AfDB chief woos young, African farmers

African Development Bank (AfDB) President Akinwumi Adesina has pledged US$250 000 to a fund which supports young African farmers. Dr Adesina, who this month was awarded the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate, said engaging young Africans in agriculture is the solution to the continent’s high unemployment rate. “By empowering the…

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Increased agricultural output in SA leads to slower inflation

The 2017 season shows the South African agricultural sector is recovering well after recurring drought that ended in 2016. Large outputs are driving decelerated inflation. According to South African business chamber Agbiz, South African food product price inflation slowed down to 1.9% y/y in August from 3.3% y/y in July…

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AB InBev and SU partnership to improve research

Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (AB InBev) and agronomists and food scientists from the Stellenbosch University in South Africa’s Western Cape will partner on a R6 million research project on beer producing grains. Dr Nikki Else, Research and Development Manager: Agriculture Africa at AB InBev, said projects on cassava and sorghum will…

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