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FoodForward SA launches additional depot in KwaZulu-Natal
FoodForward SA launches additional depot in KwaZulu-NatalArticle

According to the United Nations, South Africa's rural population, currently at just over 33%, will decline to 20% of the total population by 2050. While this seems like a step in the right direction, says FoodForward SA MD Andy du Plessis, even more people moving to already saturated urban areas with limited job opportunities will have a negative impact on vulnerable rural communities too.

3 days ago

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

Do you know where your coffee comes from? The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of knowing about our supply chains. Here, a woman carries harvested coffee beans in a coffee plantation in Mount Gorongosa, Mozambique, in August 2019. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
The coronavirus pandemic requires us to understand food's murky supply chainsArticle

Six months ago, you may not have thought much about where your groceries were produced. But chances are you're thinking about it now...

Cory Searcy and Pavel Castka 6 Aug 2020

Secure meat-hungry food systems to prevent next pandemic
Secure meat-hungry food systems to prevent next pandemicArticle

Sustainable agriculture and better health monitoring needed to break chain of disease transmission in food systems...

Fatima Arkin 23 Jul 2020

New UN report: Tens of millions more going hungry globally
New UN report: Tens of millions more going hungry globallyArticle

According to the United Nations' recently published annual State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report, tens of millions have joined the ranks of the chronically undernourished over the past five years, and countries around the world continue to struggle with multiple forms of malnutrition.

16 Jul 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

SA leads Africa's maize trade during Covid-19
SA leads Africa's maize trade during Covid-19Article

The ongoing Covid-19 crisis has brought significant uncertainty to global trade, largely due to disruptions in supply chains and weakening demand...

Casey Delport 29 Jun 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

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Agbiz, BFAP says SA's agriculture sector is stabilisingArticle

Experts in the agricultural sector are confident that the introduction of level 3 lockdown restrictions will bring relief to the food supply chain, which has experienced significant disruptions over the past two months.

2 Jun 2020

Africa’s dependency on commodity exports, including oil, makes it more vulnerable to the impact of Covid-19. Getty Images
How a post-Covid-19 revival could kickstart Africa's free trade areaArticle

The African Continental Free Trade Area was launched two years ago at an African Union (AU) summit in Kigali. It was scheduled to be implemented from 1 July 2020...

Faizel Ismail 27 May 2020

Africa urged to expand food reserves, keep food supply flowing
Africa urged to expand food reserves, keep food supply flowingArticle

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

26 May 2020

Build inclusive food systems to fight Covid-19
Build inclusive food systems to fight Covid-19Article

Food insecurity, malnutrition and poverty may intensify in Africa and other developing world nations as the Covid-19 pandemic deepens, making resilient and inclusive food systems to mitigate likely calamities urgent, a report says...

Wilson Odhiambo 4 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

Covid-19: Pumping the brakes on FMCG
Covid-19: Pumping the brakes on FMCGArticle

A labour force that is at high risk of contracting Covid-19 has a major impact on the food supply chain...

Serena Ho 22 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

African farmers lose export market access amidst Covid-19 crisis
African farmers lose export market access amidst Covid-19 crisisArticle

Millions of African smallholder farmers who grow fruits and vegetables (FFV) for export have lost market access as flights are cancelled and borders restricted around the world...

15 Apr 2020

Woolworths execs accept pay cuts to financially assist staff
Woolworths execs accept pay cuts to financially assist staffArticle

Woolworths board members, group CEO Roy Bagattini and the retailer's senior executive team members have agreed to forego up to 30% of their fees and salaries over the next three months...

6 Apr 2020

What does life after lockdown look like for business?
What does life after lockdown look like for business?Article

The global Covid-19 pandemic has made its presence felt in South African retail and consumer-focused businesses...

3 Apr 2020

Global food price index drops in March
Global food price index drops in MarchArticle

Weakening demand and falling oil prices due to the global pandemic drive down international prices for major food commodities

2 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

#Covid19: Mitigating the impact on global food trade
#Covid19: Mitigating the impact on global food tradeArticle

Millions of people around the world depend on international trade for their food security and livelihoods. As countries move to enact measures aiming to halt the accelerating Covid-19 pandemic, care must be taken to minimise potential impacts on the food supply or unintended consequences on global trade and food security...

