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    Deforestation is driven by global markets
    Deforestation is driven by global markets

    The world is at a crossroads, as humanity tries to mitigate climate change and halt biodiversity loss, while still securing a supply of food for everyone...

    By Ruben Valbuena and Thomas Lovejoy 2 days ago

    Luxury fashion label Chanel invests $25m in new climate adaptation fund
    Luxury fashion label Chanel invests $25m in new climate adaptation fund

    Chanel is backing a new climate adaptation fund that aims to raise $100m by 2025 to invest in projects to promote sustainable agriculture, protect forests and support small-scale farmers in developing countries...

    By Michael Taylor 2 days ago

    Big irrigation projects in Africa have failed to deliver. What's needed next
    Big irrigation projects in Africa have failed to deliver. What's needed next

    In 1938, French colonial authorities in what is today Mali started on an ambitious infrastructure plan to transform the desert into an area of agricultural production...

    By Tom Higginbottom, Roshan Adhikari and Timothy Foster 3 days ago

    Climate-friendly farming strategies can improve the land and generate income for farmers
    Climate-friendly farming strategies can improve the land and generate income for farmers

    Farmers can help slow climate change by mixing native grasses into croplands, restoring wetlands and raising perennial crops. These strategies also conserve soil and water and build new markets...

    29 Apr 2021

    Food Lover’s Market CEO Brian Coppin with TVMA founder Mmabatho Portia Morudi
    The Village Market Africa triumphs in Food Lover's Seeds of Change initiative

    The Village Market Africa is the winner of Food Lover's Market's Seeds of Change Supplier Development Partnership, launched to create an opportunity for social enterprises to join the retailer's supplier network...

    28 Apr 2021

    Heineken sets goal to be carbon neutral in production by 2030
    Heineken sets goal to be carbon neutral in production by 2030

    Heineken has stated a new ambition to decarbonise its production by 2030 and its full value chain by 2040...

    15 Apr 2021

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

    A new way of processing cowpeas brings affordable nutrition to children
    A new way of processing cowpeas brings affordable nutrition to children

    Indigenous foods such as cowpeas can improve people's nutrition and help them cope with the hunger brought about by the effects of Covid-19 on foreign food imports...

    By Nokuthula Vilakati 15 Mar 2021

    Scaling up bioenergy production could substantially raise water stress - new study
    Scaling up bioenergy production could substantially raise water stress - new study

    According to a new study, biomass plantations for energy production need sustainable water management in order to avoid a substantial increase in water scarcity.

    12 Mar 2021

    Kenya dairy farmers double income, milk yields with climate-smart fodder grasses
    Kenya dairy farmers double income, milk yields with climate-smart fodder grasses

    Researchers have been working with farmers to test ten new varieties of grasses that are higher in protein, lower in fiber and mature faster. They boost both the quality and quantity of milk...

    10 Mar 2021

    A common soil pesticide cut wild bee reproduction by 89% - here's why scientists are worried
    A common soil pesticide cut wild bee reproduction by 89% - here's why scientists are worried

    EU-banned pesticides could not only threaten wild bees where they eat, but where they sleep too...

    By Philip Donkersley 3 Mar 2021

    Farmers fight back: Making animal feed from a locust plague
    Farmers fight back: Making animal feed from a locust plague

    Kenya is battling some of the worst locust plagues in decades, but startup The Bug Picture hopes to transform the pests into profits...

    By Baz Ratner 23 Feb 2021

    Ivory Coast lost 47,000ha of forest to cocoa production in 2020 - environmental group
    Ivory Coast lost 47,000ha of forest to cocoa production in 2020 - environmental group

    Ivory Coast lost 47,000 hectares (116,000 acres) of forest in its cocoa-growing regions in 2020, an environmental group said on Thursday...

    By Ange Aboa 19 Feb 2021

    New targets to protect biodiversity must include farmers and agriculture
    New targets to protect biodiversity must include farmers and agriculture

    Evidence shows that farms that share landscapes with wild nature, such as remnant forests and trees, benefit from the ecosystem services provided...

