United Nations Food And Agriculture Organisation

The Year of the Locust

About 25 years ago, Baldwyn Torto and his team taught themselves to talk to locusts. Now, Simon Allison brings you the story of the swarms eating their way across the continent

Farming in South Africa is under threat from climate change. Here’s how

The impact of climate change on agriculture and food production is clear: the sector will suffer. Here's what needs to be done

Bedrock of food security destroyed

Ecosystem destruction by human activities has reduced plant varieties and other life — and the ability to survive

North Korea admits farming failures amid food shortages

North Korea was one of 40 countries identified by the FAO as in need of external assistance for food

Poor practices put chicken industry in danger

Poor practices in the industry lead to disease, use of antibiotics and contamination of water and soil

A temporary break from food riots

Although food prices have continued to rise, riots because of this fact have been almost non-existent as people have generally suffered in silence.

Productivity must increase by 70% to feed the world

A UN report has found that 25% of all land is highly degraded and warns the trend must be reversed if the world's growing population is to be fed.

UN: World food prices hit new record

World food prices hit a new record high in January after rising for a seventh consecutive month, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation says.

UN: Global hunger declines for first time in 15 years

The number of undernourished people around the world has declined by nearly 10% in the last year, the UN food agency said on Tuesday.


Western Cape Judge Mushtak Parker faces second misconduct complaint

The Cape Bar Council says his conduct is ‘unbecoming the holding of judicial office’

The Mogale Centre: A place of hope for young offenders

In the last story of her series about children behind bars, Athandiwe Saba speaks to young men who have committed serious crimes and are now living behind the walls of the Mogale Child and Youth Care Centre

Covid-19 fight to enter house-to-house testing phase

President urges people to continue staying at home for the next 17 days

Press Releases

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories