Agriculture

Explainers


Explainer Selection of fruits at a food market

Spiralling food prices are driving inflation and squeezing household budgets. This is exacerbating poverty, hunger and debt.

Explainer Photo of parched landscape with sparse vegetation. Gully erosion, the most common form of soil erosion, has formed channels in the land

Soil erosion is a serious environmental problem in South Africa, affecting both land and water resources.

Explainer Wicker basket containing celery, tomatoes, sweet potato, courgettes, carrots and citrus fruit. Butternut squash just out of shot. Everything looks fresh.

Food prices are affected by overall price inflation, but they are also an inflation driver in their own right.

Explainer Aerial photo of a herd of cows on grass

Livestock farming contributes to poverty reduction in rural areas. However, industrialised livestock farming is one of the greatest threats to planetary and human health.

News & Analysis


News & Analysis Drought-stricken barren landscape with cracked earth

The IMF is sounding the alarm as climate change threatens to worsen food insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa.