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Technology to drive SA agriculture toward sustainability
Technology to drive SA agriculture toward sustainabilityArticle

Technology and the introduction of high-impact technological solutions has proven to be an enabler in assisting farmers and stakeholders in addressing and alleviating climate change challenges...

22 Apr 2021

Levi's Buy Better, Wear Longer
Levi's Buy Better, Wear LongerArticle

The new Levi's Buy Better, Wear Longer campaign raises awareness and speaks to our shared responsibility on the environmental impacts of apparel production and consumption...

Issued by dotGOOD 20 Apr 2021

Is that a good egg? How chocolate makers rate on social and environmental measures
Is that a good egg? How chocolate makers rate on social and environmental measuresArticle

Easter is the biggest chocolate-buying time of the year. But who's really paying for the cost of that chocolate?

John Dumay and James Guthrie 6 Apr 2021

Kenyan eco-friendly footwear brand wins sustainable design contest
Kenyan eco-friendly footwear brand wins sustainable design contestArticle

Women-led Kenyan design house wins Fashionomics Africa sustainable design competition for turning fruit waste into eco-friendly footwear...

30 Mar 2021

Conscious consumers driving sustainability in the beverage industry
Conscious consumers driving sustainability in the beverage industryArticle

From biodegradable straws to compostable takeaway coffee cups, consumer demand for sustainability in the food and beverage industry is on the rise...

16 Mar 2021

Why healthy food and its local production should be part of the Covid-19 response
Why healthy food and its local production should be part of the Covid-19 responseArticle

Covid-19 is deepening global food insecurity, as the pandemic's economic impact adds to existing challenges...

Jules Siedenburg and John Paul Cauchi 26 Jan 2021

'Movement that inspires' - Kia presents its new brand purpose and future strategy
'Movement that inspires' - Kia presents its new brand purpose and future strategyArticle

Kia has announced new details of its new brand purpose and ambitions for the future during a digital showcase event. Supported by a new brand slogan, 'Movement that inspires', Kia revealed new details of a strategy...

Issued by Kia Motors South Africa 20 Jan 2021

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SA's wine sector at a crossroads after a challenging yearArticle

The Covid-19 lockdown halted sales and exports of South Africa's second most lucrative agricultural product, exacerbating challenges that were already in play...

Daneel Rossouw 17 Dec 2020

Bain's sustainability accolades celebrated on limited-edition bottle
Bain's sustainability accolades celebrated on limited-edition bottleArticle

Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky will temporarily be sporting a green label to highlight the brand's recent sustainability achievements, which drew positive global recognition for the proudly South African spirit.

27 Nov 2020

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WEF opens up deep-sea mining dialogueArticle

A new way to meet the growing demand for minerals critical to electric vehicle, electronics and battery manufacturers could become commercially available within this decade...

12 Nov 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

#ConsciousLiving: SA whisky maker works towards a sustainable future for liquor
#ConsciousLiving: SA whisky maker works towards a sustainable future for liquorArticle

The James Sedgwick Distillery, home to Three Ships Whisky and Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky, is being globally recognised for making sustainability an integral part of its business practice...

Lauren Hartzenberg 14 Oct 2020

Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 in the midst of Covid-19
Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 in the midst of Covid-19Article

The Covid-19 pandemic has come at a time when societies are already facing many challenges related to inequality, poverty, unemployment, and drought and/or lack of access to water, amongst others...

Lungile Manzini 9 Sep 2020

Nominations now open for Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards 2020
Nominations now open for Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards 2020Article

Twyg is calling on fashion designers who implement sustainable and circular approaches, and who foster ethical practices, to enter its second annual Sustainable Fashion Awards...

3 Sep 2020

Small businesses in Africa must innovate to survive Covid-19
Small businesses in Africa must innovate to survive Covid-19Article

In June, the International Trade Centre launched a report titled Covid-19: The Great Lockdown and its Impact on Small Business...

Kingsley Ighobor 3 Aug 2020

Puma biodesign project explores sustainable ways to produce and dye textiles
Puma biodesign project explores sustainable ways to produce and dye textilesArticle

Puma's exploration of sustainable alternatives for producing and dyeing textiles continues in its latest biodesign project Design to Fade...

