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FAO launches platform to help global community reduce food loss, waste
FAO launches platform to help global community reduce food loss, wasteArticle

Gearing up for the inaugural International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste on 29 September, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has unveiled a new platform...

30 Jul 2020

New UN report: Tens of millions more going hungry globally
New UN report: Tens of millions more going hungry globallyArticle

According to the United Nations' recently published annual State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report, tens of millions have joined the ranks of the chronically undernourished over the past five years, and countries around the world continue to struggle with multiple forms of malnutrition.

16 Jul 2020

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EU contributes €15m to the fight against desert locust in AfricaArticle

The European Commission has allocated these funds to support the UN agency and partner countries in combatting the worst desert locust upsurges seen in the region in decades...

8 Jul 2020

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#Covid19: Keeping Africa fed as the disease bitesArticle

Research sponsored by the African Union suggests that if nations on the continent were free from child malnutrition, they could see their GDP expand by as much as 16%...

Qu Dongyu, Josefa Sacko and Thokozile Didiza 4 May 2020

#ConsciousCapitalism - the new imperative for food and beverage manufacturers
#ConsciousCapitalism - the new imperative for food and beverage manufacturersArticle

To feed the world in a new era of awareness and to sustain their own future, manufacturers need to change their mindsets...

Roy Henderson 28 Apr 2020

Coordinated global action is the best way to control the Fall Armyworm pest
Coordinated global action is the best way to control the Fall Armyworm pestArticle

A new $500m initiative by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations is leading the way...

Rémi Nono Womdim 19 Dec 2019

FAO, partners launch emergency project to help countries combat banana disease threat
FAO, partners launch emergency project to help countries combat banana disease threatArticle

Led by the Food and Agriculture Organization, an emergency project has been launched to help countries in Latin America and the Caribbean fight the spread of Fusarium wilt...

4 Oct 2019

Innovative support towards a brighter future in agriculture
Innovative support towards a brighter future in agricultureArticle

"Agriculture is facing several challenges both locally and internationally, which include a reduction in the number of farmers, a decrease in the size of land that is suitable for agricultural production and finding innovative ways to combat the effects of climate change..."

6 Aug 2019

AI: The balancing act in developing Africa
AI: The balancing act in developing AfricaArticle

Artificial Intelligence (AI) brings the promise of increased productivity and economic development. But the benefits of AI are not guaranteed to uplift all communities equally...

25 Jul 2019

Tastic Rice to partner with global organisation Rise Against Hunger to pack 5 million meals in 2019
Tastic Rice to partner with global organisation Rise Against Hunger to pack 5 million meals in 2019Article

World Food Day commemorates the launch of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The day aims to raise awareness about food scarcity and hunger...

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Agri Conference looks at ICT, entrepreneurship in boosting youth employment in Africa
Agri Conference looks at ICT, entrepreneurship in boosting youth employment in AfricaArticle

The conference aims to foster an exchange among stakeholders on knowledge and best practices regarding the interfaces between agriculture, youth employment, entrepreneurship, ICT innovations, leading to prioritising interventions going forward...

15 Aug 2018

How to show consumers the benefits of genetically modified foods
How to show consumers the benefits of genetically modified foodsArticle

Genetically modified (GM) foods for human consumption have long been a subject of intense public debate, as well as academic research...

David Di Zhang and Grant Alexander Wilson 7 Aug 2018

The risk of unsustainable agricultural practices should not be underestimated
The risk of unsustainable agricultural practices should not be underestimatedArticle

"Agriculture is the single largest producer of wastewater, by volume, and livestock generates far more excreta than do humans. As land use has intensified, countries have greatly increased the use of synthetic pesticides, fertilisers and other inputs. While these inputs have helped boost food production, they have also given rise to environmental threats, as well as to potential human health concerns."

20 Jun 2018

EU Council emphasises FAO's role in sustainable food, agricultural practices
EU Council emphasises FAO's role in sustainable food, agricultural practicesArticle

"We welcome the Council of the European Union's reaffirmation of its strong support for FAO and are eager to further our work in the areas emphasised. Our food systems must be made sustainable or, eventually, they won't feed the world."

19 Jun 2018

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Repositioning family farming in global agricultureArticle

The UN has officially declared 2019 to 2028 as the decade of family farming - aiming to reposition family farming at the centre of agricultural, environmental and social policies in the national agendas by identifying gaps and opportunities to promote a shift towards a more equal and balanced development...

Ntswaki Motaung 14 Jun 2018

Why climate-smart agriculture is crucial to Africa
Why climate-smart agriculture is crucial to AfricaArticle

Agriculture is a risky business in Africa due to dangers such as uncertain weather and poor rural infrastructure, but a new detailed guide on the status of and opportunities for climate-smart agriculture (CSA) could offer farmers the much-needed break.

Eldon Opiyo 11 Jun 2018

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Efforts to stop IUU fishing gains momentumArticle

A growing number of countries are signing up to a global agreement that helps stop illegal fishing...

6 Jun 2018

Helping smallholders participate in the rise of agribusiness in Africa
Helping smallholders participate in the rise of agribusiness in AfricaArticle

Agribusiness in Africa is poised to play a major role in socio, economic development, but without policies and partnerships that enable smallholder farmers to participate in and benefit from the growth, that opportunity will turn into risk...

4 Jun 2018

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Mainstreaming biodiversity crucial for securing global food securityArticle

Together with healthy agricultural ecosystems, biodiversity provides the ecological foundations for food production, which play a critical role in humankind...

30 May 2018

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GI labelling promotes inclusive food systems, sustainable developmentArticle

"Geographical indications are an approach to food production and marketing systems that place social, cultural and environmental considerations at the heart of the value chain."

