Food fraud is big business. Although the true extent is uncertain, such practices are calculated to cost the global food industry up to £25 billion (over ZAR 300 billion) per year and the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) estimates that up to 10% of commercial food products may be counterfeit
Finding ways to ramp up the ability of rural populations to derive economic benefit from natural resources, and in a sustainable way is viewed as a key driver to bring real change to disenfranchised communities: the story of marula nut oil.
The same technology that ski resorts in rich countries have used for decades to make snow has been brought to sub-Saharan Africa
Farmers in Nigeria participating in the biocontrol of aflatoxins using Aflasafe™— a fungus-based biocontrol product developed by IITA— say the quality of their maize grains has significantly improved after the product's application in their fields.
'Holy powder' ingredient makes membranes behave for better health
Agriculture experts have voiced concern over plans to import seed varieties from Malaysia to address the critical shortage of farm inputs in Zimbabwe. They warn that the Malaysian seed may be unsuitable for Zimbabwe's climate.