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Fisheries in Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific: Immense opportunities, critical challenges

Roughly $140bn worth of fish is traded globally per annum, with millions of people relying on jobs in fishing and fish-farming, not to mention the seafood industry...

By Viwanou Gnassounou 14 hours ago

Genome of dry zone food stable pearl millet sequenced for first time

Scientists said they had unravelled the genetic code of pearl millet, the staple food of an estimated 100 million people living in some of the world's driest areas...

11 hours ago

Measuring Africa's agricultural takeoff is set to make billionaires from ‘poor men's fields'

Asked where the next crop of African billionaires will come from, the president of the African Development Bank, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, without batting an eyelid, declared that they will be farmers...

By Boaz Blackie Keizire 1 day ago

Chocolate industry driving deforestation of Ivory Coast: report

The chocolate industry is indirectly driving massive and illegal deforestation in Ivory Coast, fuelling a catastrophic decline in wildlife...

15 Sep 2017

Major investments, partnerships a boost for African agriculture and economy

The signing of a record number of new investments and partnership agreements for inclusive agricultural transformation at the 2017 AGRF have boosted Africa's economic growth prospects...

15 Sep 2017

AB InBev multi-million rand funding boosts research into beer ingredients at SU

Much of the work will focus on barley, used in malt production, which is a core ingredient in many a beer brewed worldwide. It is believed that the research will help mitigate potential risks within the supply chain...

14 Sep 2017

Cocoa in a world of environmental changes - time for “uncommon collaboration”

The cocoa sector in West Africa is facing many well-known problems. That is a fact. Only by joining forces can we solve the challenges and contribute to sustainable growth and development of the cocoa sector...

By Svein Tore Holsether 14 Sep 2017

Radiation tech bears fruit as Zanzibar declared tsetse free

Pemba and Unguja are among pioneers in the successful implementation of a new technology that uses radiation to eradicate livestock killing vectors, tsetse flies...

By Marc Nkwame 14 Sep 2017

Nigeria and SA's fragile economic recovery

Nigeria and South Africa: Out of recession, but not yet out of trouble...?

13 Sep 2017

Sustainable business models key to sustainable modernisation of agriculture in Africa

Key to the sustainable commercialisation and modernisation of African agriculture are sustainable business models...

13 Sep 2017

Oceana report: EU vessels unlawfully fishing in African waters

A new report released by Oceana highlights unlawful fishing activities authorised by European countries between April 2012 and August 2015 in the waters of The Gambia and Equatorial Guinea...

13 Sep 2017

#FreshConnections: Maryla Masojada on the state of fresh produce retail in SA

Maryla Masojada from Trade Intelligence discusses the trends affecting the produce supply chain and their impacts on the way companies do business...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 12 Sep 2017

Climate smart crops: A necessity for future food and nutrition security

It is imperative that we incorporate climate resilience into all aspects of crop breeding and food innovation...

By Bev Postma 12 Sep 2017

$280m partnership to help drive inclusive agriculture transformation in Africa

The 2017 African Green Revolution Forum saw the launch of the multi-million dollar Partnership for Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa - a partnership to drive inclusive agriculture transformation across Africa...

11 Sep 2017

Hot weather sweetens harvest for mango farmers

Ever hotter weather and more erratic rainfall have made growing many crops more difficult in Kenya's Machakos County, but one harvest is prospering: mangoes...

By Caroline Wambui 11 Sep 2017

Climate-smart agriculture urgently needed in Africa

Africa contributes only 4% of global greenhouse gas emissions...

By Baher Kamal 8 Sep 2017

Syngenta takes stock of its 10-year growth plan for its African business

After announcing its 10-year growth plan for its African business in 2012, Syngenta is now halfway through its journey...

8 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Revolutionising agriculture through urban farming

As more people stream to cities, an increasing number of urban gardens and farms are taking root too. Across Africa, stories of resourcefulness in urban agriculture abound as people fight for their livelihood...

By Howard Blight 7 Sep 2017

African agribusiness and smallholders must seize opportunities in potential $1 trillion food market

Africa's agricultural revolution requires an inclusive approach that links millions of small farms to agribusinesses, creating extended food supply chains and employment opportunities...

7 Sep 2017

Protecting Africa's drylands key to the continent's future

With over half of sub-Saharan Africa consisting of arid and semi-arid lands, the livelihoods of over 400 million people who inhabit these areas are at risk...

By Sam Otieno 7 Sep 2017

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International

#InnovationMonth: Aerobotics, RanMarine teams up on river water management in #cocreate2Accelerate

After a successful programme in 2016, #cocreate2Accelerate returns in 2017 for another round of building relationships between high-potential young companies from the Netherlands and South Africa. This year, #cocreate2Accelerate will include a long programme based on a rigorous process aimed at matching companies from both countries within specific vertical sectors to actively collaborate in the solving of identified challenges. The short programme will accompany this process and is aimed at introducing Dutch companies to the Cape Town startup ecosystem.

By Cari Coetzee 13 Sep 2017

What comes first: the free-range chicken or the free-range egg

Many shoppers buy free-range eggs because they think the eggs are superior, rather than out of explicit concern for the hens' welfare, according to our new research.

By Rachel A. Ankeny and Heather Bray 12 Sep 2017

Starbucks celebrates 99% ethically sourced coffee

On 9 September 2017, participating Starbucks store teams in Britain, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Greece, Cyprus and South Africa celebrated the group's position in 99% ethical sourcing, by writing 99 on customers' cups.

11 Sep 2017

DowDuPont a done deal

The successful completion of the merger of equals between The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) and E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (DuPont) has been announced. The combined entity is operating as a holding company under the name DowDuPont with three divisions: agriculture, materials science, and specialty products.

4 Sep 2017

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