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07 June

“Compared to last year, we now yield 1050kg of cucumbers and 626kg of tomatoes per m2 annually” “We have moved from an R&D stage into a full production scale since January 2023. It’s been a crucial period for us, both technologically and economically. The completion of a Proof of Concept (POC) facility, spanning 300m2, marked […]

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07 June

Increase citrus yield, packouts and quality with shade nets By Lindi Botha  | In a consumer-driven market that is picky about the appearance of fruit, producing brightly coloured produce with zero blemishes is vital to catch the eye of shoppers. Erecting nets over citrus orchards increases the chances of a superb packout. Lindi Botha reports […]

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01 June

Horn of Africa droughts: How a network of groundwater boreholes could help (with borehole equipment resources) Published: May 26, 2024  Author Bradley Hiller: Collaborator, Centre for Sustainable Development, University of Cambridge   Deep groundwater boreholes could help people who now dig their own shallow wells.  Simone Boccaccio/ SOPA Images/ LightRocket/ Getty Images    The Horn of […]

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30 May

The Milken Institute and the Motsepe Foundation today announced the winners of the Milken-Motsepe Prize in Green Energy, a $2 million innovation competition to reward entrepreneurs working to expand access to reliable, affordable, and sustainable off-grid electricity in Africa.

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20 May

Rwanda’s $502m agricultural investment opportunities ‘offer prosperity prospects’ Emmanuel Ntirenganya Delegates follow panelists during the National Investment Forum of the Hand-in-Hand Initiative, which was held on April 23 in Kigali A transformative multimillion-dollar investment plan has been envisioned by the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources with the support of the Food and Agriculture Organization […]

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19 May

AgDevCo in equity investment deal with Agris for growth of fresh-food production and distribution in East Africa

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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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30 April

The Mastercard Foundation Agribusiness Challenge Fund (Grants from USD 500,000 – 2,500,000)   Application Window Deadlines: 7 June 2024 | 30 August 2024 | 22 November 2024 OVERVIEW The Agribusiness Challenge Fund is a rolling call for proposals open from 18 March 2024 to 22 November 2024, with three application harvest periods in between. The challenge will be open […]

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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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26 April

Global fruit and vegetable industry to meet at Macfrut 2024 The global fruit and vegetable supply chain will gather at Macfrut, Rimini Expo Centre, from 8 to 10 May 2024. A 41st edition with record figures: 1,400 exhibitors representing the entire supply chain (+22%); an increased exhibition area of 34,000 net square metres (+20%), which was sold out three […]

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