Archive: Food security
A new climate justice documentary follows activists across Southern Africa fighting against the fossil fuel giants that threaten their communities.
Climate change is impacting agriculture, farmers’ livelihoods and the price of our food. Action is essential to safeguard food security.
Mitigating climate change and increasing domestic food production can help to address food insecurity and rising prices.
Climate change and supply chain disruptions impacted food availability and affordability in 2022, causing double-digit inflation for many key items.
Spiralling food prices are driving inflation and squeezing household budgets. This is exacerbating poverty, hunger and debt.
Soil erosion is a serious environmental problem in South Africa, affecting both land and water resources.
Food prices are affected by overall price inflation, but they are also an inflation driver in their own right.
“There are no jobs on a dead planet!” goes the old slogan. Environmental degradation is a serious risk to economic growth.
The IMF is sounding the alarm as climate change threatens to worsen food insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa.
Livestock farming contributes to poverty reduction in rural areas. However, industrialised livestock farming is one of the greatest threats to planetary and human health.
The cascading effects of climate change impact our ability to produce food, leading to food insecurity and increased food prices.
Agriculture is both a victim and culprit of climate change. The sector is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions and is acutely vulnerable to the effects of climate change.
A drought refers to a period of time when an area experiences lower-than-average precipitation. South Africa faces an increasing risk from drought due to climate change.
The main greenhouse gas is carbon dioxide (CO2), produced by burning fossil fuels. South Africa is the biggest emitter of greenhouse gases on the African continent.
Biosphere reserves are dedicated areas of ecological protection that promote solutions for sustainable development and human well-being.
Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a greenhouse gas (GHG), more commonly known as laughing gas. While N2O rarely makes headlines, it is a dangerous driver of climate change.
Farming is a thriving, robust and diverse sector in South Africa, consisting of both commercial and subsistence farms.