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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

A new way of processing cowpeas brings affordable nutrition to children
A new way of processing cowpeas brings affordable nutrition to childrenArticle

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...

Nokuthula Vilakati 15 Mar 2021

How Cabo Verde indigenous beans could boost food security
How Cabo Verde indigenous beans could boost food securityArticle

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

Anyse Sofia Fernandes Pereira Essoh 11 Mar 2021

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

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

5 Mar 2021

Cultivating agri development, economic growth in Africa
Cultivating agri development, economic growth in AfricaArticle

At a time when the rest of the world is re-thinking its approach to commercial agriculture, Africa has a clear opportunity to refresh its approach to the sector and become an emerging force.

13 Oct 2020

Professor Njuguna Ndung’u
Business as usual in post-pandemic recovery will only reinforce economic hardshipArticle

Africa's low level of economic diversification is a leading factor in the continent's economic fragility. Further, the Covid-19 pandemic has magnified the risks of countries' over-dependence on a single natural resource such as oil...

Njuguna Ndung'u 28 Sep 2020

Newly launched virtual event to bring African agrofood, plastprintpack industries together
Newly launched virtual event to bring African agrofood, plastprintpack industries togetherArticle

The four-day event brings leading global manufacturers and decision-makers from the African agrofood and plastprintpack industries together, creating a network of valuable business contacts.

3 Sep 2020

Food prices in Nigeria have shot through the roof. But is the pandemic to blame?
Food prices in Nigeria have shot through the roof. But is the pandemic to blame?Article

Covid-19 has had a dire effect on global economies. Rising infection rates have led to social distancing directives, persistent lockdowns, the closing of businesses...

Adegboye, Folasade Bosede 19 Aug 2020

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How a global pandemic could strengthen agribusiness in AfricaArticle

As supply chains around the world are disrupted and the demand for certain types of food drops in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak, questions have begun to emerge about Africa and its ability to ensure food security for its citizens...

Louis van Ravesteyn 8 Jul 2020

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The impact of Covid-19 on food security in AfricaArticle

Supply chains, food and nutrition security, as well as current and future production functions, have been negatively impacted by a host of factors related to the Covid-19 crisis...

Professor Njuguna S. Ndung'u 11 Jun 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

The border closure has affected goods from other West African countries. Wikimedia Commons
Nigeria's border closure has implications for Africa's economic integrationArticle

Nigeria recently partially closed its border with Benin in an effort to stem the smuggling of rice. It then went on to close its land borders to the movement of all goods from Benin, Niger and Cameroon, effectively banning trade flows with its neighbours...

Tahiru Azaaviele Liedong 28 Oct 2019

Smallholder crop farming is on the decline in South Africa. Why it matters
Smallholder crop farming is on the decline in South Africa. Why it mattersArticle

The abandonment of crop farming fields isn't new. But some researchers say it's accelerated in the last two decades...

Charlie Shackleton 4 Jul 2019

Sustainable water use crucial for the Middle East and North Africa, says FAO director general
Sustainable water use crucial for the Middle East and North Africa, says FAO director generalArticle

"In the Middle East and North Africa region, water scarcity is certainly one of the main challenges for agriculture production and development."

24 Jan 2019

Why Nigeria should first support rice farmers before it cuts off imports
Why Nigeria should first support rice farmers before it cuts off importsArticle

Nigeria spends an average of $22bn (N7.92trn) each year on food imports. Its major food imports include wheat, sugar and fish...

Rahman Akintayo Sanusi 15 Jan 2019

AfDB looks to turn African savannah into global food basket using agritech
AfDB looks to turn African savannah into global food basket using agritechArticle

The AfDB is leading efforts to wake the 'sleeping giant' that is the African savannah and turn it into the cradle of the continent's green revolution...

8 Nov 2018

Food prices dip in October
Food prices dip in OctoberArticle

International food commodity prices dipped in October, as falling dairy, meat and vegetable oils prices more than offset a surge in sugar prices, according to the United Nations...

5 Nov 2018

FAO director-general stresses importance of job creation in rural areas
FAO director-general stresses importance of job creation in rural areasArticle

FAO director-general José Graziano da Silva has warned that migration risks depriving African countries of the young people they need to modernise their agriculture sectors...

