Floating solar farm

Solar power is now the cheapest source of electricity in history, according to a 2020 report by the International Energy Agency. But there is something holding this clean energy powerhouse back: space. Unlike fossil fuel power stations, solar farms need a lot of room to generate enough electricity to keep up with demand. Most solar farms are composed…

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The Juice Box

One of the many opportunities for farmers worldwide to grow markets, turnover and raise profit margins is by adding value to crops through agro (food) processing. Without the aid of food processing, we would not have the convenience of the large variety of food products available in supermarkets and other food outlets. One of the…

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Dekgewasse help natuurlewe in wingerde

Die aanplant en behoud van dekgewasse, veral kruidagtige of breëblaarspesies, is een van die belangrikste bestuurspraktyke om te oorweeg deur wyndruifboere wat sensitief te werk wil gaan met die kewer-, ware insek- en spinnekoplewe in hul wingerde. Dis die raad van bewaringskundige dr. Marinus Geldenhuys, wat navorsing oor die onderwerp vir sy doktorsgraad in Bewaringsekologie…

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Can biotech crops secure enough food

Food security and nourishment is an important consideration for many communities in the developing world, including the African continent. However, addressing the food security challenge is a complex issue for which there is no single solution. While the green revolution in agriculture has provided several strategies to increase crop production, such as improved crop varieties,…

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Food security is generally defined as the situation when all people have physical or economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food at all times to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life. Exposure to natural hazards and disasters is a major cause of food insecurity, a problem exacerbated…

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