Sep 2018

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Crowding the private sector into Africa's climate actionArticle

It is in the enlightened self-interest of the African private sector to begin to mobilise investment capital for Africa's climate action, says Chinedu Moghalu...

Chinedu Moghalu 22 Dec 2016

Call for further assistance in drought relief
Call for further assistance in drought reliefArticle

The negative effects of the drought are still being felt by farmers in certain parts of South Africa...

19 Dec 2016

From farmers and traders to knowledge artisans
From farmers and traders to knowledge artisansArticle

The modern economy forces farmers, traders, and other economic actors to contribute knowledge to their socio-economic networks. Every farmer or trader should...

12 Sep 2016

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Partnership to advance connectivity for farmersArticle

In an effort to provide rural farming communities with world-class communications systems, AgriSA and AliSom Communications has signed an agreement that will...

12 Aug 2016

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Discussion gives greater momentum to eradication of rural crimeArticle

A meeting between Agri SA and police management gave further momentum to police initiatives to eradicate crime in rural farming areas...

13 Jun 2016

Agriculture: The key to SA's growth
Agriculture: The key to SA's growthArticle

Agriculture and rural development are cornerstones of the National Development Plan (NDP), and they have been identified as key areas that will help drive economic and social growth for the South African economy...

Issued by Topco Media 1 Jun 2016

Research in the news: Study links childbearing to accelerated aging
Research in the news: Study links childbearing to accelerated agingArticle

A new study by Yale anthropologists has uncovered the first evidence that childbearing may cause accelerated aging in women...

Mike Cummings 25 Jan 2016

Farming communities facing safety and security challenges
Farming communities facing safety and security challengesArticle

The agricultural community has not been able to escape from the culture of violence in rural farming areas and the unnecessary loss of life...

20 Aug 2015

#cocreateSA fund announces the winning SA-Dutch sustainability projects
#cocreateSA fund announces the winning SA-Dutch sustainability projectsArticle

#cocreateSA has announced the six winning South African-Dutch sustainability projects that are awarded a total of R600,000 from the #cocreateSA Fund 2015.

26 Jun 2015

Amway donates 1,584 lap desks to two disadvantaged Eastern Cape schools
Amway donates 1,584 lap desks to two disadvantaged Eastern Cape schoolsArticle

On Wednesday, 3 June Amway South Africa donated 1,584 lap desks to Sirunu Primary School and Ganisulu Secondary School in Elliotdale, a rural farming community 50 kilometres south of Mthatha in the Eastern Cape...

5 Jun 2015

Plan for aggressive revival of rural farming
Plan for aggressive revival of rural farmingArticle

Developing farmers' lack of access to markets and facilities was highlighted by Eastern Cape Rural Development and Agrarian Reform MEC...

Luyolo Mkentane 27 May 2015

Technology paints a brighter future for Africa
Technology paints a brighter future for AfricaArticle

Turning tales of hardship into progress, passionate Africans innovatively use technology to improve life on the continent, fuelling future human progress and development especially on the continent's hard-hit rural areas...

Amr Shady 25 May 2015

Women key to rural food production
Women key to rural food productionArticle

Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), Senzeni Zokwana, says the contribution made by women in the farming sector cannot be under-estimated as this is how they put food on the table for their families.

More Matshediso 25 Aug 2014

Artscape Youth Festival - empowerment through the arts
Artscape Youth Festival - empowerment through the artsArticle

The Artscape Youth Festival is set to celebrate South Africa's youth from 12-16 June 2013 at the Artscape Theatre, Cape Town. This year the programme features the debut production, Fietna Lekka Jy, the African Initiative Workshops and the DCAS Youth Celebration Showcase.

27 May 2013

Harding to get shopping centreArticle

The small town of Harding near Port Shepstone in KwaZulu-Natal will have a modern shopping centre, Harding Corner by July 2012. The centre's developers, Amber Dawn Developments, have already acquired prime land in Hawkins Street, the main access route into Harding.

15 Jun 2011

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