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Increasing resilience of Africa’s smallholder farmers vital

With factors such as climate change, sustainability, and difficult access to markets putting pressure on Africa’s millions of smallholder farmers, efforts were needed to help increase the resilience of such...

Africa needs to reduce independence on imported food

Africa needed to reduce its dependence on imported and value-added food and fibre products, according to experts at Nestlé’s Creating Shared Value (CSV) Forum 2016, held in June in Abidjan,...
New commission to audit landownership in zimbabwe

New commission to audit land ownership in Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwean government has gazetted a Land Commission Bill according to which a land commission will be established to conduct regular land ownership and land use audits on farms seized...

Botswana suspends cattle ‘shoot-to-kill’ policy

Zimbabwe’s government has succeeded in persuading Botswana to suspend its proposal to shoot cattle crossing the border from Zimbabwe into Botswana.

Five facts about food safety and security in Africa

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has warned that more than 6,3 million people in drought-affected countries in Southern Africa could face food shortages.

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Farmers’ woes mount as floods devastate the US Midwest

Farmers’ woes mount as floods devastate the US Midwest

Heavy rainfall across the Missouri River and Mississippi River basins has ravaged much of the US Midwest this week

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