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Farmers donate grain seed to colleagues in drought stricken Matzikama

Producers in the Matzikama district haven't had a harvest in five years. Parts of the area have had some rain over the past few weeks and some producers have already started planting the donated seed for grazing for livestock in the summer.

17 hours ago

EU contributes €15m to the fight against desert locust in Africa

The European Commission has allocated these funds to support the UN agency and partner countries in combatting the worst desert locust upsurges seen in the region in decades...

1 day ago

#BizUnity: How tending a food garden lends to greater food security

The MAMAS Alliance CSI Agency, together with Food and Trees for Africa (FTFA), are embracing the well-known "Give a man a fish" proverb, connecting corporates with grassroots NGOs to start or strengthen community market gardens...

By Sindy Peters 6 Jul 2020

Preventing Covid-19 from becoming a hunger crisis in Africa

In the last several months, Covid-19 has taken up nearly every news headline in nearly every country in the world. The health impact, testing, confinement, and trying to curb the pandemic have rightly been at the forefront...

By Mimi Alemayehou 6 Jul 2020

We must act now to avert an imminent food crisis in Africa

The Covid-19 pandemic has reached Africa at a time when the continent is already grappling with multiple crises...

By Maria Helena Semedo 30 Jun 2020

'A food safety crisis now would bring SA's medical sector to its knees'

One of South Africa's top food safety experts has warned that the country cannot afford another food-borne outbreak like the listeriosis one of 2017...

22 Jun 2020

AfDB unveils strategy roadmap to safeguard food security

The roadmap has been launched to assist African countries in tackling the nutrition and food security aspects of the Covid-19 crisis through a raft of immediate and longer-term measures...

9 Jun 2020

UCook Food Fund raises over R1m to help fight hunger during Covid-19 pandemic

The UCook Food Fund, launched to help fight hunger resulting from the Covid-19 outbreak and resultant lockdown in South Africa, has raised over R1m...

8 Jun 2020

Webinar: How to change the food system - perspectives from consumer cooperatives

The webinar unpacked the experiences of consumer cooperatives and explored the rise of mutual aid societies and food relief initiatives during the Covid-19 crisis...

5 Jun 2020

Global food price index falls to a 17-month low

Global commodity food prices fell for the fourth consecutive month in May, as supplies appear strong and demand weakens due to economic contractions triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic...

4 Jun 2020

Study shows land redistribution can create new jobs in agriculture in South Africa

The Covid-19 crisis has clearly demonstrated the vulnerability of the livelihoods of many South Africans, and highlighted food insecurity as one key aspect...

By Ben Cousins 4 Jun 2020

Africa urged to expand food reserves, keep food supply flowing

Africa must now, more than ever, develop and implement policies to enhance capacity to compete in the agriculture sector, processing, trade and industry...

28 May 2020

Looking to science for food security solutions

Considering the IP and legal implications of gene editing...

By Chyreene Truluck 27 May 2020

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