AfDB approves funding for mini-grid advancement in Africa
AfDB approves funding for mini-grid advancement in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) earlier this month approved a $7m grant from the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) for technical assistance in setting up the Africa Mini-Grid Market Acceleration Programme...

31 Dec 2020

Water solutions to aid the most vulnerable in Kenya
Water solutions to aid the most vulnerable in Kenya

The Covid-19 pandemic has starkly illustrated how multiple water security risks affect the lives and livelihoods of millions of people across Africa, Kenya included. The pandemic has compounded the severity of the impacts resulting from water-related climate hazards, such as floods, droughts and cyclones.

By Simon Thomas 31 Dec 2020

Grid or solar: looking for the best energy solution for the rural poor
Grid or solar: looking for the best energy solution for the rural poor

South Asia has made tremendous progress in connecting rural areas to the electricity grid but the number of people in Africa without access has scarcely changed since 2010...

By Jörg Peters and Maximiliane Sievert 30 Dec 2020

West African solar startup secures $8.5m
West African solar startup secures $8.5m

Senegal-based startup, Oolu has secured $8.5m in a Series B round of investment led by RP Global, an independent renewable energy developer, and several additional investors...

By Ishani Chetty 24 Dec 2020

Kenya builds its way to 2030 goals
Kenya builds its way to 2030 goals

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic that has ravaged the world economy over the last year, the Kenyan government has continued to make positive strides towards infrastructure development...

11 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

IBM announces support of Digital4Agriculture Initiative
IBM announces support of Digital4Agriculture Initiative

The Digital4Agriculture Initiative aims to foster African startups in the agricultural sector and strengthen the long-term living conditions of local small farmers by increasing productivity and quality...

8 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...

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The PepsiCo Foundation to invest R6m in water and sanitation projects in SA
The PepsiCo Foundation to invest R6m in water and sanitation projects in SA

For its inaugural investment in Sub-Saharan Africa, The PepsiCo Foundation will introduce programmes to improve access to water and sanitation for thousands of people in South Africa...

24 Nov 2020

Satellite data provides fresh insights into the amount of water in the Nile basin
Satellite data provides fresh insights into the amount of water in the Nile basin

Flowing through 11 African countries, the Nile River plays an important role in the lives of more than 24% of Africa's population...

By Emad Hasan and Aondover Tarhule 9 Nov 2020

Sustainable urbanisation the focus this World Cities Day
Sustainable urbanisation the focus this World Cities Day

Coined by the United Nations General Assembly, World Cities Day is celebrated annually on 31 October...

30 Oct 2020

Restrictions in trade to contain Covid-19 have been devastating for Africa's urban poor
Restrictions in trade to contain Covid-19 have been devastating for Africa's urban poor

Trade routes have been significantly disrupted this year in efforts to contain Covid-19. The effects of this are already showing: global growth is set to contract by 4.9%...

By Astrid R.N. Haas and Victoria Delbridge 27 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

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Food giants appointing teams to focus on plant-based products

Food giants muscle in on booming alternative protein market, with dedicated teams to develop and sell plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy...

30 Jul 2020

FAO launches platform to help global community reduce food loss, waste
FAO launches platform to help global community reduce food loss, waste

Gearing up for the inaugural International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste on 29 September, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has unveiled a new platform...

30 Jul 2020

Fraym launches localised tool mapping populations vulnerable to food insecurity
Fraym launches localised tool mapping populations vulnerable to food insecurity

Geospatial data company Fraym has launch its Localized Food Insecurity Index, a highly detailed targeting tool that maps populations vulnerable to food insecurity...

23 Jul 2020

Africa's distributed renewable energy sector still dominated by foreign players
Africa's distributed renewable energy sector still dominated by foreign players

The distributed renewable energy sector in Africa has grown rapidly since 2013, but it has so far failed to include locally-owned companies and initiatives...

21 Jul 2020

De-risking investments to boost Africa's renewable energy transition
De-risking investments to boost Africa's renewable energy transition

Africa has experienced a decade of positive socio-economic growth, supported by a continued progress of electricity access that finally outpaced population growth between 2014 and 2018...

16 Jul 2020

New UN report: Tens of millions more going hungry globally
New UN report: Tens of millions more going hungry globally

According to the United Nations' recently published annual State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report, tens of millions have joined the ranks of the chronically undernourished over the past five years, and countries around the world continue to struggle with multiple forms of malnutrition.

16 Jul 2020

Testing strategies to help Kenya's urban poor get access to food
Testing strategies to help Kenya's urban poor get access to food

In Kenya's urban areas, there's a serious problem of people not having enough food, particularly in the capital city of Nairobi...

By Elizabeth Kimani-Murage 13 Jul 2020



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