food security

 
​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...
Food prices to rise as retailers forced to pass on costs
Food prices to rise as retailers forced to pass on costs
The till slip at the end of your weekly or monthly shopping trip to the local supermarket may leave you with heart palpitations. But your neighbourhood retailer may well have been cushioning you against the worst of food price increases in recent months....
Empower 'subsistence farmers' to become profitable businesses
Empower 'subsistence farmers' to become profitable businesses
I recently joined more than a dozen of the world’s sharpest minds on African agriculture in an unprecedented effort to devote an entire issue of...

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