1 Apr 2020

Covid-19: Africa urgently needs an ubuntu plan
Covid-19: Africa urgently needs an ubuntu planArticle

Africa urgently needs a globally coordinated ubuntu plan in response to Covid-19, a fiscal stimulus that recognises our shared and connected humanity...

Dr Victor Oladokun 30 Mar 2020

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#Covid19: Saai provides online platform for travel documentsArticle

Saai has created a web-based platform where important travel documents needed during the mandatory 21-day Covid-19 lockdown can be freely uploaded and shared within the farming community...

27 Mar 2020

Food processing is exempt from the Covid-19 lockdown
Essential services and businesses allowed to operate under lockdownArticle

In a bid to contain and slow down the spread of the coronavirus in the country, South Africa will go on a nationwide lockdown at the stroke of midnight on Thursday for 21 days, with the exception of essential services...

24 Mar 2020

Blockchain, driven by IoT, can save food industry $31bn by 2024
Blockchain, driven by IoT, can save food industry $31bn by 2024Article

According to a new study by Juniper Research, blockchain will enable $31 billion in food fraud savings globally by 2024 by immutably tracking food across the supply chain...

28 Nov 2019

How food manufacturers can ensure waste products are disposed of responsibly
How food manufacturers can ensure waste products are disposed of responsiblyArticle

The 2018 listeriosis outbreak in South Africa highlighted the importance of food safety in the production value chain. Since then, the government has cracked down on failures in hygiene...

31 Oct 2019

Kenya's Twiga Foods raises $30m in Series B round
Kenya's Twiga Foods raises $30m in Series B roundArticle

Kenyan B2B food distribution company, Twiga Foods, has raised $23.75 million in a Series B equity round led by Goldman Sachs...

28 Oct 2019

SingularityU South Africa Summit 2019 sets new standards for technology and innovation on the continent
SingularityU South Africa Summit 2019 sets new standards for technology and innovation on the continentArticle

SingularityU South Africa has surpassed all expectations, hosting the third annual SingularityU South Africa Summit to a full capacity audience of over 1,500 people...

Issued by Mann Made 21 Oct 2019

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#FoodNextAfrica: Blockchain will simplify and transform supply chain traceabilityArticle

According to the WWF, a bid to improve the traceability of supply chains around the world is top of mind with a major focus on transparency - but how is technology disruption promoting business growth?

Robin Fredericks 20 Sep 2019

SingularityU South Africa Summit 2019 full schedule announced
SingularityU South Africa Summit 2019 full schedule announcedArticle

SingularityU South Africa to host over 25 international and local thought leaders bringing together innovators and disruptors from around the world to #futureproofAfrica...

Issued by Mann Made 12 Sep 2019

Ugly veg: supermarkets aren't the biggest food wasters - you are
Ugly veg: supermarkets aren't the biggest food wasters - you areArticle

"Ugly" or "wonky" veg were blamed for up to 40% of wasted fruit and vegetables in 2013, as produce was discarded for failing to meet retailer appearance standards...

Miriam C. Dobson and Jill L. Edmondson 14 May 2019

Three ways cities can help feed the world, without costing the Earth
Three ways cities can help feed the world, without costing the EarthArticle

Climate change is underway, and human activities such as urbanisation, industrialisation and food production are key contributors...

Silvio Caputo 4 Apr 2019

How MSC's ecolabelling is tackling seafood fraud
How MSC's ecolabelling is tackling seafood fraudArticle

DNA barcoding of more than 1,400 Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) labelled products has shown that less than 1% were mislabelled, compared with a reported average global seafood mislabelling rate of 30%.

25 Mar 2019

International push to improve food safety
International push to improve food safetyArticle

Greater international cooperation is needed to prevent unsafe food from causing ill health and hampering progress towards sustainable development...

