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Nearly 20 million more people hit by food crises last year
Nearly 20 million more people hit by food crises last yearArticle

Nearly 20 million more people faced food crises last year amid armed conflict, the Covid-19 pandemic and weather extremes...

Maytaal Angel 1 day ago

Why CSI should go to organisations that measure their impact
Why CSI should go to organisations that measure their impactArticle

The main objective of CSI should be to implement meaningful programmes that have a positive, sustainable and measurable impact on communities...

21 Apr 2021

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

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...

Friederike Otto and Jasper Verschuur 16 Mar 2021

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

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...

Michael Rudolph 23 Oct 2020

Building back better on food and agriculture
Building back better on food and agricultureArticle

FAO has elaborated a comprehensive Response and Recovery Programme to overcome the impacts of Covid-19 through up-scaled and robust international collaboration...

QU Dongyu 10 Sep 2020

Africa has a growing food security problem: why it can't be fixed without proper data
Africa has a growing food security problem: why it can't be fixed without proper dataArticle

Poor and inconsistent pricing data makes it hard to assess agricultural markets...

28 Aug 2020

How Covid-19 is affecting the labelling industry
How Covid-19 is affecting the labelling industryArticle

A whitepaper written by Rachel Littleboy from Fix-a-Form International considers opportunities as well as problems that have arisen in the labelling industry during the Covid-19 pandemic...

Issued by Pyrotec 10 Jul 2020

Maria Helena Semedo, deputy director-general, UN FAO
We must act now to avert an imminent food crisis in AfricaArticle

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

Maria Helena Semedo 30 Jun 2020

AfDB unveils strategy roadmap to safeguard food security
AfDB unveils strategy roadmap to safeguard food securityArticle

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

After Covid-19, Africa can build back better
After Covid-19, Africa can build back betterArticle

These are challenging times for Africa and the rest of our global village...

Amina J. Mohammed 28 May 2020

How Mauritius' outward-focused economy survived previous shocks
How Mauritius' outward-focused economy survived previous shocksArticle

Mauritius is a small island nation located in the Indian Ocean. Like other countries, it faces drastic changes to its social and economic landscape with the appearance and spread of Covid-19...

Harshana Kasseeah 29 Apr 2020

GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize returns in 2020
GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize returns in 2020Article

The GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition 2020 gives hope and support to the agripreneurs on the African continent...

20 Apr 2020

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Mitigating Covid-19's impact on Africa's food systemsArticle

The global spread of COVID-19 and the rising number of coronavirus cases in Africa are fueling anxiety about negative economic growth, failing healthcare and collapsing food systems...

Atsuko Toda and Dr Martin Fregene 17 Apr 2020

Shaping Africa's urban areas to withstand future pandemics
Shaping Africa's urban areas to withstand future pandemicsArticle

For all their virtues, cities have a major downside. They are a fertile ground for contagion, such as the rapid spread of Covid-19...

Astrid R.N. Haas 2 Apr 2020

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How agricultural innovation is helping Africa growArticle

Experts predict that advances in science and technology will keep farmers and agriculture professionals on their toes...

1 Feb 2019

How will climate change affect our eating habits in 30 years time?
How will climate change affect our eating habits in 30 years time?Article

Researchers and scientists say we'll need to intensify the use of drought-tolerant food sources such as seaweed and more...

Taahirah Martin 2 Jan 2019

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The battle for the future of farming: what you need to knowArticle

Most concede that there is an urgent need to radically transform our food systems. But the proposed innovations for more sustainable food systems are drastically different...

Michel Pimbert and Colin Anderson 22 Nov 2018

Creating a new, inclusive wealth system based on Africa's continental context
Creating a new, inclusive wealth system based on Africa's continental contextArticle

Our continent has a significant amount of untapped wealth which we continue to overlook and oversee because we're always chasing short-term gratification over a longer-term and more inclusive approach to creating wealth...

