Food Security

Is the food industry creating hunger?

Hunger is a very well-known feeling to me. In my second year at the University of the Free State (UFS), I would dig up...

Hawkers are vital for potato farmers and consumers

Hawkers and informal traders are by far the biggest marketing channel for the potatoes sold on Mzansi’s fresh produce markets, with these veggies offering...

‘Neighbourhood Farm’ creates jobs and tackles food security

“We’re trying to create a mosaic of urban farms that grows food, minds and our communities,” says, Neighbourhood Farm founder and chief executive officer...

Rubbish dump proved to be a treasure trove for female agriculturalists

In 2012, a group of women from Mapetla East in Soweto looked at a rubbish dump behind a primary school in the area and...

Chicken industry should be a jobs focus in unemployment crisis

As South Africa’s horrific unemployment rate reaches new record levels, politicians and policymakers should take an urgent look at the opportunities offered by South...

‘Treevolution’ has started across Sub-Saharan Africa

Imagine a world where green spaces and green living is popular and accessible to everyone. That is exactly what Greenpop envisions, and this Western...

Reading, Running and Right-ing unlocks the future for farm kids

One woman’s compassion has led to the empowerment of hundreds of children, teenagers, their parents and women in rural communities in Mzansi. The initiative,...

FoodForward SA is connecting a world of surplus to a world of need

More than 200 000 South Africans are being fed daily with surplus food that would have otherwise ended up on landfills. FoodForward SA, a non-profit...

About 30% of food produced in Mzansi is lost or wasted

It is estimated that one-third of the food produced globally for human consumption is lost or wasted along the supply chain. This is a...

Overberg women spearheading aquaponics farm

Six women from the Suurbraak community are piloting a dynamic aquaponics farm in the Overberg district near Swellendam in the Western Cape. Their farming...

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AgriSETA Learner Connect: Meet a molecular scientist

Lorraine Mhoswa (35) is a molecular science intern at SciCorp Laboratories in Pietermaritzburg. As a young scientist she believes that young South Africans should...

WWF partnership set to boost Mzansi’s favourite wines

The South African wine industry's partnership with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), the world's most recognisable name in global conservation, has the...

Three things happening in SA agriculture today, 24 September 2020

Happy heritage day, Mzansi! Let us toast to South Africa’s rich heritage as we spend the day recognising and celebrating our cultural wealth and...

Heritage day, when we gather around fires and food

24 September marks Heritage Day – a national holiday with one message in mind: let us celebrate our diversity as a nation and embrace...

RECIPE: 3 Heritage Day meat recipes

Heritage Day, which has over time morphed into “Braai Day”, is a lot about eating. While this is not something we are complaining about...