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 […]