‘Global hunger continues to rise’

hunger drought 17For the third year in a row, there has been a rise in world hunger, with the absolute number of undernourished people being increased to about 821mn in 2017 from around 804mn in 2016, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)

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Sugar tariffs to provide relief against imports in South Africa

Sugar 12The recently endorsed International Trade and Administration Commission (ITAC) recommendation to adjust the sugar and increase import duty of US$680 per tonne will provide the immediate relief required by the industry and protection against the surge of imports, said Ncumisa Mcata-Mhlauli, chief director for agro-processing at the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti)

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SDN explores new agricultural methods and models in Niger Delta

SDN 11A burgeoning artisanal oil industry in the Niger Delta is endangering regional environmental health and stability, according to a recent research by Stakeholder Democracy Network (SDN)

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Louise Jupp explains benefits of commercial drone systems and drone surveying to farmers

Jupp 10Louise Jupp, co-founder and director of Terreco Aviation (Pty) Ltd and a licensed drone pilot, has released her debut book ‘Precision Farming from Above: How Commercial UAV/Drone Surveys are Helping Farmers to Improve Crop Management, Increase Crop Yields and Create More Profitable Farms’

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Adesina emphasises role of agriculture to attain global food security

Adesina 5sAkinwumi Adesina, president of African Development Bank (AfDB), has delivered a speech on how to make agriculture work for Africa and the world at Wageningen University & Research in The Netherlands

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