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    New animated film marks International Year of Plant Health 2020

    Diseases that devastate African communities are the focus of a brand new short animated film launched this week by The CONNECTED Virus Network, based at The Universities of Bristol and Newcastle in the United Kingdom...

    22 May 2020

    Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

    New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

    Issued by 2 Oct 2019

    3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

    Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

    Issued by 23 Jul 2019

    Global seed companies address climate change, nutrition needs

    The Access to Seeds Index 2019 - Global Seed Companies, published by the Amsterdam-based Access to Seeds Foundation, evaluates the activities of the 13 leading global seed companies...

    7 Feb 2019

    AGCO is helping African farmers access the agribusiness market

    AGCO's senior vice president and general manager for Asia Pacific and Africa elaborates on the company's new Farm in a Box initiative and how it's helping African farmers...

    By Robin Fredericks 5 Feb 2019

    AGCO unveils innovative Farm in a Box initiative for Africa's rural communities

    Capacity-building and agricultural mechanisation are a priority to facilitate food security and unlock the potential of small-scale farming in Africa...

    22 Jan 2019

    'Farm-to-school' movement takes root in Canada

    Farm-to-school programs aim to bring healthy, local food into schools, foster food literacy and enhance community connectedness...

    5 Sep 2018

    Kenya's Apollo Agriculture secures $500k funding

    The funding comes in the form of a $250,000 convertible grant from the FMO MASSIF Fund and a $250,000 loan from the Rabobank Foundation, which Apollo Agriculture chief executive officer (CEO) Eli Pollak said would allow it to expand its lending reach and greatly accelerate its rate of learning...

    By Tom Jackson 12 Jul 2018

    Repositioning family farming in global agriculture

    The UN has officially declared 2019 to 2028 as the decade of family farming - aiming to reposition family farming at the centre of agricultural, environmental and social policies in the national agendas by identifying gaps and opportunities to promote a shift towards a more equal and balanced development...

    By Ntswaki Motaung 14 Jun 2018

    Agricultural policies need to address child labour concerns

    Driven in part by an increase in conflicts and climate-induced disasters, the number of child labourers in agriculture worldwide has increased substantially from 98 million to 108 million since 2012 after more than a decade of continuous decline, according to the latest estimates...

    13 Jun 2018

    FAO's how-to guide to transforming food and agriculture

    FAO's set of 20 interconnected actions offers a practical guide for countries on how to strengthen food security, generate decent employment, spur rural development and economic growth, conserve natural resources and respond to climate change...

    8 Jun 2018

    EAC tea consumption to increase in the next decade

    East African countries could lead the world in growth in consumption of tea during the next decade, even as they occupy top positions in exports of the commodity...

    By Maryanne Gicobi 6 Jun 2018

    What is driving the rise in global tea consumption and production?

    Tea consumption has grown particularly rapidly in China, India and other emerging economies, driven by a combination of higher incomes and efforts to diversify production to include speciality items such as herbal teas, fruit fusions and flavoured gourmet teas...

    30 May 2018

    Grant agreement to enhance supply and utilisation of fertiliser in Africa

    FAPA donors and the African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership have signed a grant agreement which will help increase affordability, accessibility and incentives for fertiliser use among smallholder farmers in Africa and expand the supply and distribution of fertiliser by leveraging investments...

    25 May 2018

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