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FMD officially confirmed in Namibia's Zambezi region

The movement of all cloven-hoofed animals and their products within, into and out of the Zambezi region has been banned after an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease was confirmed at Sigwe village...

15 hours ago

Ghana wants to grow more cashews. But what about unintended consequences?

Expansion of cashew production for export poses potential challenges particularly around food security...

By James Boafo and Kristen Lyons 3 days ago

Driving transformation: The role of women in SA agriculture should be prioritised

"Addressing gender disparities in the agricultural sector is a prerequisite to increasing women and youth participation in the sector, creating much-needed employment opportunities and ensuring food security."

12 Aug 2019

Diageo dedicates $219m to sustainability projects in Africa

Diageo, one of the world's largest producers of spirits and beers, has committed to investing $219million in renewable energy upgrades at 11 of its breweries in Africa...

8 Aug 2019

Demand for South African beef to grow by 2028

Roelie van Reenen, Supply Chain Executive of the Beefmaster Group, discusses how the South African beef industry can capitalise on this economic opportunity...

8 Aug 2019

AGCO expands Future Farm training investment in Zambia

The second phase of the Future farm will include upgrades to the existing road and farm infrastructure and digitizing the mechanisation and agronomy training material...

5 Aug 2019

#Newsmaker: Nqabisa Gabriel on driving sales of plant-based protein products

Infinite Foods, a distributor, licensor and manufacturer of plant-based protein products, has appointed Nqabisa Gabriel as its area sales manager...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 Aug 2019

AB InBev, BanQu to empower Africa farmers with blockchain technology

AB InBev and BanQu intend to provide an economic identity for people around the world, especially for those working at the tail end of supply chains and who are economically disconnected...

1 Aug 2019

How SAB (almost completely) localised its supply chain

The South African Breweries sources nearly all of its raw materials - used in the brewing process - from local South African suppliers...

31 Jul 2019

Illovo Sugar Africa and partners launch LandAssess Tool

In order to implement its land rights policies and commitments, Illovo Sugar Africa has collaborated with Landesa and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) in the development of a new Landesa LandAssess Tool...

31 Jul 2019

Captive lion breeding in South Africa: the case for a total ban

A new report by global NGO, World Animal Protection, provides a damning indictment on the captive predator breeding industry.

31 Jul 2019

Irrigation earns flood-prone farmers US$4,344 a hectare

According to researchers, several African communities in areas prone to floods grow crops in soils left behind by floods - a practice called flood recession agriculture - and thus they aimed to identify conditions under which this practice yields maximum benefits in northern Ghana.

30 Jul 2019

Advisory panel releases final land reform report

The Presidential Expert Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture has proposed for the amendment of the Constitution that clarifies that expropriation without compensation may be necessary in limited circumstances...

29 Jul 2019

Pernod Ricard acquires majority stake in SA spirit maker Inverroche

Drinks giant Pernod Ricard, through its affiliate Pernod Ricard South Africa, is acquiring a majority stake in South African craft spirit brand Inverroche...

26 Jul 2019

Angola, SA partner to grow agribusiness and ecotourism in Africa

Angola, being rich in natural resources is determined to develop a strategic and strong relationship with South Africa as a business partner; as such, the two countries will be presenting opportunities for bilateral trade during the inaugural Agri-Business and Eco-Tourism Forum, Angola-South Africa...

26 Jul 2019

Global agricultural tyre market to value over $9bn by 2026

Elevation in the fleet size of tractors in developing countries and technological advancements in farming techniques are primary factors stimulating the market growth...

26 Jul 2019

Undercover farming helps overcome climate change challenges

To combat the effects of climate change and to keep farming businesses sustainable, a growing number of producers are farming undercover...

By Carin Venter 25 Jul 2019

Africa rises to lead conversation on sustainable agriculture amidst climate change

Technology provides innovative answers to complicated challenges...

By Dr Shadrack Moephuli 24 Jul 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

Precision agriculture is key to meeting Africa's growing demand for food

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations forecasts that the world's population will reach 9.1 billion by 2050 and that global food production will need to grow by 70% to feed that number of people.

By Tony Esmeraldo 23 Jul 2019

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