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The Unexpected Economic Star

Against the backdrop of a stagnant economy, agriculture was largely responsible for helping South Africa pull itself out of recession in September. Michelle Nel looks at why.

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Let It Flow

Lungelo Shezi investigates how the City of Joburg is making water more accessible to poor households.

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Prevention Is Better Than Cure

What lessons can be learned from the worst dry spell southern Africa has experienced in decades, asks Tremaine van Aardt.

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5 New Agritech Start-Ups In Africa

Entrepreneurs across Africa are using technology to create sustainable solutions to some of the biggest problems faced by the agricultural sector, writes Lungelo Shezi.

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Playing With Your Food

CRISPR-Cas9 gene splicing is set to revolutionise genetic engineering when it comes to crops. But how is it likely to affect food supply? Sahil Lala investigates.

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As Food Prices Rise, So Does Food Poverty

Statistics SA says food poverty in South Africa is on the rise. Nick Cowen looks at the causes.

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An Equitable Future

Ownership of land is a touchy subject in South Africa. But one permaculture project in the Eastern Free State is giving hope to rural farming communities, as Samantha Clair Bezuidenhout discovers.

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Not A Drop To Drink

The Western Cape still faces mounting water shortages and the challenges that come with that. Lungelo Shezi investigates.

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Food Basket

Food Basket Food Basket is a slightly bigger than standard A4 size biannual publication that succinctly tackles practical and important issues around food access, food utilisation and food availability in South Africa. Key focus areas: Agriculture and manufacturing Supply chain processing Food science and technology Packaging and distribution Retail and FMCG The impact of food… Read more »

When There Is Just Not Enough

Many South Africans are dependent on help to meet basic nutritional needs, writes Lungelo Shezi.

Urbanisation And Food Security: The Fat Truth

Caroline de Kock explains why urban South Africans are getting fatter, while others go hungry.

The Benefits Of GM

Genetically modified foods have never been popular with consumers, but perhaps science is changing opinions, writes Sahil Lala.

Down On The Smartfarm

A new wave of ‘agritech’ is helping farmers to improve yields and cope with the effects of climate change. But more needs to be done, says Carolyn de Kock.