The MasterCard Foundation has committed a total of $38.3 million for programmes to improve productivity and market access for farmers in 11 African countries
This story of failed harvest, hunger and hopelessness as temperatures rise is common across the continent. In fact, it is estimated that 65 percent of Africa's population is affected by climate change
Elwyn Grainger-Jones 16 Nov 2016
COP22 will look at adaptation, mitigation, transparency, and technology transfer to combat increasing greenhouse gas emissions
Four of the 10 countries hammered hardest in 2015 by climate-boosted extreme weather are in Africa
Transforming agricultural sectors to address climate change for adaptation and mitigation essential to tackling hunger and poverty
José Graziano da Silva 8 Nov 2016
Agriculture has long been both the strength and weakness of Morocco's economy - a strength in that it has been a driver of growth, a weakness because of its high volatility
The fourth International Addis Agrofood Agriculture, Agricultural Machinery, Food, Food Technologies and Packaging Exhibition is one of the fastest growing agro-food events
Focus on 'agripreneurs' for economic growth as Agribusiness Congress East Africa comes to Kampala in November
Africa's overall growth has slowed but new research shows long-term fundamentals are strong and there are big business opportunities ahead
Agribusiness TV is an internet television station which aims to inspire youth interest in farming in Burkina Faso and further afield in Africa
With smartphone usage on the up and IT literacy expanding, bringing Internet of Things (IoT) level connectivity is a natural progression for this tech-hungry continent
Brett Parker 16 Aug 2016
The key message of the FAO's "The State of the World's Forests" is an urgent need to promote more positive interactions between agriculture and forestry
In SA, Famous Brands produces 265,000 cups of specially blended coffee a day. With 2,175 restaurants, the company, whose brands include Wimpy, Steers and Mugg & Bean, also makes 77m ice-cream cones a year. It's the big daddy of SA franchising, with a R9,7bn market capitalisation, and it wants to repeat its local success in the rest of Africa.
Zeenat Moorad 16 Sep 2013
Food security in the sub-Saharan African region improved this year because of greater food availability and income growth‚ the DuPont global food security index shows.
The World Bank committed a record US$14.7bn in its fiscal year to June to support economic growth and better development prospects in Africa despite uncertain economic conditions in the rest of the global economy.
TOKYO, JAPAN: Japan has pledged at least US$10bn in aid to Africa for the next five years as Tokyo prepares to host a major development conference for the resource-rich continent.
Economies in sub-Saharan Africa will ride out the bumpy global recovery in the next few years to post growth rates not seen outside Asia, the IMF said in its latest economic forecasts Tuesday (16 April).
CASABLANCA, MOROCCO: Nestle has admitted it can do more to improve its suppliers' livelihoods, after an Oxfam report accused the Swiss food giant of failing to address the plight of farmers in the world's poorest countries.