Tokelo Shai

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New Report: Africa Agriculture Status Report 2020

The Africa Agriculture Status Report for 2020 by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) has been released.

The report is titled "Feeding Africa's Cities: Opportunities, challenges, and policies... Read more about 'New Report: Africa Agriculture Status Report 2020'...


Interesting articles in Agri About - August edition

The recent Agri About edition highlights some interesting articles related to sustainable agriculture. Please see the articles below:

Information on stem rust plant disease and methods of controlling it
Article on the... Read more about 'Interesting articles in Agri About - August edition'...


Smart irrigation enables first commercial blueberries in Namibia

An article in BizCommunity highlights the first commercial production of blueberries in Namibia through the use of a fully automated drip irrigation and fertigation management system designed by Cherry Irrigation.

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COVID-19 presents an opportunity to transform global agriculture

An article in Agriabout highlights the opportunity presented by the COVID-19 global pandemic to provide better nutrition and healthier diets for all. The article notes the following interventions for a more... Read more about 'COVID-19 presents an opportunity to transform global agriculture'...


Urban farming: Is it financially and spatially feasible?

In this article, Bizcommunity explores key concepts in  and the business case for urban agriculture. 

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Applications for CASP funding open

Applications for CASP funding open - Closing date: 31 July 2020

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDoA) has announced that applications for the Comprehensive Agricultural Support Package (CASP) funding are... Read more about 'Applications for CASP funding open'...


Infrastructure investment for agricultural productivity

Infrastructure key to agriculture's future

Insights from the Sustainable Investment Infrastructure Development Symposium of South Africa held on the 23rd of June highlighted that infrastructure investment in agriculture is essential to... Read more about 'Infrastructure investment for agricultural productivity'...


New Report: Actions to transform food systems under climate change

New Report: Actions to transform food systems under climate change

The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) recently launched the 'Actions to Transform Food Systems Under... Read more about 'New Report: Actions to transform food systems under climate change'...


GreenCape 2020 Market Intelligence Reports

GreenCape 2020 Market Intelligence Reports Available Online

GreenCape’s 2020 Market Intelligence Reports, produced in partnership with the Western Cape Government’s Department of Economic Development and Tourism and  Department of Agriculture provides... Read more about 'GreenCape 2020 Market Intelligence Reports '...


Live Webinar: Insights from GreenCape's 2020 Market Intelligence Reports

Register to live Webinar on 25 June: Investing in a Green Economic Recovery

Join the live webinar discussion as experts discuss GreenCape’s 2020 Market Intelligence Reports and highlight investment opportunities in the green... Read more about 'Live Webinar: Insights from GreenCape's 2020 Market Intelligence Reports'...


Call for Women Entrepreneurs in Biofuels

Call for Women Entrepreneurs in Biofuels - Women in Biodiesel Accelerator 2020

Applications are open until 26 June 2020

If you are an existing woman-owned/managed business that already collects UCO (used cooking... Read more about 'Call for Women Entrepreneurs in Biofuels'...


SAPVIA PV GreenCard Installer Training

The Solar Training Centre (STC) and the Southern African Energy Efficiency Confederation’s (SAEEC) Training Interest Group will host a SAPVIA PV GreenCard Installers theoretical online training in Southern Africa.

The training... Read more about 'SAPVIA PV GreenCard Installer Training'...


How young vineyards can survive climate change

It is anticipated that wine grape production like most agricultural activities will be affected by rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, higher average temperatures and decreased rainfall. According to Dr... Read more about 'How young vineyards can survive climate change'...


Key tips to fight off olive tree trunk diseases

Research by Dr Meagan van Dyk highlights some tips on how to fight off olive tree trunk diseases. These include:

Pruning trees when humidity levels are low, irrespective of the seasons
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CGA call for black citrus growers programme

The Citrus Growers Association of Southern Africa (CGA) has issued a call for applications for the "Economic Transformation of Black Citrus Growers Programme". The programme aims to make funding available... Read more about 'CGA call for black citrus growers programme'...


Farmer's Weekly special Covid-19 podcasts

Farmer's Weekly has been running a special Covid-19 podcast series that highlights the impacts of the pandemic on the farming industry. The recent podcast focused on the impacts on smallholder... Read more about 'Farmer's Weekly special Covid-19 podcasts'...


The role of agrifood tech for a food-secure world

The African Agri Council hosted a webinar on the 26th of May 2020 titled: "The crucial role of AgTech: The battle for a food-secure world". The webinar sessions highlighted the... Read more about 'The role of agrifood tech for a food-secure world'...