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    Ghana's farmers aren't all seeing the fruits of a Green Revolution

    Realities on the ground tell a different story from the claim that a Green Revolution ensures food security and increased income for smallholder farmers in Ghana...

    2 days ago

    How research, collaboration are contributing to food security in Africa

    Professor of Plant Breeding Maryke Labuschagne is working with a group of more than 20 African PhD students and postdoctoral fellows to improve the...

    14 Jun 2021

    Big irrigation projects in Africa have failed to deliver. What's needed next

    In 1938, French colonial authorities in what is today Mali started on an ambitious infrastructure plan to transform the desert into an area of agricultural production...

    By Tom Higginbottom, Roshan Adhikari and Timothy Foster 10 Jun 2021

    Botswana suspends some SA animal, meat imports

    Botswana said on Monday it had banned imports of cloven-hoofed animals and their fresh products from South Africa after an outbreak of foot and mouth disease was detected in the neighbouring country...

    By Brian Benza 1 Jun 2021

    The 2021 World Food Prize recognises that fish are key for reducing hunger and malnutrition

    Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, a native of Trinidad and Tobago, is the winner of the 2021 World Food Prize for her work identifying small fish as valuable nutrition sources for developing countries...

    By Ben Belton 26 May 2021

    FAO, partners' high-tech response to help win fight against desert locust swarms

    In the past year, waves of the desert locusts have swept across East Africa, Yemen and southwest Asia in massive swarms which have contained up to 80 million in a single square kilometre...

    11 May 2021

    Sub-Saharan Africa's food security has turned out better than feared. But risks remain

    Government support for farmers, higher rainfall and grain imports have helped sub-Saharan Africa stave off food insecurity, but the region isn't out of the woods yet...

    By Wandile Sihlobo 7 May 2021

    Blockchain could play an important role in future agriculture and food security

    The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has further destabilized global food chains supplies. Technological innovations like blockchain can help address these challenges...

    By Abdul-Rahim Abdulai, Carling Bieg, Evan Fraser and Sarah Marquis 16 Apr 2021

    Genetic make-up of destructive crop pest unravelled

    Researchers have decoded the genetic make-up of whitefly species that spread plant diseases and damage crops, raising hopes for tackling the devastating pest...

    By Stephanie Achieng' 26 Mar 2021

    To what extent does climate change affect food insecurity? What we found in Lesotho

    Large-scale droughts can have cascading impacts on food security. They can reduce yield, increase food prices, trigger changes in consumption and lead to unstable supply...

    By Friederike Otto and Jasper Verschuur 16 Mar 2021

    A new way of processing cowpeas brings affordable nutrition to children

    Indigenous foods such as cowpeas can improve people's nutrition and help them cope with the hunger brought about by the effects of Covid-19 on foreign food imports...

    By Nokuthula Vilakati 15 Mar 2021

    How Cabo Verde indigenous beans could boost food security

    Indigenous beans could enhance food security in Cabo Verde which depends on food imports...

    By Anyse Sofia Fernandes Pereira Essoh 11 Mar 2021

    GFSI ranks SA first in food security in sub-Saharan Africa

    This despite an overall decline in global food security...

    5 Mar 2021



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