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The Impact of Climate Change on Food Security in South Africa

The Impact of Climate Change on Food Security in South Africa

02 May 2018
Thembeka Zengele

Climate change is associated with various natural disasters in South Africa such as the current drought in the winter rainfall areas of the Western Cape and the low rainfall in many parts of the summer-rainfall areas... Read more

Agriculture and Approaching Day Zero

Agriculture and Approaching Day Zero

03 April 2018
Thembeka Zengele

Day Zero, is the day on which Cape Town is eventually expected to run out of water. Cape Town introduced level 6B water restrictions on 01 February this year - restricting residents to 50 litres of water daily. Fortunately, as Capetonians adhere... Read more

Improving #Postharvest Services to Smallholder Farmers

Improving #Postharvest Services to Smallholder Farmers

05 March 2018
Thembeka Zengele

Smallholder farmers in South Africa are seen as an important vehicle through which goals of poverty reduction and rural development can be achieved; however, their development is hampered by the negative impact of the recent drought... Read more

Securing the Human Food Chain

Securing the Human Food Chain

08 February 2018
Thembeka Zengele

Recent Avian influenza outbreaks in South Africa are a sobering reminder of the constant threats to the human food chain. Trans-boundary diseases affect food crops and livestock, causing significant losses to farmers and threatening food security, livelihoods, national economies and global markets... Read more

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