Food and Water Security
Growing the farming community Small-scale growers key to sustainability of South Africa’s rural economies
With more than 125-years as one of the biggest sugar producers in the country, Illovo Sugar South Africa remains convinced that small-scale sugar cane growers not only play a
13 Jun 2019
Getting food from farm to fork New strategy expands NMISA’s world-class infrastructure offering
South Africa has developed a quality infrastructure over a period of 70 years to support its trade, the manufacturing industry and to provide an essential component of
13 Jun 2019
Spreading the load To achieve food security, the agricultural risk model must be re-examined
In South Africa a plate of food is a given to many, but high unemployment and poverty rates mean that for some, it is a luxury they don’t receive each day. South
30 May 2019
The Water Show Africa 2019 Introducing the Water in Agri Workshop
With 1 week to go until The Water Show Africa 2019 - we are excited to introduce the Water In Agri Workshop which is FREE to attend. Register for free and join TCTA who
18 Mar 2019
A better crop drop by drop The benefits of drip irrigation in citrus
Due to the ongoing water shortage and the need for improved production, the use of drip irrigation in orchards is increasing at a rapid pace. Citrus crops can withstand drought
06 Mar 2019
The famished road Nutrition in the Southern African context
There are serious nutritional challenges in South Africa: huge increases in obesity, problems contingent with changes in diet as rural people move to cities, and early childhood
06 Mar 2019
To eat or not to eat? Avoiding a Day Zero for food
In his presidential address during the TAU SA annual congress, with the theme “Day Zero for food on the table”, Mr Louis Meintjes said the following: “Day Zero
28 Nov 2018
Indigenous knowledge and information technology converge to address food securtiy Meeting the continent's food security needs
According to the United Nations Development Programme's 2015 Human Development Report, 35 of the world's 45 poorest countries are in Africa. Most African governments are still
30 Oct 2017
From dead zones to green pastures Biodiversity need not be sacrificed to feed the planet
As the human species continues to grow in a world of depleting resources, can it feed itself without killing off the rest of the planet? Not without a significant shift away from
30 Oct 2017
Dealing with drought Harvest speaks to Dr Mpandeli of the Water Research Commission about how to overcome the dry elements
Established in terms of the Water Research Act following a period of serious water shortage, the Water Research Commission was deemed to be of national importance to generate new
07 Dec 2016 - S. M. / S. L.
Food security One of the most critical problems of our time is hunger
If we don't find ways to increase production of food, the not too distant future will not be one that any of us would look forward to witnessing.
05 Dec 2013
Fisheries Minister applauds ICCAT
The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas conducts excellent research, is a good example of international collaboration and has taken the lead in protecting important species
20 Nov 2013 - S. g.
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