GREEN AND INTEGRATED APPROACHES COULD ADDRESS FOOD SECURITY CHALLENGES

  Marking World Food Day, fdt Africa says stakeholders must collaborate across a broader value chain Agriculture and food production does not happen in isolation, and to maximise food production and address world hunger, stakeholders across a broad value chain have to start working more collaboratively and sustainably. This is according to advisors at Africa’s largest industry specific co-location, food & drink technology Africa (fdt Africa) the premier trade fair of food and beverage processing and packaging technologies, IFAT Africa the leading trade fair for water, sewage, refuse and recycling…

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How the Green Revolution is in fact giving Africa the blues

  Well-intentioned efforts to improve food security in Africa and elsewhere are instead increasing small farmers’ dependence on global agribusinesses without raising their incomes, and making farming systems more fragile and less resilient. The Norwegian Nobel Committee has awarded this year’s Nobel Peace Prize to the United Nations World Food Programme, declaring that it wanted “to turn the eyes of the world toward the millions of people who suffer from or face the threat of hunger.” Those numbers are now greater than ever – and the dysfunctional global food system is largely to blame.…

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Engen brings much needed relief to the Agricultural sector

Engen brings much needed relief to the Agricultural sector In response to severe drought across vast tracts of South Africa and the associated hardships experienced by many farmers, Engen partnered with AgriSA earlier this year to help support the agricultural sector by driving contributions to their Drought Aid Fund. Over a six-month period, Engen contributed R1 to the Fund for every litre of participating Engen lubricant sold nationwide, raising R700 000 from April to September. AgriSA’s Drought Aid Fund is aimed at ensuring that farms remain in production and that…

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N West ploughs into food security projects

Food security has been enhanced in the North West through the Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development’s R5.5 million investment in agri projects. “Food insecurity remains a pervasive and serious problem. Too many North West residents, especially those residing in rural areas, still regularly find themselves living in poverty and without sufficient access to affordable and nutritious food,” said acting MEC, Dr Mpho Motlhabane. Speaking on behalf of MEC Desbo Mohono, Motlhabane said the projects across the province are helping residents to break the cycle of poverty, increase food…

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