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  • 'Sacred forests' in West Africa capture carbon and keep soil healthy
    In parts of West Africa, patches of forest have been preserved for long periods of time because of their cultural or religious significance. These "sacred forests" are believed to be inhabited and protected by gods, totem animals or ancestors. Local communities have their own rules prohibiting reckless harvesting of timber and game, which have protected the sacred forests over many generations. By Michele Francis
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    Target to spend more than $2bn with Black-owned businesses by 2025

    Target will add products from more than 500 Black-owned businesses across its multi-category assortment and increase its spend with more Black-owned companies...

    2 days ago

    Is that a good egg? How chocolate makers rate on social and environmental measures

    Easter is the biggest chocolate-buying time of the year. But who's really paying for the cost of that chocolate?

    By John Dumay and James Guthrie 6 Apr 2021

    SA's Lukhanyo Mdingi nabs spot on 2021 LVMH Prize shortlist

    Lukhanyo Mdingi is among the 20 designers from around the globe selected as semi-finalists for the 2021 LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers...

    1 Apr 2021

    Jumia Ghana launches food festival to support local restaurants

    Africa's e-commerce platform Jumia has announced the launch of its Food Festival Campaign. The campaign, which will run until 11 April 2021, is organised in partnership with local restaurants and supermarkets, as well as blue-chip international restaurant chains such as KFC, Pizza Inn and Burger King...

    1 Apr 2021

    Kenyan eco-friendly footwear brand wins sustainable design contest

    Women-led Kenyan design house wins Fashionomics Africa sustainable design competition for turning fruit waste into eco-friendly footwear...

    30 Mar 2021

    Acquisition of Avroy Shlain brings beauty company back to SA

    Trinitas Equity Partners, together with its partners, has acquired the South African beauty company, Avroy Shlain...

    25 Mar 2021

    Exeo Capital buys stake in Wellness Warehouse holding company

    Exeo Capital has announced an investment into Maia Group, a holding company focused on consumer health businesses including Wellness Warehouse and True Health Holdings...

    25 Mar 2021

    E-commerce to account for half of global retail growth by 2025

    By 2025, e-commerce will expand by an additional $1.4tn, and account for half the growth in the global retail sector...

    25 Mar 2021

    Danone's CEO has been ousted for being progressive - blame society not activist shareholders

    Danone's chief executive and chairman, Emmanuel Faber, is to step down after activist shareholders called for his removal...

    By Arturo Bris 23 Mar 2021

    How online markets are helping local stores survive Covid-19

    Thanks to platforms that link online consumption to local interests, the desire to buy local, a trend fuelled by the Covid-19 pandemic, is giving rise to a new phenomenon known as digital localism...

    By Myriam Ertz, Damien Hallegatte, Imen Latrous and Julien Bousquet 19 Mar 2021

    RCL in joint venture to scale plant-based food market in Africa

    RCL Foods and US plant-based food collective Livekindly Collective have established a local plant-based joint venture, Livekindly Collective Africa...

    18 Mar 2021

    Corona pilots beer packaging made using surplus barley

    Corona has introduced a new circular form of packaging for its six-packs, made using repurposed surplus barley straw...

    18 Mar 2021

    What to expect from the virtual and physical 2021 Fashion Without Borders

    The 2021 Fashion Without Borders (FWB) will be held virtually and physically at the Hilton Hotel Sandton in Johannesburg from 23 to 26 March.

    17 Mar 2021

    Nestlé Hatcher platform invites collaboration with African innovators

    Best-in-class innovators are presented with an opportunity to be future Nestlé suppliers...

    15 Mar 2021

    #EcommerceDay2021: How the industry is poised to evolve after receiving a shot of adrenalin

    WATCH: uAfrica's Anita Erasmus and Jaco Roux unpack how Covid-19 has affected the business, the impact of the AfCFTA on e-commerce and the need for sustainable development within the industry...

    10 Mar 2021

    #EcommerceDay2021: Redefining retail - A future view of digital commerce in 2030

    Kantar's Norman Reyneker says that as companies define their future-fit commercial strategies, they must challenge assumptions related to the evolving digital retail landscape...

    By Norman Reyneker, Issued by Kantar 8 Mar 2021

    Massmart planning to sell Cambridge Food, Rhino and Massfresh

    Massmart plans to sell the Cambridge Food, Rhino and Massfresh chains in a bid to "reduce exposure to non-core assets"...

    8 Mar 2021

    Register for free business-to-business webinar, 24 March 2021

    Bizcommunity is proud to announce a media partnership with Success by Design in their forthcoming free webinar, titled 'B2B in Africa for Africa', taking place on Wednesday, 24 March 2021 at 12-12.40pm...

    Issued by Bizcommunity.com 5 Mar 2021

    Global food price index rises for 9th consecutive month

    The early estimate for 2021's wheat output is positive but 45 countries are in need of external assistance for food...

    4 Mar 2021



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