agriculture in Africa

2 Jan 2022

Hope springs eternal

Hope springs eternal Covid-19’s impact on Africa has been severe, as it has been across the globe. However, hope springs eternal, writes Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica.      […]
29 Dec 2021

Agriculture: Key to Africa’s revival

Agriculture: Key to Africa’s revival Agriculture will play a key role in the development of Africa’s economy after Covid-19. By WhyAfrica staff writer Although agriculture has historically been the backbone […]
27 Dec 2021

Why farmers should think electric

Why farmers should think electric Green technology like electric vehicles will catapult the African agricultural sector into the future, writes Leon Louw, WhyAfrica founder and editor.  Agriculture will play a […]
8 Dec 2021

Sustainable pathways for agriculture

Sustainable pathways for agriculture In a recent project to foster sustainable practices in agriculture, SRK Consulting has been working with Bonsucro and other stakeholders to develop a practical way for […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
9 Dec 2020

Cooling centre a boost for African farmers

09 December 2020 – The Rwandan government has formally launched the new African Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Cooling and Cold Chain (ACES) that is hosted in-country by the University […]