Rising food prices leave Africa fighting Ebola on empty stomachs (Uganda)

By |October 15th, 2014|

KAMPALA—After the price of corn in Uganda leapt 15% recently, Hakim Waiswa could only afford to cook the local corn-flour staple, posho, once a day — making up his seven children’s only meal.
“Life is […]

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Zambia seeks help from SA to develop farming

By |October 15th, 2014|

A unique opportunity exists for South Africa and Zambia to partner in developing the agriculture sector in both countries as well as agricultural trade between both countries.
Zambia has the potential, in terms of the […]

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Bühler presents its vision for a more sustainable rice processing future (UK)

By |October 15th, 2014|

The Bühler Group, a rice processing equipment solutions provider, will be reinforcing its commitment to encourage the adoption of sustainable rice processing at the upcoming IRRI International Rice Congress 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand.
This […]

The Agri SA congress 2014

By |October 15th, 2014|

The Agri SA congress takes place on 16 and 17 October at the St George Hotel, Rietvleidam, Pretoria. This year’s theme: Family Farming in a Transforming Society, has noted the food and agricultural organisation […]

Farm safety commitments

By |September 8th, 2014|

The Deputy Agriculture Minister, Bheki Cele was tasked to deal with the security of farms in the Gauteng province.
Cele spoke at the Kwanalu annual conference in Pietermaritzburg earlier this month saying that the task […]

Ebola outbreak leaves Africa food harvests ‘at risk’ (West Africa)

By |September 8th, 2014|

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa places food harvests at a ‘serious risk’.
It has raised a special alert for Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. […]

Road connecting Ethiopia, Kenya opens for traffic (Kenya)

By |September 8th, 2014|

The Yabelo-Mega road that connects Ethiopia and Kenya was recently inaugurated and is now open to road users.
Speaking at the inauguration, Ethiopian Minister for Transport, Workneh Gebeyhu, said the road was one of several […]

Kauai expands to Namibia

By |September 8th, 2014|

The healthy quick-service-restaurant group, Kauai, recently opened its second international store in Namibia. The store is situated in the Maerua Mall in Windhoek and also caters to the needs of local shoppers and gym-goers.
“In […]

South African government’s procurement process for renewable energy – how it could affect the rest of Africa

By |August 21st, 2014|

The South African government’s private procurement Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPP) process has grown over the past two years to become a rare, major government success, lauded by almost everyone who knows […]

Outlook for agrifood market 10 years on

By |August 21st, 2014|

The Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP) South Africa has released its 2014-2023 gricultural outlook.
According to the experts at BFAP, oranges remain the single largest component of global citrus imports because of a […]