The Fall Armyworm Agri Tech Prize, aimed at finding digital solutions to identify, track and protect crops in Africa against fall armyworm, has attracted more than 200 entries.
It appears that only a handful of farmers will be able to cash in on the new opportunities generated by Zimbabwe’s legalisation of cannabis production for medicinal and scientific purposes.
The decimation of Namibia’s kudu population due to rabies, especially on game-fenced farms, poses a severe and long-term threat to the country’s game industry.
Fifteen African countries have recalled certain processed meat products as a result of the listeriosis outbreak in South Africa.
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned that large-scale livestock losses as a result of drought have severely impacted the livelihoods of farmers, which could exacerbate Somalia’s food...
Farmers in Botswana have expressed concern about that country’s government continuing to allocate low budgets to the agricultural sector.
A total of 78 donkeys have been euthanised over a four month period at what would have been Zimbabwe’s first abattoir for these animals, after inspectors found that they were...
The first Malabo Biennial Report on the Malabo Commitment to accelerate agricultural growth and transformation in Africa was released last month.
The maize crop in Zimbabwe's south-western Matabeleland region is suffering serious moisture stress that could result in permanent wilting if the dry spell continues, farmers in the region have said.
Since its outbreak in the northern parts of Zambia in April 2017, African swine fever has resulted in the culling of more than 20 000 pigs.
Rwanda has banned imports of meat, dairy products, vegetables and fruit from South Africa as a result of the recent outbreak of the foodborne disease, listeria, across the country.
While many African agribusinesses are keen to expand their operations into other countries on the continent, they reportedly remain wary of doing so.