New food security research centre aims to transform food policy

The African Research Universities Alliance Centre of Excellence for Food Security was recently launched at the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Future Africa campus. The...

Attention: Brake for wildlife!

December sees the start of Brake for Wildlife, the Endangered Wildlife Trust or EWT’s nationwide survey of roadkill sightings on South African roads. The...

Label change requested for registered PAPs used in animal feed

In a letter to the Registrar in November, AFMA requested that the product name of registered raw materials of animal origin be amended to...

Global action required for sustainable agriculture

“No country alone will be able to overcome all the challenges we face fully, so we must act globally. Nobody must be left behind,”...

First biocontrol agent for weedy Mexican sunflower released in SA

A decade of research on biocontrol of the weedy Mexican sunflower Tithonia diversifolia (Asteraceae: Heliantheae) has finally paid dividends, following the release of the...

SA food and non-alcoholic beverages inflation unchanged

South Africa’s food and non-alcoholic beverages inflation has bottomed out and will begin an upward cycle in the coming months, supported by an increase...

A compendium of essays on land reform

Land reform is necessary in South Africa, but that is about the only issue regarding land reform on which there is consensus. When we start...

Wetlike aspekte van brusellosebeheer

Die hoofdoel van die Wet op Dieresiektes, 1984 (Wet 35 van 1984) is om belangrike en gevaarlike dieresiektes te beheer. Hierdie wet en die...

Opinion: Are all the arguments against livestock justifiable?

By Dr Heinz Meissner Worldwide, many debates regarding the future of livestock farming tend to concentrate only on its negative impacts without considering the positives....

French protests hamper Italian and Spanish exports

Weeks of disruption sparked by the gilets jaunes (yellow vests) anti-fuel tax movement, have apparently led to a downturn in sales. Protests in France...
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