Features

[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.

[Column] Ibrahim Mayaki: A food “leapfrog” is possible in Africa

11-29-2019 | 13:06:00
By 2050, the world will have to feed 10 billion people, taking into account the impact of food production on the climate.

Getting women in the driver’s seat of Africa’s agribusiness revolution

11-27-2019 | 09:26:00
Monica Musonda, CEO of Zambian food processing company Java Foods, certainly faced hurdles in her rise to the top, but she overcame them.

[Column] Strive Masiyiwa: Farming by choice will drive Africa’s food security

11-22-2019 | 13:10:00
Today, 1.2 billion people reside in Africa, a figure set to quadruple by the end of the century. That will be nearly 5 billion mouths to feed; a monumental figure, but one that doesn’t frighten me.

[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 | 13:44:00
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.