Food and Water Security
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.
Seeing green What the future holds for SA: Vision 2030
A water and energy resource crisis is looming is South Africa. It is estimated that by 2030 South Africa will suffer a 17% gap between the supply and demand of natural resources.
19 Oct 2012 - T. S.
Feeding on solutions Aiming for an era where nobody goes hungry
According to the SA institute of Race Relations (SAIRR), the total agricultural exports during 2008-2010 amounted to $6.8-billion (R56.7-billion) and SA sold an estimated 30% more agriculture than it imported.
19 Oct 2012 - T. S.
On the knife edge SA is on teetering on the edge of being food insecure
The issue of food security is on high rotation as rising food prices and climate change take their toll on crop production and are jeopardising food security across many regions around the world
18 Oct 2012 - T. S.
VIDEO: Grain production in South Africa Protecting wheat production in South African
Jaco Minaar, Executive Member of Grain SA, shares his thoughts on wheat production, farming, co-operation with the South African government and insights into grain production.
15 Oct 2012 - B. / C. M. C.
Adapting farming practices Farmers need to adopt sustainable farming methods
Despite how South Africa measures up by international measures of food security, underutilisation of land and mining poses a threat that could mean food insecurity in future on a national level
12 Oct 2012 - T. S.
Food inflation set to soar Biofuels eat up corn crops
On the back of the worst drought in the United States in more than 50 years, crop failures elsewhere, and competition for food crops from the biofuels industry
04 Oct 2012 - P. C.
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