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Aquaculture research collaboration responds to real challenges facing abalone farmers
Aquaculture research collaboration responds to real challenges facing abalone farmers

The broader objective is to improve food and nutrition security through increased fish production and sustainable resource management.

3 Nov 2014 11:35

SA's top food and health writers announced at Galliova Awards
SA's top food and health writers announced at Galliova Awards

"The use of modern media and photography to illustrate the process and philosophy is the future." - Luke Dale-Roberts

By Jessica Taylor 27 Oct 2014 14:33

World Food Day to raise the profile of family farming and smallholder farmers
World Food Day to raise the profile of family farming and smallholder farmers

The 2014 World Food Day theme, Family Farming: Feeding the world, caring for the earth has been chosen to raise the profile of family farming and smallholder farmers.

21 Oct 2014 14:45

Families encouraged to grow their own vegetables
Families encouraged to grow their own vegetables

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana says the fight for food security in South Africa should start at a family level with vegetable gardens in all suburbs.

By Nthambeleni Gabara 17 Oct 2014 09:22

WWF-SASSI serves up sustainable seafood report
WWF-SASSI serves up sustainable seafood report

According to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation, the per capita consumption of fish per annum has nearly doubled in the last 50 years...

By Sindy Peters 15 Oct 2014 10:59

Support for Kilimanjaro climb raises funds for farm workers' littlies
Support for Kilimanjaro climb raises funds for farm workers' littlies

In raising support for their Kilimanjaro climb in an effort to fund the food bill of a Durbanville farm workers' preschool, Môresterretjies crèche has raised R5,895 (an ideal inspired by the Kilimanjaro's height of 5,895m) for each child.

6 Oct 2014 11:55

Climate change: the South African scenario
Climate change: the South African scenario

On Tuesday, 23 September, more than 120 world leaders will meet in New York to announce how they each intend to tackle climate change.

By Sindy Peters 18 Sep 2014 11:49

SA's water crisis in danger of deepening
SA's water crisis in danger of deepening

South Africa is facing a water crisis and the government's current plans to address it are not sufficient according to the latest paper of the African Futures project released at a seminar in Pretoria.

18 Sep 2014 10:41

SA ready to fight EU ban on citrus fruit
SA ready to fight EU ban on citrus fruit

The government was ready to take the European Union (EU) to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to challenge its objections to imports of SA's citrus fruit due to black spot, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on Tuesday, 9 September 2014.

By Linda Ensor 11 Sep 2014 15:40

SU and ETH Zurich sign food security research agreement
SU and ETH Zurich sign food security research agreement

Stellenbosch University and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich's agreement for cooperation will put into practice the development of excellent research projects, particularly on food and nutrition security.

29 Aug 2014 10:00

Women key to rural food production
Women key to rural food production

Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), Senzeni Zokwana, says the contribution made by women in the farming sector cannot be under-estimated as this is how they put food on the table for their families.

By More Matshediso 25 Aug 2014 07:52

Could Africa become like China?
Could Africa become like China?

Africa's changing demographic over the next three-and-a-half decades could transform the continent into the next China, but only if its youthful population is educated and entrepreneurial.

By Jana Marais 19 Aug 2014 11:50

Commercial farmers should expedite land reform - ANC
Commercial farmers should expedite land reform - ANC

Commercial farmers must take charge of advancing the transformation project in the agriculture sector because "change that is imposed is more painful," says African National Congress (ANC) secretary-general Gwede Mantashe.

By Setumo Stone 19 Aug 2014 10:04

Eastern Cape needs funds for Argentinian soya joint venture
Eastern Cape needs funds for Argentinian soya joint venture

The Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) is talking to government and private companies to help fund a multimillion-rand agricultural venture to farm soya beans.

14 Aug 2014 06:15

Foreign land ownership not a major issue
Foreign land ownership not a major issue

The motives behind Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti's comments regarding foreign land ownership in South Africa are unclear as South Africa currently does not have a problem with foreign buyers crowding out local buyers.

