food security

October 16, 2019

Identifying plant genes to ensure food security

Scientists have developed a new approach enabling researchers to more efficiently identify the genes that control plant traits. This method will enable plant breeders and scientists to develop more affordable, desirable, and sustainable plant varieties. The […]
February 25, 2019

SA’s footprint in international markets must grow

Mike Mlengana, director-general of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), recently spoke at a workshop of the Delegation of the European Union to South Africa and African Farmers Association of South Africa (AFASA). Mlengana […]
November 1, 2018

R46m for North West smallholder farmers

The North West Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development MEC, Mannketsi Tlhape, recently announced that 812 smallholder farmers would be supported with crop production inputs to cultivate 14,000ha to be planted during the 2018/19 planting […]
October 21, 2018
Pakhouse Global Wheat Market

The problem with being a net importer of wheat

October 16 is World Food Day and perhaps the most fitting thing to do would be to boast about South Africa’s progress in terms of food security, having been ranked by the Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2017 Global Food Security […]