Cultivating Prosperity and Nutrition: Insights from Farmers Field Day

Introduction: In the quest for sustainable agriculture and improved livelihoods for rural farmers, Transforming Agrifood Systems in South Asia (TAFSSA) organized a Farmers Field Day . This enlightening event aimed to gather farmers’ opinions about different crops in...

World Leaders Must Look at the Big Picture to Solve Food Crisis

From the worst drought in four decades threatening famine across the Horn of Africa to extreme heat in South Asia, the war in Ukraine and the unequal pace of pandemic recovery, global food systems are under extraordinary pressure. • The combined result is...

SA lab gets rights to fungus-resistant banana

A South African tissue culture lab has procured the exclusive rights to distribute a banana variety that offers moderate resistance against banana wilt, a soil-borne fungus that has wreaked havoc on bananas in southeast and South Asia, the Middle East and parts of...

Swarming Locusts: People Used To Eat Them, But Shouldn’t Anymore

Massive swarms of locusts are sweeping across South Asia, the Middle East and the Horn of Africa. The current outbreak is the worst in recent decades. One million hectares of land is under threat in eight countries in the Horn of Africa. This is a crisis and a serious...