2 May 2018

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Improving responsible agricultural supply chains critical to fulfilling SDGsArticle

Enterprises involved in the agricultural sector are critical for the fulfilment of the SDGs - playing a key role in generating much-needed investment, decent employment, developing productivity and supply chains that benefit producers and consumers...

19 Feb 2018

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Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on key initiatives to achieving food and nutrition securityArticle

Fisheries management play an important role in reducing hunger and poverty as well as creating jobs and sustainable growth in the southern African region...

31 Jan 2018

Eat green 2018: Sustainable consumption, plant-based foods the order of the day
Eat green 2018: Sustainable consumption, plant-based foods the order of the dayArticle

In South Africa, we raise more than one billion farm animals for food every year. Now is the time to join the green revolution, with sustainable food consumption on the rise and plant-based protein predicted to be one of the biggest food trends in 2018...

19 Jan 2018

Minister Senzeni Zokwana, MEC Oupa Khoabane planting a food garden during household visits in Phuthaditjhaba
DAFF commemorates World Food DayArticle

This year's goal repositions rural development as an enabler to ensure food security and a shift towards local value chain development...

17 Oct 2017

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Organisations join forces, launches roadmap to combat zoonotic TBArticle

"Preventing and controlling bovine TB at its animal source is crucial to avoid its transmission to humans, improve food safety and protect the livelihood of many rural communities."

13 Oct 2017

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ICRAF presents the role of evidence and improved soil management for land restoration in sub-Saharan AfricaArticle

Fertile soils across the continent are under threat due to climate change and poor land management. Soil is a key component to solving Africa's challenges to ensure food security and address climate change...

Susan Onyango 12 Jul 2017

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New project to transform forest management in MozambiqueArticle

A new $6m project which will strengthen sustainable forest management and contribute to Mozambique achieving Sustainable Development Goal 15 on forests has been announced...

12 Jul 2017

Global food prices climb in May: FAO
Global food prices climb in May: FAOArticle

Global food commodity prices rose for the first time in three months in May 2017, with the FAO Food Price Index averaging 172.6 points...

12 Jun 2017

Consumer confusion: The truth about food
Consumer confusion: The truth about foodArticle

According to a new study from the ENOUGH movement families find it difficult to make smart choices about nutrition and health due to conflicting sources of information about how food is produced...

30 May 2017

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Famine declared in South SudanArticle

Famine has been officially declared in South Sudan; and warnings issued for other parts of the Horn of Africa. Five million people are at immediate risk, including 1.4 million children across Africa…

Louise Marsland 22 Feb 2017

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Man-made famine declared in South Sudan, thousands face starvationArticle

4.9 million people - more than 40 percent of South Sudan's population - are in need of urgent food, agriculture and nutrition assistance...

21 Feb 2017

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Madagascar faces dire food insecurityArticle

UN food agencies call for urgent action to address southern Madagascar's worsening food insecurity, as $67 million is needed in food aid and farming support for the upcoming planting season...

23 Nov 2016

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Sustainable agriculture deserves center stage at Marrakesh climate talksArticle

Transforming agricultural sectors to address climate change for adaptation and mitigation essential to tackling hunger and poverty...

José Graziano da Silva 8 Nov 2016

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FAO and OIE launches first salvo against Peste des petits ruminantsArticle

The FAO and OIE has launched the first phase of a $996.4 million, 15-year plan to eradicate Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) - also known as sheep and goat plague - by 2030...

31 Oct 2016

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First media awards for Far East and North AfricaArticle

Twenty journalists from different countries in Far East and North Africa participated in the first journalism awards for the region, covering vital topics relating to food and agriculture...

20 Oct 2016

Love your beans for good health
Love your beans for good healthArticle

South Africa celebrated National Nutrition Week from 9-15 October, and aligned to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) which declared that 2016 is the 'International Year of Pulses', this year's campaign theme is 'Love your beans - eat dry beans, peas and lentils!..

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 12 Oct 2016

Teaching food production to families in Egypt
Teaching food production to families in EgyptArticle

FAO launches the regional competition of "Aquaponics design" in collaboration with Arab Women Investors Union...

8 Jul 2016

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UN seeks to boost response to El Niño's dire impact in AfricaArticle

With over 60 million people affected by El Niño, the United Nations is seeking to boost response to the dire impact in Africa, urging La Niña preparedness...

8 Jul 2016

UN aims to boost response to El Niño's impact and prepare for La Niña
UN aims to boost response to El Niño's impact and prepare for La NiñaArticle

UN agencies urged greater preparedness to deal with the possible occurrence later this year of a La Niña climate event, closely related to the El Niño cycle that has had...

7 Jul 2016

FAO, EU help Zimbabwe's farmers expand productivity
FAO, EU help Zimbabwe's farmers expand productivityArticle

HARARE: The European Union (EU), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Government of Zimbabwe have launched a major programme to assist poor smallholder farmers to boost production, productivity and engage in commercial agriculture through integrated farming approaches.

10 Mar 2014

South Africa shortlisted for exemplary policies awardArticle

Six policies from five countries, one of which is South Africa, have been shortlisted for the 2012 Future Policy Award, an international award recognising effective and exemplary policies. The topic of the award this year is the protection of oceans and coasts.

7 Sep 2012

Brazil tightens poultry bonds with SA
Brazil tightens poultry bonds with SAArticle

At a seminar held yesterday 19 July 2011, in Johannesburg, the Brazilian Poultry Association (UBABEF), in partnership with the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (ApexBrasil), reinforced and developed relationships between local industry players and Brazil, reportedly the world's largest exporter of poultry products.

20 Jul 2011

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