James Maposa 5 Oct 2018

East Africa region urged to adopt GMOs to boost food security
East Africa region urged to adopt GMOs to boost food securityArticle

Despite the technology being seen as key to tackling low crop yields, climate change and emerging diseases, many countries remain averse to GM technology over safety and trade-related concerns...

Johnson Kanamugire 11 Dec 2017

Moving beyond the Green Revolution in Africa's new era of hunger
Moving beyond the Green Revolution in Africa's new era of hungerArticle

The green revolution is estimated to have saved up to one billion people from starvation. Africa needs to stage its own version if its to help save its people from hunger...

Calestous Juma 7 Dec 2017

The relationship between drought and famine: lessons from the Horn of Africa
The relationship between drought and famine: lessons from the Horn of AfricaArticle

Countries in the Horn of Africa - particularly Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya - are suffering from severe drought due to historically low rainfall and high temperatures...

Philippe Roudier 22 Sep 2017

After 25 years of progress, world hunger is on the rise again
After 25 years of progress, world hunger is on the rise againArticle

Since 2015, the number of hungry people in the world has increased...

3 Jul 2017

Food insecurity increases global migration: UN
Food insecurity increases global migration: UNArticle

At a time of a record high number of people fleeing their homes due to violent conflicts, the UN food agency said Friday, 5 May, a global crisis in food supplies is causing even more migrants to cross borders...

8 May 2017

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Ethiopia drought creates food crisis for 7.7 millionArticle

The number of people in need of food aid in Ethiopia's drought-hit regions has surged to 7.7 million...

2 May 2017

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Could 'resurrection' crops survive drought and feed a hungry planet?Article

Could harnessing the power of "resurrection plants" - with the ability to survive severe water shortages for years - hold the secret to feeding a hungry planet?

Peter Lykke Lind 9 Mar 2017

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Nigeria hunger crisis deepens, spills over into Lake Chad BasinArticle

UN Agencies and governments to meet at Oslo summit to tackle expanding humanitarian emergency…

6 Mar 2017

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Famine declared in South SudanArticle

Famine has been officially declared in South Sudan; and warnings issued for other parts of the Horn of Africa. Five million people are at immediate risk, including 1.4 million children across Africa…

Louise Marsland 22 Feb 2017

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Man-made famine declared in South Sudan, thousands face starvationArticle

4.9 million people - more than 40 percent of South Sudan's population - are in need of urgent food, agriculture and nutrition assistance...

21 Feb 2017

#BestofBiz 2016: Agriculture
#BestofBiz 2016: AgricultureArticle

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views.

8 Dec 2016

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South Sudan: Escalating food crisis in 2017, FAO warnsArticle

Economic downturn and insecurity cripple food production and trade in South Sudan...

21 Nov 2016

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Drought, hunger add to South Sudan's woesArticle

A serious food crisis in the north of South Sudan is reaching critical levels, as a biting drought across much of east Africa serves up even more woes for the troubled country...

26 Oct 2016

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Drought-ravaged SADC grapples with seed shortagesArticle

SADC countries must scale up efforts to procure adequate seed for farmers ahead of the 2016-2017 cropping season to avert another year of food shortages...

Sifelani Tsiko 5 Sep 2016

Stimulating the agri sector in KZN
Stimulating the agri sector in KZNArticle

With the right strategies, it is possible to win this economic war and eradicate the twin problems of poverty and food crisis...

22 Jun 2016

Trevor Manuel to officially open global sustainability conference in Cape Town
Trevor Manuel to officially open global sustainability conference in Cape TownArticle

Trevor Manuel, former government minister and founder of the Mitchell's Plain Bursary and Role Model Trust, will join an extensive line-up of over 80 sustainability expert speakers at the Sustainable Brands Conference...

Issued by The Change Agent Collective 10 May 2016

Sustainable Brands conference comes to South Africa in May
Sustainable Brands conference comes to South Africa in MayArticle

Africa's first Sustainable Brands conference will be held at the Century City Conference Centre in Cape Town from 14-17 May 2016...

