Africa’s first and only caviar farm
29 September 2019 | 5:56 pm
One of the world's poorest nations has started producing one of the world's most expensive delicacies. Now entrepreneurs in Madagascar are hoping their caviar from the highlands will win over France's famously demanding chefs.
24 Feb 2020
Conventional mass farming methods often have a negative impact on the soil. An initiative in Nigeria is advocating for a better system that connects farmers to wholesalers, creates awareness and supports farmers.
19 Sep 2020
Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire plan to raise the price farmers get paid for cocoa by about 21 per cent. Both countries account for over 60 per cent of the global production of the cocoa bean. Chike Nwagwu, CEO of Novus Agro, joins CNBC Africa’s Esther Awoniyi for more.
24 Oct 2020
The recent killing of a farmer in South Africa has reignited racial tensions in recent weeks, we talk to our correspondent in Cape Town for the latest. Also on the programme, Nigeria is in its 9th day of anti-police brutality protests, we bring you the latest. And in Kenya, efforts to stop poaching have wielded great results as the elephant population has doubled within 30 years.
26 Oct 2020
Three decades after the fall of apartheid, the murder of a white farm manager has laid bare racial frictions that persist in a South Africa weighed down by the triple challenges of rampant crime, unemployment and inequality.
11 Nov 2020
Aftermath of protests: Looming food crisis due to looting, vandalisation of farm equipment
30 Nov 2020
At least 40 people working on rice farms in northeastern Nigeria were killed by militants, according to several media reports. A local anti-jihadist militia has blamed Boko Haram for the attack.
19 Dec 2020
A purple glow illuminates stacked boxes where lettuce, herbs and kale will soon be sprouting at one of Europe's biggest "vertical farms" just opened in a warehouse in Copenhagen's industrial zone. Fourteen layers of racks soar from floor to ceiling in this massive, 7,000-square-metre (75,350-square-foot) hangar used by Danish start-up Nordic Harvest.
15 Dec 2020
If you've eaten sushi, you might assume you've tried wasabi. But chances are it was an artificial version that Japanese growers say is a world away from their 'green gold'. About half of the fresh wasabi grown in Japan comes from Shizuoka, southwest of Tokyo. Wasabi grows naturally there and has been used in local cuisine for centuries.
27 Dec 2020
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterated his government's commitment to the farmers, while addressing a farmer's event via video conferencing. Meanwhile, thousands of farmers continue their protest against the new agriculture laws, blocking a major highway on the Singhu border, about 30km northwest of New Delhi.
9 Jan 2021
In Grödig, a village near Salzburg, Austria, Walter Grüll breeds the extremely rare albino sturgeon, whose caviar will soon be shipped around the world at incredible cost on New Year's Eve. "It's even softer, even more melt-in-the-mouth than the traditionally black one," he says, washing his harvest before salting it and dividing it into different boxes, worth a total of about 8,000 euros.
8 Jan 2021
Every day, around sixty children make their way to a school set up in a makeshift tent on the sidelines of protests against agricultural reform in India. The school was created for local slum children, who either don't go to school or haven't been since schools closed in March due to the coronavirus.
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