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Ghana's cocoa farmers are trapped by the chocolate industry

The chocolate industry is worth more than $80bn a year. But some cocoa farmers in parts of West Africa are poorer now than they were in the 1970s or 1980s...

By Michael E Odijie 2 days ago

Agricultural idversification driving economic growth in KZN

The agricultural sector in KwaZulu-Natal is growing at around 12% per annum, compared to single digit growth in other provinces...

By Dawie Maree 9 Oct 2019

How technology can enhance affordable, sustainable agriculture in Africa

Set to speak at the Agritech Africa 2020 conference in Cape Town in June next year, Dr Max Wengawenga, assistant chief economic advisor to the president of Malawi, says that Africa needs more innovation in the agricultural sector...

8 Oct 2019

Reshaping food systems with innovation and knowledge

A major focus for the FAO is establishing a new business model based on science, data, transparency and accountability and that is conducive to strong partnerships with the private sector...

7 Oct 2019

#StartupStory: YouFarm - helping you to invest in agriculture

YouFarm is a Zimbabwean startup that has been chosen by Startupbootcamp AfriTech to attend a three-month accelerator in Cape Town, South Africa...

By Evan-Lee Courie 3 Oct 2019

How Shea Origin's Mobola Sagoe is empowering women in Nigeria

Since starting Shea Origin, Mobola Sagoe has used her business to empower women in Nigeria - giving them the power to create, manage and thrive at their own businesses...

3 Oct 2019

Cargill, IFC renew partnership in strengthening cocoa producing cooperatives

Cargill and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) have announced the renewal of their partnership which will facilitate the introduction of new initiatives to strengthen cocoa producing cooperatives...

3 Oct 2019

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

#FoodNextAfrica: How to whet the appetite of food investors

The global food and beverage business is brimming with innovation. Competition is stiff between FMCG giants and startups racing to get their latest product onto retail shelves and into the hands of consumers...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 30 Sep 2019

Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019

Bizcommunity is excited to announce the relaunch of our Biz Product and Rate Card, featuring all-new product infographics, descriptors and more...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 27 Sep 2019

Food systems development needs a new trajectory - FAO director-general

Noting that food systems are huge economic, social and environmental drivers of transformational change, FAO director-general Qu Dongyu believes turning them into accelerators of progress on the SDGs is essential...

27 Sep 2019

FAO director-general calls on food industry to do more to support healthy foods

Qu Dongyu, director-general of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, has called for the food industry to do more to support healthy foods, and to reduce food loss and waste throughout the cycle of food systems from farm to fork...

26 Sep 2019

Lesotho Highlands Water Project tunnel to shutdown for maintenance

The Department of Water and Sanitation has called on residents in Gauteng to cut back on water usage during a planned shutdown of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) tunnel system for inspection and maintenance...

25 Sep 2019

#FoodNextAfrica: Blockchain will simplify and transform supply chain traceability

According to the WWF, a bid to improve the traceability of supply chains around the world is top of mind with a major focus on transparency - but how is technology disruption promoting business growth?

By Robin Fredericks 25 Sep 2019

Beyond meat? The market for meat substitutes is way overdone

Beyond Meat [recently] reported quarterly earnings of $67.3 million - much better than market expectations of $52.7 million...

By Paul Wood 25 Sep 2019

Coffee co-operatives - every cup tells a story

When you visit co-operatives and see what goes into producing your coffee, you gain a new appreciation for your morning cup...

23 Sep 2019

Employing innovative ideas for sustainable agriculture

"Sustainable agriculture can be defined in many ways, yet the most accurate description is that it sustains farmers, resources and surrounding communities through the promotion of profitable, environmentally-responsible farming activities in the interest of all citizens of South Africa."

23 Sep 2019

Using internet technology to improve cage fish farming

Cage fish farming is growing fast in Africa but there are various challenges such as fish dying from fluctuating water temperature with most farmers unaware of what to do...

By Joseph Davis Weddi 20 Sep 2019

#FoodNextAfrica: The SA food startup championing traditional African flavours

Young entrepreneur Sipamandla Manqele is using food to inspire pride in indigenous African ingredients, while uplifting the small-scale farmers and communities involved in their cultivation...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 17 Sep 2019

ECDC explores trade opportunities in Nigeria and China

The Eastern Cape Development Corporation recently concluded a two-week long trade promotion tour of Nigeria and China aimed at improving trade between the Eastern Cape and these two fast-growing economies...

13 Sep 2019

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