Agriculture

13 Aug 2022

SADC learns from Sahel in Great Green Wall strategy

SADC learns from Sahel in Great Green Wall strategy Africa is drawing from its own lessons as it works toward land degradation neutrality (LDN), with the Southern African Development Community […]
6 Aug 2022

Angola wealth fund buys into Pensana’s green narrative

Angola wealth fund buys into Pensana’s green narrative   Fundo Soberano de Angola (FSDEA), the Angolan Sovereign Wealth Fund, has made a further equity investment of USD10-million into the development […]
4 Aug 2022

WhyAfrica Road Trip 2022: Southern Africa is alive and kicking!

WhyAfrica Road Trip 2022: Southern Africa is alive and kicking! After spending the last 42 days travelling almost 9000km overland between five Southern African countries, and visiting 32 project sites […]
27 Jul 2022

Africa will prosper with more Africa-to-Africa business

Africa will prosper with more Africa-to-Africa business Businesses in Africa need to be more serious about doing business in Africa. This, for Ivorian businessman Boris Konan, is the best solution […]
22 Jul 2022

What young Zimbabwean entrepreneurs need to succeed

What young Zimbabwean entrepreneurs need to succeed Operating within a hostile and volatile economy, young Zimbabwean entrepreneurs are determined to build their own pathways to success, but to what end? […]
1 Jul 2022

Seafood production can meet future demand says UP expert

Seafood production can meet future demand says UP expert Despite the challenges of climate change and overfishing, studies suggest that seafood production can be sustainably expanded to meet future food […]
25 Jun 2022

Desert Dragon’s agricultural potential still on ice

Desert Dragon’s agricultural potential still on ice WhyAfrica took an off-road detour yesterday to visit the Neckartal Dam, in the IIKaras Region close to the town of Keetmanshoop in Namibia. Neckartal, […]
19 Jun 2022

Flood resilience should be a key focus for SA

Flood resilience should be a key focus for SA As flood events become more frequent and severe, South Africa will need to lift its game in disaster management to become […]
17 Jun 2022

WhyAfrica’s Road Trip aims to benefit business in Africa

WhyAfrica’s Road Trip aims to benefit business in Africa Two years in the making, WhyAfrica’s Southern Africa Overland Road Trip 2022 will leave Johannesburg on Monday 20 June to embark […]
10 Jun 2022

Technology at the forefront of an agricultural revolution

Technology at the forefront of an agricultural revolution           WhyAfrica visited the NAMPO Harvest Day in Bothaville in the Free State in South Africa last month, and judging from the […]
7 Jun 2022

WhyAfrica takes to the road

WhyAfrica takes to the road Covid-19 and subsequent restrictions to control the pandemic’s spread, have been devastating for the African continent. An unintended consequence of the calamity is that reliable, […]
2 Jun 2022

Multispecies farming unit aims to heal Zimbabwe’s social fabric

Multispecies farming unit aims to heal Zimbabwe’s social fabric Shangani Holistic, in the Zimbabwe midlands, lives up to its name, fusing all the elements of its ecosystem so that each […]
30 May 2022

SA mining needs a dual approach to benefit rural communities

SA mining needs a dual approach to benefit rural communities While Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) has played a critical role in the development of many Small, Medium and Micro […]
24 May 2022

South African agriculture show exceeds expectations

South African agriculture show exceeds all expectations WhyAfrica visited the Nampo Harvest Day in Bothaville in the Free State Province of South Africa for the first time last week to […]
21 May 2022

African solutions needed to counter rising fuel prices

African solutions needed to counter rising fuel prices Increasing fuel prices will continue hurting African economies. One possible solution would be an agreement between African states producing oil (for refined […]
18 May 2022

Transformation and diversity critical for SA’s agriculture

Transformation and diversity critical for SA’s agriculture    Transformation, diversity, food security, job creation and sustainability, have been key focus areas in discussions this week at Nampo about the future […]
17 May 2022

Glaring challenges for SA farmers despite bumper season

Glaring challenges for SA farmers despite bumper season There was a big focus was on technology on the first day of the Nampo agricultural show in Bothaville in the Free […]
15 May 2022

Agriculture in focus next week

Agriculture in focus next week Next week our focus is on agriculture as we head straight from a week at the Mining Indaba in Cape Town to the South African […]
15 May 2022

Identifying SDG shortcomings to monitor natural resources

Identifying SDG shortcomings to monitor natural resources The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), laid out by the United Nations in 2015 provides a map to guide and measure the world’s progress […]
14 May 2022

Harnessing change for future success

Harnessing change for future success Johannesburg based Cable Technology has seen exceptional growth over the past two years, despite the extremely challenging business environment in South Africa during the Covid-19 […]
27 Apr 2022

WhyAfrica’s magazine printed and packed for African road trip

WhyAfrica’s magazine printed and packed for African road trip The April issue of WhyAfrica’s magazine is out and now available in print as well! Readers will be able to hold […]
25 Apr 2022

Sustainability standards to support small-scale farming

Sustainability standards to support small-scale farming Agro-processing companies in Africa are increasingly playing a more active role in supporting upstream players in their supply chain, to remove risk and ensure […]
23 Apr 2022

Forestry’s fight against climate change

Forestry’s fight against climate change Earth Day is a good time to reflect and think about sustainability and how we can limit our impact. Earth Day, celebrated annually on April […]
22 Apr 2022

Digital platform allows Cote d’Ivoire’s women farmers access to markets

Digital platform allows Cote d’Ivoire’s women farmers access to markets UN Women recently launched a digital platform that will make it easier for women farmers in Cote d’Ivoire to access […]
21 Apr 2022

Zambia: Are we there yet?

Zambia: Are we there yet?   By Leon Louw, owner and editor of WhyAfrica Zambia’s growth potential has historically been stifled by political interference and maladministration. However, the new government of […]
11 Apr 2022

Africa needs to conquer Mount Probable

Africa needs to conquer Mount Probable Geopolitical turmoil in a bi-polar world has placed African leaders in a peculiar position. Many African countries were beneficiaries of Russian support in the […]
9 Apr 2022

Africa provides new opportunities for evolving insurance industry

Africa provides new opportunities for evolving insurance industry A new report by Standard Bank shows that a growing economy and innovation are providing the insurance industry with new opportunities on […]
2 Apr 2022

Zimbabwe’s local firms to benefit most from AfDB loan facility

Zimbabwe’s local firms to benefit most from AfDB loan facility The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a USD7.5-million trade finance guarantee facility for […]
30 Mar 2022

West Africa set to unlock the power of small businesses

West Africa set to unlock the power of small businesses By Tunde Macaulay In West Africa, small businesses account for close to 50% of GDP and, in some markets, up […]
23 Mar 2022

Standard Bank and Woolworths in R600-million sustainability funding deal

Standard Bank and Woolworths in R600-million sustainability funding deal Standard Bank has partnered with Woolworths to conclude the first sustainability-linked working capital facility in South Africa to the value of […]