agriculture

26 May 2022

Strategy and will key to uplift Africa’s communities

Strategy and will key to uplift Africa’s communities With a fresh burst of growth in Africa’s business sector, there has never been a better time to produce innovative solutions to […]
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 […]
15 May 2022

Identifying SDG shortcomings to monitor natural resources

Identifying SDG shortcomings to monitor natural resources The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), laid out by the United Nations in 2015 provides a map to guide and measure the world’s progress […]
30 Mar 2022

West Africa set to unlock the power of small businesses

West Africa set to unlock the power of small businesses By Tunde Macaulay In West Africa, small businesses account for close to 50% of GDP and, in some markets, up […]
25 Mar 2022

Adesina says South Africa is bankable

Adesina says South Africa is bankable The African Development Bank has put its faith in South Africa by committing USD2.8-billion over the next five years. A large chunk of this […]
17 Mar 2022

Standard Bank’s climate targets will support Africa’s sustainable development

Standard Bank’s climate targets will support Africa’s sustainable development Standard Bank is on course for a net zero future after the group pledged to mobilise a cumulative amount of between […]
9 Mar 2022

Russia-Ukraine conflict impacts SA agriculture

Russia-Ukraine conflict impacts SA agriculture The Russia-Ukraine conflict and climate change will have a significant impact on agriculture and food prices in South Africa. By Christo Joubert, Thabile Nkunjana, Ndiadivha […]
14 Feb 2022

Identifying SDG shortcomings to monitor natural resources

Identifying SDG shortcomings to monitor natural resources The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), laid out by the United Nations in 2015 provides a map to guide and measure the world’s progress […]
25 Jan 2022

Data to empower small scale farmers

Data to empower small scale farmers Australian based Ocean Protocol, the decentralised data exchange protocol to unlock data for AI and business innovation, has entered into a strategic partnership with […]
6 Jan 2022

AfDB aims to improve agricultural productivity in Mozambique

AfDB aims to improve agricultural productivity in Mozambique The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a USD47.09-million grant for the first phase of Mozambique’s Pemba-Lichinga Integrated Development Corridor, a […]
8 Dec 2021

Africa needs solutions not silos

Africa needs solutions not silos There was a hint of change in rain drenched Glasgow last month. Compared to previous gatherings, this year’s COP26 event in Scotland attracted considerably more […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
9 Mar 2021

The Southern African giants are stirring.

By LM Louw 08 March 2021 – The Southern African region as a collective could be immensely powerful if the most influential countries within this block got their act together. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]