International mission to measure human rights impact of land grabbing kicks off

7 September 2017 – Land grabbing, a phenomenon that is becoming the norm. Read more…


SA agricultural sector slowly recovering from drought

6 September 2017 – South Africa’s agriculture is divided into three main commodity sectors. Livestock accounts for 47% of the country’s gross producer value (GPV), followed by horticulture and field crops whose share stood at 29% and 23% respectively in 2016. Read more…


Fresh Plaza News

24 August 2017 – South African ag exports up 6% despite drought. Read more…


Angola: Companies invest over USD 300 million in agro-industry

24 August 2017 – At least USD 310 million is the total value of an investment contract signed between private companies for the production of cereals, vegetables, fruits and meat in the Agro-industrial Complex of Capanda (PAC) in northern Malanje province. Read more…


Fighting the pest that is ravaging Africa’s agriculture

21 July 2017 – Tackling the menace of the tenacious fall army-worm is a top priority if Africa’s food security is to be safeguarded. Read more…


OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2017-2026

20 July 2017 – The thirteenth joint edition of the OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook provides market projections for major agricultural commodities, biofuels and fish. Read more…


Engage Africa’s youth in agriculture and rural development

4 July 2017 – According to the Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, José Graziano da Silva at a joint African Union-European Union meeting, hosted at FAO headquarters in Rome, youth employment should be at the centre of any strategy to face economic and demographic challenges in Africa. Read more…