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20 Nov The cook who creates feasts from fynbos

Loubie Rusch grew up chomping on plants characteristic of the Cape Floristic Region. Rich, nutritious, but largely forgotten, Rusch believes that local indigenous plant ingredients may hold the key to restoring damaged landscapes, improving poor nutrition and improving resilience to climate change. Virtually absent from the...

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17 Nov Tiny farms on a large scale

by Ryan Meiring Allan Savory’s theories and beliefs developed and evolved over a lifetime in the field were met, for many years, with resistance. It wasn’t until his TED talk went viral that the scientific community really started to take notice and that his principles for...

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22 Oct Collaborative platforms

As part of recent research conducted by Incite on behalf of the Southern Africa Food Lab and WWF South Africa, a comprehensive global review of health-related collaborative platforms and types of action involving industry participation was undertaken. The review found that industry players across the food, beverage...

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15 Oct An appetite for collaboration

“Public-private collaboration is essential if we hope to effectively address the negative outcomes of our food systems, starting with the nutritional siege our children are under,” says Tatjana von Bormann, Senior Manager of WWF South Africa’s Policy and Futures Unit. This is the key message of...

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23 Jul Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Opportunity: Environmental and Social Dimensions of the Bio-economy

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research fellowship on the bio-economy, beginning January 2019. The position forms part of the SARChI Research Chair held by A/Professor Rachel Wynberg. We seek a suitably qualified scholar to join a dynamic and growing team of researchers in exploring critical perspectives relating to...

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11 Jul Guidance to CT’s urban farmers

Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest rate of urbanization in the world, exacerbating issues of food and nutrition security and resulting, at least in part, in a worrying trend of increased incidences of non-communicable diseases. With their relative lack of space and infrastructure, access to adequate and...

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