22 Jun 2020

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Call to protect landArticle

Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Makhotso Sotyu, has urged South Africans to protect land from over-use as it provides food, water and energy...

17 Jun 2020

#LockdownLessons: A pause to reflect on sustainable production
#LockdownLessons: A pause to reflect on sustainable productionArticle

Sitting Pretty is a conscious fashion brand designed and manufactured in Cape Town...

Lauren Hartzenberg 3 Jun 2020

#LockdownLessons: Montsho Sustainable Project is helping the ecosystem
#LockdownLessons: Montsho Sustainable Project is helping the ecosystemArticle

Inspired by nature and the ecosystem, Tebogo Bathebeng founded Montsho Sustainable Project with the aim to create long term natural growth solutions for communities and businesses...

Evan-Lee Courie 7 May 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

Polystyrene Association's new FCRI encourages sustainable use of polystyrene
Polystyrene Association's new FCRI encourages sustainable use of polystyreneArticle

The Polystyrene Association of SA's newly-launched Food Compliance Responsibility Initiative (FCRI) is intended to encourage the sustainable use of polystyrene...

25 Oct 2019

Pushing for a green economy and clean energy in Africa
Pushing for a green economy and clean energy in AfricaArticle

Africa is grappling with myriad environmental and climate challenges, from drought to loss of biodiversity, cyclones and plastics pollution...

Zipporah Musau 18 Oct 2019

Genetic improvement in aquaculture is key for food security
Genetic improvement in aquaculture is key for food securityArticle

Wider, appropriate and long-term application of genetic improvement in aquaculture, with a focus on selective breeding, will help boost food production to meet a projected increase in demand for fish and fish products...

28 Aug 2019

Recovery of soil health crucial for agricultural sustainability
Recovery of soil health crucial for agricultural sustainabilityArticle

The life of agricultural soil in South Africa is in a state of total imbalance after years of uninformed application of agricultural chemicals combined with practices that are, often unwittingly, detrimental to soil health.

20 Jun 2019

South Africa should learn from Brazil about how to tackle 'hidden hunger'
South Africa should learn from Brazil about how to tackle 'hidden hunger'Article

South Africa faces a double burden of hunger and malnutrition, on the one hand, and obesity with associated non-communicable diseases (NCDs), on the other...

Brittany Kesselman 19 Jun 2019

Do you have a frog in your orchid?
Do you have a frog in your orchid?Article

A new approach that could transform agriculture in the region is gaining traction. Jorisna Bonthuys takes a look at regenerative agriculture and how it relates to the horticultural sector in the article: Rooting for a sustainable future - Unlocking regenerative farming...

30 May 2019

Mon Choco's eco-friendly Easter eggs
Mon Choco's eco-friendly Easter eggsArticle

As Easter approaches, all over the world orders ramp up for chocolate bunnies and Easter eggs. But, have you ever thought about where chocolate comes from and its environmental impact?

18 Apr 2019

Drones in business - proactive, productive, powerful
Drones in business - proactive, productive, powerfulArticle

Incorporating drones into day-to-day operations can help businesses mitigate against external factors...

4 Apr 2019

UNIDO launches Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) pilot project in Egypt
UNIDO launches Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) pilot project in EgyptArticle

Launching the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) pilot project in Egypt, the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), under the framework of the Egyptian Cotton Project, is supporting Cotton Egypt Association's Egyptian Cotton branding...

21 Feb 2019

How to fight climate change in agriculture while protecting jobs
How to fight climate change in agriculture while protecting jobsArticle

Agriculture has become a carbon-intensive endeavour. Crop, livestock and fossil fuel use in agriculture account for about 25 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions...

Laxmi Pant 18 Feb 2019

We're in the era of overtourism but there is a more sustainable way forward
We're in the era of overtourism but there is a more sustainable way forwardArticle

If you live in a tourist destination, you might dread the holiday invasion...

Regina Scheyvens 18 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

World hunger has risen for three straight years, and climate change is a cause
World hunger has risen for three straight years, and climate change is a causeArticle

World hunger has risen for a third consecutive year, according to the United Nations' annual food security report. The total number of people who face chronic food deprivation has increased by 15 million...

