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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

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

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

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

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

Economic growth depends on animal health management

The National Animal Health Forum and Agricultural Writers South Africa recently held a liaison workshop and information session on animal health and the impact it has on the economy...

By Claudi Nortjé 23 Jul 2019

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 22 Jul 2019

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

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

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

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