Final year agri students present their research projects

Every presentation ended with the sentiment that research was vital to success in agriculture. This echoed what Prof Linda du Plessis, vice-principal of North West University, had said: “We might rely on a doctor once a year, a lawyer once a year, but we rely on a...

Research Suggests Domestic Effluent as Compost

The universities of Pretoria (UP) and (UKZN) KwaZulu-Natal are collaborating on potentially ground-breaking research to investigate the likelihood of agricultural compost made from domestic effluent. The study was initiated and is led by the UKZN, enlisting the...

Bean There, Done That: The Campaign for a More Sustainable Future

Everyone likes nice things. Everyone dislikes unpleasant things. While this is an obvious observation, its simplicity makes it no less powerful. Whether its relationships or railways, humans want benefits without paying the cost. In 1980, when discussing the fact that...

SHiFT formalizes collaboration with partners in Ethiopia

The CGIAR Research Initiative on Sustainable Healthy Diets through Food Systems Transformation (SHiFT) and three partners in Ethiopia recently formalized their commitment to strengthen the implementation of food systems transformation for sustainable and healthy diets...