Agriculture

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 […]
22 Mar 2022

Forestry as a weapon against climate change

Forestry as a weapon against climate change By Jane Molony There is a climate case for wood – it is the only material that can naturally decarbonise our planet by […]
18 Mar 2022

Big boost for agriculture and infrastructure in Niger

Big boost for agriculture and infrastructure in Niger The African Development Bank Group has approved funding of more than USD127.8-million to Niger. The funds approved by the Board of Directors […]
17 Mar 2022

Standard Bank’s climate targets will support Africa’s sustainable development

Standard Bank’s climate targets will support Africa’s sustainable development Standard Bank is on course for a net zero future after the group pledged to mobilise a cumulative amount of between […]
9 Mar 2022

Russia-Ukraine conflict impacts SA agriculture

Russia-Ukraine conflict impacts SA agriculture The Russia-Ukraine conflict and climate change will have a significant impact on agriculture and food prices in South Africa. By Christo Joubert, Thabile Nkunjana, Ndiadivha […]
22 Feb 2022

Rham and Huber’s gonna rock you down to electric avenue

Rham and Huber’s gonna rock you down to electric avenue If you’re a farmer or a miner and still undecided about electric vehicles, why not jump into Rham Equipment and […]
19 Feb 2022

Illegal activities decimate Africa’s rainforests

Illegal activities decimate Africa’s rainforests Illegal logging, hunting, and farming in parts of West and Central Africa over the last 50 years have decimated indigenous rainforests, writes Leon Louw, owner […]
17 Feb 2022

Botswana bets on agritourism to boost growth

Botswana bets on agritourism to boost growth Landlocked Botswana has steadily grown in stature as one of the most stable and investment friendly countries in Africa. The government hopes a […]
16 Feb 2022

Water and energy vital to halt Africa’s land degradation

Water and energy vital to halt Africa’s land degradation Africa’s rapid urbanisation is placing ongoing pressure on available land and demanding far-sighted and coordinated national responses – as the upcoming […]
14 Feb 2022

WhyAfrica reports from the coalface

WhyAfrica reports from the coalface WhyAfrica is getting its boots dirty in 2022. After almost two years of being stuck behind our desks, we are going back to do what […]
14 Feb 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 […]
2 Feb 2022

World Wetlands Day: SA wine farm shows the way

World Wetlands Day: SA wine farm shows the way Wetlands are often overlooked, neglected and abused – and yet they provide essential eco-services for water and food security. They are […]
2 Feb 2022

Financial system in Africa excludes young entrepreneurs

Financial system in Africa excludes young entrepreneurs The establishment of entrepreneurs and start-ups are key to ensure sustainable growth and development on the African continent. This is not happening today, […]
1 Feb 2022

AfDB supports Guinea Bissau’s economic transformation

AfDB supports Guinea Bissau’s economic transformation African Development Bank Group President Dr Akinwumi A. Adesina has announced a financial package of USD30-million dollars to the West African nation of Guinea […]