Heifer unveils Digital Agriculture Champions Initiative in Africa

Heifer International, a nonprofit organization on a mission to end global hunger and poverty, has unveiled her Digital Agriculture Champions (DAC) initiative. The initiative, will leverage exponential digital technologies as a key component in the design of signature...

South Africa seeks digital solutions to Agric sector

An event was conducted by a tech non-profit Empire Partner foundation, Youth Evolve, and the Thumela Business Forum to find digital solutions to the agric sector. The event hosted hundreds of aspirant software developers from Limpopo who had their chance to take part...

How 6 women and a garden are transforming rural village

When they ran out of resources and funds to keep their soup kitchen going, a group of women from Jekezi in Ngqamakhwe, a remote and impoverished village about 130km from Mthatha in the Eastern Cape, had to find another way. Led by activist Nosintu Mcimeli, they turned...

Farewell F&BKP, hello NFP

The Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) started in September 2013 and after seven years we will end our activities in their current form: supporting the knowledge generation and sharing of thematic networks; facilitating the work of Food & Business...

Rapidly Transforming Agriculture and Food Systems in Africa

It is a truism that the covid-19 pandemic has jostled governments, policymakers and agricultural value actors to reassess current agriculture and food systems. Africa’s food system is constituted by numerous actors  with varying interests and influences:...