As world’s forests continue to shrink, urgent action is needed to safeguard their biodiversity, UN

05-25-2020 | 09:30:00
Urgent action is needed to safeguard the biodiversity of the world's forests amid alarming rates of deforestation and degradation, according to the latest edition of The State of the World's Forests.

[Column] Melissa Jantjies: Making sense out of big data through visualisation

05-22-2020 | 12:38:00
With a proliferation of data emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic, data visualisation offers a fantastic opportunity to present all this information in an easy-to-digest format, and its applications are broad.

[Column] Beatrice Gakuba: Supporting Africa’s Agribusiness to avert a food crisis

05-20-2020 | 08:52:58
In Kenya’s coastal Mombasa County, Mercy Mghanga, reminisces her past, not so long ago, she sold tonnes of fish to five star hotels in the tourist town and exported the rest to China.

[Column] Agnes Kalibata, Tony Blair: Building food security during the pandemic

05-19-2020 | 08:41:00
Every year, some nine million people worldwide – equivalent to the population of Austria – die of hunger or hunger-related diseases.

[Column] Cathy Smith: Why I am resolute in my afro-optimism despite the continent’s challenges

05-19-2020 | 08:38:03
It is becoming clear that most – if not all – our major social, economic and political decisions over the next few years will be made through the prism of the coronavirus and the ripple effects of the pandemic.

[Column] Garsen Naidu: A new remote culture, might just be the DNA for the ‘next normal’

05-18-2020 | 16:34:00
The Covid-19 crisis has, at least temporarily, brought thousands of people to the home office. The question is, what happens after the pandemic? Are companies returning to the old models with only physical presence?

[Column] Kirtan Sita: Laying the groundwork now for future business recovery

05-14-2020 | 17:17:42
The rapid global spread of COVID-19 has forced business, education, and social activities to be conducted virtually.

COVID-19 response must target African agriculture and the rural poor

05-14-2020 | 11:11:37
Africa has so far escaped the worst health consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

[Column] Garsen Naidu: The new normal calls for leadership with a human touch, virtually

05-11-2020 | 17:20:00
In recent years, working from home has been a perk for some. Suddenly it became an imperative for many, as demand for remote work soared globally in only a few weeks. This has been a profound shift for society at large.

[Column] Murat Sahinoglu: The million dollar question about 5G

05-09-2020 | 15:04:07
Experts are all eyeing 5G to open up monetisation opportunities for communication service providers (CSPs) beyond their traditional markets.

[Column] Nico Groenewald: Agritech solutions can help farmers offset coronavirus risks

05-08-2020 | 07:40:00
The outbreak of Covid-19 across the globe is presenting a unique set of challenges to industries and causing severe disruption to global value chains.

Global food prices drop in April, FAO Index

05-07-2020 | 10:31:00
World food commodity prices declined for the third month in a row during April, as the economic and logistical impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in significant contractions in demand for many commodities.

Forest loss slows globally as sustainable management grows, FAO

05-07-2020 | 10:20:00
Globally deforestation continues, albeit at a slower rate, with 10 million hectares a year being converted to other uses since 2015, down from 12 million hectares a year in the previous five years, according to key findings by FAO.

[Column] Stephen Awuah: Ghana amid COVID-19: Facing up to food supply chain problems

05-06-2020 | 19:01:28
Ghana’s growing reputation as a west African powerhouse has been hard-won but the COVID-19 global pandemic is a big test of the country’s agribusiness and food supply resilience.

[Column] Helen Kruger: Proactive businesses will survive

05-06-2020 | 16:02:00
Business disruptions are becoming more common phenomena and can impact businesses of all sizes, this in turn can impact productivity, customer satisfaction, brand reputation and cause revenue loss.

[Column] Kirtan Sita: The next digital disruption awaits South Africa companies

05-06-2020 | 15:23:00
Businesses have evolved from using the internet economy (which was based on internet connectivity mainly to communicate with stakeholders) to the digital economy.

Africa debate whether to remain on-premise or move to the cloud

05-06-2020 | 15:18:00
Security, risk, data loss, and legislation. These are the primary concerns listed by organizations and government institutions when asked why they are reluctant to move to the cloud.

Using economic stimulus to reduce long-term hunger impact, FAO

05-05-2020 | 15:38:00
Beyond the COVID-19 health emergency, a recession looms, and countries ought to take measures now to soften the longer-term impacts on hunger and food insecurity, a new FAO policy brief says.

[Startup Interview] Elton Greeve, CEO, EMG Agri Solutions, South Africa

05-04-2020 | 16:19:00
EMG Agri Solutions, a South African startup offers business planning, management consulting, strategic management, and specialized project management for agri-businesses.

[Startup Interview] Terry Macharia, Founder, Secvate Solutions, Kenya

05-04-2020 | 16:09:00
Terry Macharia is a founder and Managing Partner at Secvate Solutions, an information technology startup domiciled in Nairobi Kenya that has since 2018 been offering customized software solutions, cyber security consultancy and data analytics.