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Mutant roots reveal how we can grow crops in damaged soils

Researchers have unearthed a 'biological switch' which could boost crop yield worldwide...

By Malcolm Bennett, Bipin Pandey and Sacha Mooney 23 minutes ago

New mangrove forest mapping tool puts conservation in reach of coastal communities

Despite their enormous value, mangroves are being removed at an alarming rate. A new tool aims to help communities reverse mangrove loss and tap into conservation programmes and funding.

By Trevor Gareth Jones 2 days ago

WorldFish, LVFO strengthen research ties boosting aquatic food availability in East Africa

The new agreement marks a step towards competitive, gender-equitable, and sustainable commercial aquaculture and fisheries management in the Lake Victoria Basin, bordered by Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda...

13 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Recovery starts now - looking back at 2020 and ahead to a more resilient region

In recent years, Africa has recorded the fastest growth globally in the number of hungry people and will have the highest total number of hungry people in the next decade if we cannot reverse current trends...

By Patrice Talla 6 Jan 2021

Nigerian startups make ag-tech accessible to small local farmers

Digital technologies are indispensable in modern agriculture. Yet farmers themselves sometimes lack confidence in adopting particular tools before they're sure of the benefits...

5 Jan 2021

Demand for meat is driving deforestation in Brazil - changing the soy industry could stop it

Deforestation in Brazil recently reached a 12-year high, prompting France to cut soybean imports from the country...

By Angela Guerrero and Malika Virah-Sawmy 4 Jan 2021

Tractors can change farming in good ways and bad: lessons from four African countries

Agricultural mechanisation is on the rise in Africa, replacing hand hoes and animal traction across the continent...

By Thomas Daum 29 Dec 2020

New research examines impact of climate change on health effects related to pesticide exposure

According to research by Dr Cliff Zinyemba, climate change may lead to an increase in health effects associated with exposure to endocrine disrupting pesticides...

28 Dec 2020

Public-private partnership grows Kenya's agriculture fortunes in a tough year

Kenya's agriculture has beaten the odds of a difficult 2020 to end on a high, having registered one of the best growth trajectories across key segments in a long time...

By Nelson Maina 28 Dec 2020

FAO seeks funds as Desert Locust swarms threaten food security in Africa, Yemen

Despite intense efforts to control the pest throughout 2020, a new generation of Desert Locust swarms is threatening livelihoods and food security in the Horn of Africa and Yemen...

23 Dec 2020

Almost 90% of the world's animal species will lose some habitat to agriculture by 2050

Our research shows we could feed the world sustainably - but conservation will have to become a lot more proactive...

By David Williams and Michael Clark 22 Dec 2020

Bizcommunity's festive thank you to the SA business community

Since March 2020 when Covid-19 first turned business on its head, Bizcommunity has been the place where virtual business gets done, fully set up to seamlessly steer your business communications through the challenges of lockdowns, meltdowns and new remote working norms...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 18 Dec 2020

Global agriculture trade remains steady through pandemic

Between a global pandemic and politically turbulent climate, livestock industries have eagerly looked toward international policies and trade. Now that 2020 has nearly come to an end, specialists in policy, trade and economics can evaluate trends and offer a future outlook, writes Jaclyn Krymowski for Global Ag Media...

By Jaclyn Krymowski 11 Dec 2020

Food and clean water start with soil biodiversity: Learning more about it is urgent

Healthy soils are vital for food, biodiversity, and a healthy planet, but this below-ground world is often overlooked. The launch of the State of Knowledge of Soil Biodiversity Report highlights this...

By Charlene Janion-Scheepers 10 Dec 2020

IBM announces support of Digital4Agriculture Initiative

The Digital4Agriculture Initiative aims to foster African startups in the agricultural sector and strengthen the long-term living conditions of local small farmers by increasing productivity and quality...

8 Dec 2020

Singapore approves cell-cultured chicken bites - who will be the first to try them?

Cultured meat made from animal cells without animal slaughter has been approved for sale for the first time...

By Chris Bryant 7 Dec 2020

New test for Johne's disease could be a game-changer

A promising new test for Johne's disease in dairy cattle has been developed at the Institute for Global Food Security and School of Biological Sciences at Queen's University Belfast...

4 Dec 2020

Global food prices rise by 3.9%

Global food commodity prices rose to a nearly six-year high in November...

3 Dec 2020

Africa's untapped opportunity: How Africa's free-trade area could catalyse the agricultural sector's development

The African Continental Free-Trade Area could accelerate the development of sub-Saharan Africa's agricultural sector and help the continent to become self-sufficient in food production...

By Louis van Ravesteyn 2 Dec 2020

Collaboration needed to deliver food, nutrition security roadmap

The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa calls for more engagement as the long-term EU-AU research and innovation partnership reaches its midpoint...

30 Nov 2020



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