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African Pioneer Marine acquires canned pilchards brand Glenryck

The Glenryck brand joins the 100% black-owned Pioneer Fishing, under the umbrella of African Pioneer Marine...

14 hours ago

The fourth agricultural revolution is coming - but who will really benefit?

AI, robots and other technologies could transform farming - for worse as well as for better...

By David Rose and Charlotte-Anne Chivers 2 days ago

Does alcohol have an undisclosed African heritage?

Alcohol is the most widely used psychoactive substance in the world. But where was the first alcoholic beverage brewed and consumed?

By Neil Rusch 3 days ago

Failing Africa's farmers, starving the continent

African farm groups demand answers of Green Revolution Forum...

By Timothy A. Wise 11 Sep 2020

Building back better on food and agriculture

FAO has elaborated a comprehensive Response and Recovery Programme to overcome the impacts of Covid-19 through up-scaled and robust international collaboration...

By QU Dongyu 10 Sep 2020

African farmers are younger than you think. Here is why

Africa is far from having an ageing farming population. What is missing is a critical mass of skilled, young farmers with access to finance who could drive productivity in farming...

By Felix Kwame Yeboah and Thomas Jayne 7 Sep 2020

Will Zimbabwe's ambition to notably lift its maize production in 2020/21 materialise?

In the period between 2015 and 2019, Zimbabwe's maize imports averaged 17% of overall agricultural imports which were valued at US$795m, according to data from Trade Map. But last Zimbabwean government made an important statement aiming to boost its maize production...

By Wandile Sihlobo 7 Sep 2020

Newly launched virtual event to bring African agrofood, plastprintpack industries together

The four-day event brings leading global manufacturers and decision-makers from the African agrofood and plastprintpack industries together, creating a network of valuable business contacts.

4 Sep 2020

Global food prices rise in August

International quotations for sugar, vegetable oils and coarse grains increased from July, while worldwide cereal harvests remain on course to hit annual record...

3 Sep 2020

Why more Ugandan farmers aren't adopting drought tolerant maize

Low productivity is one of the biggest challenges facing Uganda's maize industry. But smallholder farmers still won't adopt improved seed.

By HyeJin Lee 3 Sep 2020

Africa has a growing food security problem: why it can't be fixed without proper data

Poor and inconsistent pricing data makes it hard to assess agricultural markets...

28 Aug 2020

The imperative to create shared value for Africa through investment in agriculture

While other industries and sectors may have come to hold greater economic prominence in much of the developed world, in Africa, agriculture remains the most significant economic driver...

By Axel Smeulders 27 Aug 2020

Using agriculture to help boost job creation, investment in Mozambique

Brazilian investors have expressed interest in Mozambique's agribusiness, given the agro-ecological potential and the promising opportunities that the country offers in this sector.

25 Aug 2020

How our food choices cut into forests and put us closer to viruses

Forests provide an essential buffer between people and wildlife - and the viruses they carry. Global agriculture is destroying forests, harming biodiversity and may be putting human life at risk...

24 Aug 2020

Food prices in Nigeria have shot through the roof. But is the pandemic to blame?

Covid-19 has had a dire effect on global economies. Rising infection rates have led to social distancing directives, persistent lockdowns, the closing of businesses...

By Adegboye, Folasade Bosede 19 Aug 2020

Digital small-scale models could help SA's pandemic-stricken farmers

The re-opening of restaurants and hospitality is good news indeed for small-scale farmers who have seen lockdown measures decimate demand while Covid-19 continues to compound the challenges they face...

By Professor Cyril Nhlanhla Mbatha 17 Aug 2020

Review of nine African 'blue economy' projects shows what works and what doesn't

Africa has 38 coastal countries and six islands whose maritime industry is estimated to be worth $1trn per year. This figure will increase as they develop their offshore hydrocarbon, energy, tourism, maritime transport, shipping and fishing sectors...

By Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood 12 Aug 2020

Vegetable farmers in urban Ghana don't worry much about food safety - but they should

The United Nations projects that by 2050, 70% of the world's population will live in urban areas. Ensuring sustainable food supply in a rapidly growing city becomes a matter of concern...

By Kabila Abass 12 Aug 2020

The coronavirus pandemic requires us to understand food's murky supply chains

Six months ago, you may not have thought much about where your groceries were produced. But chances are you're thinking about it now...

By Cory Searcy and Pavel Castka 6 Aug 2020

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