26 Oct 2018

Fresh produce trade in Africa continues to be a market leader
Fresh produce trade in Africa continues to be a market leaderArticle

Africa's under-utilised resources, rapidly-increasing urbanisation and modern demand-driven consumer food-buying patterns provide vast opportunities to sell fresh produce to the young, informed and modernising consumer...

17 Sep 2018

What role can Africa play in contributing to global food security?
What role can Africa play in contributing to global food security?Article

According to Akinwumi Adesina, the president of the African Development Bank, the time has come to view investment and development opportunities in Africa through a totally different lens...

4 Sep 2018

Rising import food bill a challenge for poorer countries
Rising import food bill a challenge for poorer countriesArticle

The world food import bill has broadly tripled since 2000 to reach $1.43tn in 2017, while it has risen around fivefold for countries that are the most vulnerable to food shortages...

10 Jul 2018

Agricultural commodity prices expected to remain low globally says OECD-FAO
Agricultural commodity prices expected to remain low globally says OECD-FAOArticle

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development and the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation report attributes the demand slowdown to a deceleration of demand growth in major emerging economies...

4 Jul 2018

These are the top ice cream importing countries in the world
These are the top ice cream importing countries in the worldArticle

In 2016, approx. 1.2 million tonnes of ice cream were imported worldwide, remaining stable against the previous year figure. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +3.3% from 2007 to 2016...

31 May 2018

SACAU calls for African governments to invest in agricultural transformation
SACAU calls for African governments to invest in agricultural transformationArticle

Following rich presentations, panel discussions and plenary sessions, the South African Confederation of Agriculture Unions conference agreed on a number of several key messages covering critical areas...

29 May 2018

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Agro-food, plastics, printing and packaging trade shows move to AbidjanArticle

The agriculture and food industry, particularly in Abidjan, have been very dynamic - both in production and processing - and both sectors enjoy a prominent regional position as they also supply to other francophone countries in the region...

25 May 2018

Agricultural trade liberalisation undermined food security
Agricultural trade liberalisation undermined food securityArticle

A 'one size fits all' approach to agricultural development with no regard for different circumstances, would be grossly unfair. Worse, it would also worsen the food insecurity, poverty and underdevelopment experienced by most African and other developing countries...

Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Anis Chowdhury 23 May 2018

Simon Carpenter, Chief Technology Advisor for SAP Africa
#AfricaMonth: Committing to the digital transformation of agriculture in AfricaArticle

"What Africa needs, across the board is insight and foresight. Whether that is government agencies getting a better handle on what crops grow best and where so that they can direct policy and investments or the individual farmer farming better. Doing this requires data..."

Cari Coetzee 17 May 2018

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Going beyond farm-to-fork to encourage healthier food systemsArticle

The world's trade and regulation rulebook needs a reboot in order to bolster trade in food that is healthy and nutritious rather than simply cheap. "To assure that future food systems will provide healthy food for all people we'll need a big change."

9 May 2018

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Agriculture will be Africa's quiet revolution, says reportArticle

With a focus on SMEs and smallholder farmers creating the high productivity jobs and sustainable economic growth, the latest Africa Agriculture Status Report has indicated that agriculture will be Africa's quiet revolution...

17 Jan 2018

From the Mediterranean with love
From the Mediterranean with loveArticle

As the CEO of food manufacturer Mediterranean Delicacies, Costas Vayanos's role sees him visiting Europe three times a year to sample the gastronomic delights on offer...

14 Dec 2017

Nicholas.gosse via  - Olive tree plantation in Tunisia. Olive oil is Tunisia’s largest agricultural export.
Africa's top 10 most food-secure countriesArticle

Finding enough to eat has been an ages-old challenge for Africans. Against a physical environment often hostile to agricultural and pastoral activity...

7 Dec 2017

Alika Dangote featured on the Nasdaq billboard in New York.
Bloomberg's 50 most influential in 2017 includes one AfricanArticle

Nigerian business tycoon Aliko Dangote was the only African that made Bloomberg Media's annual global list of the 50 most influential businesspeople in 2017...

7 Dec 2017

Global food import bill set to rise, boost in tropical fruit exports likely
Global food import bill set to rise, boost in tropical fruit exports likelyArticle

According to FAO's latest Food Outlook report, the cost of importing food is set to rise in 2017 to $1.413 trillion. Higher import costs come at a time when inventories are robust, harvest forecasts are strong and...

10 Nov 2017

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Project to help Africa farm its savannahsArticle

Uganda and Kenya are among eight African countries that will pilot a savannah cultivation programme that seeks to double agricultural production...

