Food and Water Security
Climate change Capacity building for climate change in rural South Africa
Earth sciences and water consultancy Umvoto Africa is undertaking a study funded by the Water Research Commission examining rural attitudes towards climate change and how they can increase their resilience
23 Oct 2013 - J. B.
Interview with Prof. Andre Jooste CEO of Potatoes SA explains the complexity of the industry
Professor Andre Jooste explains how the potato industry is a vital sector that contributes to food security and on how the Potatoes SA organisation helps emerging farmers become commercially viable.
22 May 2013 - B. N. R.
The Sasekisani Primary Co-operative Something to crow about
The sound of chickens clucking to a group of formerly unemployed teachers from Malamulela in Limpopo, represents a steady income
24 Apr 2013 - M. M.
Biofuels and food security Africa is the key to unlocking the potential of both food and energy for the world
It is time that all levels of society and various role players surrender their agendas to the more important focus of building toward a more energy-efficient society
26 Mar 2013 - D. P.
Record GMO crops in 2012 South Africa
South Africa chalked up a record biotech crop in 2012 of 2.9-million hectares (2.3-million in 2011), with GM in the lead – 5% over the previous year
07 Mar 2013 - H. L.
Food security: More than production The issues around food security are multifaceted
Misconceptions about what food security is, have led many to conclude it is just about the supply of enough food for the nation - but this is an over-simplification
13 Feb 2013 - L. L.
Answer at our feet Earth's plentiful bounty needs to be utilised quickly and correctly
Far from becoming a scare-word, the challenge of food security is a serious problem in these times of global economics. Harvest SA discovered that numbers alone can drive fear onto everyone’s dinner plate
23 Jan 2013 - R. D.
Futures trading The influence of climate change
Traders around the world, increasingly realise the lucrative investment opportunities available in grain futures trading markets
03 Jan 2013
On the brink of disaster SA is on the brink of being food insecure: we need to act now
According to Jaco Minnaar, a farmer from the Free State, South Africa is on the knife edge between food security and food insecurity. We need to act now to ensure our food stocks are secured.
22 Nov 2012 - L. S.
Securing our daily bread Complex issues around food security
South Africa is still grappling with policy reform matters on land ownership, coupled with stiff competition and ripe opportunities in a global market economy that waits for nobody.
06 Nov 2012 - G. B.
Life's nectar under threat  
While food security is a concern in South Africa due to population expansion and industrial usage, so too is securing water for growing crops
26 Oct 2012 - M. B.
Good business sense Social entrepreneurship evolves beyond charity when combined with good business decisions
Often the good intentions of becoming a social entrepreneur are waylaid by business perspectives. However, there are ways for it to work. Alan Gilbertson, the founder of Feedback has a story of success to tell.
24 Oct 2012 - Z. D.
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