A simple mobile app has been developed to help farmers and local authorities in East Africa choose the right kind of tree to plant - key to helping countries curb their emissions and adapt to a changing climate
Isaiah Esipisu 13 hours ago
Health hazards, such as smoking inhalation are high and output of intensive labour in the traditional method of fish-smoking is often low but the introduction of new smoking ovens pioneered by FAO is set to change this
Monsanto Company recently announced at COP23 that they have made significant progress toward getting its operations carbon neutral by 2021
"GIs add value to products and promote the origin and heritage of the products. South Africa abounds with unique and high quality agricultural and traditional products that evoke the rich heritage of our country's diverse regions.
Better soil management could boost carbon stored in the top layer of the soil by up to 1.85 gigatonnes each year, about the same as the carbon emissions of transport globally
Thin Lei Win 1 day ago
A 2011 World Bank study estimated the value of African grain losses alone at $4bn for grains alone in Africa. This could feed 1.6 billion people each year
Jane Ambuko 1 day ago
Farm dwellers are not simply wage workers. They identify intimately with the land they live on
Donna Hornby 2 days ago
"The African Agri Investment Indaba seeks to strengthen the continent's agriculture sector and identify investment and growth opportunities. Africa is poised to play a significant role in ensuring global food security"
Antimicrobial medicines are widely used in livestock, poultry and aquaculture operations to treat or prevent diseases, but efforts to confront the problem are gaining momentum
"There is a lot of public attention on the manner and pace of land transfer, but less attention is given to what happens after the transfer takes place"
Fungus gnats are serious pests in South Africa's undercover farming, often harming production of various crops
Fewer plantings will also result in a better price, subject to the demand and supply situation of maize in the country, which will largely be determined by
Aiming to give prominence to the work that farmers and agriculturists do in South African agriculture, the Agricultural Writers SA recently hosted awards to honour
Readily available practices in livestock feeding and manure management, along with better use of technologies such as biogas generators, could help the livestock sector cut its GHG output by up to 30%
Big foreign companies growing crops in Africa often promise jobs and development to local communities then leave them in even greater poverty when their projects falter
Nellie Peyton 16 Nov 2017
Just as cattle, fish and other livestock are reared in large numbers for meat or dairy production, so too insects are reared for various purposes
Pollinators are the unsung heroes of food production and some indigenous pollinators are under threat
Kenya exported passion fruit in the 90s and early 2000s, however, due to pest management challenges, the country has seen a decline in the production of the highly profitable crop since 2003 - this despite Kenya's potential to grow and export passion fruit.
A growing number of startups are trying to produce meat products without using animals, with a view to addressing concerns about animal welfare and the carbon footprint of meat. However, Chris Lo, Consumer Analyst at GlobalData, reports that new products will not be ready to hit the shelves until 2021.