Coffee production in Africa and the global market situation

Coffee producers in Africa accounted for about 12 per cent of global supply and less than 11 per cent of global exports of the product for the 2009/10 season.

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Agriculture thrives for community trust income generator

Ithuba Agriculture, which was established as an income and employment generator for a community trust in the Kranskop area of KwaZulu-Natal, has made very good progress since its establishment in 2005.

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Improving the efficiency of sustainability reporting

Sustainability reporting and making information on an organisation's sustainability practices and measures available is incredibly onerous and time-consuming, but needn't be, says Lorraine Gevrey, EMEA Business Development for SAP Sustainability.

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Zimbabwe food security improves

Although food security in Zimbabwe improved significantly following government efforts and a US$70 mn international assistance programme providing farmers with subsidized inputs, the country still needs agricultural and food assistance next year for some 1.68 mn people.

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Trade finance programme acknowledged

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has received the “Highly Commended” prize for the Best Development Finance Institution (DFI) in Africa at the Trade Finance Magazine 2010 Awards for Excellence.

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