9 May 2016

Food security efforts need to look beyond urban agriculture. Jane Battersby
Why urban agriculture isn't a panacea for Africa's food crisisArticle

Urban agriculture is widely promoted as the solution to the growing problem of urban food insecurity in South Africa and in Africa more broadly...

Gareth Haysom and Jane Battersby 18 Apr 2016

Relying on imports to feed the nation
Relying on imports to feed the nationArticle

The ongoing El Niño has resulted in far below-average rainfall and very high temperatures in Southern Africa, adversely affecting agriculture in the region...

Sindy Peters 29 Jan 2016

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Southern Africa's food crisis in numbersArticle

Southern Africa is facing the threat of extensive crop failures this year as a result of record low rainfall in the region...

Obi Anyadike, Africa Editor 28 Jan 2016

The Best of Biz 2015: Agriculture
The Best of Biz 2015: AgricultureArticle

We've compiled a #BestofBiz 2015 list for all our industries, from articles with the most views, the most-read contributors to the press offices with the most hits.

15 Dec 2015

Drought could milk indebted farmers dry
Drought could milk indebted farmers dryArticle

Banks may have to deal with an increase in bad debts from farmers should the drought continue well into next year. With crop production expected to fall due to the weather...

19 Nov 2015

60 million people in sub-Saharan Africa risk famine: Red Cross
60 million people in sub-Saharan Africa risk famine: Red CrossArticle

GENEVA: Some 60 million people across sub-Saharan Africa are already going hungry and the situation could deteriorate dramatically as climate phenomena hike the risk of drought...

6 Oct 2015

Why the new SDGs won't make the world a fairer place
Why the new SDGs won't make the world a fairer placeArticle

The world's governments are preparing to finalise the Sustainable Development Goals at the United Nations in September 2015...

Jason Hickel 24 Aug 2015

Hedge funds and corporate raiders in Africa: Space invaders of the third kind
Hedge funds and corporate raiders in Africa: Space invaders of the third kindArticle

Recently the Journal Club had occasion to read and critically analyse an excerpt from William Dalrymple's new book, The Anarchy: How a Corporation Replaced the Mughal Empire, 1756-1803...

Issued by Regent Business School 10 Mar 2015

Zuma stance may harvest a food crisis
Zuma stance may harvest a food crisisArticle

In his state of the nation address, President Jacob Zuma said foreign land ownership was a threat to South Africa's control of its own food security and therefore foreigners would not be allowed to own land. In addition, the government would cap all land ownership at 12,000ha, he said.

Chris Barron 9 Mar 2015

Seed distribution initiative to combine food security and Ebola containment strategies
Seed distribution initiative to combine food security and Ebola containment strategiesArticle

Thousands of smallholder farmers in Liberia are set to benefit from an innovative seed distribution initiative that seeks to strengthen the fragile food system by providing quality seed paired with Ebola prevention messages to farmers...

19 Dec 2014

[Mobile360] Minimising Ebola risk and mortality through mobile
[Mobile360] Minimising Ebola risk and mortality through mobileArticle

When it comes to mobile, we can only prepare for the future by looking to the past. That's why it's so important to keep the lessons learned from the 2014 Ebola outbreak in mind, especially as mobile played its biggest role in health disaster management yet...

Leigh Andrews 12 Nov 2014

DRC open for agribusiness investment
DRC open for agribusiness investmentArticle

In the run up to the AgriBusiness Forum 2014, it's been announced that the focus is shifting to agricultural development in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

6 Aug 2014

Call to support Feed a Child charity organisation
Call to support Feed a Child charity organisationArticle

One group of organisations that has been affected severely by the five-year old recession are those that are dependent on donor funding and sponsorships. Obviously, when the belt has to be tightened it is the non-production costs that go first, such as giving and marketing, which go hand in hand.

12 Feb 2014

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