AgriBizNiz Summit, African Farmers Workshop and Expo to debate critical issues

By |July 17th, 2014|

The AgriBizNiz Summit which addresses Africa’s agricultural needs will be held next month at the Expo Centre in Johannesburg from 11 to 12 August. It is one of several related events forming part of the African Farmers Workshop and Expo (AFWE) at the same venue from 12 to 14 August.

East Afripack 2014 sustainable development event (Kenya)

By |July 17th, 2014|

East Afripack runs from 9 to 12 September at the Kenyatta Centre in Nairobi.

Famine inspires food scarcity redress (Ethiopia)

By |July 17th, 2014|

Ethiopian scientists and farmers are jointly taking ‘the fight against climate change and food insecurity down to the ground’.

Strategies to end hunger in Africa by 2025 (Malabo, Equatorial Guinea)

By |July 17th, 2014|

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) director general José Graziano da Silva last month congratulated the African leaders that attended the AU Summit, for “raising the bar” in the fight against hunger.

Kasapreko acquires 40% shares in cassava plantation (Ghana)

By |July 14th, 2014|

A joint venture between Kasapreko Company Limited and Caltech Ventures Company Limited has resulted in the acquisition of 40% shares of a cassava plantation, at Hodzo, in the Volta region. The investment is said […]

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    MeatCo continues to do well despite rough conditions (Namibia)

MeatCo continues to do well despite rough conditions (Namibia)

By |July 14th, 2014|

Namibian meat producer, MeatCo has reported that it was able to pay producers an average price of N$25 (R25),30/kg, which was N$2,66 (R2.66)/kg higher than the equivalent South African prices in the 2013/2014 financial […]

Social acceptance the biggest challenge for innovative building technologies

By |July 14th, 2014|

Education, community awareness and social acceptance are the biggest ongoing challenges for innovative building technologies (IBTs) – rather than the more obvious issues surrounding cost, quality, strength, durability, thermal and acoustic qualities, as well as resistance to fire, etc. South Africa probably has produced about 40 IBTs – essentially, building systems which are cheaper and better in many ways than […]

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    Women advised to lead Vision 2016 food self-sufficiency agenda (Gambia)

Women advised to lead Vision 2016 food self-sufficiency agenda (Gambia)

By |July 14th, 2014|

Women farmers in rural Gambia have been urged to take a lead role in the country’s food security drive and support the ‘Vision 2016 food self-sufficiency agenda’ of President Abdul-Aziz Jammeh and his government. […]

East Afripack 2014 meeting with the press in Nairobi. Great growth opportunities across the entire East Africa region

By |June 18th, 2014|

Over 100 companies have already confirmed their presence at the first edition of East Afripack, the exhibition for processing, packaging and converting technology designed for the great East African market scheduled to take place in Nairobi, Kenya, from September 9 to 12 of this year.

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    New minister tackles issues surrounding small business sector

New minister tackles issues surrounding small business sector

By |June 3rd, 2014|

The role of small business in job creation is widely recognised, although it is important to be sensitive to the challenges faced by the sector, according to Lindiwe Zulu, the woman in charge of South Africa’s newly established Department of Small Business Development.