Food is essential to survival. It is also essential to identity. During times of national crisis like the coronavirus pandemic and in the historical landscape, food issues become prominent.
Taking a look at food supply chains in South Africa during the lockdown.
If lab-grown meat is truly going to be the next frontier in ethical eating, it’s important to consider who's most at risk of being left behind in the race to develop it.
COVID-19 is showing us we must work collectively to put resilience alongside efficiency as the primary drivers for the systems we depend upon each and every day for food.
Sweeping changes are in store for British farming, but they're not guaranteed to benefit struggling ecosystems.
Not all droughts are the same and South Africa needs to have a targeted approach to each type.
The impact of climate change on agriculture and food production is clear: the sector will suffer. Here's what needs to be done.
Zimbabwe's food insecurity is not just about food production, but access too. It is affected by, among others, the value of assets when sold and social and cultural dimensions that go into exchange.
South Africa's recently introduced carbon tax may lead to financial losses in the short term, but it's necessary and will be beneficial in the long term.
Processed foods can be nutritious as well as economical and convenient. So let's stop demonizing processed foods, and ease up on those who turn to them for convenience and price.
Combining and fermenting readily available indigenous African crops can help counter malnutrition on the continent.
With each industrial revolution, food production and distribution has been revolutionized. With the current Fourth Industrial Revolution, can we address inequalities in food distribution?
Governments need to think about global ways agricultural policies may affect the stability of the food system as a whole, beyond locally focused efforts to increase resilience in production.
The global population will top 9.5 billion by 2050 – but cities could play a major role in making sure everyone has enough to eat.
The availability of data and evidence in the agricultural sector is critical for decision making
Ethiopia's teff plant is gluten-free and demand is growing. The country needs to upgrade its harvesting to reap the rewards.
If the pattern of drought continues in South Africa it's likely to affect the country's financial standing too.
A Lancet commission has come up with a new sustainable diet that's supposed to be the way forward.
We need to change how we produce, ship, eat and waste food to improve our health and that of the planet.
Smart roads in Africa could help reduce the impact of flooding and other disasters that affect rural communities.