Features

[Interview] Lateef Wiredu, CEO, Ilaha Ghana Company Ltd

01-24-2020 | 14:15:03
Often regarded as one of the orphan crops the West African yam is making a big come back and conquering international markets thanks to the value addition efforts of Lateef Apau Wiredu.

[Column] Wandile Sihlobo: South Africa’s agricultural machinery market underperformed in 2019, how will 2020 be?

01-24-2020 | 14:07:00
South Africa’s agricultural machinery market is one of those sectors that “feels the cold when farmers are sneezing”, and 2019 was certainly that case.

[Column] Jonathan Robinson: Sustainability to drive coffee growth in 2020

01-23-2020 | 13:52:02
Coffee has fuelled people's mornings for hundreds of years, and like other fuels, it comes with its own unique environmental issues.

[Column] Michael DeSa: Crowdfunding: The newest investment vehicle in farmland

01-21-2020 | 11:00:00
Investing in farmland has long been considered a viable and tangible alternative to paper markets, particularly for investors who lean toward the conservative end of the risk spectrum.

Precision farming: The benefits of utilizing drones

01-17-2020 | 13:05:00
In tough economic times with increasing extreme weather events and stiff competition from overseas, farmers need to leverage every opportunity to maximize area use.

[Column] Nico Groenewald: Succeeding in agriculture in 2020

01-17-2020 | 07:01:36
The broader agricultural economic environment is changing, and this would require us to revisit how we determine our success as well.

Making the future of food sustainable

01-14-2020 | 07:16:00
With a rapidly growing population, adopting sustainable production practices on a global scale is an imperative to safeguard the future of our planet.

[Column] Dr. Nicolas Lohr: Strategic partnership driving second hand farm machinery business

01-13-2020 | 13:25:00
The second-hand farm equipment market in Europe alone is worth around € 15 billion and it remains highly fragmented harming equipment sellers and buyers.

[Column] Okisegere Ojepat: Will we slash our food supply for politics, or stay with science?

01-13-2020 | 12:48:00
One of the sadder aspects of our development into a global village driven by technology and choose-your-own news mixes is the way in which views have polarised.

[Column] Dr. Nicolas Lohr: Why mechanization makes business sense to African farmers

01-09-2020 | 07:52:00
As global population burgeons to unprecedented levels resulting in growing demand for food, farmers continue to grapple with increasing productivity even as arable land dwindles.

[Column] Wandile Sihlobo: Southern Africa could face another season of poor agricultural output

01-07-2020 | 15:14:10
There are preliminary indications that Southern Africa could face yet another year of poor agricultural output.

[Column] Daniella Munene: Introduction of Kenya Food and Drugs Authority Bill shows why we need impact assessments for all legislation

12-20-2019 | 04:38:37
Our parliamentarians are sometimes required to rule on some challenging proposals, with the private members’ Kenya Food and Drug Authority (KFDA) Bill a prime example from 2019.

Innovation key to unlocking full economic value of Ethiopia’s agricultural sector

12-12-2019 | 10:28:00
Ethiopia’s agricultural sector is the bedrock of the economy, employing more than 70% of the workforce, accounting for more than a third of GDP, and serving as the country’s largest earner of foreign exchange.

[Interview] Jerry Oche, CEO, Growsel, Nigeria

12-06-2019 | 12:20:00
Growsel is a Nigeria based Agritech startup that is working with farmers to simplify activities from farm to folk using ICT.

[Column] Eric Kimunguyi: Four pesticide regulatory pillars are the route to food security

12-04-2019 | 09:31:04
Using pesticides on our crops lifts our agricultural production by as much as 90 per cent, but it’s a boon to food production that requires powerful regulation and strict safety measures.