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All posts tagged in: food security

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Coal mining threatens food security

Lead researcher at the Bench-Marks Foundation, David van Wyk, says while coal mining is said to boost the South Africa’s economy, it affects badly the food security of the country. Find sales opportunities in your market Speaking on SAfm’s PM ...

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Policy on farming in Africa ignores research

WORKING as an economist in the agricultural sector can be very frustrating. I often function between two worlds: the policy environment and the realm of information and analytics. I am often astounded by how little attention is paid by agricultural ...

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Coal mining destroying arable land

BELFAST, Mpumalanga – Experts say mining across Mpumalanga is damaging land that’s vital to food security. Grain SA has warned that this year may be the first time in seven years that South Africa will be a net importer of maize. An expert ...

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Africa in need of sustainable agricultural production

The lack of interest in farming among young rural people is also a risk to consider when it comes to Africa’s agricultural landscape. Africa is in dire need of transforming its agricultural sector. According to the Food and Agriculture ...

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