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Food security

by Ratana Chuenpagdee , Philip Loring, Moenieba Isaacs in 2017

This special issue explores the importance of small-scale fisheries to food systems and food security at local, regional, and global levels. Fisheries, whether large or small, wild or farmed, commercial, artisanal, subsistence, or otherwise, contribute in multiple important ways to the lives and...

by Travers Andrews in 2017

Researchers at the University of the Western Cape are looking into enhancing crop productivity even under hostile conditions to ensure food security for all, Prof Ndiko Ludidi is interviewed. Research is also looking into how markets shape food choices of people on the continent, Refiloe Joala...

by in 2016

African food systems are undergoing profound changes. Natural resources are being commercialised, corporations have growing influence in the production, processing and retailing of food, and food value chains are becoming increasingly concentrated. 

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by PLAAS, ADECRU (Acção Académica para o Desenvolvimento das Comunidades Rurais) in 2017

Following the remarkable growth of Mozambique’s poultry sector in recent years, the soya boom in the north of Mozambique is restructuring patterns of production and changing local diets in the northern districts of Gurúè and Alto Mòlocué in Zambézia province.

This documentary film by...

by Wenjun Jiao, Anthony M. Fuller, Siyuan Xu, Qingwen Mina, Minfang Wu in 2016

This paper on rural restructuring in China, focuses on the ability of agricultural heritage systems to adapt to modernizing conditions in the rural economy. Since 2002, when FAO initiated the protection of Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS), the value of agricultural...

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