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Join the #BridgeTheGaps challenge - 21 days to rethink the food system
Join the #BridgeTheGaps challenge - 21 days to rethink the food systemArticle

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FoodForward SA makes R50m appeal to help up-scale its reach during Covid-19 lockdown
FoodForward SA makes R50m appeal to help up-scale its reach during Covid-19 lockdownArticle

FoodForward SA has launched a R50m appeal to extend its outreach footprint and get food to a wider network in order to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic...

25 Mar 2020

Why a one-size-fits-all approach to Covid-19 could have lethal consequences
Why a one-size-fits-all approach to Covid-19 could have lethal consequencesArticle

Suppose you had the choice between two health policies, A and B. Policy A would result in the death of a lot of elderly people...

Alex Broadbent and Benjamin T H Smart 23 Mar 2020

Agbiz participates in initiatives to best manage Covid-19
Agbiz participates in initiatives to best manage Covid-19Article

Covid-19 is an unprecedented viral disease that is and will in future have a massive impact on society and the global economy.

20 Mar 2020

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Agri tech investment vital for industry output, export growthArticle

South African agriculture needs more investment and the implementation of the latest technology to boost output, not only for local consumption, but also for vitally needed exports to boost foreign exchange earnings...

9 Mar 2020

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Soybeans can help combat Africa's agriculture and food security woesArticle

It won't be without its challenges, but soybean could well be the answer to Africa's agricultural and food security woes...

4 Mar 2020

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Partnerships, sector stability and access to markets key to unlocking full potential of SA's agri sectorArticle

It is no secret that the country's agriculture sector is in recession having contracted in the first three-quarters of 2019. But this is a sector with the potential to address unemployment on a major scale...

John Hudson 3 Mar 2020

Future job success lies in this...
Future job success lies in this...Article

Do you know how much of their income millennials are advised to save if they want to retire at 65? It used to be 15% but has leapt up dramatically to 40%. Given that savings have never exceeded 13% of income since 1960, I'm betting very few people will reach the 40% savings ideal...

Martin Pienaar 2 Mar 2020

#WorldNGODay: How businesses, NGOs can together unlock the power of CSI
#WorldNGODay: How businesses, NGOs can together unlock the power of CSIArticle

This World NGO Day, marked annually on 27 February, Keri-Leigh Paschal, executive director of social impact non-profit Nation Builder, highlights how better collaboration...

27 Feb 2020

#Budget2020: Adjustment in transfer duty threshold a welcome move
#Budget2020: Adjustment in transfer duty threshold a welcome moveArticle

Apart from the tax reprieve announced by finance minister Tito Mboweni in the National Budget, good news for the property market is the adjustment of the threshold for transfer duty...

Dr Andrew Golding 27 Feb 2020

South Africa's spaza shops: how regulatory avoidance harms informal workers
South Africa's spaza shops: how regulatory avoidance harms informal workersArticle

Small informal retailers are a ubiquitous feature of any developing country's urban landscape. Known as spaza shops in SA, they are an important component in the townships...

Andries du Toit 26 Feb 2020

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

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

Entrepreneurship initiative empowering SA's vital emerging farmers
Entrepreneurship initiative empowering SA's vital emerging farmersArticle

While pervasive drought and hardship have driven a sharp decline in the number of emerging farmers across South Africa, a hands-on agricultural entrepreneurship programme has provided an important lifeline to thousands...

Issued by Coronation 21 Feb 2020

Ford Fund assists drought-stricken farmers in the Eastern Cape
Ford Fund assists drought-stricken farmers in the Eastern CapeArticle

"The devastating drought in the Eastern Cape is having a dire impact on the farming community, and they need every bit of support that we can muster,."

21 Feb 2020

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ARC launches new maize information guide for farmersArticle

The maize information guide is a mobile application which comprises a current collection of scientifically proven data on maize production, insect identification and disease management; weed and nematodes control.

21 Feb 2020

Revolutionise food production system or face mass deforestation, scientists warn
Revolutionise food production system or face mass deforestation, scientists warnArticle

Indigenous and local communities face threats from biodiversity loss...

