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Technology and supermarket chains can help strengthen southern Africa's food systems

Covid-19 restrictions on restaurants and catering have led to supermarkets being the key route to market...

By Thando Vilakazi and Namhla Landani 16 Feb 2021

Winners of Space-Tech Earth Observation Innovation Challenge announced
Winners of Space-Tech Earth Observation Innovation Challenge announced

Launched in September 2020, the winners in the Space-Tech Earth Observation Innovation Challenge have been announced...

15 Feb 2021

Nigerian startups make ag-tech accessible to small local farmers
Nigerian startups make ag-tech accessible to small local farmers

Digital technologies are indispensable in modern agriculture. Yet farmers themselves sometimes lack confidence in adopting particular tools before they're sure of the benefits...

5 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

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Global agtech market value to reach $22bn by 2025

The agtech market is comprised of services such as agricultural sensors for crop management, GPS field mapping, and supply chain management...

26 Nov 2020

Boost smallholder phone access for better crop yields
Boost smallholder phone access for better crop yields

Researchers examined effect of mobile phone and internet access on farming...

By Eldon Opiyo 19 Nov 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

The fourth agricultural revolution is coming - but who will really benefit?
The fourth agricultural revolution is coming - but who will really benefit?

AI, robots and other technologies could transform farming - for worse as well as for better...

By David Rose and Charlotte-Anne Chivers 16 Sep 2020

Do you know where your coffee comes from? The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of knowing about our supply chains. Here, a woman carries harvested coffee beans in a coffee plantation in Mount Gorongosa, Mozambique, in August 2019. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
The coronavirus pandemic requires us to understand food's murky supply chains

Six months ago, you may not have thought much about where your groceries were produced. But chances are you're thinking about it now...

By Cory Searcy and Pavel Castka 6 Aug 2020

GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize returns in 2020
GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize returns in 2020

The GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition 2020 gives hope and support to the agripreneurs on the African continent...

21 Apr 2020

Why Ghana's smallholders aren't excited by the latest 'Green Revolution'
Why Ghana's smallholders aren't excited by the latest 'Green Revolution'

In the past 20 years, a newer model of the Green Revolution has emerged predominantly in sub-Saharan Africa. Domestic and international agribusinesses have a much more prominent place...

By Siera Vercillo 14 Apr 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

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

AfDB board approves $21.783m grant for solar-powered irrigation in Sudan
AfDB board approves $21.783m grant for solar-powered irrigation in Sudan

The African Development Bank has approved a $21.783m grant to accelerate the adoption of solar-powered irrigation pumps in Sudan's West Kordofan and North Kordofan states...

31 Dec 2019

3 African projects to receive Internet Society Foundation grants
3 African projects to receive Internet Society Foundation grants

The new Internet Society Foundation has issued its first set of medium and large grants (ranging from $12,000 to $30,000 each) to 13 projects, including three from Africa...

20 Dec 2019

Unilever unveils €85m food innovation centre in the Netherlands
Unilever unveils €85m food innovation centre in the Netherlands

Unilever has invested €85 million in a new food innovation centre in the Netherlands, as the consumer goods giant looks to address "major global food system challenges".

9 Dec 2019

Blockchain, driven by IoT, can save food industry $31bn by 2024
Blockchain, driven by IoT, can save food industry $31bn by 2024

According to a new study by Juniper Research, blockchain will enable $31 billion in food fraud savings globally by 2024 by immutably tracking food across the supply chain...

28 Nov 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: How AI startup ask-jean is disrupting the SA wine tech industry
#EntrepreneurMonth: How AI startup ask-jean is disrupting the SA wine tech industry

It's not always easy to know what wine to pair or purchase when you're planning an occasion with friends or when you're in a store having to make a selection. Ask-jean, a voluntary data hub has come along to simplify the decision-making process, with the wine consumer in mind...

By Robin Fredericks 25 Nov 2019

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#AfricaCom: Beyond fintech, where humans and technology meet

Fintech is the trailblazer for interactions between humans and tech, and learnings beyond that journey can be extended to agriculture, education and healthcare...

By Nicci Botha 15 Nov 2019

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FarmSmart, Amido partner to launch new mobile app for African farmers

Providing recommendations for farmers based on location, soil type, season and irrigation access, the app provides a powerful source of knowledge to smallholder farmers online and offline...

30 Oct 2019



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