Victor Kiprop 2 Nov 2017

#WorldFoodDay: Africa holds the key to feeding the world's population
#WorldFoodDay: Africa holds the key to feeding the world's populationArticle

Africa holds the key to feeding 9 billion people by 2050, Dr Akinwumi Adesina says during Norman Borlaug Lecture...

20 Oct 2017

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Report: Agriculture can power transformation of African economiesArticle

Reforms could trigger an economic transformation with benefits far beyond the sector, stimulating growth in manufacturing and related services, whilst driving down food prices and raising disposable incomes...

11 Oct 2017

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Can Africa feed itself?Article

With the food import bill of Africa hovering around $35bn per annum, can Africa feed itself?

Sifelani Tsiko 28 Sep 2017

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African agribusiness and smallholders must seize opportunities in potential $1 trillion food marketArticle

Africa's agricultural revolution requires an inclusive approach that links millions of small farms to agribusinesses, creating extended food supply chains and employment opportunities...

7 Sep 2017

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Hardy Zimbabwean farmers take on Nigeria's challengesArticle

Fourteen years ago, after Zimbabwe's President Mugabe seized white-owned farms in a controversial land reform programme, farmers took up an offer from the Kwara state government to take their skills to Nigeria...

28 Aug 2017

What sub-Sahara can learn from India's 'Green revolution': the good and the bad
What sub-Sahara can learn from India's 'Green revolution': the good and the badArticle

Sub-Saharan Africa has huge potential to become a global food basket, but it is far from being realised. India's “Green Revolution” could be a useful model if adapted to African conditions...

Renu MODI 23 Aug 2017

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Austria confirms find of tainted egg productsArticle

Austria on Monday became the latest European country to confirm that it has found the insecticide fipronil in egg products imported from Germany...

15 Aug 2017

The global food system still benefits the rich at the expense of the poor
The global food system still benefits the rich at the expense of the poorArticle

While global trade has helped lift many out of poverty, it has not done so evenly. A new way of engaging with the complexity of food systems is needed...

Laura Pereira 31 Jul 2017

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Land expropriation without compensation: Possible impact on the South African agricultural economyArticle

Land expropriation without compensation may fast-track land transfer to previously disadvantaged people, but it will also seriously damage the agricultural sector and lead to economic collapse...

Hamlet Hlomendlini and Pusho Makgolane 28 Jul 2017

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Is southern Africa facing a food security disaster?Article

Although domestic food production is expected to rise over the next few decades in response to a rapidly growing population, it is unlikely that the increases will be able to keep pace...

Alex Porter and Stellah Kwasi 29 Jun 2017

Africa Progress Panel via  - Akinwumi Adesina
Future of African youth lies in agriculture, not Europe - Food Prize LaureateArticle

Making agriculture profitable and "cool" for young people in Africa is key to lifting millions out of poverty and stemming migration to Europe said Akinwumi Adesina, the winner of this year's World Food Prize...

Umberto Bacchi 29 Jun 2017

BRICS countries have an important role to play in achieving SDGs
BRICS countries have an important role to play in achieving SDGsArticle

BRICS countries have an important role to play in achieving the international goals to eradicate hunger and poverty by 2030. They form an important economic block. Together they produce more than one-third of global cereal production...

19 Jun 2017

Zimbabwe bans corn imports after bumper crop: media
Zimbabwe bans corn imports after bumper crop: mediaArticle

Zimbabwe has banned the import of corn after enjoying a bumper crop that authorities hope will be enough to feed the nation and stimulate home-grown production...

14 Jun 2017

Global food prices climb in May: FAO
Global food prices climb in May: FAOArticle

Global food commodity prices rose for the first time in three months in May 2017, with the FAO Food Price Index averaging 172.6 points...

12 Jun 2017

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AfDB explores investment strategies to tilt markets in favour of African farmersArticle

AfDB has proposed new investment strategies in Africa's agriculture sector, which, if properly implemented, would effectively alter the market structures around the world in favour of the African farmers...

9 Jun 2017

Qatar's packaged food industry to take heavy hit amid diplomatic crisis
Qatar's packaged food industry to take heavy hit amid diplomatic crisisArticle

Qatar's packaged food industry is expected to take a severe blow following the announcement that Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain are cutting diplomatic ties...

7 Jun 2017

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