Julie Mollins 20 Feb 2020

4 African finalists make the shortlist for Commonwealth Youth Awards 2020
4 African finalists make the shortlist for Commonwealth Youth Awards 2020Article

All 16 finalists will each receive a trophy, a certificate and £1,000 to expand the scope of their projects...

19 Feb 2020

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Niche farming could pave the way for agricultural growth in SAArticle

Experts are of the opinion that South Africa has a chance to gain enormous advantages, especially if farmers were to focus on smaller niche sectors, such as macadamia, pecan nuts, olives and berries; crops which are showing great expansion potential thanks to significant market demand...

17 Feb 2020

East Africa locust invasion approaching full-blown crisis
East Africa locust invasion approaching full-blown crisisArticle

Widespread hatching and movement in different directions of the destructive desert locusts could turn into a full-blown crisis in the coming weeks in East Africa and neighbouring countries if not stopped, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation warns...

Nelson Mandela Ogema 13 Feb 2020

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SA agri industry players join forces to support new era of farmersArticle

Kagiso Trust, AFGRI Agri Services and Potatoes South Africa (PSA) have signed an agreement to address challenges faced by South Africa's new era of farmers. The agreement will provide sustainable solutions for farmers access to technical support, access to finance and access to markets...

13 Feb 2020

Africa is way behind the curve in managing heart disease: here's a new approach
Africa is way behind the curve in managing heart disease: here's a new approachArticle

The burden of non-communicable diseases in sub-Saharan African is growing because of factors such as demographic changes and increases in life expectancy...

Martin Heine 13 Feb 2020

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A look at sustainable farming trends in South AfricaArticle

According to the conservation organisation World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), South Africa will have to produce 50% more food by 2050 in order to feed an estimated population of 73 million people. The implementation of sustainable farming practices is therefore crucial to ensure food security.

Claudi Nortjé 12 Feb 2020

Santam, Sanlam donate R3m to alleviate impact of drought on farming communities
Santam, Sanlam donate R3m to alleviate impact of drought on farming communitiesArticle

The donation will assist commercial and emerging farmers currently impacted by the devastating drought that has hit large parts of the country...

11 Feb 2020

#WomenInScience: Future of women in science depends on investment in tech, innovation
#WomenInScience: Future of women in science depends on investment in tech, innovationArticle

When the South Africa Water Research Commission (WRC) opened its doors nearly fifty years ago in 1971, it was because of a serious water shortage...

Dr Eunice Ubomba-Jaswa 11 Feb 2020

Africa's youth want to cultivate careers, not just crops
Africa's youth want to cultivate careers, not just cropsArticle

"We need to ensure that Africa's future farmers not only grow crops but careers as well," argues Sylvia Ng'eno...

Sylvia Ng'eno 10 Feb 2020

AU Summit: African leaders focus on eradicating malnutrition by 2025
AU Summit: African leaders focus on eradicating malnutrition by 2025Article

Addressing malnutrition and stunting at the 33rd African Union Summit, it was noted that while African countries have made progress, more needs to be done to hit the United Nations malnutrition eradication targets by 2025...

10 Feb 2020

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Limpopo foot and mouth disease under controlArticle

"To date, 130 properties have been investigated and precautionary quarantine notices lifted on 87 properties."

6 Feb 2020

Powerful international speaker line-up at Brand Summit Africa 2020
Powerful international speaker line-up at Brand Summit Africa 2020Article

This year's Brand Summit Africa speaker and panellist line-up include respected international influencers in their fields. The Head of the United National in South Africa will also speak at the summit...

Issued by Brand Summit South Africa 6 Feb 2020

Using technology to plug wastage in Africa's agri value chain
Using technology to plug wastage in Africa's agri value chainArticle

"Technology is a critical enabler to solve many of the challenges experienced in the agriculture sector."

6 Feb 2020

How to effect real social impact in 2020
How to effect real social impact in 2020Article

The business of strategic giving and philanthropy is in a dynamic space, and it is changing for the better, says Keri-Leigh Paschal, executive director at Nation Builder...

