Groundnut is ranked 6th among the major oilseeds grown in the world with Senegal as one of the world’s top exporters.
The groundnut campaign demonstrates the importance of groundnuts and even agriculture in driving economic growth and addressing the food security crisis.
However, in recent times, certain socio-economic and ecological factors hinder its production.
Aly-Khan Satchu, financial analyst and CEO of Rich Management, told Africanews how communities like groundnut farmers in Africa can improve their agricultural production and income.
Digital transformation in Africa
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption and use of digital technologies as movement and association have been restricted in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Communities and authorities worked around the clock to provide essential services including health, education, work and even entertainment. In this report, we explore what needs to be done to take advantage of the opportunities that digital transformation presents.
Wine industry in South Africa
To end on a lighter note, wine is often associated with festivities and the biggest holiday is fast approaching, Christmas! According to one of the South African wine bodies VINPRO, South Africa is the 9th largest wine producer in the world and produces around 4% of the world’s wine. We spoke to a producer about the journey of wine from harvesting grapes in Johannesburg to serving a glass of wine at a table in one of the world’s capitals.