Celebrating rural farming methods and food production

Connecting with Gugu Nzimande, CEO and Founder of Ultimate Growers, and understanding the value of our heritage. Gugu Nzimande grew up in Estcourt, a small town in the uThukela District of KwaZulu-Natal. She moved to Johannesburg to pursue her passion for food...

IFAD, partners undertake mid-term review of CAADP-XP4 Programme

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA—The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and African CAADP-X Pillar 4 Institutions: ASARECA, AFAAS, CARDESA, CORAF, and FARA are conducting the Mid-term Review (MTR) of the CAADP-XP4 Programme. CAADP-XP4 Programme in full...

Agri-tech startup Khula! completes successful pilot period

South African agri-tech startup Khula! has completed an intensive three-year pilot phase. The Khula! team worked with farmers of all scales across Mzansi and are set to grow their digital trading space even further. Khula! has built a digital ecosystem of three...

Youth turn Soweto dumping site into food garden

Armed with a mere 40-square-meter plot and a passion for service, Johannesburg youth are lightening the load of pensioners with their food garden in Orlando West, Soweto. Their little garden called Izwelethu project, grows lush and green on what was previously known...

COVID-19-measures, daily laborers and their nutrition

Containing COVID-19 is indispensable. But without social safety nets, the effects on daily laborers in Africa could be disastrous. Drive along any major road connecting an African city with the hinterland early in the morning before sunrise. Each city has its distinct...