Nigeria’s post COVID-19 economic recovery plan has resulted in only marginal improvements in economic growth, manufacturing and foreign direct investment.
Extreme weather is already having an influence on global food prices.
Zimbabwe’s 2021 bumper harvest is a welcome development but, it’s important to know what’s behind this success and what challenges remain.
To rebuild lost credibility, the South African government can start by listening to social partners and the business sector and implementing less financially costly policies
Every increase in one degree of global warming will increase losses of crops to insects from 10% to 25%.
Apple breeders have created crisp, juicy and tasty fruits, but the limited varieties leave crops vulnerable to diseases, pests and climate change. Introducing new traits could improve crop resilience.
Globally, experts are beginning to recognise that focusing on one aspect of food overlooks the trade-offs or sacrifices people make.
Wider acceptance of indigenous plants could help reduce over-reliance on exotic food varieties.
Stronger agricultural R&D systems will enable agriculture to power Africa’s transformation.
Farmers markets aren’t just for yuppies – they are increasingly serving customers at all social and economic levels, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the climate changes, the ocean is also changing. And that’s putting our health at risk.
South Africans should not panic about the food system. But authorities will need to act swiftly and assertively to restore stability.
Since COVID hit, many Australians have seen first-hand what shocks to the food system can do.
Kenya needs to address spending inefficiencies to attain the goals outlined in the budget.
Realities on the ground tell a different story from the claim that a Green Revolution ensures food security and increased income for smallholder farmers in Ghana.
African governments risk repeating mistakes of the 20th century with damaging consequences for poverty, food security and economic development.
COVID has exposed how vulnerable Australia’s food charities are in times of crisis. But we can prepare for the next disaster.
As the global South transitions to a predominantly urban future, food offers a way to understand the role of cities in future development.
When it comes to food safety solutions, models which enforce bans and regulations don’t fit.
Formerly incarcerated Americans face food insecurity rates double that of the general population. A 1996 law that prohibits drug felons from getting crucial benefits may be partially to blame.