19 Nov 2020

IFC invests in Malian quicklime

19 November 2020 – The International Finance Corporation (IFC) announced that it will invest close to €9-million in Malian quicklime and agriculture lime producer Carrières et Chaux du Mali (CCM). […]
12 Nov 2020

Namibia home to first kelp farm

By Inès Magoum (Afrik21) 12 November 2020 – Dutch sustainable oceanic aquaculture company Kelp Blue has been chosen to develop a giant kelp farm on the Namibian coast near the […]
9 Nov 2020

License to operate the top risk in 2020

By LM Louw 09 November 2020 – Covid-19 has altered the operating environment for the extractive sector. It is hardly a surprise that “the license to operate” is the top […]
6 Nov 2020

When developing, preserve African heritage

06 November 2020 – Although extractive activities, agriculture and infrastructure development are important building blocks for African countries, it should not be done at the expense of the unique cultural […]
31 Oct 2020

Drought assistance for SA farmers

31 October 2020 – Drought in the southern parts of Africa is threatening the survival of farmers in South Africa which prompted drought assistance for SA farmers.   The drought […]
28 Oct 2020

Degraded forests benefit farmers

28 October 2020 – An innovative project that repurposes and rehabilitates old forest land results in degraded forests that benefit farmers in countries like Ghana. For years, Christiana Akwabea admired […]
19 Oct 2020

Clinton initiative a boost for Malawi farmers

19 October 2020 – The Clinton Foundation and its partner Africa Improved Foods (AIF) are helping to source soybeans from farming communities in Malawi for the AIF market in Rwanda, […]
16 Oct 2020

A power plant boost for the Niger Delta

16 October 2020 – The Niger Delta region in southern Nigeria is an area with a chequered history of exploitation. Now it is set to benefit from a renewable energy […]
6 Oct 2020

Nuclear techniques to assist Nigeria farmers

By Carley Willis, IAEA Office of Public Information and Communication 06 October 2020 – Fleeing from terrorists and sheltering in makeshift camps for the internally displaced is a reality for many […]
22 Sep 2020

World Bank supports farmers in Uganda

22 September 2020 – The World bank supports farmers in Uganda. Agriculture is the lifeblood of Uganda’s economy. It employs 70% of the population and contributes a quarter of the […]
19 Sep 2020

Action on climate change and land degradation

19 September 2020 – Action around land use to slow climate change and biodiversity loss received a vital boost from Commonwealth and United Nations partners.  A virtual gathering has galvanised […]
15 Sep 2020

SA to test food through mobile laboratories

15 September 2020 – The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is collaborating with Mobile Agricultural Skills and Development Training (MASDT), a non-profit company that assists small and medium […]
15 Sep 2020

Covid-19 and its impact on food and agriculture

15 September 2020 – The world was already off track to meet the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 and the Covid-19 pandemic has made it even harder both to achieve these goals and […]
14 Sep 2020

Floods ravage Sudan

14 September 2020 – Heavy rainfall has intensified in Sudan over the past week, causing more flooding, displacement and deaths, and leading the government to declare a three-month state of […]
30 Aug 2020

Biodiversity for sustainable solutions

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa, has assisted women-led Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) in developing nutritious food products for underprivileged communities The Council […]
30 Aug 2020

Exxaro empowers through agriculture

Exxaro Resources, one of the biggest resource companies in South Africa, has set the tone for mining companies to empower their host communities through agriculture and access to land and […]
20 Aug 2020

Regional Integration: the tool to create African wealth

Regional integration in Africa By: Khaled Sherif 20 August 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic and its health and economic impacts has forced a global rethink of the current multilateral framework […]
16 Aug 2020

Enter Africa with caution

The latest insurgency in northern Mozambique is a good case study for companies and investors with ambitions to diversify into Africa, writes Leon Louw. Despite Africa’s rich mineral endowment, abundant […]
15 Aug 2020

Combined forces boost crop yields in Zambia

A partnership between agricultural company African Green Resources and the non-profit organisation the African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) is expected to boost crop yields in Zambia over the next few years.  The first phase of the […]
13 Aug 2020

Kenya invests in sustainable forestry

Kenyan logging company Komaza has recently completed a Class B fund-raising campaign that generated USD28-million. The money will be used to develop its forest plantations for sustainable timber harvesting. By […]
2 Aug 2020

Potash a game changer for Eritrea

With a growing world population, demand for food will increase, while the availability of arable land is expected to shrink. Potash, an important fertiliser, could be a game changer for […]
31 Jul 2020

Drone technology improves biodiversity

An ambitious project for veld management and ecological research, that combines ancient animal lore with state-of the-art technology, took a step forward this week when five eland were released at […]
26 Jul 2020

Assurance system boosts Namibian fish exports

Despite tightening of quality and safety requirements in major import markets, fish and fishery products have continued to be a significant contributor to Namibia’s exports, thanks in part to a […]
20 Jul 2020

Fertilizer value chain critical to feed Africa

The use of fertilizer in Africa remains well below the global inputs. Fertilizers are mined in several countries, but the fertilizer value chain is critical in Africa. According to the […]
16 Jul 2020

World Bank initiative fills water pans

A recent World Bank initiative has filled the water pans in an extremely dry region of Kenya. More than 1000 villagers is set to benefit. Recently constructed water pans in […]
14 Jul 2020

Kenya farmers increase crop yields with climate-smart techniques

By: Heidi Boening for the IAEA Despite poor soil fertility and water scarcity, farmers in Kenya have increased their crop yields by 17-20% and saved 20% of their fertiliser costs […]
7 Jul 2020

Africa needs to expand food reserves

African countries need to expand food reserves, keep food supply flowing and boost their agriculture budgets to avert a possible hunger pandemic. Africa should develop and implement policies to enhance […]
27 Jun 2020

Why Africa?

Africa, like the rest of the world, will be hard hit by the after- effects of Covid-19. However, in the long-term, many countries in Africa will provide great opportunities for […]