Features

[Interview] Utibe Uko, Founder, UniQuest Farms & Innovations Centre, Nigeria

11-19-2019 | 08:00:58
Utibe Uko has his mind and eyes set on luring more youth into farming through his enterprise UniQuest Farms & Innovations Centre that besides working in vegetable cultivation, is partnering with young people in Nigeria.

[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.