April 14, 2020
Billions of young desert locusts are coming from breeding grounds in East Africa. Farmers fear the insects will bring ‘total destruction’ to crops and farmland a situation made worse by the virus outbreak.
February 18, 2020
Billions of desert locusts in East Africa are swarming at “unprecedented numbers” and pose a huge threat to the region’s food insecurity, the UN warns…
August 20, 2019
The debate on whether or not to wash raw poultry is a fierce one, but until recently it was not a debate backed by science. A recent study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) further demonstrates that individuals are putting themselves at risk of illness when they wash or rinse raw poultry.
October 19, 2018
Urban farmers growing vegetables in Africa could accidentally be helping to spread disease by irrigating crops with wastewater, according to researchers.
September 23, 2017
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has partnered with a number of organisations with a goal to boost the contribution of the food and culinary sector in Africa, thereby creating jobs and improving the economies across the continent.
February 13, 2018
JOHANNESBURG – South Africa on Tuesday declared a “national disaster” over the drought that has ravaged parts of the country and threatens to leave the City of Cape Town without running tap water.
September 12, 2017
This is the story about an NGO helping a few, yet in many ways it’s the story of South Africans living in dire conditions unknown to many city dwellers and arguably even government.
June 21, 2017
The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) has acquired new equipment, which can detect a wide range of disease-causing residues in food, including some linked to cancer.
April 01, 2017
Investors have been urged to tap into Zambia’s food processing, which has potential to accelerate the agriculture value chain to grow its economy through diversification and value addition.
February 03, 2017
Olam Ghana’s Nutrifoods Biscuit factory became the first biscuit manufacturing facility in West Africa to earn international recognition for compliance in food safety standards after it was awarded Food Safety System Certification Scheme (FSSC) certification along with the company’s tomato paste plant in Tema.
January 31, 2017
The FSA has today published a systematic review of the available evidence on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in food. The review looked at research on the presence of AMR in bacteria in a number of different foods sold at retail.