Agriculture continues to create jobs despite tough three years
Agriculture continues to create jobs despite tough three years

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille says drought recovery has started with provincial agriculture and agri-processing sectors adding a combined 35,000 jobs between the third and fourth quarters of 2018...

2 days ago

How to fight climate change in agriculture while protecting jobs
How to fight climate change in agriculture while protecting jobs

Agriculture has become a carbon-intensive endeavour. Crop, livestock and fossil fuel use in agriculture account for about 25 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions...

By Laxmi Pant 2 days ago

New WWF report calls for radical overhaul of our food system

A new WWF South Africa report, Agri-Food Systems: Facts and Futures, has called for a fundamental overhaul of our food system which, in its current form, it says, is a threat to the environment and human health...

1 day ago

Dams can mimic the free flow of rivers, but risks must be managed

Many people depend on the natural ebb and flow of unrestricted rivers that swell with water in the rainy season and wane in the dry season. When the natural flow is changed, people and ecosystems are affected...

By Matthew McCartney and Fritz Kleinschroth 14 Feb 2019

Hunger in Africa still rising - new UN report

According to new data presented in joint UN report the Africa Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition, 237 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa are suffering from chronic undernutrition...

14 Feb 2019

Macadamia industry, government collaboration needed to secure competitive advantage

South Africa's macadamia industry is the largest producer globally, but its competitive advantage could be under threat due to a lack of collaboration with government...

13 Feb 2019

FAO seeks $940m to meet needs of food-insecure populations in more than 30 countries

The FAO is seeking $940m to save the lives and livelihoods of some of the world's most food-insecure populations...

12 Feb 2019

Government identifies land for redistribution

As part of accelerating land reform, government has identified land parcels owned by the state for redistribution, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Thursday, 7 February...

11 Feb 2019

#SONA2019: Agri SA remains concerned about policy uncertainty over land and drought

Agri SA has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address delivered Thursday evening, 7 February. However, it remains concerned...

8 Feb 2019

New FAO publication highlights why sustainable agriculture policies are key

FAO launches a comprehensive publication that points the way to how we can improve our food systems...

6 Feb 2019

Nestlé enhances supply chain transparency by sharing list of suppliers

Swiss transnational food and drink company Nestlé will accelerate its journey to reach full supply chain transparency by disclosing its list of suppliers alongside a variety of data of its 15 priority commodities...

5 Feb 2019

El Nino uncertainty in 2019

In his latest newsletter on climate and agricultural conditions, Johan van den Berg of Santam Agriculture says there is positive news for rainfall conditions, at least during February, for most of the summer rainfall area.

29 Jan 2019

Africa Centre for Climate and Sustainable Development launched

Speaking at the inauguration of the Africa Centre for Climate and Sustainable Development in Rome this week, FAO director-general José Graziano da Silva said a major focus on boosting the agricultural sectors and promoting rural development in Africa is needed...

29 Jan 2019

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