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Food security

Card image 30 March 2021 Daily Maverick

Covid-19 has accelerated food insecurity — we need a social safety net and sustainable systems

The lack of job security for informal workers raises their risk of food insecurity. Out of 180 informal workers surveyed in Durban, more than 80% reported that adults and children in their households suffered from hunger during lockdown.

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Card image 22 February 2021 Daily Maverick

How organic farmer Nazeer Sonday became an accidental warrior for land reform and ecological justice

What began as a hyperlocal movement to protect the interests of emerging and commercial farmers, farmworkers and informal settlement residents in Cape Town’s Philippi Horticultural Area has become a much bigger campaign.

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Card image 18 February 2021 GroundUp

“The slow violence of malnutrition”

One in four children under five is undernourished and one in eight is overweight or obese, say researchers

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Why global food prices are set to keep rising

Adverse weather, government measures to safeguard supplies and robust demand help fuel price increases

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20 December 2020 Carte blanche

How to Apply for Urban Food Garden Funding in the Western Cape

The strategic goal of this programme is to create a favourable and supportive agricultural service environment for farming community including Subsistence, Smallholder and black Commercial farmers.

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Card image 19 December 2020 Moneyweb

How sub-Saharan Africa can rethink its approach to agriculture

What might a change in approach look like?

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Card image 08 December 2020 Daily Maverick

New climate report paints grim picture for health in South Africa

The Lancet medical journal last week released its 2020 Countdown on Health and Climate Change Report which highlights the worsening global climate crisis and how it impacts on human health. Spotlight spoke to an environmental health expert about the implications of the report’s findings for South Africa.

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05 December 2020 Food for Mzansi

Didiza announces urgent support for struggling farmers

Up-and-coming farmers can soon apply for financial support valued at up to R9 000 each. This is part of the Presidential Employment Stimulus initiative.

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Card image 01 December 2020 GroundUp

Women march for farm and land rights

“Land now, food forever” demand activist organisations

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Card image 30 November 2020 Daily Vox

Nazeer Sonday on the need for protecting agricultural land

When visiting Table Mountain, you will find flat land that runs between the mountain into another mountain scape. The flat land which used to be underwater is part of the Philippi Horticultural Area (PHA). It is here that Nazeer Sonday farms the land producing food for the city. He is working to protect the land […]

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