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#WomensMonth: empowering women for the sake of food security

A dialogue on the empowerment of women through water use security, land use security and knowledge generation for improved household food security and sustainable rural livelihoods...

By Cari Van Wyk 7 hours ago

Pan-African initiative to amplify women's voices

Graça Machel Trust announces new initiative to create a powerful movement of African women focused on advancing Africa's future...

1 day ago

Investing in science can help put food on Africa's plates

Food shortages, hunger, starvation and long-term food security are not new issues in Africa, nor elsewhere in the developing world...

By John Butler-Adam 2 days ago

Why we need to unite to feed children while at school

In a call for Cape Town to unite against hunger at our schools, the Peninsula School Feeding Association's Charity Family Fun Walk, Blisters for Bread, will take place at the Green Point Cricket Club on Sunday, 28 August...

Issued by Peninsula School Feeding Association 16 Aug 2016

Ethiopia's last chance to plant

The main planting season is winding down in Ethiopia, but there is still a small window of opportunity for farmers to plant the last set of crops in September and grow food for millions...

16 Aug 2016

Solar best way to combat light poverty in Africa

It's been 137 years since the lightbulb was first invented and there are still more than 1.5-million people globally who spend their evenings in the dark...

By Reggie Nxumalo 15 Aug 2016

African countries square up for battle over future of ivory trade ban

Three countries in southern Africa have banded together to press for the ban on the international trade in ivory to be lifted...

By Chris Alden and Ross Harvey 12 Aug 2016

#CSIfocus: Customers do reward sustainable brands

There is no trade-off between business and sustainability...

4 Aug 2016

#CSIfocus: 'Our sustainable brands grew faster in 2015'

The key to any sustainability programme is just that - that it is sustainable; and has a long term view of sustainability or the company's long term survival, says Peter Cowan, Unilever chairman...

By Peter Cowan 4 Aug 2016

The revolution that matters to Africa

Africa is ripe for its own industrial revolution, but with 70 percent of Africans dependent on agriculture for their livelihoods...

By Carl Manlan 2 Aug 2016

#CSIfocus: Innovate or die - creativity is as important as research in CSI

It's time for the world to embrace for-good marketing to make the world a better place, says Michael Baretta, a socially conscious marketing proponent...

By Michael Baretta 2 Aug 2016

#CSIfocus: Corporate citizens need to make a real impact on Africa's SDGs

The roll-out of Africa's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aims to end poverty and put sustainability and growth at its core, says Abey Tau, of Samsung...

By Abey Tau 1 Aug 2016

#CSIfocus: Investing for a sustainable future

Investment solutions presents its fourth annual global survey on responsible investing...

By Inge West 1 Aug 2016

A race against time: ensuring farming support in drought-ravaged Southern Africa

According to FAO, 23 million people in Southern Africa urgently need support to produce enough food to feed themselves, thus avoiding dependency on humanitarian assistance...

29 Jul 2016

AfDB committed to building resilience of African agriculture

"The goal is nothing if not ambitious: we believe that by 2025, the continent of Africa can be a net exporter, not an importer, of food."

26 Jul 2016

Better forest management needed for building sustainable agriculture

The key message of the FAO's "The State of the World's Forests" is an urgent need to promote more positive interactions between agriculture and forestry...

25 Jul 2016

The power of long-form content in corporate social responsibility

You can't turn on a screen in 2016 without seeing an example of branded content or native advertising flit across your eyes...

By Spero Patricios, Issued by Launch Factory 18 Jul 2016

Why it's time Africa features in global plans to manage air pollution

Two years ago the World Health Organisation (WHO) identified air pollution as the world's worst environmental health risk...

15 Jul 2016

Solar-powered aircraft touches down in Egypt

An aircraft fuelled solely on solar power completed the 16th, and penultimate, leg of its round-the-world journey when it landed in Cairo today...

13 Jul 2016

ENOUGH: Global food production under threat, innovation needed

On the current food production trajectory, we will lose the battle for a food-secure world. If declining production trends continue as a result of...

13 Jul 2016

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