New FAO publication highlights why sustainable agriculture policies are key

12 February 2019 – During a recent Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) panel discussion, director general, José Graziano da Silva emphasised the need to achieve sustainable agriculture practices, with reference to a newly launched publication, Sustainable Food and Agriculture: An Integrated Approach which aims to present state-of-the-art evidence on how sustainable agriculture can be continuously improved at different scales. Read more…


Global action required for sustainable agriculture

21 December 2018 – The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the fundamental tool for joint action to achieve global goals such as eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, and assuring a viable environment. Read more…


Cape Town to host Agritech Africa conference, exhibition in 2020

20 December 2018 – Cape Town and the Western Cape Convention Bureau, together with the support of the South African National Convention Bureau will play host to Kenes Exhibitions’ Agritech Africa 2020 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 17 to 19 June 2020. Read more…


Why giving South Africans title deeds isn’t the panacea for land reform

20 November 2018 – The land reform debate in South Africa has become increasingly polarised since Parliament resolved to consider amending the country’s Constitution to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation. Read more…


South Africa: Tshwane Fresh Produce Market to be cleaned up

8 November 2018 – The market is the second biggest of its kind in South Africa. It links farmers from all over the country to consumers in the whole region, including countries like Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia. Read more…


Global Food Security Index 2018

17 October 2018 – The Global Food Security Index considers the core issues of affordability, availability, and quality across a set of 113 countries. The index is a dynamic quantitative and qualitative benchmarking model, constructed from 28 unique indicators, that measures these drivers of food security across both developing and developed countries. Read more…


Turning around the failure of South Africa’s land reform projects

2 October 2018 – Two important developments have recently taken place on the ongoing land reform discussion front. Read more…


Rise of agri-cartel: Control of land drives human rights violations, environmental destruction

27 September 2018 – Control of land for crops that sustain the world’s largest food businesses is the driving force behind the destruction of land affecting both environment and people worldwide. Read more…


Farm Land Grab News

27 September 2018 – Preparation of an international guidance document on agricultural land investment contracts. Read more…


Fresh Plaza News

19 September 2018 – Agri renaissance possible for Western Cape. Read more…