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You are what you eat: congress to address food and nutrition challenges

Hosting the WPHNA congress in South Africa has the potential to inform key policy-makers and researchers and significantly shape the food and nutrition policy landscape in South Africa and Africa...

1 day ago

The young will grow Africa's agriculture

At Self Help Africa, we see the vast potential that youth holds for Africa's rural areas and, in particular, for its farms...

By Ray Jordan 2 days ago

#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 3 days ago

Technology to play a key role in global food security

Technology will increasingly play an important role in agricultural food production as the world races to ensure that food supply will be able to meet growing demand in the future...

23 Aug 2016

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 22 Aug 2016

Nigeria government unveils smartphone app for flood prediction

The Nigeria government has launched a smartphone application for flood forecasting, along the Niger and Benue rivers...

22 Aug 2016

Finding opportunities in currency devaluation

While some African countries that are considered great investment opportunities have seen recent currency devaluation, this could create an opportunity for African manufacturers...

By Heleen Goussard, Nicholas Olds 17 Aug 2016

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

Exciting future for continent that accesses the power of Internet of Things

With smartphone usage on the up and IT literacy expanding, bringing Internet of Things (IoT) level connectivity is a natural progression for this tech-hungry continent...

By Brett Parker 16 Aug 2016

Continental collaboration important to produce in agriculture

The island country of Haiti buys 85% of its food with most of it coming from their neighbour, the Dominican Republic. According to Jacques Junior Baril, this doesn't make any sense...

15 Aug 2016

Africa can feed itself

Africa is endowed with immense fertile soils and good climatic conditions. It boasts of huge chunks of unexploited arable land, presenting it opportunities to become...

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

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

Tru-Cape's successful harvest tempered by currency volatility

Despite challenges in terms of fruit size and quality, Tru-Cape says, with all apple and pear trees picked, it has been a busy and successful harvest...

27 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

FAO calls for increased vigilance as avian influenza virus H5N1 advances

As the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, H5N1, spreads across countries in West and Central Africa, the region is on high alert...

15 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

Report urges more work to curb overfishing despite progress

Due to stronger aquaculture supply and firm demand, record hauls for some key species and reduced wastage, global per capita fish consumption has risen above 20 kilograms...

11 Jul 2016

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