Closing the loop – making food systems circular

This blog post was written by Kimberly Spirito, intern at SLU Global. It was first published at SIANI, Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative. We have all heard about the idea of creating circular systems and how they could create sustainable societies....

Closing the loop: making food systems circular

We have all heard about the idea of creating circular systems and how they could create sustainable societies. But what would it take to transform our current linear systems into circular ones? This question was at the heart of one of the themed panel discussions at...

The SmartBite project at the Faculty of Agriculture

A team of researchers ( Dr B. Ramasawmy and Dr H. Neetoo)  from the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Mauritius formulated a healthy snack bar made from pulses and other low-cost natural ingredients as a healthier alternative to currently available energy...

Maggot meal, a sustainable livestock feed resource

Sustainable feed resources are what farmers would opt for in an economy but oftentimes, because of poor evidence a particular feed ingredient introduced to farmers is mostly sidelined. However, with time it gradually gains popularity and gets...

Fish farmer believes tilapia is the protein of the future

Waking up to feed and supervise a school of Mozambique tilapia that could fill up 26 rugby fields is what 32-year-old Thomas Keet, director of Zini Fish Farm, does every day. The Cape Town born fish farmer’s mission is to ensure that our local supermarkets are...