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Food price trends in 2020

According to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), South Africa is food secure at a national level. However, there is a high prevalence...

BFAP releases new interactive features on its COVID-19 portal

On 27 March, South Africa entered a period of national lockdown as efforts to curb the continued spread of COVID-19 ramps up. The country,...

Agroforestry under the global looking glass

"Agroforestry isn't a 'no man's land' between forestry and agriculture, and should receive specific policy support," said FAO deputy director-general, climate and...

Global food import bill set to decline

The global food import bill is likely to decline in 2019, but the poorest and most vulnerable countries will not be the prime beneficiaries,...

FAO hails UN Security Council Resolution on hunger and conflict

A United Nations Security Council resolution on hunger and conflict today won praise from FAO director-general José Graziano da Silva for underscoring the critical...

Geographical indications can boost sustainability

Origin-linked products can be part of a virtuous circle of sustainable quality based on the preservation of local resources. This is according to a...

Scientists grow first veggies in Antarctica without soil or sunlight

A group of German scientists stationed in Antarctica have successfully grown vegetables in a specially designed sunless, soilless environment. The researchers are working with...