Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Committee raises concerns with Agricultural Research Council

Agricultural Research Council (Arc) was given the opportunity to respond to the Portfolio Committee’s request to provide a progress report in response to the Auditor-General’s findings for the 2017/18 year

The Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries today met with the Agricultural Research Council (Arc) and the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, which reported on its first quarter performance for the 2018/19 financial year. Arc was given the opportunity to respond to the Portfolio Committee’s request to provide…

Source: Norwegian Refugee Council |

Killing of farmers threatens food security in Northeast Nigeria

Farmers must be protected so they can cultivate their lands and return to their families alive, urged the Norwegian Refugee Council today

Repeated attacks against farmers risk aggravating the food crisis in Northeast Nigeria. Farmers must be protected so they can cultivate their lands and return to their families alive, urged the Norwegian Refugee Council today.  The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is horrified by the killing of at least 12 farmers in…

Nutrition Africa Investor Forum
Source: Nutrition Africa Investor Forum |

Investors to explore USD 82 million worth of business opportunities at the first Nutrition Investor Forum in Africa

During the day, USD 82 million worth of investment opportunities were explored by over 60 fast-growing small and medium (SMEs) enterprises

Leading business leaders, policy makers and prominent development campaigners joined over 200 delegates to launch the first ever Nutrition Africa Investor Forum (https://www.GainHealth.org/knowledge-centre/event/nutrition-africa-investor-forum/) in Nairobi, Kenya. High-level representatives from the World Bank, European Commission, International Finance Corporation, Kenya Commercial Bank, Graça Machel Trust and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation joined the high-level gathering…

Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information
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Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

Natural ingredients sector can accelerate inclusive economic growth

Rising agricultural activities in the natural ingredients sector will contribute in the development of an inclusive rural economy

The natural ingredients sector has a strong potential to accelerate inclusive economic growth in South Africa. This was said by the Chief Director of Chemicals, Cosmetics, Plastics and Pharmaceuticals at the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Ms Claudy Steyn. She was speaking at the opening session of the…

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Next call for Africa Agri-food Development Programme (AADP) applications launched at Africa Ireland Economic Forum

New call for proposals under the Africa Agri-food Development Programme, funded by the Irish Government

The 6th Africa Ireland Economic Forum took place on the 11th of October 2018 at the Convention Centre, Dublin Ireland. The Forum, organised by the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade together with the African Embassies in Ireland, brought together business people and thought leaders from Europe's most dynamic…

Source: The Zimbabwean |

Zim general warns on foreign bases in Djibouti

One of Zimbabwe’s most senior soldiers and a key US congressman say trouble may be coming to the Horn of Africa

Major General Trust Magoba – who now serves as a special advisor to the African Union office for Peace and Security – has raised concern at foreign interference on the continent. “The establishment foreign bases and the involvement of external forces in the conflicts on the Horn of Africa is…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Media Advisory | October 15, 2018 Telephonic Press Briefing with USAID Bureau for Food Security Assistant Administrator Beth Dunford and USAID Food for Peace Director Matt Nims on World Food Day

Assistant Administrator Dunford and Director Nims will discuss food security issues in Africa in advance of World Food Day, including USAID’s Feed the future program

EVENT: Please join us on Monday, October 15 at 09:00 EDT | 15:00 SAST for a telephonic press Briefing with USAID Bureau for Food Security Assistant Administrator Beth Dunford and USAID Food for Peace Director Matt Nims.  Assistant Administrator Dunford and Director Nims will discuss food security issues in Africa in advance of…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

Experts validate Economic Commission for Africa model on socio-economic benefits of climate information services for Africa's food-energy-water sectors

The model captures the linkages between the sectors and provides information about cross-sectoral impacts, for example agriculture and water

Experts in climate information services (CIS) from across the continent on Tuesday unanimously agreed and validated a report that shows CIS has socio-economic benefits (SEB) that are helpful for the food, energy and water sectors in Africa. The experts attending a validation technical workshop on analyzing the socio-economic utility of…

Source: Agri SA |

South Africa: Agri SA announces Board at the 2018 Congress

The Board is representative of the entire agricultural value chain, including Agri SA’s Provincial affiliates, commodity organisations and corporate members

Agri SA is proud to announce its Board who have been elected at the 2018 Congress today. The Board is representative of the entire agricultural value chain, including Agri SA’s Provincial affiliates, commodity organisations and corporate members. “The Presidency is an amazing privilege. I am responsible to the farmers and…

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Stats South Africa set to conduct Census of Commercial Agriculture 2017 (CoCA)

Stats South Africa is set to embark on a countrywide Census of Commercial Agriculture, commencing Monday 15 October 2018

South Africa’s Statistician-General and head of Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), Risenga Maluleke, has urged commercial farmers to participate in an agricultural census starting next week.   Stats SA is set to embark on a countrywide Census of Commercial Agriculture, commencing Monday 15 October 2018. About 600 field staff will…