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SA entrepreneur drives sustainable development using African foods
SA entrepreneur drives sustainable development using African foods

Sipamandla Manqele's business Local Village Foods is livening up pantries with a range of food and beverage products that hero African ingredients and economically empower the local communities they're sourced from...

Lauren HartzenbergBy Lauren Hartzenberg 10 Dec 2021

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Global food prices rise in November

The FAO Food Price Index averaged 134.4 points in the month, its highest level since June 2011 and 1.2% higher than during October...

3 Dec 2021

Coffee bean prices have doubled in the past year and may double again - what's going on?
Coffee bean prices have doubled in the past year and may double again - what's going on?

International Coffee Day feels very different this year. Introduced by the International Coffee Organization (ICO) on 1 October 2015 to raise awareness of the product...

By Jonathan Morris 1 Oct 2021

Why global food prices are higher today than for most of modern history
Why global food prices are higher today than for most of modern history

Global food prices shot up nearly 33% in September 2021 compared with the same period the year before...

By Alastair Smith 28 Sep 2021

Global food commodity prices rebound in August
Global food commodity prices rebound in August

Global food commodity prices rebounded rapidly in August after two consecutive months of decline, led by strong gains in the international price quotations for sugar, wheat and vegetable oils...

2 Sep 2021

Global food prices decline in July
Global food prices decline in July

The July drop reflected declines in the quotations for most cereals and vegetable oils as well as dairy products...

5 Aug 2021

New Nespresso blend helps revive fragile coffee farming in the DRC
New Nespresso blend helps revive fragile coffee farming in the DRC

The Kahawa ya Congo blend is grown on the rain-rich volcanic soils of Lake Kivu in the DRC where the once-thriving coffee farming community has been devastated by decades of instability...

5 Aug 2021

Feeding Africa from Africa: Smallholder farmers to leverage on AfCFTA
Feeding Africa from Africa: Smallholder farmers to leverage on AfCFTA

Senamiso Ndlovu, 32, is a smallholder farmer with big food production dreams. The seed of her farming ambitions is the growing urban food demand...

By Busani Bafana 14 Jun 2021

Global food prices rise at rapid pace in May
Global food prices rise at rapid pace in May

FAO Food Price Index posts fastest monthly increase to reach highest value since September 2011...

3 Jun 2021

Global food prices rise for 10th consecutive month
Global food prices rise for 10th consecutive month

Vegetable oils drive FAO's Food Price Index higher in March while cereal quotations dip...

8 Apr 2021

Is that a good egg? How chocolate makers rate on social and environmental measures
Is that a good egg? How chocolate makers rate on social and environmental measures

Easter is the biggest chocolate-buying time of the year. But who's really paying for the cost of that chocolate?

By John Dumay and James Guthrie 6 Apr 2021

Global food prices rise in August
Global food prices rise in August

International quotations for sugar, vegetable oils and coarse grains increased from July, while worldwide cereal harvests remain on course to hit annual record...

3 Sep 2020

Global food prices continue to rise in July
Global food prices continue to rise in July

According to a United Nations report, global food prices continue their upward trajectory for the second consecutive month in July, led by vegetable oils and dairy products...

6 Aug 2020

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

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

2 Apr 2020



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