food security

Hydroponics in Africa part 1: Is hydroponics the future for food security?

One of the earliest mentions of hydroponics is the Hanging Gardens of Babylon; today hydroponics is an accepted and efficient way to ensure a high yield year-round. According to the Unit...

5 Feb 2024 · 5 min read

What are the key sustainable food and water trends so far in 2023?

The global food and water system continues to face a significant dual problem – unsustainable practices compounded by an ever-growing population. The war in Ukraine has also highlighte...

29 May 2023 · 3 min read

Zinc plays a small but critical role in ensuring food security in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa is experiencing a “perfect storm” due to the ongoing electricity, fuel and fertilizer crisis, exacerbated by the war in Ukraine, according to Simon Norton, Executi...

27 Feb 2023 · 3 min read

Private equity firm Spear Capital inks deal backing Greenwave Milling

Private equity firm Spear Capital today announced that it has concluded an investment deal with Greenwave Milling, a manufacturer and distributor of quality high-value basic commodities ...

21 Feb 2023 · 2 min read

South Africa needs food security and electricity to survive

Thanks to favourable weather conditions, the general outlook for South Africa's agricultural sector is positive. But many farmers, especially those depending on irrigation, are concerned...

14 Feb 2023 · 4 min read

SONA 2023: Food security hangs in the balance without immediate action on Eskom

As President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers his State of the Nation Address this week, the only way to guarantee food security in South Africa will be an announcement of immediate action by go...

7 Feb 2023 · 3 min read

#WorldFoodDay: Cyber threats to digital and smart farming pose potential risks to food security in Africa

When it comes to the digitization of agriculture, countries across sub-Sahara Africa are at varying stages of technology adoption and transformation. But even though smart technology is ...

13 Oct 2022 · 5 min read

Farming hygiene practices can help protect the agricultural value chain

Despite the pandemic and a contraction in some sectors within agriculture, 2020 was a good year for the South African agricultural sector which experienced a 13.1% annual GDP growth rate...

31 Aug 2022 · 4 min read

Syngenta at your service: Ensure seed and food security with productive technologies

The world is undergoing great shocks due to climate change. Every drop of water is more important than ever before. Agriculture has become more scientific, and farmers that depend on rai...

22 Jul 2022 · 6 min read

SA consultancy reboots multinational contributor to food security in Africa

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. - UN, Sustainable Development Goal 2 – Zero Hunger South Africa’s analytical data str...

31 May 2022 · 4 min read
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