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Food security


Card image 22 January 2022 Mail & Guardian

Locust fighters in a losing battle in the Nama Karoo

Brown locusts devour large swathes of grazing veld and crops.

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Card image 12 January 2021 Farmer’s Weekly

SA’s dire animal health situation is a constraint on livestock production

A shortage of veterinarians and a lack of training for small-scale and subsistence livestock farmers are crippling the potential of livestock production.

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Card image 13 January 2021 Food for Mzansi

Didiza suspends PESI rollout with immediate effect

In a shock announcement on Thursday morning (13 January 2022), the department of agriculture, land reform and rural development said

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Card image 08 January 2022 EWN

AGRICULTURE DEPT CALLS ON PESP RECIPIENTS NOT TO MISUSE VOUCHERS

The department said that it had received numerous reports of vouchers being exchanged for cash, which defeated the initial purpose for these coupons.

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Card image 08 November 2021 GroundUp

Climate activists picket at Parliament – accuse COP26 of excluding African farmers

“If there is no drastic change we won’t be able to farm with cattle and maize in a few years time”

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Card image 24 October 2021 IOL

Climbing input costs pose a major threat to food production, says Agri SA

’The costs of fertiliser, herbicides, packaging, diesel, electricity and labour, to name few, are increasing rapidly, making it nearly impossible for many farmers to produce food sustainably’, Christo van der Rheede, executive director of Agri SA said.

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Card image 24 October 2021 BusinessTech

Food items South Africans are paying a lot more for right now

Food prices in South Africa have continued to rise in 2021, with inflation on food and non-alcoholic beverages for September 2021 higher than expected, recorded at 6.6%.

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Card image 19 October 2021 CADTM

Development banks have no business financing agribusiness

On the eve of an annual gathering of public development banks in Rome, groups from around the world have signed a letter slamming them for bankrolling the expansion of industrial agriculture,…

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Card image 19 October 2021 AllAfrica

South Africa: Why Supporting Small-Scale Farmers and Eating Locally is Climate Smart #AfricaClimateCrisis

Every day, the food we consume connects us to a vast global network of food manufacturers, farmers, retailers, traders, and many others involved in bringing food from the farm to the table. Yet this global food system is a core part of some of the world's biggest challenges.

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Card image 14 October 2021 Food for Mzansi

Smallholders to benefit from new relief fund

South Africa’s agricultural sector is no stranger to damaging floods, droughts, veld fires and disease outbreaks. While most relief initiatives are geared toward large-scale disasters, a newly established body is set to come to the rescue of individual agricultural producers in dire need.

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Too much rain means no grain: Farmers and industry watchers look skyward for a sunny reprieve https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2022-01-23-too-much-rain-means-no-grain-farmers-and-industry-watchers-look-skyward-for-a-sunny-reprieve/

Western Cape in a sweat during weekend of intense heat and multiple fires  https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2022-01-23-western-cape-in-a-sweat-during-weekend-of-intense-heat-and-multiple-fires/

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