African Plant Breeders Association launched to improve food security in Africa

12 November 2019. The occasion at the University of Ghana hosted by the West Africa Center for Crop Improvement (WACCI) brought together over 400 scientists, researchers, national agriculture policymakers, students, professionals, private and public sector actors, from 30 different countries. Read more…


South Africa: Red tape bars berry exports

6 September 2019. The economic discussion document released by the Treasury last week is a welcome statement of intent, particularly the proposed increase in agricultural exports over the next 10 years. Read more…


South Africa: Saving the Philippi Horticultural Area

18 April 2018 – As if the water crisis wasn’t bad enough‚ Cape Town risks running out of cheap fresh vegetables unless it protects a 1‚900-hectare vegetable patch nestled in suburbia. Read more…


Global demand spurs sustainable fynbos harvesting

6 March 2018 – Many species of fynbos have been exported for decades but some of them are trending in Europe, Asia, Russia and other global markets. Read more…


Flavour forecasts: Bell’s predictions for 2018 food trends

25 January 2018 – Botanic flavours and gourmet snacks are among the top trends expected to take Europe by storm in 2018. Read more…


Europe’s love of roses sends ripples through Kenyan lake

4 December 2017 – Kenya is one of the biggest exporters of cut flowers in the world but the booming industry has created a raft of environmental problems. Local producers are now coming up with new ideas to cut pollution while keeping their business profitable. Read more…