South Africa: Minister Didiza meets with agricultural sector stakeholders

16 July 2021. The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza, met with various stakeholders in the Agricultural and Food sector to discuss issues related to food access problems, logistics around transportation to KwaZulu-Natal, and various parts of Gauteng that had been affected by the unrests, albeit at minimal extent. Read more…


Small towns are collapsing across South Africa. How it’s starting to affect farming

22 June 2021. Read more…


Global agribusiness continues to displace rural communities

21 May 2021. Land grabs facilitated by multinational corporations, foreign investors and local governments in a pursuit for agribusiness have been escalating during the last decade. Read more…


What SA agriculture needs from international trade

18 May 2021. Agriculture is a pivotal industry. It is not only crucial in providing food security worldwide, but it’s also the main source of jobs and livelihoods on our continent. Yet, despite its potential to feed the growing global population, Africa remains home to more than half of all the people in the world who face food insecurity. Read more…


Global competition invites startups, enterprises to change the face of food systems

4 May 2021. The UN Food Systems Summit has announced a competition to identify the best small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from across the world who are transforming food systems for a better tomorrow. Read more…


Good financial decisions will ensure SA agriculture survival when the bad times

20 April 2021. According to the latest economic growth figures released by Statistics SA, agricultural sector production expanded by 13.1%. The sector has hit the reset button and after almost two gruelling years the sector is nearly back to normal. Read more…


Land reform: Look closer at subdivisions, adequate farm sizes, says researcher

6 April 2021. The process of land redistribution can be made more successful if more attention is given to providing benefiting emerging farmers with farms that are of an adequate and manageable size. Read more…


Sustainability around the globe

6 April 2021. In addition to the environmental aspect, it includes social and economic considerations and implementation. Read more…


Experts point ways to better crops and farmer incomes

9 March 2021. The first One Earth Root and Soil Health Forum which took place on 1 March 2021 saw over 800 people in attendance to discuss how to unlock the potential of better soil and root health to help transform food systems. Read more…