According to Paul Makube, senior agricultural economist at FNB, the demand for suitable land for macadamia nuts production has increased sharply, with orders almost two years ahead at nurseries for plant supplies
Fertiliser and agribusiness leaders will meet in Maputo, Mozambique for the East and Southern Africa Agribusiness Conference from 9-11 October
FAO director-general José Graziano da Silva has joined in calls for a renewed global commitment to zero tolerance for food loss and waste
American poultry expert Dr. Fidelis Hegngi briefed African government delegates on avian influenza and said that 24 hours from detection to depopulation is the ideal for effective avian influenza control
Nigerian entrepreneur and business leader, Aliko Dangote told investors: "Agriculture, agriculture, agriculture. Africa will become the food basket of the world."
Farming and rural non-farm-based activities still have untapped potential to generate employment opportunities for the rising youth population in Africa
Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing's model of owning as much of the value chain as possible has to lead to the kinds of efficiencies that not only return maximum value to grower shareholders but also minimise waste
The birds identify the laser's beam as a physical threat and flee from it. In most cases, our experience is that once it flees it will not return
This new seaweed harvesting business will be collecting washed up seaweed, and processing it to extract the organic matter in liquid form
It can take up to three months or even more for food to travel from the farm to table. “The longer this supply chain, the less control you have over the product and the harder it is to maintain quality and safety.”
Roughly $140bn worth of fish is traded globally per annum, with millions of people relying on jobs in fishing and fish-farming, not to mention the seafood industry
Viwanou Gnassounou 19 Sep 2017
Scientists said they had unravelled the genetic code of pearl millet, the staple food of an estimated 100 million people living in some of the world's driest areas
We chat to the founder and co-creator of TheTreeApp, one of the most powerful tree identification apps on the market, Val Thomas
Cari Coetzee 18 Sep 2017
Asked where the next crop of African billionaires will come from, the president of the African Development Bank, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, without batting an eyelid, declared that they will be farmers
Boaz Blackie Keizire 18 Sep 2017
Deciduous fruit farmers are considering contingency plans for the coming season as the drought in the Western Cape, and parts of the Eastern Cape, shows no signs of abating
Hangberg, Hout Bay has been the scene of violent protests, with fishing rights one of the main concerns of residents. Among the issues discussed were
The chocolate industry is indirectly driving massive and illegal deforestation in Ivory Coast, fuelling a catastrophic decline in wildlife
After a successful programme in 2016, #cocreate2Accelerate returns in 2017 for another round of building relationships between high-potential young companies from the Netherlands and South Africa. This year, #cocreate2Accelerate will include a long programme based on a rigorous process aimed at matching companies from both countries within specific vertical sectors to actively collaborate in the solving of identified challenges. The short programme will accompany this process and is aimed at introducing Dutch companies to the Cape Town startup ecosystem.
Cari Coetzee 13 Sep 2017
Many shoppers buy free-range eggs because they think the eggs are superior, rather than out of explicit concern for the hens' welfare, according to our new research.
Rachel A. Ankeny and Heather Bray 12 Sep 2017
On 9 September 2017, participating Starbucks store teams in Britain, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Greece, Cyprus and South Africa celebrated the group's position in 99% ethical sourcing, by writing 99 on customers' cups.