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Agri SA and partners assist communities in need

Agri SA launches its 2021 Surplus Food Aid Campaign today, Wednesday, 31 March. The campaign includes a total of R110,000 in donations and an estimated 30 tonnes of fresh produce...

31 Mar 2021

Genetic make-up of destructive crop pest unravelled

Researchers have decoded the genetic make-up of whitefly species that spread plant diseases and damage crops, raising hopes for tackling the devastating pest...

By Stephanie Achieng' 26 Mar 2021

Disasters take heavy toll on agri-food systems as new threats emerge

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations' latest report has revealed that agricultural losses from natural hazards continue to soar, inflicting economic damage and undermining nutrition...

23 Mar 2021

To what extent does climate change affect food insecurity? What we found in Lesotho

Large-scale droughts can have cascading impacts on food security. They can reduce yield, increase food prices, trigger changes in consumption and lead to unstable supply...

By Friederike Otto and Jasper Verschuur 16 Mar 2021

A new way of processing cowpeas brings affordable nutrition to children

Indigenous foods such as cowpeas can improve people's nutrition and help them cope with the hunger brought about by the effects of Covid-19 on foreign food imports...

By Nokuthula Vilakati 15 Mar 2021

How Cabo Verde indigenous beans could boost food security

Indigenous beans could enhance food security in Cabo Verde which depends on food imports...

By Anyse Sofia Fernandes Pereira Essoh 11 Mar 2021

Hygiene practices can help curb the spread of ASF

The recent outbreak of African swine flu in the Western Cape is a reminder that the food supply chain is under constant threat of disease or contamination along the agricultural value chain...

10 Mar 2021

GFSI ranks SA first in food security in sub-Saharan Africa

This despite an overall decline in global food security...

5 Mar 2021

FAO DG outlines 'Four Betters' approach in transforming agri-food systems

FAO director-general Qu Dongyu recently delivered the keynote lecture at Italy's Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, saying a holistic redesign of the world's agri-food systems...

1 Mar 2021

South Africa's food security conditions

Increased unemployment, increased crime and land reform discussions among other critical factors, must be closely monitored to maintain South Africa's food security...

By Wandile Sihlobo 19 Feb 2021

NPOs invited to support local food garden projects

The City of Cape Town's Urban Management Directorate is inviting applications from suitable not-for-profit organisations to apply for grant funding to implement a food garden project in partnership with the City.

11 Feb 2021

FAO, AFD project to boost sustainable wildlife management, food security in southern Africa

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the French Development Agency has launched a new 3.5 million Euro project to improve sustainable wildlife management and food security in the world's largest terrestrial transfrontier conservation area...

9 Feb 2021

Cyclone Eloise's damage could have implications for South Africa's maize price outlook

Mozambique's National Institute for Disaster Management suggests there has been notable damage in some fields...

By Wandile Sihlobo 29 Jan 2021

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