More developing countries urgently need insurance to cushion their farmers against weather extremes that can worsen poverty, but it is no magic bullet to ward off the escalating impacts of climate change, experts say
Alex Whiting 10 Mar 2017
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
Four of the 10 countries hammered hardest in 2015 by climate-boosted extreme weather are in Africa
22-year-old agriculture entrepreneur from Madagascar, Heritiaina Randriamananatahina, has been announced the winner of the Grand Prize in the sixth annual edition of Africa's premier award for youth entrepreneurship
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
Root Capital has announced a new partnership with The MasterCard Foundation to help raise incomes for over 300,000 smallholder farmers in West Africa
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
After 23 years in SA's R6bn fruit industry, many of them as managing director of Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing - SA's biggest producer of apples and pears - Charles Hughes is retiring without having fulfilled his ambition of gaining access to China's vast market. He blames it on the SA government.
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
While SA has been growing genetically modified (GM) crops for many years, resistance from across most of the continent is set to slow global plans to turn Africa into the world's breadbasket.
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.