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Biodiversity is crucial for South Africa’s food security

Farming must embrace sustainable, regenerative agriculture practices to secure our future

A grim future of extreme weather

Unpredictable and unbearable heat waves, floods and rain set to wreak havoc in Africa

South Africa has surplus food, but we need to intercept it

One third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted. We can reduce hunger if we collaborate

The corporatisation of food in South Africa

We can only end hunger when people have control over what they eat and how that food is produced

South Africa wins Newton prize for ocean science and food security

The award recognises the essential contribution to research made by a team studying the Western Indian Ocean which faces an ecosystems and livelihoods disaster

Dust erosion harms SA’s food bowl

If micronutrients are blown away and the soil dries, the Free State maize crop is threatened

They came for the American Dream, but the land was still beckoning

Kenyan farmers have carved their own niche in America’s agricultural landscape, providing speciality crops for the US market

African governments and the Covid-19 fallout

The “Covid-19 Kairos” has provided governments with the opportunity to leverage the pandemic to create comprehensive sustainable economic development policies for all Africans

Preventing Covid-19 from becoming a hunger crisis in Africa

The warning signs couldn’t be clearer that we need to act now to prevent millions dying from starvation

Times of unprecedented crisis present unique opportunities for unprecedented action

The world has a chance to improve the lives of women, especially those living in Africa

Not all of Jo’burg’s street traders can sell their wares under lockdown

Street traders are central to food security in Johannesburg. But since being declared an essential service under lockdown, street trade in South Africa’s biggest city has returned to uneven ground

Three months in, Covid-19 poses triple threats in Africa

Health, debt and hunger are huge threats to the continent’s stability

There are limits to what a capitalist government can do in this crisis

We need an entirely new way of doing things to put an end to poverty

Get cash out to the poorest now

People know what they need to buy, the payments can piggyback on the Sassa system and the money will help prevent people from falling further into long-term poverty

South Africa’s invisible majority: Women feeding hungry families

Sit up, take notice and get angry that a third of South African households have R120 or less a person a week for food, let alone nutritious food

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