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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 10 hours ago

Soil-dwelling worms threatening farmers' livelihoods

As soil-dwelling worms threaten smallholders' livelihoods, governments should act fast, writes Wilson Odhiambo...

By Wilson Odhiambo 1 day ago

Understanding the political economy of maize in Kenya

Understanding the political economy around maize production puts into context debates on key interventions in the value chain...

By Timothy Njagi Njeru 1 day ago

PepsiCo eyes growth in Africa with $1.7bn Pioneer Foods acquisition

Multinational snack foods and beverage giant PepsiCo has entered into an agreement to acquire South Africa's Pioneer Foods Group for approximately $1.7 billion...

19 Jul 2019

Family farmers are needed to enhance agricultural sustainability, says FAO

"Family farmers are the ones who produce healthy foods. They can save us from the epidemic of obesity, and we need them for healthy diets."

19 Jul 2019

CUT professor helps Africa farmers adapt to climate change

Drought remains the number one disaster in Africa, and of all the people affected by all types of disasters, drought is responsible for over 88% of them...

16 Jul 2019

How digital technologies can help Africa's smallholder farmers

There have been some positive strides made in getting smallholders involved in digital agriculture in Africa...

15 Jul 2019

Kenya social entrepreneur wins Commonwealth secretary-general's innovation award

John Oroko, a Kenyan social entrepreneur whose company, Selina Wamucii is connecting smallholder farmers has won the Commonwealth Secretary-General's Innovation Award for Sustainable Development...

12 Jul 2019

Agroecology as innovation

"We need to promote a transformative change in the way that we produce and consume food. We need to put forward sustainable food systems that offer healthy and nutritious food, and also preserve the environment. Agroecology can offer several contributions to this process."

By Timothy A. Wise 11 Jul 2019

Vergelegen named best winery on the African continent

The 2019 World's Best Vineyard competition has named Vergelegen Wine Estate in Somerset West the best winery in Africa. The World's Best Vineyard 2019 list has been established to raise the profile of wine tourism...

10 Jul 2019

Climate change is affecting crop yields and reducing global food supplies

As climate change alters temperature and rainfall patterns, yields of some crops are increasing while others decline. The net result: less food, especially where it's most needed.

10 Jul 2019

CTICC to host over 100 international conferences by 2026

Over 100 international conferences, which are expected to bring over 127 000 delegates to Cape Town, has been confirmed to take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre up until 2026...

10 Jul 2019

Tap digital solutions to transform Africa's agriculture

Governments and developers should actively engage farmers to promote their use...

By Laura Owings 8 Jul 2019

Ongoing conflicts take toll on food insecurity in Africa

Persisting conflicts and dry weather conditions remain the primary causes of high levels of severe food insecurity, hampering food availability and access for millions of people...

8 Jul 2019

SCA halts fracking exploration in the Eastern Cape

The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has ruled in favour of Agri Eastern Cape and other stakeholders, that no fracking shall be allowed for the time being...

5 Jul 2019

Smallholder crop farming is on the decline in South Africa. Why it matters

The abandonment of crop farming fields isn't new. But some researchers say it's accelerated in the last two decades...

By Charlie Shackleton 4 Jul 2019

Using citrus and grape by-products to preserve food

According to an interdisciplinary study at Stellenbosch University, large amounts of citrus and grape by-products that are normally treated as waste and generally disposed of in landfills could potentially be used in the production of natural food preservatives...

4 Jul 2019

International, pan-African organisations commit to collaboration on blue economy

Fishing, aquaculture, shipping, ports, energy and finance industries all came under the spotlight at the second Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF2019) held in Tunis, Tunisia late last month...

4 Jul 2019

The geopolitics of palm oil and deforestation

Demand for palm and other vegetable oils is rising sharply, raising questions about which ones will be produced, who will control their production and sale, and where they will be grown...

By Jean-Marc Roda 2 Jul 2019

CTA awards 4 grants to support blockchain use in agriculture

With CTA's support Bioversity International, the International Center for Tropical Agriculture, Erba 96 and Nitidae will implement blockchain projects in Côte d'Ivoire; Papua New Guinea; Sierra Leone; Trinidad and Tobago; and Uganda...

1 Jul 2019

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