agriculture

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 […]
19 Nov 2020

IFC invests in Malian quicklime

19 November 2020 – The International Finance Corporation (IFC) announced that it will invest close to €9-million in Malian quicklime and agriculture lime producer Carrières et Chaux du Mali (CCM). […]
12 Nov 2020

Namibia home to first kelp farm

By Inès Magoum (Afrik21) 12 November 2020 – Dutch sustainable oceanic aquaculture company Kelp Blue has been chosen to develop a giant kelp farm on the Namibian coast near the […]
28 Oct 2020

Degraded forests benefit farmers

28 October 2020 – An innovative project that repurposes and rehabilitates old forest land results in degraded forests that benefit farmers in countries like Ghana. For years, Christiana Akwabea admired […]
16 Oct 2020

A power plant boost for the Niger Delta

16 October 2020 – The Niger Delta region in southern Nigeria is an area with a chequered history of exploitation. Now it is set to benefit from a renewable energy […]