Jessica Eise and Kenneth Foster 22 Oct 2018

Farmer2Market programme unlocks market opportunities for small farmers
Farmer2Market programme unlocks market opportunities for small farmersArticle

The European Union, in partnership with the Department of Environmental Affairs, together with Solidaridad, LIMA Development Foundation and ICCO has today announced the launch of the Switch Africa Green, Farmer2Market programme...

16 Oct 2018

Report: South Africa's grim agricultural outlook
Report: South Africa's grim agricultural outlookArticle

South African consumers are urged to buckle up for rising food prices...

24 Aug 2018

City of Cape Town pledges to grow and transform the film industry
City of Cape Town pledges to grow and transform the film industryArticle

Executive Mayor Patricia de Lille delivered this speech at the City of Cape Town's Film Industry Engagement where stakeholders signed a pledge to grow and transform the sector...

26 Jul 2018

#MFGIndaba: Driving the industrial effort
#MFGIndaba: Driving the industrial effortArticle

In his keynote address to the Manufacturing Indaba, Department of Trade and Industry director-general, Lionel October, referred to the Industrial Policy Action Plan 2018 and its focus on key themes...

Danette Breitenbach 27 Jun 2018

EU Council emphasises FAO's role in sustainable food, agricultural practices
EU Council emphasises FAO's role in sustainable food, agricultural practicesArticle

"We welcome the Council of the European Union's reaffirmation of its strong support for FAO and are eager to further our work in the areas emphasised. Our food systems must be made sustainable or, eventually, they won't feed the world."

19 Jun 2018

FAO's how-to guide to transforming food and agriculture
FAO's how-to guide to transforming food and agricultureArticle

FAO's set of 20 interconnected actions offers a practical guide for countries on how to strengthen food security, generate decent employment, spur rural development and economic growth, conserve natural resources and respond to climate change...

8 Jun 2018

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More than 500 content producers from Africa heading for DISCOP JohannesburgArticle

More than 500 film, television, digital and video gaming content producers from all over Africa will converge at DISCOP Johannesburg...

23 May 2018

Agricultural trade liberalisation undermined food security
Agricultural trade liberalisation undermined food securityArticle

A 'one size fits all' approach to agricultural development with no regard for different circumstances, would be grossly unfair. Worse, it would also worsen the food insecurity, poverty and underdevelopment experienced by most African and other developing countries...

Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Anis Chowdhury 23 May 2018

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Innovation, people key to creating a sustainable bioeconomyArticle

A sustainable bioeconomy "is foremost about nature and the people who take care of and produce biomass." This means family farmers, forest people and fishers, who are also "holders of important knowledge on how to manage natural resources in a sustainable way."

23 Apr 2018

Lego to launch its first sustainable, plant-based plastic bricks this year
Lego to launch its first sustainable, plant-based plastic bricks this yearArticle

After ramping up its efforts to shift towards more sustainable materials in 2015, perennial purveyor of plastic blocks Lego is making good on that promise and is set to launch a new form of eco-friendly playthings...

Nick Lavars 5 Mar 2018

Mondelez International cocoa MoU to help protect Ghana's forests
Mondelez International cocoa MoU to help protect Ghana's forestsArticle

Mondelez International is contributing $5m over five years to the GCFRP, which aims to significantly reduce the high rate of deforestation and forest degradation, as well as their associated greenhouse carbon emissions, from cocoa farming...

24 Jan 2018

Andre Westerveld, Regional Director of Elanco South Africa
#BizTrends2018: More innovation, not more animals key to ensuring food securityArticle

The absolute and undeniable reality is that we have to produce more and do it with less. This can only be done through innovation in food production...

Andre Westerveld 22 Jan 2018

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Could sustainable livestock feed come from the ocean?Article

Fish caught only for livestock feed is not a sustainable solution. But what are the opportunities for mussels, starfish and seaweed?

Ursula Human 16 Jan 2018

Five major trends in South Africa's agro-food system
Five major trends in South Africa's agro-food systemArticle

Agro-food systems often differ considerably from country to country, depending on the level of development, resource availability, business sophistication and agro-food policies and legislation adopted...

John Purchase 12 Jan 2018

Meat without animals to hit shelves in 2021
Meat without animals to hit shelves in 2021Article

A growing number of startups are trying to produce meat products without using animals, with a view to addressing concerns about animal welfare and the carbon footprint of meat...

10 Nov 2017

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