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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 3 hours ago

#FoodNextAfrica: The SA food startup championing traditional African flavours

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

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

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

AI, changing the future of Africa's food security

The ability of agricultural equipment to think, predict and even advise farmers presents Africa with an historic opportunity to meet the continent's own food requirements...

13 Sep 2019

KDV launches Monument Distillers in Kenya

Premium drinks business Kensington Distillers and Vintners London, has extended its African footprint by entering the Kenyan market as Monument Distillers Kenya...

12 Sep 2019

New VR technology to make SA forestry chainsaw training safer

Developed by Forestry South Africa, the Fibre Processing and Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority and industry partners, the solution trains chainsaw operators in a safe, simulated environment before they test their skills in this high-risk activity in timber plantations...

11 Sep 2019

Agri Technovation steers SA agriculture into the 4IR with new mobile app

The global smart agriculture solution market is projected to reach a valuation of USD 38.1bn by the end of 2024...

10 Sep 2019

Positioning agriculture as a key driver of Africa's growth

The potential to increase Africa's agricultural yields through the strategic use of data could place the continents' farmers at the heart of tomorrow's global economy...

9 Sep 2019

New logistics barometer to assess industry performance

Ctrack has joined forces with economists.co.za to create the Ctrack Logistics Barometer, an economic indicator and performance gauge of the South African logistics and supply chain industries...

5 Sep 2019

Impacts of climate change on food security not evenly distributed, conference hears

The effects of climate change on food security are not evenly distributed across the globe. So said Professor Ndiko Ludidi, acting director of the Centre of Excellence in Food Security, during his presentation at the Bio Africa Convention 2019, which took place at the Durban International Convention Centre.

5 Sep 2019

Nestlé announces winners of sub-Saharan Africa innovation challenge

African startups Shopit, Exportunity and Wakulima from South Africa, Benin and Tanzania respectively, emerged the winners of the Nestlé Research and Development sub-Saharan innovation challenge...

4 Sep 2019

Syngenta, Chep cultivate seeds of success in Zambia

Innovative supply-chain solutions have helped a global agribusiness boost efficiency and safety, cut costs and provide a better solution for its customers - the farmers of Zambia...

4 Sep 2019

Agriculture offers best chance for economic growth in SA

The Southern Africa Agri Initiative welcomes the national treasury's discussion document on economic policy that was released on 27 August 2019...

3 Sep 2019

Ethiopia's future is tied to water - a vital yet threatened resource in a changing climate

In July Ethiopians planted 350 million trees in a single day. This was part of the country's national green legacy initiative to counter environmental degradation and climate change...

By Meron Teferi Taye and Ellen Dyer 2 Sep 2019

5 ways women farmers can succeed in agriculture

Samkelisiwe Hadebe, who is heiress to a maize, soybeans and sugar bean farm in Daggakraal, Mpumalanga previously owned by her grandfather, shares her top five tips on how other budding woman farmers can succeed in the agriculture industry...

26 Aug 2019

Key insights into the global beef market

Rising demand in China boosts imports up, securing new opportunities for foreign suppliers...

23 Aug 2019

Ocean warming has fisheries on the move, helping some but hurting more

As the oceans warm, fish are moving to stay in temperature zones where they have evolved to live. This is helping some species, hurting others and causing a net reduction in potential catch...

By Chris Free 22 Aug 2019

Bees: How important are they and what would happen if they went extinct

It's unlikely that all species of bees will go extinct anytime soon - but current losses could still have a terrible impact on food supplies and ecosystems...

By Philip Donkersley 21 Aug 2019

SAIMI awareness campaign to boost SA's maritime culture

The South African International Maritime Institute has partnered with a team of maritime stakeholders to launch a national Maritime Awareness Programme aimed at growing a national maritime culture and pride in the country's oceans environment...

19 Aug 2019

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...

19 Aug 2019

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