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New report: Insights into Africa's chicken meat market
New report: Insights into Africa's chicken meat market

The market value increased at an average annual rate of +1.8% over the period from 2013 to 2018; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations being recorded in certain years...

3 days ago

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Coronavirus could threaten global agricultural trade

"The growing impact of the Covid-19 coincides with the announcement of a 1,4% retraction in our economy as well as a decline of 7,6% for agriculture in the fourth quarter of 2019."

11 Mar 2020

Shoprite hosts first Market Day in Botswana
Shoprite hosts first Market Day in Botswana

In a first for Shoprite Botswana, local producers sold their produce directly to the public at selected Shoprite and Checkers supermarkets...

3 Mar 2020

Kenya National Agriculture Summit under way
Kenya National Agriculture Summit under way

Kenya is hosting a two-day National Agriculture Summit as industry players look at innovative ways of invigorating agricultural growth and bolstering commitments across the value chain...

26 Feb 2020

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AGDA to launch at 2020 Africa Agri Tech Conference

The Agriculture Development Agency will be launching at this year's Africa Agri Tech Conference and Expo. The launch will serve as the opening event of the conference and will cover topics ranging from the local and international agricultural economy...

11 Feb 2020

UN food agencies offer support to China
UN food agencies offer support to China

In a joint letter to President Xi Jinping, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, International Fund for Agricultural Development and World Food Programme paid tribute to the resilience of the Chinese people...

6 Feb 2020

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Summit to explore scaling up innovation in agriculture

The fourth Agri-Food Tech & Innovation Summit, hosted by the Africa Agri Council is set to explore the upsurge in new thinking and the game-changing developments in agricultural practices and technology, and what is needed to scale these innovations to reach smallholder farmers and agribusinesses...

5 Feb 2020

Agriculture is the most important business in the world, says AfDB's Akinwumi Adesina
Agriculture is the most important business in the world, says AfDB's Akinwumi Adesina

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina reminded students of the important role they have to play in the continent's economic development, as he was conferred with an honorary doctorate in his homeland...

30 Jan 2020

AAT appoints Brenda Tlhabane as ambassador
AAT appoints Brenda Tlhabane as ambassador

Tlhabane is the founder of Temo Ya Tlhabane Holdings and is known in the red meat industry as a cattle breeder, but also as a producer of other agricultural commodities...

27 Jan 2020

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (centre) with a host of African leaders at the UK Africa Investment Summit in London. EPA-EFE/Hollie Adams
UK-Africa trade and investment: who benefits?

There has been much about a major Africa investment summit being hosted by the UK. Attended by Prime Minister Boris Johnson and an array of royals, a great deal of hopeful win-win-win rhetoric abounded linked to forging new partnerships for a post-Brexit future...

By Ian Scoones 24 Jan 2020

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East Africa agri-industry director honoured for role in agricultural transformation

Elgon Kenya's director, Bimal Kantaria has received a Honorary Doctorate of Humanities degree by the United Graduate College and Seminary International for his efforts at promoting the agriculture sector in East Africa...

20 Jan 2020

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#BizTrends2020: 2020 - Africa's year for digital disruption

A number of macro trends are delivering unhindered economic progress on the African continent, driving momentum and positioning Africa as a significant component of the world market...

By Geoffrey White 14 Jan 2020

Coordinated global action is the best way to control the Fall Armyworm pest
Coordinated global action is the best way to control the Fall Armyworm pest

A new $500m initiative by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations is leading the way...

By Rémi Nono Womdim 19 Dec 2019

Southern Africa could face another season of poor agricultural output
Southern Africa could face another season of poor agricultural output

A recent report from the Group on Earth Observations Global Agricultural Monitoring Initiative indicates a high probability of below-normal rainfall in Southern Africa between December 2019 and February 2020...

