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WorldFish, COMESA facility in Zambia to help boost fish trade in Africa
WorldFish, COMESA facility in Zambia to help boost fish trade in Africa

WorldFish and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa have created the COMESA Fish Inspection and Certification Facility on the Zambia-Zimbabwe-Mozambique border...

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UFS graduate's crop research to diversify SA food security
UFS graduate's crop research to diversify SA food security

Global food security is currently threatened both by climate change and the low diversity of crops relied on by humankind to feed a growing world population...

3 days ago

Seeing food wasted makes us mad - but should it?
Seeing food wasted makes us mad - but should it?

There is currently a grand consensus of academics, policymakers and food campaign groups that "something must be done" to reduce food wastage...

By Martin Cohen 6 Dec 2018

Africa farmers need finance that is focused on the entire value chain
Africa farmers need finance that is focused on the entire value chain

Access to finance is needed to unlock Africa's agricultural potential but it cannot be focused on just one aspect of the value chain at the expense of others...

6 Dec 2018

Living Soil: A documentary for all of us
Living Soil: A documentary for all of us

Our soils support 95% of all food production, and by 2060, our soils will be asked to give us as much food as we have consumed in the last 500 years...

6 Dec 2018

In Zambia businesses in the food processing sector, are in for a tough time. flickr/Simon Hess
Small businesses in Africa will be on the frontline of climate change

Climate change is going to have huge consequences all over the world, especially in Africa...

By Kate Gannon, & Declan Conway 6 Dec 2018

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Food security: Africa should be the answer

The focus that agriculture currently enjoys is a golden opportunity for science and skills transfer to position Africa as the solution to the food security conundrum, argues Peter Oberem...

By Peter Oberem 28 Nov 2018

Aquaculture key to food security and nutrition?
Aquaculture key to food security and nutrition?

"As the pressure grows on the world's arable land, aquaculture must play a bigger role in food production if we are to feed a population of 9.8 billion by 2050."

By Helen Swingler and John Bolton 27 Nov 2018

Kenyans can celebrate food price relief, but they are not out of the woods
Kenyans can celebrate food price relief, but they are not out of the woods

Celebrations were in order when Kenya recovered from the 2017 drought, when food price inflation was at double digits, causing political tension during the general election, however...

By Wandile Sihlobo 23 Nov 2018

Cuts on rock lobster fishing in line with court judgment
Cuts on rock lobster fishing in line with court judgment

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) Minister Senzeni Zokwana says he is aware of the challenges that the current determined Total Allowable Catch and Effort (TAC/E) cuts will have on the industry, specifically the fishing communities...

20 Nov 2018

'Systems thinking' can be used to solve complex food contamination problems
'Systems thinking' can be used to solve complex food contamination problems

"Systems thinking" can help deliver a framework to simulate solutions to pressing food concerns, like the presence of aflatoxins in groundnuts in Africa...

20 Nov 2018

Farmers urged to combat spread of antimicrobial resistance
Farmers urged to combat spread of antimicrobial resistance

By adopting good hygiene practices during their day-to-day farm operations, farmers could stem the spread of antimicrobial resistance among disease-causing pathogens...

19 Nov 2018

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Gamtoos farmers' water woes eased, but 'not quite good enough'

Earlier this month, the Department of Water and Sanitation marginally eased farmers' Kouga Dam water allocations from 20% to 40% of their usual annual drawings...

16 Nov 2018

Food security in Africa depends on rethinking outdated water law
Food security in Africa depends on rethinking outdated water law

A new study has found that outdated, colonial-era water permit systems across Africa are unintentionally criminalising millions of small farmers who can't obtain permits...

By Barbara van Koppen 14 Nov 2018

Strengthening indigenous food systems vital to achieving zero-hunger
Strengthening indigenous food systems vital to achieving zero-hunger

Indigenous food systems and indigenous traditional knowledge, according to FAO director-general José Graziano da Silva, may have some of the answers we are looking for in achieving a zero-hunger world...

