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Investment in agriculture helps tackle pressing SDGs

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...

22 hours ago

Key insights into the global garlic market

In 2016, global garlic consumption stood at $18.1bn, +8% more than the year before. It is anticipated that the next nine year period will see an upward trend in garlic cultivation due to a number of factors...

1 day ago

Key challenges for Kenya in big push to reduce post-harvest losses

Kenya estimates that 20% of cereals are lost even before reaching the market. That's a high figure, particularly since it doesn't include food waste...

By Timothy Njagi Njeru, Priscilla Wainaina 20 Apr 2018

Kenyan agripreneurs looks to Netherlands for lessons in agribusiness innovation, advanced horticulture

Kenyan agribusiness stakeholders will be visiting the Netherlands to study innovative food production systems and agricultural export models in a three-day trade mission, focusing on horticulture but incorporating general agribusiness...

11 Apr 2018

AB InBev plans to build $100m brewery in Tanzania

Global brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) is looking to build a $100 million brewery in Dodoma, Tanzania...

9 Apr 2018

Africa's great migrations are failing but there is a solution - and you can eat it too

With colonial-era subsidies of the fencing system gone, what's left is a lose-lose system that hinders local farmers, tourism and sustainability...

By Penny van Oosterzee 6 Apr 2018

World's largest macadamia factory opened in White River

The South African market is largely driven by exports and, as demand increases, we have seen hectares under macadamias trees increasing rapidly in South Africa's macadamia growing areas...

By Marike Brits 28 Mar 2018

Expert: Cape farmers lose 25% of orchards, vineyards as result of drought

Drought-stricken farmers in the Western Cape have had to abandon at least a quarter of their high-value vineyards and deciduous fruit orchards because of a lack of water for irrigation. This has had a knock-on effect on rural employment...

23 Mar 2018

Sustainable diets will remain a minefield until we change the way we approach food

With profit-making still at the top of the food industry agenda - and the environmental costs of many food products hidden by complex supply chains - we need more than consumer power alone to achieve a truly sustainable food system...

By Chris West, Bob Doherty & Tony Heron 20 Mar 2018

SADC updates bird flu disaster response plan

Southern African countries, jolted by a debilitating avian influenza outbreak in 2017, which left an extensive effect on the region, have reviewed and updated the regional preparedness and response plan...

15 Mar 2018

Flour Mills of Nigeria PLC commissions N50bn Sunti Golden Sugar Estate in Niger State

The Sunti Golden Sugar Estate will be commissioned on 15 March 2018 and features 17,000 hectares of irrigable farmland and a sugar mill that process 4,500 metric tonnes of sugarcane per day...

14 Mar 2018

Kenya launches pan-African skills development programme in agriculture sector

The two-year programme, targeting mid-level professionals working in the agriculture sector across sub-Saharan Africa, seeks to strengthen the capacity of Africa's young professionals to revolutionise agriculture value chains grappling with skills gap and low technology uptake...

13 Mar 2018

$70m boost for small-scale tobacco farmers

"The RBZ has increased the Tobacco Finance Facility from $28m to $70m for the 2018 planting season in an effort to ensure the inputs get to the farmer at affordable prices."

By Elita Chikwati 9 Mar 2018

Drought-hit Kenyans find gold in tea trees - but for how long?

The drought-tolerant tea trees come with the advantage of a ready market, the farmers said...

By Moraa Obiria 8 Mar 2018

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