By Wandile Sihlobo 9 Dec 2019

Getting women in the driver's seat of Africa's agribusiness revolution
Getting women in the driver's seat of Africa's agribusiness revolution

More African female agripreneurs must be supported to grow and progressively transition into the business segments of agricultural value chains which are most profitable...

By Mariam Yinusa and Edward Mabaya 25 Nov 2019

These are Shoprite's standout suppliers for 2019
These are Shoprite's standout suppliers for 2019

The Shoprite Group honoured its most innovative and reliable suppliers at its annual Supplier Awards this past weekend...

19 Nov 2019

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Progress: Foot-and-mouth disease outbreak

Farmers across South Africa are advised to practise strict biosecurity measures...

18 Nov 2019

Saai to present resolution for protection of family farmers to UN
Saai to present resolution for protection of family farmers to UN

The Southern African Agri Initiative has announced that it will draw up a family farmer resolution that will be presented to the United Nations in 2020. This forms part of a larger campaign to continuously place crimes against family farmers on the international agenda...

13 Nov 2019

Wesgro secures R350m in agri investment deals
Wesgro secures R350m in agri investment deals

Dr Ivan Meyer is pleased to announce that Wesgro, the Western Cape government's mandated international trade and investment promotion agency, has helped secure R350m worth of agribusiness investment deals in the Western Cape during the first half of the year.

6 Nov 2019

Agreement ensures Khoi, San earn share of Rooibos trade
Agreement ensures Khoi, San earn share of Rooibos trade

The Khoi-Khoi and San communities are set to benefit from the commercialisation of Rooibos, following the signing of a historic Access and Benefit-sharing agreement...

4 Nov 2019

Kenya's Twiga Foods raises $30m in Series B round
Kenya's Twiga Foods raises $30m in Series B round

Kenyan B2B food distribution company, Twiga Foods, has raised $23.75 million in a Series B equity round led by Goldman Sachs...

28 Oct 2019

Ghana's cocoa farmers are trapped by the chocolate industry
Ghana's cocoa farmers are trapped by the chocolate industry

The chocolate industry is worth more than $80bn a year. But some cocoa farmers in parts of West Africa are poorer now than they were in the 1970s or 1980s...

By Michael E Odijie 11 Oct 2019

Agricultural diversification driving economic growth in KZN
Agricultural diversification driving economic growth in KZN

The agricultural sector in KwaZulu-Natal is growing at around 12% per annum, compared to single digit growth in other provinces...

By Dawie Maree 9 Oct 2019

Reshaping food systems with innovation and knowledge
Reshaping food systems with innovation and knowledge

A major focus for the FAO is establishing a new business model based on science, data, transparency and accountability and that is conducive to strong partnerships with the private sector...

7 Oct 2019

How Shea Origin's Mobola Sagoe is empowering women in Nigeria
How Shea Origin's Mobola Sagoe is empowering women in Nigeria

Since starting Shea Origin, Mobola Sagoe has used her business to empower women in Nigeria - giving them the power to create, manage and thrive at their own businesses...

3 Oct 2019

Cargill, IFC renew partnership in strengthening cocoa producing cooperatives
Cargill, IFC renew partnership in strengthening cocoa producing cooperatives

Cargill and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) have announced the renewal of their partnership which will facilitate the introduction of new initiatives to strengthen cocoa producing cooperatives...

3 Oct 2019

#StartupStory: YouFarm - helping you to invest in agriculture
#StartupStory: YouFarm - helping you to invest in agriculture

YouFarm is a Zimbabwean startup that has been chosen by Startupbootcamp AfriTech to attend a three-month accelerator in Cape Town, South Africa...

By Evan-Lee Courie 3 Oct 2019

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office
Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

#FoodNextAfrica: How to whet the appetite of food investors
#FoodNextAfrica: How to whet the appetite of food investors

The global food and beverage business is brimming with innovation. Competition is stiff between FMCG giants and startups racing to get their latest product onto retail shelves and into the hands of consumers...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 30 Sep 2019

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