South Africa

SA’s top ranking in African food trade not assured

By Denene Erasmus. August 2, 2017. Farmer’s Weekly. The sub-Saharan African agri-food system is undergoing significant changes. Consumption is growing due to rapid population growth, and consumers are increasingly demanding higher-value food products such as animal proteins and dairy. This was according to Lulama Ndibongo-Traub, of the Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP), who

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Cry, the beloved, hungry country

Arundhatie B Kundal, Independent. October 26, 2016 One in four of South Africa’s people are hungry on a regular basis, causing malnutrition and deformities among children, writes Arundhatie B Kundal. As another balmy summer begins, not all South Africans will be enjoying braais in sun-splashed backyards. An estimated 13 million people (one in four) in

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Crop farmers optimistic about recovery in 2017

Published by New Era on September 1, 2016 Given that the exceptional decline in white maze production in Namibia’s dryland maize areas in 2016 was largely a result of the drought as opposed to economic considerations, maize producers and the Namibian Agronomic Board are cautiously optimistic about a rather strong recovery in 2017 and up

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African Farmers in the Digital Age

SU Agricultural Economist, Bill Gates Contribute to Special Edition In a special edition of the international magazine Foreign Affairs, the name of Stellenbosch University agricultural economist and PhD student Lulama Traub stands alongside those of Microsoft founder Bill Gates and former United Nations head Kofi Annan. She is one of twenty contributors to the anthology

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