Africa Agribusiness

South Africa farmers bet on online trading

11-18-2019 | 09:48:00
Today, farmers have access to technology such as the electronic sow feeding (ESF) system that incorporates mixed animal weighing technology aimed at precisely feeding each sow or gilt.

[Angola] Government provides 50 tractors for agricultural mechanization

11-18-2019 | 06:21:16
Twenty tractors, out of 50 made available by the Government of Huambo province in Angola, have been distributed to two operators as a way to stimulate mechanized agricultural production.

Whole foods market predicts top 10 food trends for 2020

11-18-2019 | 06:14:08
Whole Foods Market’s global buyers and experts revealed the most anticipated and innovative food trends for 2020 in the retailer’s fifth annual trends predictions announcement.

Seedlink partners with Water Powered Technologies to introduce zero carbon irrigation to African farmers

11-15-2019 | 11:35:13
Seedlink and UK water pump manufacturer, Water Powered Technologies Ltd, are joining forces in a zero carbon irrigation partnership to help Africa's farmers pump and store water.

Angola government launches coffee culture revitalization programme

11-15-2019 | 09:08:00
Angola’s Minister of Agriculture and Forests, António de Assis, has, in the municipality of Mungo (Huambo), launched the Program of Revitalization of Arabica Coffee Culture in the family sector.

Global precision irrigation market rises on governments subsidies, tech adoption, study

11-15-2019 | 06:46:28
The global precision irrigation systems market is estimated to register a CAGR of 12.8 per cent between 2019-2024 according to a study by Research and Markets.

New report highlights need for gender equality to achieve agricultural growth goals in Africa

11-15-2019 | 06:38:00
Many African governments have committed to promoting inclusive agricultural growth in recent years, but their efforts often neglect the key role played by gender, according to a new report.

Farm Africa launches project targeting 130,000 forest coffee producers in Ethiopia

11-14-2019 | 13:53:00
Farm Africa has launched a new project to help more than 130,000 forest coffee producers in Ethiopia’s Oromia regional state improve their livelihoods by increasing the sustainable production of high-quality coffee.

AATF and IRRI partner to bring hybrid rice and sustainable technologies to African smallholder farmers

11-14-2019 | 13:51:00
The International Rice Research Institute and the African Agricultural Technology Foundation recently signed a 4-year partnership agreement to help African smallholder farmers increase their productivity.

Norway invests $4 million in Malawi’s agriculture

11-14-2019 | 10:36:00
Farmers in 12 districts are expected to benefit from climate resilience technologies and new crop varieties through an additional $4.4million provided by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Government subsidies, accommodative financing drive South Africa’s agricultural equipment market

11-14-2019 | 07:45:00
South Africa Agricultural Equipment Market recorded a CAGR of close to 6% in terms of revenue during 2012-2018 according to a recent study by Research and Markets.

Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire strategic partnership already bearing Cocoa farmers dividends

11-14-2019 | 07:44:00
The president of the Republic of Ghana says the Strategic Partnership entered into between Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana, which is manifesting itself in the joint cocoa production and marketing policy, is already paying dividends.

[Angola] Young entrepreneur bets on tomato processing plant to boost production, create jobs

11-14-2019 | 07:37:00
A tomato production and processing project will be implemented in the second quarter of 2020 in Huila province, according to Erikson de Carvalho, a young entrepreneur.

[Kenya] Shamba system promotes agroforestry

11-14-2019 | 07:31:00
“Local communities have to be involved in decisions about forests that affect their livelihoods,” says Tecla Chumba, a Kenyan woman from the Lembus tribe and mother of four.

[South Africa] Small scale fishers in Western Cape granted access to fishing

11-14-2019 | 07:23:00
Small-scale fishers of the Western Cape have for the first time been granted access to fishing during the 2019/20 west coast rock lobster season as part of the transition to the new small-scale fishing sector.
 
Features

[Interview] James Lomax, food systems expert, UNEP

11-15-2019 | 13:38:00
James Lomax is a food systems experts at United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP.

How food manufacturers can ensure waste products are disposed of responsibly

11-14-2019 | 10:32:00
The 2018 listeriosis outbreak in South Africa highlighted the importance of food safety in the production value chain. Since then, the government has cracked down on failures in hygiene in the food supply chain.

[Interview] David Mbuta, CEO, Ubuntu Meal Delivery Services, Zambia

11-11-2019 | 13:44:50
David Mbuta is the founder of Ubuntu Meal Delivery Services Ltd, a Zambian startup that is riding on a burgeoning working class conscious about their health and looking for convenience.

[Column] Edward Israel-Ayide: How co-operatives aid development in African economies

11-11-2019 | 13:40:44
The rapid advancement of mechanization from the mid-1700s to the early 1800s which is now considered as the Industrial Revolution, resulted in job losses for many skilled workers across Europe.

[Interview] Samuel Munguti, CEO, Farmers Pride, Kenya

11-08-2019 | 13:34:32
At a time when smallholder farmers across Africa are struggling with access to agricultural inputs, Farmers Pride, based in Kenya has rolled out an elaborate plan to address these biting challenges.

[Column] Pedro Guerreiro: Can Africa overcome these three threats to its security and stability?

11-08-2019 | 13:30:58
Our continent is hurtling towards an uncertain future that is being shaped by the forces of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

[Column] Geoffrey White: Warehouse: A foundation for economic growth

11-08-2019 | 13:24:00
Nigeria, Benin, Togo and Ghana are collectively a close knit, English speaking, trade block with a population that exceeds 250 million people, 40% of which are below 30 years old.

[Column] Bouwer Serfontein: Urban design to preserve South Africa’s agricultural economy

11-07-2019 | 10:30:10
Agriculture is a hugely important factor in South Africa's economic development. Our farming communities are part of South Africa's culture, and our future, creating food security, job creation and community upliftment.

[Interview] Kyei Faried Owura, Founder, Edwa Global Company, Ghana

11-07-2019 | 10:16:32
Kyei Faried Owura is the brains behind Edwa Global Company, a Ghana based startup revolutionizing food purchase online in the local and international markets while creating jobs for farmers.

[Column] Bob Koigi: Tackling information gap in Sub Saharan Africa to spur farming renaissance

10-30-2019 | 10:38:40
Sub Saharan Africa is home to dozens of internationally respected agricultural research institutions majority who have their head offices in the region.

[Column] Bob Koigi: Technology farming is the answer to Africa’s growing food demand

10-30-2019 | 10:35:00
The unprecedented population boom in Africa, the highest world over, continues to put more pressure on food producers as they grapple with having more mouths to feed.

[Column] Thierry Hoza Ngoga: Agriculture flagship programmes blazing a trail in Africa

10-30-2019 | 07:28:41
State capability, the ability of government to administer effectively, defines a political system.

[Column] Okisegere Ojepat: Why Kenya's multiple, conflicted agencies make a mess of food safety

10-30-2019 | 07:24:31
Safe food is essential to our health and wellbeing; yet it has emerged as a political football in recent months, as different authorities chase a role in food testing.

[Column] Lawrence Haddad: Food systems: the outrage deficit

10-25-2019 | 08:39:15
I just completed a trio of meetings in Asia (TICAD), Africa (AGRF) and North America (UN General Assembly) all of which had a strong set of dialogues around food systems.