food security

 
Bedrock of food security destroyed
Bedrock of food security destroyed
Continue destroying plants, animals and insects at this rate and we will put “the future of our food system under severe threat”. This stark...
SA will have to produce 50% more food by 2050 or face crisis — WWF report
SA will have to produce 50% more food by 2050 or face crisis — WWF report
South Africa faces an impending food security crisis if there isn't urgent action to correct unsustainable practices, says environmental organisation World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). ...
​UFS celebrates excellence through its research hubs
​UFS celebrates excellence through its research hubs
The University of the Free State (UFS) is proud of its research leaders. As of 2018 the UFS has 156 NRF-rated researchers and five Sarchi Research...
Africa’s youth, brimming with potential, must be nurtured
Africa’s youth, brimming with potential, must be nurtured
In the recent Fifa World Cup match between Nigeria and Croatia, the commentators repeatedly talked about the youthfulness of the Nigerian team and...
Why blaming conflicts in Africa on climate change is misguided
Why blaming conflicts in Africa on climate change is misguided
The role of water crises in conflicts in places like Syria, Nigeria and Iran often feature in media and
Food sovereignty the viable alternative to ANC, EFF land solutions
Food sovereignty the viable alternative to ANC, EFF land solutions
Although Jacob Zuma has fallen, South Africa has not escaped the miasma of a “Zumafied Parliament”. His reign represented the degeneration of...
More people went hungry in Africa in 2017, but new initiatives also bore fruit
More people went hungry in Africa in 2017, but new initiatives also bore fruit
The number of people experiencing food insecurity in Africa rose from 220-million...
Hunger is still killing South Africa’s children
Hunger is still killing South Africa’s children
About 53 children under the age of five die in South Africa every day — and three-quarters of them do not live to see their first birthday....
Water-fed gardens in Malawi ward off starvation – for now
Water-fed gardens in Malawi ward off starvation – for now
Esnat Witinesi's house is surrounded by fruit trees. Some bear mangoes, others papaya, bananas, avocado pears. She also has a vegetable garden...
New quick stale-beer tester could prove food freshness
New quick stale-beer tester could prove food freshness
It’s the worst of things for a seasoned beer drinker - chugging down a beer, only to find that it is stale. By then it’s too late. The tastebuds...
A downgrade to junk status will hurt everyone
A downgrade to junk status will hurt everyone
"It’s zero good and all bad.” This is how one economics professor sums up what it means for the average person should South Africa’s...

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