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New forum launched for global soil health

A global community advocating action to improve root and soil health was launched on 1 March with the inaugural One Earth, Root...

Why South Africa’s food security decreased

The 2020 Global Food Security Index (GFSI) recently published revealed that South Africa’s food security has regressed. On 4 March, a media...

South Africa’s standing in Global Food Security Index deteriorates

For many years, South Africa has prided itself as the most food-secure country on the African continent and has ranked relatively well...

Critical data on agri to be released this week

The week ahead brings a flurry of critical data on the South African agricultural sector. The most notable release is the Quarterly...

New wheat variety resistant to rust stem to boost food security

An international consortium of scientists has developed a hardy new wheat variety that is resistant to a particularly virulent fungal disease, which...

Is food production making a 180 degree turn?

Hunger is on the rise at a time when the world wastes more than 1 billion tons of food every year. Is...

UFS students are world champions in food and agribusiness competition

A group of students from the Centre for Sustainable Agriculture and the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of the Free...

Water management scenarios developed for agri

The Disaster Management Training and Education Centre (DiMTEC) hosted their second symposium on water management in the agricultural industry at the University...

Household-grown food leads to improved health for children

Children grow taller in rural households where their mothers are supported to grow their own food, according to new research from the University...

SANDF and Agri SA discuss co-operation for rural security

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and Agri SA met on 30 November to explore further areas of co-operation. This includes...