The effects of COVID-19 on local food systems and rural livelihoods

As COVID-19 took hold in March 2020, the primary focus was on ensuring that people stayed healthy and safe from infection. However, it soon became clear that the pandemic would have much further reaching effects than just the disease itself – and nowhere was this more...

Impacts of a COVID-19 e-dialogue

Impacts of a COVID-19 e-dialogue Posted on February 15, 2022 by FAC ICE Team – APRA blog, FAC blog As COVID-19 took hold in March 2020, the main focus was on ensuring we stayed healthy and safe from infection. However, it soon became clear that the pandemic...

How to Stop Food Systems from Feeding Pandemics: Embrace One Health

The COVID-19 pandemic is the latest and most disruptive in a wave of infectious disease outbreaks since 1980 for which zoonotic pathogens, a term used for diseases that jump from animals to humans, are responsible. HIV/AIDS and the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic also...

Food sovereignty in times of pandemic

By the time the WHO (World Health Organization) declared on January 30, 2020, that COVID19 was an international public health emergency, no one imagined the magnitude of the damage this disease would do across the world. and how long it would last. In view of the...

‘Fix broken food system to address child stunting in SA’

Food For Mzansi’s Sinesipho Tom chats to Dr Marc Wegerif, a lecturer in development studies at the University of Pretoria. He has done extensive research on child stunting in Mzansi with a particular focus on the children of agricultural workers. Stunting is the...