#WorldFoodDay: Transforming the agricultural sector by unlocking the potential of smallholder farmers
"a step-change in the lives of smallholder farmers, recognising the fundamentally important role that they have currently and will increasingly have in our future food production."
Dr Klaus Eckstein 14 hours ago
Access to reliable information, including on changing weather patterns and market conditions, is essential for empowering farmers
"Preventing and controlling bovine TB at its animal source is crucial to avoid its transmission to humans, improve food safety and protect the livelihood of many rural communities."
Ecocean harvests baby fish, nurtures them onshore and then returns them to the sea after a short acclimatisation period in an underwater "bio-hut" or nursery
Marking the fifth anniversary of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGT), the UN Food and Agriculture Organization and the European Union co-hosted a high-level event noting that more needs to be done in land tenure governance
CGIAR met with a wide range of partners to look at how they could use their data using AI and big data to drive farming improvements in continents like Africa
Reforms could trigger an economic transformation with benefits far beyond the sector, stimulating growth in manufacturing and related services, whilst driving down food prices and raising disposable incomes
AfricArena, described as the largest tech innovation conference for startups and investors hosted on African soil, will take place from 6-7 November 2017 at the Century City Conference Centre
Tanzania's horticulture industry is reported to be growing at the rate of eleven percent annually, the fastest growing sector in the country
Hazla Omar 11 Oct 2017
"We are not going to import anything any longer," said Aliko Dangote in a candid discussion with Claridges in London editor in chief Lionel Barber at the Financial Times' 4th annual Africa Summit
Rural areas have vast potential for economic growth in terms of food production and related sectors. Unlocking this often neglected potential is key to achieving the 2030 development agenda
To date the Shoprite Group has purchased over 20 million cartons of apples and pears for its Shoprite and Checkers customers in 2,689 outlets throughout 15 African countries and the Indian Ocean Islands from Tru-Cape
12 million hectares of arable land are being lost each year globally, to desertification and drought, when 20 million tonnes of cereals could have been cultivated in this area
Nabil Ben Khatra, Maud Loireau 9 Oct 2017
"Healthy oceans are a vital condition for the successful implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development"
The EU said Thursday it had "stopped the clock" on its probe into German chemical firm Bayer's proposed mega-takeover of US agri-giant Monsanto while it waits for the companies to provide information
The conservation of Seychelles' marine resources and seafood value chains will benefit from a $20m package approved by the World Bank
THE HAGUE, The Netherlands - Dutch poultry farmers, already left reeling by a contaminated egg scandal, were in a new flap Saturday over an outbreak of bird flu with thousands of hens to be destroyed. "An outbreak of a variant of H5 bird flu has been detected in a poultry farm in Zeeland province," Economic Affairs Minister Henk Kamp said.
FRANKFURT, Germany - German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer announced a multi-billion-euro deal Friday to sell parts of its agrichemical business to rival BASF, easing the path of its planned takeover of US seed maker Monsanto.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Tonnes of chicken muck contaminated with a banned insecticide are piling up in hundreds of Dutch poultry farms hit by the tainted-egg scandal, officials said Wednesday. "Poultry farmers, who are already on the edge of a financial abyss, don't have any way of getting rid of the contaminated manure," said Hennie de Haan, president of the Dutch Poultry Farmers Association (NVP).