4 Feb 2020

Urgent funding needed to fight desert locust upsurge in Africa
Urgent funding needed to fight desert locust upsurge in AfricaArticle

The locust outbreak is the worst to strike Ethiopia and Somalia for 25 years and the worst infestation that Kenya had experienced in 70 years. Djibouti and Eritrea are now being affected...

31 Jan 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 AdesinaArticle

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

Nigeria has given a new GM cowpea variety the go ahead. Why it matters
Nigeria has given a new GM cowpea variety the go ahead. Why it mattersArticle

Nigeria recently approved the world's first GM cowpea, which provides full protection against the pod-borer Maruca, a major problem for this important crop...

28 Jan 2020

AFMA Forum 2020 programme released
AFMA Forum 2020 programme releasedArticle

The tenth AFMA Forum themed Explore today for a better tomorrow, which will be held at the Sun City Convention Centre from 3 to 5 March 2020, will bring together animal nutritionists, veterinarians, feed manufacturers, feed formulators and technical sales consultants from South Africa and further afield...

23 Jan 2020

Growing extra trees, shrubs raises smallholders $50/year
Growing extra trees, shrubs raises smallholders $50/yearArticle

When smallholder farmers mix trees and shrubs into their lands it increases their revenues by almost $50 per person per year, a study has revealed...

Gilbert Nakweya 23 Jan 2020

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FAO scales up emergency response against locust upsurge in East AfricaArticle

Swarms continue to pour into Kenya from Ethiopia and Somalia and are rapidly spreading to the centre of the country...

20 Jan 2020

Putting trade to work to balance agriculture and environmental factors
Putting trade to work to balance agriculture and environmental factorsArticle

Trade is a way that countries can tap into their own local advantages and close food security gaps, says FAO Director-General QU Dongyu...

19 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Main threat to SA businesses in 2020 is uncertainty
#BizTrends2020: Main threat to SA businesses in 2020 is uncertaintyArticle

While South Africa's power crisis is reportedly costing the country up to R80bn a month, it is not loadshedding itself that is currently the biggest threat to the economy...

Karen Petersen 17 Jan 2020

African agribusinesses urged to be more self-sufficient
African agribusinesses urged to be more self-sufficientArticle

Agribusiness is evolving from a local and regional model to a global structure, making this sector of increasing interest to corporations, public agencies, and society at large - with the right expertise, investment and policies, Africa can evolve and curb the current annual food import bill of $35bn, which is estimated to rise to $110bn by 2025...

16 Jan 2020

FMD: Update on the outbreak in Limpopo
FMD: Update on the outbreak in LimpopoArticle

Four further cases of foot-and-mouth disease were reported since mid-December 2019, with three cases reported in December and one case reported in the first week of January 2020...

15 Jan 2020

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AGDA to launch at 2020 Africa Agri Tech ConferenceArticle

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...

14 Jan 2020

SA, Ethiopia sign visa waiver for officials
SA, Ethiopia sign visa waiver for officialsArticle

South Africa and Ethiopia have signed an agreement on the waiver of visa requirements for holders of diplomatic or official/service passports...

13 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: The development sector - an industry in transformation
#BizTrends2020: The development sector - an industry in transformationArticle

Non-profits play a key role in filling the gaps of government shortfalls with regard to social services for citizens...

Onyi Nwaneri 6 Jan 2020

WFP forecasts global hunger hotspots in 2020
WFP forecasts global hunger hotspots in 2020Article

The World Food Programme's (WFP) analysis of global hunger hotspots in the first half of 2020 shows Sub-Saharan Africa's escalating hunger needs dominating the coming months with millions of people requiring life-saving food assistance...

3 Jan 2020

How some corporations can have positive impact in communities
How some corporations can have positive impact in communitiesArticle

What is the role of corporations in addressing grand challenges? Grand challenges are complex, pressing social and ecological problems involving diverse actors. They defy straightforward solutions...

Ralph Hamann, Alan Zhang, Clifford Shearing, Gina Ziervogel, Lulamile Makaula 3 Jan 2020

WFP calls on global community to support hungry millions in Zim
WFP calls on global community to support hungry millions in ZimArticle

Due to the prolonged drought and economic crisis in Zimbabwe, millions in that country face an increasingly desperate situation, according to the United Nations World Food Programme...

31 Dec 2019

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