12 Nov 2018

Banks urged to plough into Africa's agribusiness
Banks urged to plough into Africa's agribusiness

African banks, insurance institutions and investors have been challenged to relax their stringent requirements for the funding of emerging agribusiness ventures on the continent...

12 Nov 2018

L-R: Farmers, commercial and smaller scale, working together for the improvement of lives: Andrew Pooler, Dave van Rensburg, Cyril Hlengwa, Rob Stayplton-Smith and Siya Hlengwa
KZN NPO facilitates transformation in agriculture through skills development, knowledge sharing

Since its inception, Harry Gwala Agri supports several projects which tackle food security, provide mentorship, drive internship programmes and source sponsorship for aspiring farmers...

9 Nov 2018

AfDB looks to turn African savannah into global food basket using agritech
AfDB looks to turn African savannah into global food basket using agritech

The AfDB is leading efforts to wake the 'sleeping giant' that is the African savannah and turn it into the cradle of the continent's green revolution...

8 Nov 2018

Urban farming project Hola Harvest launched in Joburg
Urban farming project Hola Harvest launched in Joburg

Looking to making farming more attractive to SA's youth, SAB and AB InBev Africa has introduced its first group of urban farmers in Johannesburg's inner-city...

7 Nov 2018

Fish farming at industrial scale: a Turkish case study
Fish farming at industrial scale: a Turkish case study

One of the world's fastest-growing food production industries, aquaculture, is harming the marine environment and people's lives with intensive fish farms...

By Irmak Ertör 7 Nov 2018

Plant-based Beyond Burger launches in South Africa
Plant-based Beyond Burger launches in South Africa

Infinite Foods recently launched the plant-based Beyond Burger in South African at an event held in Johannesburg. The burger's claim to fame is that it looks, cooks and reportedly tastes just like beef...

6 Nov 2018

Investing in agricultural sector, key to curb poverty
Investing in agricultural sector, key to curb poverty

Agriculture, forestry and fisheries minister Senzeni Zokwana says investing in the agricultural sectors is fundamental to eradicating poverty, hunger and malnutrition...

2 Nov 2018

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R46m for North West smallholder farmers

The North West Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development has set aside R46m to support smallholder farmers...

1 Nov 2018

Policies needed for food security and nutrition
Policies needed for food security and nutrition

World Food Day provided a useful opportunity to reflect on the state of food and nutrition in South Africa. Unfortunately, there is much cause for alarm...

By David Neves 24 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

World hunger has risen for three straight years, and climate change is a cause
World hunger has risen for three straight years, and climate change is a cause

World hunger has risen for a third consecutive year, according to the United Nations' annual food security report. The total number of people who face chronic food deprivation has increased by 15 million...

By Jessica Eise and Kenneth Foster 23 Oct 2018

Winners image supplied. Left to right: 2018 Galliova Awards winners – Abigail Donnelly (Broiler Champion), Liezl Vermeulen (Up-and-Coming Food Writer), Salomé Delport (Health Writer), and Margie Els-Burger (Egg Champion). 2018 Galliova Food Writer Justine Kiggen (absent).
SA-flavoured styling and writing shines at the 2018 Galliova Awards

There was a strong message to buy local at the 29th edition of the Galliova Awards for outstanding food and health writing...

By Leigh Andrews 22 Oct 2018

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Fruit South Africa: Sow the critical seeds of fruit consumption amongst our kids

We owe it to our children to advocate for their awareness around nutrition and obesity, and their fruit consumption seems a good place to start...

By Konanani Liphadzi 19 Oct 2018

Rice fields in Madagascar. There is a project in the country to increase climate resilience in the rice sector. Shutterstock
The private sector, agriculture and climate change. Connecting the dots

Agriculture plays a key role in food security in Africa. It is also crucial to the economic sector, accounting for between 40%-65% of jobs...

By Richard J.T. Klein 15 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

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