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04 May

The new FAO-Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa – FARA Compendium of forgotten foods in Africa aims to move the needle by identifying so-called orphan foods that very often are “locally adapted and less fastidious than exotic cultivars” such as maize, rice or wheat. The compendium presents 100 examples of neglected local foods that have the potential to sustainably provide the much-needed dietary nutrients to various communities across Africa.

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28 April

Aquaculture Solutions: Farmed Catfish of Africa By Leslie Ter Morshuizen    Africa is home to one of the world’s ultimate aquaculture species.  Our local catfish is a tough, easy-to-rear fish that grows faster than other fish species whilst also living at extremely high densities.  These characteristics make it an ideal aquaculture candidate and simplify the […]

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01 April

Biomass has emerged as a promising solution to combat climate change and reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.

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20 January

Top-10 most unusual fruits rapidly gaining popularity – EastFruit According to EastFruit, global trade of exotic fruits is growing extremely fast. We decided to create a top-10 strangest exotic fruits, some of which could even be dangerous if consumed unproperly, but which are becoming popular worldwide. However, let us first determine what is an “exotic fruit”? […]

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05 December

Revolutionizing Aquaponics: The Unrivalled Potential of UO2-Micro and Ultrafine Bubble Technology In the dynamic landscape of Agriculture, Aquaculture, Aquaponics, Hydroponics, Wastewater treatment and more, Ultra-Oxygen the Water Solution division of Soldevco, has harnessed cutting-edge technology, specifically the UO2-MB/UFB generators, to overcome the critical challenge of maintaining optimal dissolved oxygen (DO) levels. Now, with the inclusion of […]

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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

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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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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