food security

 
Garden feeds hundreds in inner city Jo’burg
Garden feeds hundreds in inner city Jo’burg
Refiloe Molefe talks as she plucks out the weeds from her garden. “The nyaope boys from under the bridge don’t want to work too much,” she...
More than you can chew
More than you can chew
For many, the idea of going hungry is equated with the simplistic notion of “not enough food”, but thinking a little deeper leads to questions...
Where does all the food (waste) go?
Where does all the food (waste) go?
France became the first country in the world to ban food waste by supermarkets, in 2016. According to legislation, retailers are duty bound to...
The Agricultural Research Council promotes national food security
The Agricultural Research Council promotes national food security
The United Nations (UN), in terms of its Millennium Development goals, describes poverty as the inability to feed the nation with quality,...
SA is food secure but millions of children are stunted
SA is food secure but millions of children are stunted
If it is true that we are what we eat, then we South Africans need to take a long, hard look at our diets, especially those of infants and...
Repairing ecosystems is costly, but doing nothing is criminal
Repairing ecosystems is costly, but doing nothing is criminal
Biodiversity loss, water crises, alien invasive plants and climate change remain the top concerns of the World Economic Forum. It is more urgent...
Afrobarometer: Climate change literacy still low in Africa
Afrobarometer: Climate change literacy still low in Africa
The recent havoc caused by tropical cyclone Idai which struck the southern African countries of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi is a grim reminder...
South Sudan's independent media under pressure
South Sudan's independent media under pressure
Eight years after independence, South Sudan still struggles to address media challenges. Independent journalists continue to fear for their...
Feed the hunger disaster
Feed the hunger disaster
Despite what we’ve been told about money, it does have the potential to fix a number of the world’s ills and injustices. Money has the...
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...

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