agriculture in Africa

2 Jun 2022

Multispecies farming unit aims to heal Zimbabwe’s social fabric

Multispecies farming unit aims to heal Zimbabwe’s social fabric Shangani Holistic, in the Zimbabwe midlands, lives up to its name, fusing all the elements of its ecosystem so that each […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]