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South Africa's food security conditions

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

By Wandile Sihlobo 19 Feb 2021

NPOs invited to support local food garden projects

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

FAO, AFD project to boost sustainable wildlife management, food security in southern Africa

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the French Development Agency has launched a new 3.5 million Euro project to improve sustainable wildlife management and food security in the world's largest terrestrial transfrontier conservation area...

9 Feb 2021

Cyclone Eloise's damage could have implications for South Africa's maize price outlook

Mozambique's National Institute for Disaster Management suggests there has been notable damage in some fields...

By Wandile Sihlobo 29 Jan 2021

Why healthy food and its local production should be part of the Covid-19 response

Covid-19 is deepening global food insecurity, as the pandemic's economic impact adds to existing challenges...

By Jules Siedenburg and John Paul Cauchi 26 Jan 2021

Farmers reminded to vaccinate animals against Rift Valley Fever

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development has reminded owners of cattle, sheep and goats to vaccinate their animals against Rift Valley Fever (RVF).

22 Jan 2021

Stop Rift Valley fever in its tracks

It goes without saying that Rift Valley fever (RVF) is a serious disease. All livestock owners must vaccinate their animals as the virus does not necessarily discriminate as to which species are affected...

14 Jan 2021

How AI is helping African farmers in the fight against locust upsurge

A free tool that will help farmers and pastoralists across Africa to predict and control locust behaviour has been launched. Kuzi is an AI-powered tool that generates a real-time heatmap of locusts across Africa...

7 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Recovery starts now - looking back at 2020 and ahead to a more resilient region

In recent years, Africa has recorded the fastest growth globally in the number of hungry people and will have the highest total number of hungry people in the next decade if we cannot reverse current trends...

By Patrice Talla 6 Jan 2021

Spar's successful Rural Hub initiative poised for growth

Spar's Rural Hub model forms part of the retailer's drive to support and empower small-scale local farmers, create jobs and sustain local economies by creating an ecosystem that provides affordable, nutritious food for all...

5 Jan 2021

Public-private partnership grows Kenya's agriculture fortunes in a tough year

Kenya's agriculture has beaten the odds of a difficult 2020 to end on a high, having registered one of the best growth trajectories across key segments in a long time...

By Nelson Maina 28 Dec 2020

FAO seeks funds as Desert Locust swarms threaten food security in Africa, Yemen

Despite intense efforts to control the pest throughout 2020, a new generation of Desert Locust swarms is threatening livelihoods and food security in the Horn of Africa and Yemen...

23 Dec 2020

Almost 90% of the world's animal species will lose some habitat to agriculture by 2050

Our research shows we could feed the world sustainably - but conservation will have to become a lot more proactive...

By David Williams and Michael Clark 22 Dec 2020

Chlorine Dioxide (ClO2) - No more 'fowl' play

Ensuring the bacterial safety of poultry is essential and water is the most critical resource in the poultry broiler process. Chlorine Dioxide (ClO2) is a powerful disinfectant and is fast becoming one of the most effective solutions for optimal water treatment...

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