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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

Syngenta to support Zambian farmers with sustainable farming solutions
Syngenta to support Zambian farmers with sustainable farming solutionsArticle

Agrochemical and seed producer, Syngenta continues its commitment to help farmers improve yields and increase productivity under the changing climatic conditions in Zambia...

29 Mar 2019

Woolworths, partners launch community learning farm in Stellenbosch
Woolworths, partners launch community learning farm in StellenboschArticle

Woolworths has partnered with Spier Wine Farm, the Sustainability Institute and its AgroEcology Academy to launch the Living Soils Community Learning Farm - a three-year pilot project with the aim to establish demonstrative ecologically-restorative methods to grow nutrient-rich foods...

8 Mar 2019

Kuzisa injects R11m into fully black-owned M'Hudi wine farm
Kuzisa injects R11m into fully black-owned M'Hudi wine farmArticle

In the lead-up to the inaugural W12 Congress in Cape Town this May, economic development organisation Kuzisa has committed an R11m financial injection intended for job creation in the Bloekombos community of the Western Cape...

28 Feb 2019

Hortgro's Nicholas Dicey named new WAPA president
Hortgro's Nicholas Dicey named new WAPA presidentArticle

Nicholas Dicey, chairman of Hortgro, has been elected president of the World Apple and Pear Association (WAPA)...

19 Feb 2019

#FreshOnTheShelf: Tokara brandy, Pinot Noir bubbly, frozen farm meals, Checkers Simple Truth
#FreshOnTheShelf: Tokara brandy, Pinot Noir bubbly, frozen farm meals, Checkers Simple TruthArticle

In #FreshOnTheShelf, we round up some of our favourite food and beverage products that have hit the shelves recently...

Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Oct 2018

Toyota donates Hilux to assist anti-poaching activities
Toyota donates Hilux to assist anti-poaching activitiesArticle

Toyota South Africa Motors has donated a brand new Toyota Hilux to the South African National Parks in an effort to curb rhino poaching in South Africa...

23 Oct 2018

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SA, Namibia share notes on land reformArticle

South Africa and neighbouring Namibia met on Monday, 22 October, to share notes, best practice and common interest in rural development and land reform...

23 Oct 2018

Study in Ethiopia links healthy soils to more nutritious cereals
Study in Ethiopia links healthy soils to more nutritious cerealsArticle

Large fields, predictable rainfall and favourable temperatures have meant that farmers in Arsi Negele, a town in southeastern Ethiopia, have benefited from good crop yields. Their production of wheat and maize, two of the main food staples in Ethiopia, have also increased over time. But there are worrying indicators...

Frédéric Baudron 9 Oct 2018

Achieving sustainable food security in South Africa
Achieving sustainable food security in South AfricaArticle

South Africa is ranked as the most food-secure country in Africa and is 44th out of 133 countries worldwide...

Wandile Sihlobo 20 Sep 2018

Nespresso's plans to boost coffee production in Zimbabwe
Nespresso's plans to boost coffee production in ZimbabweArticle

Zimbabwe is set to be the next country of origin for Nespresso's popular range of coffees. The unit of Nestle SA expects to start selling limited-edition Zimbabwe coffee capsules to global consumers in 2019.

10 Sep 2018

Conference highlights the power of business to positively impact society
Conference highlights the power of business to positively impact societyArticle

Nation Builder hosted the fourth annual In Good Company Conference earlier this month with business leaders, social innovation experts and impact investment thinkers...

31 Aug 2018

Farming innovations changing the South African agricultural landscape
Farming innovations changing the South African agricultural landscapeArticle

As South Africa establishes itself ever more securely in the modern world, so South African farmers must adapt to a set of new challenges...

Bruce Hakutizwi 7 Aug 2018

Agri tech a new normal for sustainable farming in the Western Cape
Agri tech a new normal for sustainable farming in the Western CapeArticle

An 'agri renaissance' of higher yields, reduced costs and improved nutritional value of foods is possible for the Western Cape's R50bn agricultural economy if the farming sector, government and education institutions work together to harvest the benefits of the smart technologies emerging...

2 Jul 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

Investment in agriculture helps tackle pressing SDGs
Investment in agriculture helps tackle pressing SDGsArticle

Apart from the sound investment case for investing in the global agriculture and food value chain, investments in agriculture address a number of critical SDGs by tackling issues such as extreme poverty, food security and lack of job opportunities...

23 Apr 2018

Creating a sustainable wine future: CapeWine 2018 opening seminar speakers announced
Creating a sustainable wine future: CapeWine 2018 opening seminar speakers announcedArticle

South African wine producers are readying themselves for CapeWine 2018, under the theme \Hannuwa - encapsulating the philosophy of the South African wine industry as a pledge to farming sustainably...

