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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

Women are a mainstay of fishing in West Africa. But they get a raw deal
Women are a mainstay of fishing in West Africa. But they get a raw dealArticle

The contributions that women in West Africa's fisheries make to the sector are widely un(der)paid, undervalued and largely invisible...

Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood and Sayra van den Berg Bhagwandas 2 days ago

One year into the pandemic: SA shows small signs of recovery on most fronts
One year into the pandemic: SA shows small signs of recovery on most frontsArticle

The past year has been a traumatic one for many people. Encouragingly, however, overall distress levels are now at their lowest level since the start of the lockdown...

Issued by Ask Afrika 30 Apr 2021

Food Lover's launches Hunger Month as millions remain food insecure
Food Lover's launches Hunger Month as millions remain food insecureArticle

Food Lover's Market is launching its fifth Hunger Month campaign this May, encouraging consumers to contribute a meal to FoodForward SA by purchasing partner products...

30 Apr 2021

Global competition invites startups, enterprises to change the face of food systems
Global competition invites startups, enterprises to change the face of food systemsArticle

The UN Food Systems Summit has announced a competition to identify the best small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from across the world who are transforming food systems for a better tomorrow...

29 Apr 2021

The lash of lockdown: A potato farmer's story of resilience
The lash of lockdown: A potato farmer's story of resilienceArticle

Potatoes SA shares Limpopo Province potato farmer Johan Holtzhausen's story as he details how he had contracted Covid-19 and at the same time faced challenges that his business went through due to Covid-19...

28 Apr 2021

Food Lover’s Market CEO Brian Coppin with TVMA founder Mmabatho Portia Morudi
The Village Market Africa triumphs in Food Lover's Seeds of Change initiativeArticle

The Village Market Africa is the winner of Food Lover's Market's Seeds of Change Supplier Development Partnership, launched to create an opportunity for social enterprises to join the retailer's supplier network...

28 Apr 2021

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Agribusiness during Covid: How leadership creates winning strategiesArticle

"Even with the challenges left by 2020, the overall acumen showed by leaders in the agri sector, government and all allied industries adapted to existing conditions with great speed and robust solutions."

23 Apr 2021

AfriGIS - supporting sustainable development through geospatial solutions
AfriGIS - supporting sustainable development through geospatial solutionsArticle

AfriGIS was appointed by GIZ to deliver a solution in South Africa that is accessible to all levels of participation in the value chain of natural resource management; in this instance harvesting of marula fruit...

Issued by AfriGIS 23 Apr 2021

Technology to drive SA agriculture toward sustainability
Technology to drive SA agriculture toward sustainabilityArticle

Technology and the introduction of high-impact technological solutions has proven to be an enabler in assisting farmers and stakeholders in addressing and alleviating climate change challenges...

22 Apr 2021

Covid-19 economic impact failed to put brakes on climate change - WMO report
Covid-19 economic impact failed to put brakes on climate change - WMO reportArticle

The Covid-19-related economic slowdown failed to put the brakes on climate change drivers and accelerating impacts according to a new report by the WMO...

22 Apr 2021

Improving South Africa's food security
Improving South Africa's food securityArticle

Unathi Mhlatyana, MD at McCain Foods South Africa, unpacks the results of the 2020 Global Food Security Index report...

Unathi Mhlatyana 21 Apr 2021

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

FAO, AUC launch guide to help countries enter Africa's new single market
FAO, AUC launch guide to help countries enter Africa's new single marketArticle

Increased agricultural trade between African countries can drive sustainable development and play a pivotal role in the transformation of our food systems...

16 Apr 2021

Blockchain could play an important role in future agriculture and food security
Blockchain could play an important role in future agriculture and food securityArticle

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has further destabilized global food chains supplies. Technological innovations like blockchain can help address these challenges...

Abdul-Rahim Abdulai, Carling Bieg, Evan Fraser and Sarah Marquis 16 Apr 2021

Public-private partnerships to provide nutritional food to communities
Public-private partnerships to provide nutritional food to communitiesArticle

The International Potato Centre has been working with small commercial food processing companies in several African countries to introduce orange-fleshed sweet potatoes puree as a highly nutritious and cost-effective ingredient in the food industry...

15 Apr 2021

Local entrepreneurs get a kickstart through RE:SOLVE Challenge
Local entrepreneurs get a kickstart through RE:SOLVE ChallengeArticle

Ten innovative South African entrepreneurs have received kick-start funding of up to R20,000 each for their big ideas, enabling them to fast-track early-stage development...

8 Apr 2021

Farming fish in fresh water is more affordable and sustainable than in the ocean
Farming fish in fresh water is more affordable and sustainable than in the oceanArticle

Aquaculture is a growing source of healthy protein for millions of people around the world, but there are big differences between farming fish on land and at sea.

Ben Belton, Dave Little and Wenbo Zhang 30 Mar 2021

Agri SA and partners assist communities in need
Agri SA and partners assist communities in needArticle

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...

29 Mar 2021

Genetic make-up of destructive crop pest unravelled
Genetic make-up of destructive crop pest unravelledArticle

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

Stephanie Achieng' 26 Mar 2021

New forum launched for global soil health
New forum launched for global soil healthArticle

Farmers, especially Africa's millions of smallholders, must be empowered to be the primary caregivers of the soil in the interest of food security and climate-change management alike...