18 Feb 2019

5 ways our food supply chain will transform in 5 years
5 ways our food supply chain will transform in 5 yearsArticle

IBM has revealed the five significant changes driven by innovation in science and technology that will transform every stage of the food supply chain within the next five years...

14 Feb 2019

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Finance institutions invest in blueberry farm expansionArticle

International financial institutions recently announced a United Exports investment that will support a 180ha blueberry farm expansion and infrastructure upgrade...

6 Feb 2019

Feeding cities in the 21st century: Why urban-fringe farming is vital for food resilience
Feeding cities in the 21st century: Why urban-fringe farming is vital for food resilienceArticle

This article is part of a series focusing on the politics of food - what we eat, how our views of food are changing and why it matters from a cultural and political standpoint...

Rachel Carey, Jennifer Sheridan and Kirsten Larsen 3 Dec 2018

How Pick n Pay and WWF-SA are collaborating to transform seafood procurement
How Pick n Pay and WWF-SA are collaborating to transform seafood procurementArticle

A report titled 'A decade of impact', released yesterday by WWF-SA and Pick n Pay, demonstrates how partnerships in the seafood supply chain can help secure responsible fisheries...

21 Nov 2018

The rise and rise of the decentralised web
The rise and rise of the decentralised webArticle

While the internet isn't technically centralised, it is monolithic and monopolised in practice...

Simon McCullough 14 Nov 2018

What impact will blockchain have on the business world?
What impact will blockchain have on the business world?Article

Simon McCollough, major channel account manager at F5 Networks, comments on whether blockchain will become mainstream or simply remain relevant with cryptocurrencies?

6 Nov 2018

IBM Food Trust launches worldwide with Carrefour on board
IBM Food Trust launches worldwide with Carrefour on boardArticle

European retail giant Carrefour has joined other participants involved in building the IBM Food Trust blockchain network...

11 Oct 2018

How to make computers faster and climate friendly
How to make computers faster and climate friendlyArticle

Your smartphone is far more powerful than the NASA computers that put Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon in 1969, but it is also an energy hog...

Seokbum Ko 3 Oct 2018

Sustainable packaging solutions needed to reduce food waste, scale up trade in Africa
Sustainable packaging solutions needed to reduce food waste, scale up trade in AfricaArticle

Food losses and waste are an enormous drain on natural resources. Roughly one-third of the annual food produced globally for human consumption is lost or wasted...

12 Sep 2018

IoT and ERP combine for improved food traceability
IoT and ERP combine for improved food traceabilityArticle

The Internet of Things (IoT) and its impact on food traceability will be instrumental in addressing everything from world hunger to improving food safety...

Stuart Scanlon 8 Aug 2018

ERP to underpin food traceability market
ERP to underpin food traceability marketArticle

The food traceability market is expected to reach almost $20bn by 2022 as increased consumer awareness, strict governance requirements, and advances in technology are resulting in growing standardisation...

Stuart Scanlon 3 Aug 2018

Love them or loathe them, private label products are taking over supermarket shelves
Love them or loathe them, private label products are taking over supermarket shelvesArticle

Coles is aiming to have private label products make up 40% of its product range over the next five years. This increase will apply across multiple tiers of products...

Gary Mortimer and Louise Grimmer 12 Jul 2018

Roundtable proposes a unified, globalised approach to food safety
Roundtable proposes a unified, globalised approach to food safetyArticle

Unsafe food containing harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances, causes more than 200 diseases worldwide, according to the World Health Organisation...

15 May 2018

Impact of food safety compliance on growth of food and beverage business
Impact of food safety compliance on growth of food and beverage businessArticle

We have, of late, experienced an alarmingly high number of food safety-related incidents, both in South Africa and globally. Re-establishing trust in the food safety industry is more necessary than ever...

Roy Kirby 11 Apr 2018

Sustainable diets will remain a minefield until we change the way we approach food
Sustainable diets will remain a minefield until we change the way we approach foodArticle

With profit-making still at the top of the food industry agenda - and the environmental costs of many food products hidden by complex supply chains - we need more than consumer power alone to achieve a truly sustainable food system...

Chris West, Bob Doherty & Tony Heron 20 Mar 2018

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