19 Mar 2018

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Equipping farming communities for environmental stewardshipArticle

The Namaqualand region is one of the regions where Conservation South Africa promotes stewardship within communities to support climate-smart livestock production and improved rangeland conditions for the benefit of people and nature...

13 Mar 2018

Trenery Guild campaign celebrates creative craftsmanship
Trenery Guild campaign celebrates creative craftsmanshipArticle

A new campaign by fashion retailer Trenery is bringing together a collection of talented African creatives in a celebration of craftsmanship and quality...

27 Feb 2018

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Sustainable blueberry farming key to growth and continuityArticle

Although the planned upsurge in blueberry supply predicted for the year ahead is immense, a sustainable approach to growing should still be strictly adhered to by farmers...

6 Feb 2018

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In defence of the fruit flyArticle

Fruit flies are able to inflict immense damage to a wide range of fruit and vegetables, significantly impacting farming, food production and market economics, however...

15 Jan 2018

Stanford team lauds Woolworths Farming for the Future programme
Stanford team lauds Woolworths Farming for the Future programmeArticle

Woolworths' Farming for the Future programme is succeeding in encouraging farmers to use more environmentally friendly management practices than their counterparts that do not supply the grocery chain...

Dave Chambers 11 Jan 2018

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Reduce pesticides use with sustainable farming methodsArticle

Farmers need to avoid the consistent use of plant protection products (PPPs) that could hinder soils functions and ecosystems. Instead, farmers should adopt better alternative farming practices...

Sam Otieno 4 Jan 2018

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Is sustainable agricultural production, food security possible?Article

The third International Conference on Global Food Security had thought leaders from across the globe gathering to share their views on food security...

Cari Coetzee 30 Nov 2017

More trees, better farming could slash carbon emissions: study
More trees, better farming could slash carbon emissions: studyArticle

Planting more trees, farming more sustainably and conserving wetlands could significantly slash the amount of carbon emissions that humanity spews into the atmosphere...

17 Oct 2017

First Choice: Walking the Daisies 2017 headline sponsor
First Choice: Walking the Daisies 2017 headline sponsorArticle

As part of the First Choice, It's All Good campaign to encourage people to #move4goodness, First Choice has been named the headline sponsor for Walking the Daisies 2017...

Issued by Boomtown 29 Sep 2017

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Nisboere: Exploring South Africa's small and unusual farmsArticle

Laeveld Agrochem's series Nisboere sees presenters visit small and unusual farms across the country and offer practical advice to viewers who may be interested in starting small-scale farms...

12 Sep 2017

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Kwanalu reflects on 20 years of trailblazing transformation in agricultureArticle

Kwanalu, the Kwa-Zulu Natal Agricultural union, reflected on twenty years at the forefront of transformation in agricultural at its annual congress held today (Thursday, 7th September) in Pietermaritzburg.

11 Sep 2017

Women forces to be reckoned with in agriculture
Women forces to be reckoned with in agricultureArticle

Women have had to face many challenges within the workforce, particularly in the agriculture sector. However, more women are establishing themselves as forces to be reckoned with within the industry...

31 Aug 2017

10 reasons farming is sexy
10 reasons farming is sexyArticle

From meeting other cool people who grow their own food to Naked Gardening Day, here are 10 reasons farming is sexy...

Melissa Britz 30 Aug 2017

Farm to fork: Why farmers need to stay on top of consumer trends
Farm to fork: Why farmers need to stay on top of consumer trendsArticle

Key speaker at Free State Agriculture's 2017 Congress, Nadia van der Colff, provided delegates with some interesting insight on the farm to fork trend and why farmers should stay on top of consumer trends...

Cari Coetzee 28 Aug 2017

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CNN Marketplace Africa exploring the sustainable future of farming in AfricaArticle

CNN Marketplace Africa correspondent Eleni Giokos and anchor Zain Asher explore the future of farming and sustainability in Africa...

25 Aug 2017

#UrbanAgri: Getting a head start on the growing season
#UrbanAgri: Getting a head start on the growing seasonArticle

Spring is around the corner and Let It Grow Foundation shares some advice on how to begin preparing and planning your soil mix for seed planting...

14 Aug 2017

Are you Egypt's next top social entrepreneur?
Are you Egypt's next top social entrepreneur?Article

A ‘hackathon' contest looks for Egyptian solutions to environmental problems in the fields of energy, recycling and sustainable farming...

1 Aug 2017

Reliance Compost Founder, Eddie Redelinghuys
#CSIMonth: Creating sustainable environments through organic compostArticle

We chat to Eco-Logic Award winner, Reliance Compost's founder and director about organic compost, growing green minds and ensuring a healthy world for future generations...

Cari coetzee 17 Jul 2017

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Smallholder farmers in Kenya in the race against climate changeArticle

By adopting agroforestry and improved agricultural practices, a community in western Kenya has increased their income and improved their living standards. They are now training other farmers to do the same...

