Can Big Business Contribute to Food Security?
On World Food Day, an allAfrica guest columnist argues that big business can play a meaningful role in supporting cooperatives and small-scale farmers.
allAfrica.com, 16 October 2012
Nothing could be more appropriate than the World Food Day focus on cooperatives this year, given the benefits they can have on livelihoods and food security. read more »
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 16 October 2012
Agricultural cooperatives, already enriching millions of small-scale farmers, could expand and make an even greater contribution against poverty and hunger, if they were given the ... read more »
Friends of the Earth, 16 October 2012
As Governments gather in Rome today, World Food Day, to discuss the global food price crisis, Friends of the Earth International warns in a new report that agriculture donors such ... read more »
United Nations Environment Program, 16 October 2012
The aim of achieving food security across the globe will become increasingly elusive unless countries factor the planet's nature-based services into agricultural and related ... read more »
Petrol and diesel powered pumps give farmers who have no access to electricity an efficient means of lifting water.
AlertNet, 15 October 2012
On this International Day of Rural Women, what I am most conscious of is how much rural women do for their families and communities. And how much more we all need to do to support ... read more »
East African Business Week, 14 October 2012
Solving hunger in Africa will remain a myth if the rural poor and marginalized groups like women, the major players in food production do not have rights over their produce, Civil ... read more »
Democratic Alliance, 15 October 2012
In South Africa today, approximately 11 million people in 2.8 million households are food insecure - that is at least one in every five South Africans. The Food Security Index ... read more »
As Africa's population continues its rapid growth, finding sustainable sources of food will becoming increasingly difficult but the continent's coastline may hold some answers. Read more »