Agriculture

18 May 2021

The evolving need for sustainable energy in agriculture

By John Hudson. 18 May 2021 – South Africa has been plagued by power supply issues for many years. Mostly because of the significant reliance on Eskom, which is struggling […]
17 May 2021

Resurgence of Desert Locusts threaten Horn of Africa.

17 May 2021 – The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, has welcomed an €8-million contribution from the European Union (EU) that […]
4 May 2021

African countries and partners commit to double agricultural productivity.

04 May 2021 – Seventeen African heads of state have committed to double agricultural productivity while, at the same time, a coalition of development banks and partners has pledged more […]
30 Apr 2021

Agriculture presents a major opportunity for African entrepreneurs.

By Leon Louw founder and editor at WhyAfrica 8 April 2021 – Agriculture will play a key role in the development of Africa’s economy after Covid-19. Although agriculture has historically […]
28 Apr 2021

Africa’s recovery depends on green investments.

23 April 2021 – Africa’s huge market offers immense opportunities for investors. However, it is imperative that development and investments ensure sustainability, improve the plight of Africa’s people, and address […]
27 Apr 2021

New technologies provide solutions to Africa’s agricultural challenges.

Abidjan, 26 April 2021 – Drones, satellites, geographic information systems, weather stations and advanced analytics are some of the most promising technologies for providing solutions to Africa’s agricultural challenges, according […]
26 Apr 2021

Five Trawlers Arrested as New Partnership with Sierra Leone Begins

26 April 2021 – In less than two days, armed Sierra Leone Navy sailors stationed on board the Sea Shepherd ship Bob Barker carried out a series of covert at-sea […]
20 Apr 2021

New regulations for LandCare projects in South Africa

By Paula-Ann Novotny from Webber Wentzel 20 April 2021 – A recently published Generic Environmental Management Programme in South Africa seeks to regulate LandCare projects and exclude identified activities related […]
18 Apr 2021

Botswana is WhyAfrica’s Pick of the Week

By Leon Louw founder of WhyAfrica   18 April 2021 – New mining projects, unsurpassed tourism and agricultural potential, and a robust and diversified economy makes Botswana WhyAfrica’s Pick of […]
14 Apr 2021

Exxaro’s ESD programme creates opportunities for South African communities.

14 April 2021 – South African mining company Exxaro’s Enterprise Supplier Development (ESD) Programme creates a range of opportunities for South African communities. In December 2020, 11 candidates completed the […]
8 Apr 2021

World Bank provides USD375 to boost pastoral production systems in the Sahel.

08 April 2021 – Pastoralism is a key driver of growth that provides livelihoods for more than 20 million people in the Sahel. The World Bank recently provided USD375 to […]
24 Mar 2021

Overcoming the obstacles in the way of Africa’s female farmers

Bonolo Sophie Maqeba, CEO of Black Women Empowered  24 March 2021 – Female farmers in Africa face unimaginable challenges and have to overcome adversity at every level. In this great […]
21 Mar 2021

Sustainable forestry and the fight against climate change

21 March 2021 – Sustainable forestry is non-negotiable in the international fight against climate change. Today is International Day of Forests. In a changing world, standards to ensure that forestry […]
20 Mar 2021

Hunger could be a bigger threat than Covid-19.

19 March 2021 – Strengthening food systems must be an integral part of efforts to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic and to build resilience in Africa, says African Development Bank […]
2 Mar 2021

Côte d’Ivoire is increasingly alluring to investors.

Joël Touré, Chief Executive of Stanbic Bank Côte d’Ivoire   02 March 2021 – Thanks to a number of business-friendly reforms in recent years, Côte d’Ivoire is increasingly alluring to  foreign […]
1 Mar 2021

Ghana’s wood product exports could double under AfCFTA.

01 March 2021 – Ghana’s wood product exports to member countries in the newly operational African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) are expected to double, according to the Timber Industry […]
25 Feb 2021

Sustainable agriculture arrives through water.

By Chetan Mistry, Strategy and Marketing Manager for Xylem Africa  25 February 2021 – The recent drought in the Western Cape province was a reminder that South Africa is a […]
18 Feb 2021

The fisherwomen of Uganda

18 February 2021 – There is a fish farmer in Wakawaka in Uganda. Her name is Everline Auma.  Every day at 7:30am she signs in at work before launching a […]
14 Feb 2021

Agricultural sector in Mozambique needs investment.

By Grace Goodrich 14 February 2021 – The agricultural sector in Mozambique needs investment. Commercial farming is one of the highest-growth sectors in Mozambique, yet only 16% of land suitable […]
8 Feb 2021

AfDB grant to South Sudan will boost agricultural markets.

08 February – The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has signed protocols to disburse a USD14-million grant to the Government of South Sudan to boost agricultural markets in a project to […]
3 Feb 2021

Help on the way for global cocoa supply chain.

03 February 2021 – Cocoa plantations, which are the backbone of the world’s chocolate supply, are highly vulnerable to climate hazards. However, help is on the way for the global […]
29 Jan 2021

Water projects in Africa builds climate change resilience.

29 January 2021 – An award-winning project in Zambia is a great example of water projects in Africa that builds climate change resilience.    The water project in Zambia, supported […]
18 Jan 2021

EO data a billion-dollar opportunity for African economies

18 January 2021 – Earth Observation (EO) data provides a billion-dollar opportunity for economies on the African continent, one that could create jobs and build new resilience after Covid-19. A […]
13 Jan 2021

Health crisis reveals Africa’s agricultural resilience

13 January 2021 – The recent Covid-19 health crisis has revealed the resilient capacities of African agriculture especially in the Sahel  The recent Covid-19 health crisis has revealed the resilient […]
11 Jan 2021

Water management supports development.

17 December 2020 – The sustainable management of water will go a long way to support socio-economic development. The equitable and sustainable use and management of water resources can support […]
30 Dec 2020

Africa needs to rebuild fast

30 December 2020 – After Covid-19 and in the new year, Africa needs to rebuild fast. It has to forge strong partnerships in this rebuilding process.   Africa needs to […]
28 Dec 2020

SouthBridge announces major transactions in Togo

Kigali, Rwanda, 28 December 2020 – Earlier this month financial advisor Southbridge announced two major transactions in the Republic of Togo in West Africa.     Southbridge works closely with the […]
26 Dec 2020

Farmers in Namibia assist with elephant management

By Ellanie Smit 27 December 2020 – Three agricultural unions in Namibia has submitted a final draft of a document to the Namibian Ministry of the Environment and Tourism, which […]
24 Dec 2020

AfCFTA accelerates agricultural development

By Louis van Ravesteyn, pan-African head of Agribusiness, Personal and Business banking at the Standard Bank Group 24 December 2020 – The African Continental Free-Trade Area (AfCFTA) could accelerate the […]
13 Dec 2020

Partnerships can transform Africa’s cocoa industry

13 December 2020 – Recent studies criticising the global chocolate industry for exploitative practices have concerned ethical consumers and there are calls to transform the African cocoa industry. Cocoa farmers […]