Susan Onyango 11 Jul 2017

Development programme empowers small-scale farmers with agricultural knowledge
Development programme empowers small-scale farmers with agricultural knowledgeArticle

The Farmer Development Programme aims to provide all farmers in rural SA with agricultural knowledge regarding good planting practices, sustainable farming, business plans, planting techniques and the use biotechnology...

21 Jun 2017

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Taking agriculture to the next levelArticle

Agriculture remains the main occupation of the majority of our rural population. And every improvement we are able to bring about in the sector will translate to an improvement in the life of the majority...

Tanimola Oyewole 7 Jun 2017

Western Cape agriculture under threat
Western Cape agriculture under threatArticle

Agriculture and food security in the Western Cape are under threat due to increased heat, water stress on crops and livestock and droughts resulting from climate change.

30 Mar 2017

(L-R): Newton Cockroft (Director: Deloitte SA, head of Government Growth Initiative); Andy Buchan (Kwanalu President); John Bredin (Harry Gwala Agri chairman), Sandy La Marque (CEO of Kwanalu) and agricultural economist, Professor JP Landman.
NPO launched to help upskill and support emerging farmersArticle

Harry Gwala Agri, a newly launched non-profit organisation, aims to facilitate the sharing of farming resources including knowledge, equipment, funding, and training of emerging farmers at a grass-roots level...

10 Mar 2017

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We've calculated the environmental cost of a loaf of bread – and what to do about itArticle

What does a staple food such as bread have to do with global warming?

Peter Horton 28 Feb 2017

The team of judges are: Stefan Hanekom, Johann van Graan, Janus Henning, Prof. Pieter Fourie, Prof. Erhard du Toit, Boet Wilken and Dr. Cobus le Roux.
Meet the FSA Young Farmer of the Year finalistsArticle

On 6 April 2017, the same day that the FSA Young Farmer Committee will celebrate their 32nd year in existence at their annual conference, the 21st Free State Agriculture Young Farmer of the Year will be announced...

20 Feb 2017

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Is Africa really undergoing a smallholder agricultural revolution?Article

The general story is that farmers are adopting improved agricultural practices, that productivity is increasing and that rural economies are burgeoning...

Brendan Brown and Ian Nuberg 8 Feb 2017

How farmers in Africa are finding ways to sustainably use wetlands
How farmers in Africa are finding ways to sustainably use wetlandsArticle

Swamps, marshes, floodplains and mangrove forests, all known as wetlands, are a precious resource...

Adrian Wood 2 Feb 2017

Reducing food waste helps, but it's going to take systemic action to tackle climate change
Reducing food waste helps, but it's going to take systemic action to tackle climate changeArticle

In a climate conscious era, we're forever being asked to "turn the lights off" or "drive less!" or "recycle more!". These familiar messages put the onus on individuals - that is, you and me - to change our behaviour, reduce our impact, and be greener. But what are the limits to these behavioural tweaks?

Erasmus zu Ermgassen 20 Dec 2016

Sustainable farming is water smart farming
Sustainable farming is water smart farmingArticle

Does a sustainable label really make a difference? According to Henriette Walz - Climate Change and Environmental expert at UTZ - it really does...

Issued by UTZ 7 Dec 2016

A green path to industrialisation
A green path to industrialisationArticle

For environmentalists and development experts, green is not just a colour, it also refers to activities that benefit the environment - the careful use of the earth's finite resources...

Kingsley Ighobor 10 Nov 2016

New Harvest Of the Year winner, Andre Cloete with (on left) Casper Kruger, VP of vehicle sales and dealer network for Toyota SA and (on right) Prof Carlu van der Westhuizen
Winners of Toyota Young Farmer and New Harvest Of the Year announcedArticle

Winners of the Agri SA Toyota Young Farmer of the Year and Toyota New Harvest of the Year awards were announced at a gala event in Johannesburg, with each of the winners driving away with...

31 Oct 2016

#SustainabilityMonth: Life's too Lush for normal cosmetics, Q&A with co-founder Rowena Bird
#SustainabilityMonth: Life's too Lush for normal cosmetics, Q&A with co-founder Rowena BirdArticle

Here's a company that believes in true sustainability to the extent of turning shampoo into a bar and toothpaste into a tablet, thoughtfully designing out the need for packaging at the product creation stage...

Jessica Tennant 28 Sep 2016

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#InnovationMonth: Bayer seed innovation to benefit the entire agriculture communityArticle

Bayer recently opened its first SeedGrowth Centre in Africa with the aim to provide farmers with innovative products that suit their specific needs. We spoke to Dr Klaus Eckstein to find out more...

Cari Van Wyk 16 Sep 2016

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