Features

[Column] Nelson Maina: Kenya flower sector should blossom beyond COVID-19

03-31-2020 | 07:08:59
Devastating scenes of flower workers disposing tens of thousands of blooms on a daily basis have come to symbolize the extent of the damage the Coronavirus has visited on the Kenya floriculture sector.

[Column] Kalongo Chitengi: An inclusive approach to sustainable agriculture

03-25-2020 | 13:23:50
For over a century the world has marked the month of March with tributes to women for strides made in elevating women’s achievements.

[Column] Peter Setou: South Africa land reform is both a human rights and constitutional imperative

03-25-2020 | 09:19:00
There are rising calls for the South African government to revisit and address the land reform issue.

[Startup Interview] Grace Wanjiru, Director of Operations, Agricultural Solutions, Kenya

03-24-2020 | 14:27:00
Agricultural Solutions Kenya has been working with rural communities and youth in the supply of agricultural machinery, biogas installations and training.

[Column] Kabelo Makwane: Agriculture and its future on Mars

03-24-2020 | 13:08:00
Cloud computing is the delivery of on-demand computing services, from applications to storage and processing power, which is typically on a pay as you go basis over the internet.

How agritech is transforming Africa

03-24-2020 | 11:04:00
Food consumption in the African continent has been on a steady rise since 2016, according to a report from DownToEarth.

[Column] Clement Tulezi: Mitigating the impact of COVID -19 to Kenya’s floriculture industry

03-20-2020 | 13:31:00
The economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak has begun taking hold in Kenya. This is much more defined in agriculture, particularly the fresh produce industry.

[Column] Lawrence Haddad: What does food system transformation mean?

03-20-2020 | 11:44:37
I go to many meetings where the term "food system transformation" is bandied about. Sometimes the term goes unquestioned.

[Column] Nteranya Sanginga: Africa’s locust outbreak exposes need for crop science on all fronts

03-18-2020 | 06:42:47
Behind every farmer dealing with a crop pest is a scientist who has supported them by developing better seeds, crop protection methods and apps to identify weeds.

[Startup Interview] Mathias Pwol, CEO, Fresh From The Farm Agric World Ltd, Nigeria

03-17-2020 | 13:22:45
Fresh From The Farm Agric World Ltd is a Nigeria startup that buys agricultural produce from farmers and supplies them to retail stores and markets. The CEO and founder Mathias Pwol explains.

[Column] Wandile Sihlobo: What South Africa’s bumper maize harvest portends for export market

03-16-2020 | 13:04:21
Amid the news flow of the coronavirus, there have been some positive developments on South Africa’s maize production front.

[Column] David Lupafya: Mobile network operators can drive the revival of agricultural sector

03-12-2020 | 13:10:00
The telecommunications industry is set to become an increasingly pivotal player in ensuring digital solutions are harnessed to boost productivity and competitiveness for the agriculture sector.

[Column] Stella Nordhagen: Empowering women throughout the food supply chain

03-12-2020 | 06:12:00
Over the past decade, there has been growing focus on empowering women in agriculture - and with good reason.

[Startup Interview] Uju Ojinnaka, CEO, Traders of Africa, Nigeria

03-06-2020 | 14:29:00
As globalization increasingly opens borders of trade for Africa, Traders of Africa, a Nigerian startup is offering the continent’s farmers and traders an opportunity to tap into this goldmine through an online marketplace.

[Startup Interview] David Finchman, Director, Tilapia Farming, South Africa

03-06-2020 | 14:22:00
David Finchman is the Director of Tilapia Farming company in South Africa that is looking todevelop the infant industry across Africa.