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Here's how community gardens can solve our food security crisis

The fact that the World Food Programme is the recipient of this year's Nobel Peace Prize not only celebrates the work they do feeding hundreds of millions of hungry people globally, but draws attention to the plight of the starving...

By Michael Rudolph 2 days ago

New biosecurity initiative to pay dividends to cattle farmers

Calls to protect SA's R81bn livestock industry sees launch of first comprehensive, three-tiered animal health and biosecurity initiative...

3 days ago

Wine tourism: Border regulations create uncertainty

The list of countries that are currently on the red, high-risk list includes South Africa's top international markets such as the USA, the UK, the Netherlands and France. At the same time, South Africa is a high-risk destination for low- to medium-risk countries, which impacts their ability to visit the country...

21 Oct 2020

Data-driven agriculture can solve the challenge of food security in Africa

While many farmers still rely on traditional techniques to coax a living from the land, there are opportunities to use cutting-edge technology to drive Africa towards a food-secure future...

By Amrote Abdella 21 Oct 2020

Positive growth from SA's agriculture sector despite economic crisis

In the midst of an unprecedented economic and health crisis one sector in our economy has outshone the rest. The agricultural sector expanded by almost 28% in the first quarter compared to the same period in 2019 and 15.1% in the second quarter.

21 Oct 2020

Dust in the atmosphere is a sign of trouble in South Africa's maize fields

Soil loss in South Africa can have a negative impact on air quality and food security...

By Frank Eckardt 20 Oct 2020

Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards honours SA's top producers

During an informal presentation held at Grand Roche in Paarl - in lieu of the usual annual awards ceremony - 21 trophies were handed out, together with three special Grand Prix awards...

19 Oct 2020

Mining and agriculture: Could repurposed farmland help create jobs at scale?

As mining activities wind down in many areas across South Africa, it's important not to lose sight of the opportunities that rehabilitated mining areas can bring...

By Mongezi Veti 19 Oct 2020

Why a Zimbabwean farming project failed: Lessons for rural innovation

Rural communities are dynamic and complex. Imposing innovations that don't speak to the needs of these communities will inhibit rural development...

By Eness Paidamoyo Mutsvangwa-Sammie 19 Oct 2020

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