By David de Waal 30 Jul 2014 10:10

An integrated approach to global food security

Most of the challenges currently confronting South African agriculture can be resolved by taking an integrated approach to the greatest of them all - global food security.

30 Jul 2014 08:00

[Climate changing the face of agriculture]: Part 3 - Partnerships are key
[Climate changing the face of agriculture]: Part 3 - Partnerships are key

In the final edition of this series, we investigate foreign intervention into African agriculture and how aid can assist farmers mitigate the effects of climate change.

By Rudi Massyn 25 Jul 2014 11:10

'Ocean economy' can create 800,000 jobs
'Ocean economy' can create 800,000 jobs

South Africa's ocean economy - which includes fishing and ship repairs and services - has the potential to create between 800,000 and one million direct jobs through Operation Phakisa Communication Minister Faith Muthambi

By More Matshediso 25 Jul 2014 06:14

Vodacom extends footprint with food security project
Vodacom extends footprint with food security project

Vodacom has extended the footprint of its food security programme into every province in the country to reach more than 50,000 families in need.

21 Jul 2014 09:40

Zokwana's budget speech - a pragmatic approach to challenges in agriculture
Zokwana's budget speech - a pragmatic approach to challenges in agriculture

The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Senzeni Zokwana delivered his first budget speech for 2014/2015 on Wednesday.

18 Jul 2014 15:30

Packaging and labelling challenges faced by the agrochemical industry - Pyrotec
Packaging and labelling challenges faced by the agrochemical industry

Packaging and labelling plays an important role in communicating vital information to consumers of the agrochemical and crop-protection industry. Whether the products are pesticides or garden-care, agrochemical labels come with a set of legal requirements.

Issued by Pyrotec 16 Jul 2014 14:43

A project to empower women with skills to start a business
A project to empower women with skills to start a business

Agri SA is now in a position to enable women in the Keimoes area to make use of business opportunities relating to agriculture and food production, promote creativity and also help with the development of children.

15 Jul 2014 08:00

$4m in projects to strengthen Tanzania's agricultural productivity
$4m in projects to strengthen Tanzania's agricultural productivity

More than 100,000 smallholder farmers in Tanzania will benefit after today's announcement of US$4.25-million in new grants.

14 Jul 2014 09:50

Profitable partners or partners facing painful problems?
Profitable partners or partners facing painful problems?

To share 50% of your worldly possessions with your farm workers, especially those who have been at your side for many years, seems a noble idea.

By Derick van der Walt 11 Jul 2014 09:00

[Climate changing the face of agriculture]: Part 2 - Farmers fight against climate change
[Climate changing the face of agriculture]: Part 2 - Farmers fight against climate change

Rising temperatures and volatile weather conditions are not only affecting agricultural production but also influencing farming methods and practices.

By Rudi Massyn 3 Jul 2014 08:30

African leaders told to Do Agric at AU Summit
African leaders told to Do Agric at AU Summit

ONE.org's Do Agric petition, which calls on African leaders to recommit to spending at least 10% of national budgets on effective agriculture investments, has gathered more than two million signatures of support from African citizens across the continent.

30 Jun 2014 09:00

Tiger Brands launches Mandela Day 2014 food security initiative
Tiger Brands launches Mandela Day 2014 food security initiative

Tiger Brands will kick off Nelson Mandela Day by making every day in July a 'Mandela day' by distributing over 17,000 food parcels to primary school learners in Alexandra Township, Gauteng.

27 Jun 2014 11:30

R7bn to support farmers
R7bn to support farmers

More than R7bn will be spent on conditional grants for provinces to support about 435,000 subsistence and 54,500 smallholder farmers.

24 Jun 2014 09:54

Rudi Massyn
[Climate changing the face of agriculture]: Part 1 - An African perspective

The impact of climate change on global agriculture is forcing farmers to speedily adapt to volatile weather conditions to ensure sustainability.

By Rudi Massyn 24 Jun 2014 08:30

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