    By Anja Gassner, Philip Dobie and Terry Sunderland 4 Feb 2021

    PepsiCo aims for net-zero emissions by 2040
    PepsiCo aims for net-zero emissions by 2040

    PepsiCo plans to more than double its science-based climate goal, targeting a reduction of absolute greenhouse gas emissions across its value chain by more than 40% by 2030...

    18 Jan 2021

    New mangrove forest mapping tool puts conservation in reach of coastal communities
    New mangrove forest mapping tool puts conservation in reach of coastal communities

    Despite their enormous value, mangroves are being removed at an alarming rate. A new tool aims to help communities reverse mangrove loss and tap into conservation programmes and funding.

    By Trevor Gareth Jones 15 Jan 2021

    #BizTrends2021: Recovery starts now - looking back at 2020 and ahead to a more resilient region
    #BizTrends2021: Recovery starts now - looking back at 2020 and ahead to a more resilient region

    In recent years, Africa has recorded the fastest growth globally in the number of hungry people and will have the highest total number of hungry people in the next decade if we cannot reverse current trends...

    By Patrice Talla 6 Jan 2021

    Tractors can change farming in good ways and bad: lessons from four African countries
    Tractors can change farming in good ways and bad: lessons from four African countries

    Agricultural mechanisation is on the rise in Africa, replacing hand hoes and animal traction across the continent...

    By Thomas Daum 29 Dec 2020

    Public-private partnership grows Kenya's agriculture fortunes in a tough year
    Public-private partnership grows Kenya's agriculture fortunes in a tough year

    Kenya's agriculture has beaten the odds of a difficult 2020 to end on a high, having registered one of the best growth trajectories across key segments in a long time...

    By Nelson Maina 28 Dec 2020

    Almost 90% of the world's animal species will lose some habitat to agriculture by 2050
    Almost 90% of the world's animal species will lose some habitat to agriculture by 2050

    Our research shows we could feed the world sustainably - but conservation will have to become a lot more proactive...

    By David Williams and Michael Clark 22 Dec 2020

    Food and clean water start with soil biodiversity: Learning more about it is urgent
    Food and clean water start with soil biodiversity: Learning more about it is urgent

    Healthy soils are vital for food, biodiversity, and a healthy planet, but this below-ground world is often overlooked. The launch of the State of Knowledge of Soil Biodiversity Report highlights this...

    By Charlene Janion-Scheepers 10 Dec 2020

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    Singapore approves cell-cultured chicken bites - who will be the first to try them?

    Cultured meat made from animal cells without animal slaughter has been approved for sale for the first time...

    By Chris Bryant 7 Dec 2020

    Joe and Claudia Castellanos, Black Mamba Foods
    Eswatini's Black Mamba Foods bags R9.2m investment

    Enygma Ventures has invested R9.2m in Black Mamba Foods, an Eswatini-based ethical producer of specialty food products...

    17 Nov 2020

    Global food system emissions alone threaten warming beyond 1.5°C - but we can act now to stop it
    Global food system emissions alone threaten warming beyond 1.5°C - but we can act now to stop it

    Modern agriculture releases lots of different greenhouse gas emissions, each with complex effects on the global climate...

    By John Lynch 9 Nov 2020

    #ConsciousLiving: Ashaki driving purpose-led beauty through impact sourcing
    #ConsciousLiving: Ashaki driving purpose-led beauty through impact sourcing

    Through her natural haircare brand Ashaki, Nthabiseng 'Joy' Duff has set out to prove that the beauty industry can be a positive force for change...

    By Lauren Hartzenberg 30 Oct 2020

    Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!
    Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!

    Congratulations to the SME companies who have won full-page BizListing entries in Bizcommunity's business directory...

    Issued by Bizcommunity.com 26 Oct 2020

    FAO launches Green Cities Initiative to help transform agri-food systems
    FAO launches Green Cities Initiative to help transform agri-food systems

    Turning the recovery from Covid-19 into an opportunity for cities to become more sustainable, resilient, and provide access to healthy foods for all...

    23 Sep 2020

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    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

    Professor Cyril Nhlanhla Mbatha, director of the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) at Rhodes University
    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



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