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EU and FAO agree to accelerate efforts towards SDGs during COVID-19...

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) director-general Qu Dongyu held virtual talks with Jutta Urpilainen, European Union (EU) commissioner for...

Breeding a hardier, more nutritious wheat

Some new crop varieties are bred to be more nutritious. Others are more resilient, bred to tolerate harsher environmental conditions. In...

#AgriMarkets: Meat, wheat and rising hunger in Africa

The disruptions in the global agricultural supply chains and uncertainty regarding how long the COVID-19 pandemic will last have resulted in three...

Land Bank’s default risks financial devastation for agriculture

Land Bank has warned holders of debt amounting to R50 billion that it is in danger of defaulting. The repayments in question are for...

COVID-19 could put pressure on agri inputs

COVID-19 has caused widespread turmoil and volatility since the start of 2020 and the measures implemented to contain it have sent shockwaves throughout the...

Agriculture after the pandemic

In a recent article published by Project Syndicate, Wandile Sihlobo, chief economist of the Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz), says many farmers may opt to...

#AgriMarket: How will COVID-19 impact the agri labour market?

Most European and North American countries are generally regarded as food secure and hold a prominent place in the Global Food Security Index....

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...

Precision plant breeding and genetic biofortification: A crop game changer

A diverse group of distinguished speakers contributed to the theme of the 13th Southern African Plant Breeding Symposium, each by elaborating on plant breeding...

COVID-19: Agriculture and food supply sector essential

The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Thoko Didiza, assured the agricultural industry that the agriculture and food supply sector are essential...