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Food Security and Subsistence Farming in SA

Food Security and Subsistence Farming in SA

02 October 2017
Thembeka Zengele

Although it is accepted that South Africa has fulfilled the First Millennium Development Goal of combatting hunger at a national level, it has unfortunately not translated into food security for low-income rural... Read more

The Relationship between Trade Agreements and Food Security

The Relationship between Trade Agreements and Food Security

04 September 2017
Thembeka Zengele

Increasing trade in agriculture is an important role of governments and economies, as it is a way of ensuring food security while ensuring that farmers remain competitive and productive. Different regions and continents have different trade... Read more

Allocation of land to women in agriculture

Allocation of land to women in agriculture

01 August 2017
Thembeka Zengele

Evidence of the Fourth Industrial Revolution is all around us - from intelligent robots and self-driving cars to genetic editing. Building on the Third Industrial Revolution that uses electronics and information technology to automate production, the fourth... Read more

The Impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on Agriculture

The Impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on Agriculture

03 July 2017
Thembeka Zengele

Evidence of the Fourth Industrial Revolution is all around us - from intelligent robots and self-driving cars to genetic editing. Building on the Third Industrial Revolution that uses electronics and information technology to automate production, the fourth... Read more

The Future of Agriculture in the 4th Industrial Revolution

The Future of Agriculture in the 4th Industrial Revolution

05 June 2017
Thembeka Zengele

Farmers are increasingly under pressure to feed the growing world population, which is generally predicted to rise from 7.3 billion today to 9.7 billion in 2050. Therefore, if farmers are to continue to feed the world, they need to produce more, at a... Read more

Agrobiodiversity

Agrobiodiversity

02 May 2017
Thembeka Zengele

Agricultural biodiversity, also known as Agrobiodiversity, is a vital subset of Biodiversity. It is the result of centuries of careful selection and inventive developments of farmers which boost the productivity of ecosystems. Each species, no matter how small... Read more

Managing Risk in Farming

Managing Risk in Farming

03 April 2017
Thembeka Zengele

As with any other enterprise, risk is an integral part of farming. Some risks can result in severe losses and even financial ruin. Many risks are unique to agriculture - weather is a prime example. But food producers also face the financial risks common to all businesses, aggravating the overall... Read more

Water Scarcity and Agriculture

Water Scarcity and Agriculture

06 March 2017
Thembeka Zengele

Although South Africa has one of the cleanest water systems in the world, we belong to that group of countries regarded as "water scarce" with a growing water crisis. Our country ranks as one of the 30 driest countries in the world with an average annual rainfall of less than 500 mm... Read more

Challenges to African Food Production

Challenges to African Food Production

01 February 2017
Thembeka Zengele

According to the United Nations Population Division projections, the world's stands at more than 7 billion people today and is expected to rise to eight billion by 2030, and over nine billion by 2050. This means that... Read more

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