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…


Fresh produce trade in Africa continues to be a market leader

19 September 2018 – Despite available land and an abundance of water resources, the great paradox is that Africa cannot feed itself. The continent relies heavily on food imports – most of the countries in Africa is a nett importer of food – as well as food aid. Against this background, there are pressure on currencies and rapid urbanisation is a critical challenge for most countries. Read more…


How to Integrate smallholder farmers into supply chain

17 September 2018 – It is no longer news that Africa stands to gain an enormous amount through fully realising its agricultural potential. Almost 70% of Africans make a living off agriculture and growth in the sector is eleven times more effective in reducing poverty than growth in any other. Read more…