Agriculture

30 Nov 2021

Welcome to a new world. Welcome to WhyAfrica

Welcome to a new world. Welcome to WhyAfrica Travel restrictions and Omicron will slow us down, but never stop us. Africa will survive and continue trading and doing business, writes […]
26 Nov 2021

AfDB approves new water strategy

AfDB approves new water strategy The African Development Bank has approved a new five-year water strategy that aims to increase water security and foster sustainable, green and inclusive growth and […]
21 Nov 2021

Agriculture gets a USD150-million boost

Agriculture gets a USD150-million boost The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved a USD150-million facility to ETC Group to address the company’s working capital requirements […]
15 Nov 2021

Translocating desert lions to prevent human-wildlife conflict

Translocating desert lions to prevent human-wildlife conflict Human-wildlife conflict in the Kunene Region in north-western Namibia costs local communal conservancies tens of thousands of Namibian dollars per year. The main […]
9 Nov 2021

East Africa’s economic outlook bullish despite Covid-19 setback

East Africa’s economic outlook bullish despite Covid-19 setback East Africa is on the way to recovery after the severe setback suffered because of Covid-19 in 2019 and 2020. There are […]
5 Nov 2021

What African agribusiness can learn from Brazil

What African agribusiness can learn from Brazil Over the past year, we’ve seen the strength of various economic sectors across the globe being tested by the pandemic. Through this, the […]
4 Nov 2021

Calls for Africa to develop pro-poor land policies

Calls for Africa to develop pro-poor land policies The 2021 Conference on Land Policy in Africa opened earlier this week with a resounding call for African countries to develop pro-poor […]
7 Oct 2021

IWMI study improves water allocations in the Nile Basin

IWMI study improves water allocations in the Nile Basin A recent study conducted by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) estimated the economic value of irrigation water for major crops in […]
28 Sep 2021

Wildlife conservation can boost Africa’s economic development

Wildlife conservation can boost Africa’s economic development Sustainable and inclusive wildlife economies are critical to the future of wildlife conservation in Africa. However, there is a lack of knowledge of […]
28 Sep 2021

Bell Series V Tractor geared to meet expectations

Bell Series V Tractor geared to meet expectations After four years of development and testing of the new Bell Series V Haulage Tractor, the company’s Product Marketing Manager: Forestry and […]
24 Sep 2021

SA needs a sustainable agricultural sector

SA needs a sustainable agricultural sector South Africa needs a sustainable agricultural sector if it is to ensure food security in the future. However, the sector is not without its […]
22 Sep 2021

Engaged employees make for more productive businesses

How does engaged employees make for more productive businesses during a time of Covid-19 and economic hardship? We asked Vanisha Balgobind, Executive Head of HR at Exxaro. Putting employees at […]
16 Sep 2021

IWMI examines water resources in Ethiopia’s Lake Tana sub-basin

IWMI examines water resources in Ethiopia’s Lake Tana sub-basin Through the FLAIR (Future Leaders – African Independent Research) Fellowship project, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is working to develop a thorough […]
9 Sep 2021

AWISCA celebrates top 100 women in African supply chains

AWISCA celebrates top 100 women in African supply chains  09 September 2021 – The African Women in Supply Chain Association (AWISCA) recognises, and celebrates, the top 100 women in African […]
3 Sep 2021

Groundwater management is essential for a sustainable future

03 September 2021- Water security in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region has been subjected to the impacts of climate change and severe weather events. Water management, and especially […]
3 Sep 2021

Nigeria supports an initiative to create SAPZs

03 September 2021 –  Indications are that Nigeria supports  an initiative to create SAPZs. Nigeria’s Federal and State governments have expressed overwhelming support for an initiative to create Special Agro-industrial […]
2 Sep 2021

Best practice for small emerging farmers

02 September 2021 – A new comparative study has identified best practice in livestock production and marketing for small emerging farmers. The study shows trader or broker market control, prevalent […]
1 Sep 2021

Expropriation without compensation threatens South Africa’s agricultural sector

By Ian van Niekerk, Managing Director of Oakland Group 01 September 2021 – Expropriation without compensation threatens South Africa’s agricultural sector. The proposed initiative will have a profoundly negative impact […]
22 Aug 2021

Supporting smallholder farmers amidst the pandemic

22 August 2021 – Nozizwe Mhlongo farms on 10 hectares of land in Sehlakoane, a rural area in Limpopo. Some of this land she uses for maize production which recently […]
14 Aug 2021

Smart pumping – a new era in water management and supply

By Jaque Mare, product manager at Schneider Electric South Africa  14 August 2021 – The world is currently faced with outdated water management infrastructure that threatens to spiral out of […]
1 Aug 2021

Botswana’s diversification strategy gathers momentum

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 01 August 2021 – Although Covid-19 has presented Botswana with many challenges, the country’s diversification strategy started gathering momentum during this time. […]
24 Jul 2021

Sudan could be a breadbasket but security remains a concern

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica  24 July 2021 – Sudan could be the breadbasket of North and East Africa, but safety and security remains a concern that […]
22 Jul 2021

New agricultural initiative to empower DRC farmers

22 July 2021 – A new agricultural initiative, led by the ERG Africa, is earmarked to empower DRC farmers in the Haut-Katanga province, close to ERG Africa’s Frontier copper project. […]
15 Jul 2021

Why ESG underpins Africa’s agricultural prospects

15 July 2021 – The agricultural sector in Africa remains significantly under-invested, but more support from international lenders and investors will come with stringent environmental, social and governance (ESG) requirements. […]
15 Jul 2021

Why wild African fruits can supplement low protein staple foods

By the University of Johannesburg (UJ) Research 15 July 2021 – Research by the University of Johannesburg has found that wild fruits from Southern Africa show good potential to supplement […]
10 Jul 2021

AGF signs MoU with TADB to boost agribusiness in Tanzania

10 July 2021 – The African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (AGF) this week signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank (TADB) that […]
2 Jul 2021

CMGP/CAS merger creates agricultural champion in Morocco

02 July 2021 – A landmark merger between Compagnie Marocaine de Goutte à Goutte et de Pompage’s (CMGP) and Comptoir Agricole du Souss (CAS), has created a new champion in […]
29 Jun 2021

CSIR research boost indigenous biodiversity in South Africa

29 June 2021 – The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), an entity of the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), is championing indigenous knowledge systems (IKS) research and […]
26 Jun 2021

AfDB grant will boost agricultural value chains in Mozambique

26 June 2021 – The African Development Bank (AfDB), with financing from the Italian Technical Cooperation Fund, has provided a €990,000 grant to help smaller agro-processing enterprises boost production and […]
12 Jun 2021

Calls for greater investment in Sudan’s agriculture

12 June 2021 – The Ministry of Agriculture of Sudan, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations, and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), have called […]