COVID-19 lowered food production, quality and access in South Africa, study finds

By Mantoe Phakathi for GCRF-AFRICAP Mavis Motlokoa, a farmer from Harrismith in the Free State Province, South Africa, is still trying to recover from the loss she made during the COVID-19 lockdown imposed by the government in March last year. From the 463-hectare farm she runs with her husband, Phori, she sells eggs and chickens …

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Food insecurity intensifies amid COVID-19

By Lindi Botha Vegetable farmer, Solly Letsoalo, cannot wait for the national lockdown necessitated by the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic to be lifted. It has brought down his business. Letsoalo (47) grows tomatoes, butternuts, green beans and baby marrows which he sells to informal market traders who collect from his farm and sell on road sides. â€śWith …

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Research moves online as coronavirus lockdowns take effect

By Mantoe Phakathi The COVID-19 pandemic has forced organisations in South Africa and Zambia implementing the AFRICAP programme to change their strategies. Following the outbreak of the virus which has since been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), citizens were compelled to stay at home or avoid gathering in large groups in …

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AFRICAP-South Africa Scenarios Workshop, 12 November 2018

The National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC) in partnership with the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), the University of Leeds, Chatham House and the UK Met Office to convene the scenarios workshop on the 12th November 2018 Burgers Park Hotel in Pretoria, South Africa. The scenarios follows the in-country launch of the …

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