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13 April

At the heart of our food security matters is soil health and addressing this will improve our stead in the response to an increasingly warming planet. This is the view of Hoven Meyer, group manager for Nestlé Agriculture Services.

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08 April

Pomegranate farming in Africa is a subject of both historical significance and contemporary relevance. For centuries, this delectable fruit has been cultivated in Africa, owing to the continent’s favorable climate and soil conditions. Today, pomegranate farming is a growing industry, with several African countries embracing it as a means of boosting their economies and promoting sustainable agriculture. In this article, we will delve into the intricacies of pomegranate farming in Africa, exploring its rich history, current state, and potential benefits for the continent.

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07 April

Kiwi farming has become increasingly popular in Africa due to the ideal climate conditions and the high demand for the fruit in both local and international markets. The kiwi, also known as the Chinese gooseberry, is native to China and was first introduced to New Zealand in the early 20th century. Today, kiwi is grown in various parts of the world, including Africa.

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06 April

“There is so much in the implementation pipeline of South Africa’s agriculture policy this year. The past four years have largely seen various initiatives that sought to inject confidence into the sector. These are now ripe for implementation, especially ahead of the 2024 general elections” writes Wandile Sihlobo, chief economist of Agbiz.

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06 April

The Republic of Côte d’Ivoire has abandoned its import substitution policy and other economic measures, including the budgetary allocation for modernizing local agriculture and support for boosting domestic agricultural production. It, however, boasts around 64.8 per cent of arable and agricultural land, which largely remains uncultivated.

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06 April

Fly farming, also known as maggot farming, is a sustainable and eco-friendly form of animal protein production that has been gaining popularity in Africa in recent years. The process involves rearing and harvesting larvae of various fly species to produce high-quality protein feed for livestock, fish, and other animals.

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05 April

As ravaging drought, low rainfall and war in Europe resulted in a global slump in cereal production in 2022, some African countries went against the grain, recording bumper harvests.

Niger, Sudan, Mali, Mozambique and Chad are among the countries that recorded the biggest harvests, of 10% or more above average yields in 2022, a quarterly report from the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) shows.

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04 April

  Plant-based: much more than a substitute New research from ofi shows that two thirds (67%) of consumers see plant-based dairy as complementary to dairy products, and ‘an opportunity to try something new’ (65%) The plant-based beverages, desserts and ice-cream market is worth an estimated €5.3bn1 in 2022. Yet research shows that 8% of consumers switched […]

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30 March

14 March 2023, Nairobi Kenya – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) handed over a spray aircraft to the Desert Locust Control Organization for Eastern Africa (DLCO-EA) to strengthen the latter’s response capacity in combatting the Desert Locust and other migratory pests in the region.

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21 March

Chocolate, the ultimate indulgence for many, is made from cocoa beans. Cocoa farming, therefore, is the source of this heavenly delight. Cocoa farming has been a significant source of income for many African countries, providing jobs and export opportunities. However, the process of cocoa farming is not as sweet as the end product. In this blog, we will delve into the world of cocoa farming in Africa and explore the ups and downs of this industry.

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