24 Mar 2021

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

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

Have your say on draft guidelines for the poultry industry
Have your say on draft guidelines for the poultry industryArticle

The South African Bureau of Standards has called for comments on the draft South African Standard 1758 that focuses on the welfare of chickens...

19 Mar 2021

Like Covid-19, water use requires permanent behaviour change
Like Covid-19, water use requires permanent behaviour changeArticle

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has resulted in many fault lines emerging in our societies. One of the key ones is that of behaviour change...

Jay Bhagwan 18 Mar 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

Post-Covid-19: A chance to leapfrog Africa's development through digitalisation
Post-Covid-19: A chance to leapfrog Africa's development through digitalisationArticle

Africa recorded remarkable economic growth in the first 15 years of the 21st century, largely because of positive trends in the export of primary commodities...

Cristina Duarte 16 Mar 2021

DRC to host inaugural Smart City Conference, Open Innovation Challenge
DRC to host inaugural Smart City Conference, Open Innovation ChallengeArticle

Spearheaded by Congo Bulaya, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will host its virtual Smart City Conference from 16 to 18 April this year...

15 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

Department warns farmers of citrus disease
Department warns farmers of citrus diseaseArticle

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development on Wednesday warned citrus farmers about the Asian Citrus Greening disease, which poses a serious threat to the citrus industry.

10 Mar 2021

Harnessing the power of community for the common good
Harnessing the power of community for the common goodArticle

Community, in different human contexts, can be based on interest, action, plan, practice and circumstance. Many of the world's current and emerging issues are experienced at the neighbourhood and household level...

Dr Shafick Adams 10 Mar 2021

Children are eating too much poor nutrient quality food and too little of good nutrient quality food. Shutterstock
South Africa needs to change direction on maternal health to solve child malnutritionArticle

When we think about nurturing healthy children, we need to adopt a life course approach to maternal nutrition. In other words, a women's health for the benefit of herself and her child must be prioritised early in life...

Chantell Witten & Shane Norris 9 Mar 2021

SA's first aquaponics social enterprise to promote climate-smart food production
SA's first aquaponics social enterprise to promote climate-smart food productionArticle

Global humanitarian development organisation, Inmed Partnerships for Children, has launched its first Inmed Aquaponics Social Enterprise in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng...

8 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

Experts point ways to better crops and farmer incomes
Experts point ways to better crops and farmer incomesArticle

A new annual event examines root and soil health's importance for food security, livelihoods and climate resilience and marks the launch of a community for root and soil health action...

3 Mar 2021

Customer experience within the medical aid industry
Customer experience within the medical aid industryArticle

The medical aid industry was thriving and performing above the Ask Afrika Orange Index benchmark, displaying a positive response to the market...

Sarina de Beer and Dr Amelia Richards, Issued by Ask Afrika 3 Mar 2021

GIBS/Corteva Agriscience programme for women in agriculture kicks off
GIBS/Corteva Agriscience programme for women in agriculture kicks offArticle

The University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) and Corteva Agriscience Women in Agriculture Programme launched recently with its first cohort of participants...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 26 Feb 2021

Agriculture on positive growth trajectory, key to economic recovery
Agriculture on positive growth trajectory, key to economic recoveryArticle

In the National Budget Review for 2021, it was revealed that government's recovery plan focuses on raising the economy's long-term growth rate by supporting...

Unathi Mhlatyana 25 Feb 2021

9th annual Leadership Academy for Agriculture programme under way
9th annual Leadership Academy for Agriculture programme under wayArticle

Twenty-eight agriculturists, from grain producers and agri-researchers to a Brahman stud manager and even a beekeeper, make up the 2021 class of the ninth annual...

24 Feb 2021

Highs and lows - the class of 2020
Highs and lows - the class of 2020Article

Despite the class of 2020's individual success, serious issues remain with the quality of academic outcomes in SA, warns Saica's Chantyl Mulder...

Issued by SAICA 24 Feb 2021

Decades of disruption - technologies set to change our future
Decades of disruption - technologies set to change our futureArticle

It's safe to say that the past 10 years of technology have been stratospheric in the disruption they've brought and the changes they've wrought...

Howard Plaatjes 19 Feb 2021

Mixed responses from agri industry following Sona
Mixed responses from agri industry following SonaArticle

For the agricultural industry, there were mixed responses to the State of the Nation Address (Sona). Organised agriculture responded with both positive and negative remarks following the speech on 11 February. Many organisations lauded President Cyril Ramaphosa for highlighting the importance of agriculture in driving economic growth and job creation.

Ursula Human 19 Feb 2021

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South Africa's food security conditionsArticle

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

Wandile Sihlobo 19 Feb 2021

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Technology and supermarket chains can help strengthen southern Africa's food systemsArticle

Covid-19 restrictions on restaurants and catering have led to supermarkets being the key route to market...

Thando Vilakazi and Namhla Landani 16 Feb 2021

NPOs invited to support local food garden projects
NPOs invited to support local food garden projectsArticle

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

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