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23 February 2017
                       
 
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15 Feb 2017
 
 
East Africa food prices reach record levels due to drought – UN
DROUGHT
Drought in East Africa has sent prices of staples such as maize and sorghum soaring, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said on Tuesday, warning that a sharp increase in...
 
 
09 Feb 2017
 
UN and international community ready to support new Somali president
POLITICS
The United Nations (UN) and the international community are ready to stand by Somalia’s newly elected president, following former prime minister Mohamed Adullahi winning Wednesday’s presidential...
 
 
PAC: The poor nations inside the state
STATEMENT
The state of the nation address (SONA) have been presented each by a seating president from 1994 until to date, what we have learnt is that it is just a talk shop which does not translate into...
 
 
18 Jan 2017
 
Ethiopian government appeals for humanitarian aid
AID
On the heels of failed rains and a calamitous El Niño in Ethiopia, the country’s government has launched an appeal for $948-million to urgently address food and non-food needs, while the United...
 
 
11 Jan 2017
 
How bucking climate change accord would hinder fight against HIV/AIDS
THE CONVERSATION
The potential withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate agreement has broad implications for society and the environment. While much attention has concentrated upon melting glaciers,...
 
 
08 Dec 2016
 
Southern Africa faces worst drought in decades
DROUGHT
Nearly 14-million people in southern Africa are in need of emergency humanitarian assistance as the region faces the worst El Nino induced drought in decades. United Nations humanitarian agencies...
 
 
15 Nov 2016
 
Managing water is key to adapting African agriculture to climate change
THE CONVERSATION
A unanimous decision on how to take action on climate change is incredibly rare. Yet, African nations have overwhelmingly included climate resilient agriculture in their indicative pledges to the...
 
 
11 Nov 2016
 
 
 
Hotter Planet, Humanitarian Crisis
RECOMMENDATION
The world is currently enduring an unprecedented combination of climate-related crises. We are living through what will almost certainly be the hottest year on record, and have faced one of the...
 
 
29 Sep 2016
 
Can biofortified foods help Africa achieve food security?
SAIIA
The upcoming 2016 World Food Prize will honour contributions in the field of biofortification. With almost one person in four being undernourished in Africa, what do recent experiences tell us...
 
 
12 Jul 2016
 
17m Southern Africans to require immediate food assistance by March 2017, says Fewsnet
FOOD SECURITY
The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (Fewsnet) says a "higher than normal" number of people are already facing acute food insecurity in six Southern African countries and warns that the number...
 
 
What Africa's drought responses teach us about climate change hotspots
THE CONVERSATION
The world may still argue about whether or not climate change is for real. But in vast expanses of arid southern Africa, the daily struggle to cope with a changed climate is well under way. The...
 
 
20 Jun 2016
 
Sub-Saharan Africa has a long way to go before it cracks food insecurity
THE CONVERSATION
The richer and more developed countries become, the less likely they are to be food insecure. Governments in rapidly growing economies have more resources to dedicate to improving food security and...
 
 
12 May 2016
 
DAFF: Minister Zokwana to attend the SADC Ministerial Workshop on food security and poverty eradication
STATEMENT
The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Mr Senzeni Zokwana will be visiting Gaborone, Botswana on Monday the 16th of May 2016, where he will be  attending the SADC Ministerial Workshop...
 
 
11 May 2016
 
World Bank suggests new measure to address effects of drought in African dry-lands
DROUGHT
The World Bank says irrigation, improved crop production technologies, soil fertility management and adding trees to current farming systems could help reduce the impact of drought in Africa’s...
 
 
Are there 13, 14 or 15 million hungry people in South Africa?
AFRICA CHECK
Calling for an end to the “hunger crisis” which sees “14 million people going to bed hungry”, the South African Food Sovereignty Campaign plans to hold a bread march against hunger in Johannesburg,...
 
 
 
                       
 
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