Archive: 07/12/2017

 

New 'agripreneurs' dig for green gold on skyscraper rooftops

The soaring "Chamber of Mines" building in central Johannesburg, a hub for South Africa's mining industry, is a symbol of a bygone era when pioneers began flocking here in the late 19th century... Read more about 'New 'agripreneurs' dig for green gold on skyscraper rooftops'...


How the world needs to change as regions get drier

The University of Cape Town[http://www.assar.uct.ac.za/] is working with partner organisations in southern, west and east Africa as well as India to investigate how to adapt to climate change in semi-arid regions. In examining various approaches that have already... Read more about 'How the world needs to change as regions get drier'...


Farmcrowdy launches farmers' digital app to empower farmers

The Chief Executive Officer of Farmcrowdy, Onyeka Akumah, disclosed that the application is an agricultural platform which connects small-scale farmers and sponsor investors who are ready to produce more food for the country,... Read more about 'Farmcrowdy launches farmers' digital app to empower farmers'...


Smartphone app to help SA farmers

A smartphone app harnessing the power of satellites and drones to give a bird's eye perspective has been launched to help farmers save water and grow healthy crops. The app, launched on Tuesday... Read more about 'Smartphone app to help SA farmers'...


Upgrading the cactus pear from a weed run wild to an essential crop

According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), cactus pear should be considered as a valuable asset, especially for food and livestock feed in dryland areas. FAO gathered cactus pear experts to pool their knowledge... Read more about 'Upgrading the cactus pear from a weed run wild to an essential crop'...


The future of agriculture, food security is knowledge-intensive

Read an article by Bizcommunity on the key note speech by FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva at the Chatham House think tank. He addressees current inefficiencies in food systems and key interventions, particularly reducing food waste. Read... Read more about 'The future of agriculture, food security is knowledge-intensive'...