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Towards zero hunger

In order to meet the food demands of the global population by 2020, the world’s food production needs to increase by 50-70%, with 50%...

Agribank secures $10m for Zim agriculture

Agribank has secured $10 million from the Egypt-based African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), which will be channelled towards capacitating agricultural exporters and value addition in...

Helping plants remove natural toxins could boost crop yields by 47%

This article was originally published in The Conversation and written by Paul South, postdoctoral researcher at the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology,...

First Access to Seeds Index for Western and Central Africa

The Access to Seeds Index, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the government of the Netherlands, aims to encourage...

Partnerships are important, but must ‘be meaningful’

Mike Mlengana, director general of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), delivered the keynote address at the recent Agbiz congress and placed...

AFDB approves investment in Africa Food Security Fund

In an effort to boost agri-business and enhance food security in Africa, the African Development Bank (AFDB) board has approved a US$15 million equity...

UP awarded a Nutrition and Food Security Chair

Prof. Hettie Schönfeldt, Director of the African Research Universities Alliance Centre of Excellence for Food Security led by the University of Pretoria (UP), and...

Fall Armyworm Tech Prize entries impress

The Fall Armyworm Tech Prize opened for entries in March 2018 and closed in May 2018. The initiative aims to find digital solutions to...

FAO hails UN Security Council Resolution on hunger and conflict

A United Nations Security Council resolution on hunger and conflict today won praise from FAO director-general José Graziano da Silva for underscoring the critical...

Technology and innovation key for sustainable global food security

With Nampo taking place in Bothaville, Free State next week, a concern that should be uppermost in the minds of everyone attending this premier...