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SA's neighbours ban poultry imports over bird flu

Four of South Africa's neighbours have banned poultry imports from the rainbow nation following a serious outbreak of a highly contagious strain of avian influenza

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MasterCard assists 1.1 million African smallholder farmers

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

7 Mar 2017

Addressing lack of access to seeds for smallholder farmers

Some of the key issues affecting smallholder farmers' access to good quality seeds include limited knowledge, lack of access to information, high costs of seeds and a lack of seed laws

6 Dec 2016

Africa hit worst by extreme weather in 2015

Four of the 10 countries hammered hardest in 2015 by climate-boosted extreme weather are in Africa

9 Nov 2016

Female farmers suffer most in Southern Africa drought

While women grow the majority of food in this region, public programmes and policies are skewed towards providing water for male livelihood activities

3 Oct 2016

4th Addis Agrofood Exhibition in Ethiopia

The fourth International Addis Agrofood Agriculture, Agricultural Machinery, Food, Food Technologies and Packaging Exhibition is one of the fastest growing agro-food events

27 Sep 2016

Agribusiness congress comes to Kampala

Focus on 'agripreneurs' for economic growth as Agribusiness Congress East Africa comes to Kampala in November

22 Sep 2016

SA team to inspect Maun BMC

Negotiations with South Africa started last week and a trip was proposed to inspect and ensure compliance of the abattoir on issues such as animal health control and audit

By Esther Mmola 20 Sep 2016

Big business opportunities ahead for Africa - McKinsey

Africa's overall growth has slowed but new research shows long-term fundamentals are strong and there are big business opportunities ahead

16 Sep 2016

Weather forecast for southern Africa predicts good rainfall this season

The forecast for the 2016/17 cropping season

By Admire Ndhlovu 13 Sep 2016

Web TV aims to boost youth interest in African farming

Agribusiness TV is an internet television station which aims to inspire youth interest in farming in Burkina Faso and further afield in Africa

8 Sep 2016

Drought-ravaged SADC grapples with seed shortages

SADC countries must scale up efforts to procure adequate seed for farmers ahead of the 2016-2017 cropping season to avert another year of food shortages

By Sifelani Tsiko 5 Sep 2016

Sustainable farming through innovative public-private financing structures

It is through farming that food security can be realised, an ideal that every nation the world over is appreciative of. However, in pursuit of safe and sustainable farming, there is a need for

22 Aug 2016

Exciting future for continent that accesses the power of Internet of Things

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

By Brett Parker 16 Aug 2016

#YouthMonth: From humble beginnings to the cover of Forbes Africa

Not many 28 year olds have achieved what Obinwanne Okeke has, includings gracing the cover of one of the world's most influential business journals.

By Nicci Botha 22 Jun 2016

New agreement a boost for wine exports to EU

In terms of the Economic Partnership Agreement, the country's present annual duty-free quota of 48 million litres wine that can be exported to the EU, will rise to

13 Jun 2016

How to adapt to beat crippling droughts

Right now, 14 million people across Southern Africa face going hungry due to the prolonged drought brought on by the strongest El Niño in 50 years

By Julian Ramirez-Villegas 8 Mar 2016

Orange announces winners of 2015 AMEA Developers Challenge

Orange presented the "2015 Orange AMEA Developers Challenge" prize to FarmConnecta yesterday evening during the Cairo ICT event

18 Dec 2015

Agri-tech startups the future of farming

The AMPION Veture Bus aims to create ten agri-tech startups to provide innovative solutions to transform the agricultural sector in Africa

25 Nov 2015

Drought, climate change and forestry: the role of science and technology

In July this year, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Rome projected a 17 percent decrease in cereal production across Southern Africa

By Mandi Smallhorne 25 Aug 2015

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