With forecasts of rising commodity prices, investors must now bear in mind that we are moving towards a sellers' market
Miguel Damião Gago 23 hours ago
Rwanda's government is seeking to promote the use of greenhouses to harvest more from high-value crops in the forthcoming fourth Strategic Plan for Agriculture Transformation
Emmanuel Ntirenganya 23 hours ago
It's often agreed that the trickiest part of the supply chain is not the sourcing, but getting the product to the consumer
Lauren Hartzenberg 3 days ago
Influential women from across Africa shared their findings on land policy initiatives, including women's rights to own land
“The single most important factor that determines the sustainability of agricultural production to provide food security to any country is the fact that it can only be achievable if the production of food is profitable."
Neonicotinoids are a class of insecticides that are used on agricultural crops to control insect pests. Unfortunately, numerous studies have shown that they can also damage beneficial insects like bumblebees
Mark Brown 16 Aug 2017
Accessing credit has long been a major hurdle for small-scale farmers in Africa, who produce some 70 percent of the continent's food
Robert Kibet 16 Aug 2017
Here are three novel ways African farmers are using adaptive strategies to thrive
Fifteen emerging young African entrepreneurs will put their talent to work on the continent after being chosen as finalists in the Anzisha Prize 2017
When it comes to training and agri-education, technology is the perfect catalyst. Just as progress is being made in farming techniques, so is the use of similar advances to drive skills and education
Howard Blight 14 Aug 2017
As climate change worsens drought and erratic rainfall, competition for water and grazing is growing, stoking rivalry and theft between livestock herders. But an unusual kind of livestock is helping: bees
Moraa Obiria 11 Aug 2017
Africa has derived enormous benefits in agricultural transformation from China through its South-South Cooperation says FAO official
Until the 1980s, biodiversity conservation in the tropics focused on the “fines and fences” approach: creating protected areas from which local people were forcibly excluded
Sarobidy Rakotonarivo and Neal Hockley 11 Aug 2017
Over the past year, herders in Kenya's Rift Valley have lost thousands of animals to worsening drought, causing them to switch to farming. Chillies are a safe bet for farmers
Isaiah Esipisu 10 Aug 2017
The use of food crops by elephants threatens the livelihoods, food security and well-being of rural communities. Elephant forays into farmland sometimes results in
Josephine B. Smit 10 Aug 2017
South African aerial data analytics specialist Aerobotics has secured R8-million ($602,000) in seed funding from Cape Town-based based VC firm 4Di and Kenya's Savannah Fund
Tom Jackson 8 Aug 2017
Another food scandal: this time eggs used for making sandwiches and other processed products that contain traces of an insecticide called fipronil. Fipronil is banned in human food production because it can be harmful to human health if ingested in sufficiently large quantities.
Lisa Jack 17 Aug 2017
VIENNA, Austria - Austria on Monday became the latest European country to confirm that it has found the insecticide fipronil in egg products imported from Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Poland.
President and CEO of AGT Foods, Murad Al-Katib was recently named EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 for his success in building a business empire focused on providing vegetable protein to the developing world, but also for helping to feed refugees. We chat to Al-Katib about his win, entrepreneurship and feeding the world.
Cari Coetzee 18 Jul 2017