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Food security


Card image 08 May 2024 GroundUp

Government payment delay forces Joburg’s biggest food bank to close

But the Department of Social Development claims the delay is caused by investigations into the food banks

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Card image 18 April 2024 The Conversation

Climate change makes life harder: in South Africa it’s likely to bring heatwaves, water stress and gender-based violence

The University of Cape Town’s new report on the impacts of climate change in South Africa found that heatwaves and water stress will affect jobs, deepen inequality, and increase gender-based violence.

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Card image 24 April 2024 GroundUp

Agricultural hubs create work and hope for hundreds

But Industrial Development Corporation funding for the project in KwaZulu-Natal is coming to an end

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Card image 17 April 2024 Daily Maverick

Will the food industry sacrifice its fat profits for health?

South Africa’s growing obesity epidemic won’t be reversed by preaching healthier eating habits and exercise alone; there’s a growing realisation that the food industry needs to change.

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Card image 12 April 2024 Daily Maverick

How to reduce food waste and boost nutrition security

The United Nations Environment Programme’s Food Waste Index Report reveals staggering global food waste trends. Experts have called for more sustainable agricultural policies and responsible consumption of agricultural produce to stop food waste and create better food and nutrition security.

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Card image 03 April 2024 WRI

To Make Good on Sustainable Food Commitments, Countries Must Do 4 Things

Last year’s UN climate summit in Dubai (COP28) was a real landmark moment for sustainable food. Agriculture and food systems took center stage, with 159 world leaders endorsing the Emirates Declaration on Sustainable Agriculture, Resilient Food Systems and Climate Action.

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Card image 08 April 2024 Daily Maverick

Community pleads for preservation as Western Cape government eyes Oude Molen Eco Village

The Western Cape government’s initiation of investigations and assessments for development in the Oude Molen precinct in Observatory, Cape Town, has sparked concern.

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05 April 2024 IOL

SA is assessing severity of El Niño drought on crop yields and farmer finances

This was as Zimbabwe declared a state of disaster on Wednesday over a devastating drought that is sweeping across much of southern Africa.

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Card image 03 March 2024 GroundUp

Police and soldiers deployed to tiny West Coast fishing village

Controversial boat quotas to be reconsidered after meeting with Hondeklip Bay fishers, says fisheries department

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Card image 26 March 2024 Daily Maverick

South Africa’s summer crop production prospects remain bleak

Throughout February and March, rainfall has been scant across South Africa, with an intense heatwave that made the summer crop growing conditions difficult.

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