Strategic interventions must be backed by solid data –– women's empowerment matters, but unemployed youth, regardless of gender, are key to food security.
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It's time for Africa to embrace genetic modification technology in order to boost production and feed her children.
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The only way this policy can come to fruition is if government and the private sector join hands and really work closely together.
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We need to work towards greater diversity in agriculture and on raising the awareness and changing the attitudes of our male colleagues.
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SA is still battling record-high unemployment and poverty levels, low investor confidence and a lot of uncertainty with regards to the policy environment.
Weather Service data suggests that the next few weeks could bring relief to winter crop-producing areas, securing jobs and making food available.
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Lack of access to facilities such as post-harvest, storage and processing facilities constitute barriers to entry into agricultural markets.
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The most recent data from the US Department of Agriculture highlights a number of interesting dynamics in Southern Africa's maize production.
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President Jacob Zuma says it may happen if unavoidable.
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South Africa’s recent downgrade means that investment into SA will dwindle. Interest rates will likely rise. Inflation will go up.
This is a good year for agricultural production in all areas except in the Western Cape.