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  • Local Knowledge: El Shaddai African Cuisine 13th March 2018
    Joseph Koroma is from Sierra Leone, a country of more than seven million people on the west coast of Africa. Usually when he asks people what they know about his country they talk about war and poverty. Some don't have anything to say at all. But Koroma wants to change that. “Good things happen in ...
  • Sadc updates bird flu disaster response plan 13th March 2018
    The region first experienced the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) — commonly referred to as bird flu – last year, which resulted in huge economic losses and threat to livelihoods, food and nutrition security. The proposed plan, validated by countries at a meeting in South Africa, gives guidance ...
  • Zimbabwe dispels listeriosis fears 13th March 2018
    It's not spread throughout the borders because this is a food poisoning issue which occurred in one area in South Africa. The source has been determined as one specific manufacturing food processing plant. We have therefore concentrated on Beitbridge Border Post and we've put up the necessary ...
  • Namibia confirms first listeriosis case 13th March 2018
    “This is the first case of listeriosis reported in Namibia since the outbreak in neighbouring South Africa, which the World Health Organisation described as ... Namibia is among countries in the region that has instituted import bans on processed food from South Africa over fear of the listeriosis outbreak.
  • Sites in South Africa Linked to Era of Super Volcano 13th March 2018
    It has been suggested that the eruption would have wiped out much of the global human population, but these coastal populations may have thrived after the ecological devastation, since they relied upon the sea for food. “We're the first ones to really address the question of the Toba hypothesis in Africa ...
  • Namibia reports first listeriosis case after South African outbreak 13th March 2018
    The victim, whose medical condition was described as stable, bought so-called Vienna sausages in his hometown of Tsumeb, in the north of Namibia. Since January 2017, more than 900 people in South Africa have contracted listeriosis, which is caused by bacteria which can contaminate fresh food, ...
  • What really led to world's worst listeriosis outbreak in South Africa 13th March 2018
    The Conversation Africa's health editor Candice Bailey spoke to Prof Lise Korsten about the challenges around food safety in the country. What's challenging about the pathogen that causes listeriosis? The pathogen – listeria monocytogenes – causes the deadly disease in nature and uses food as a ...
  • Southern Africa | Extended Dryness and Food Insecurity – ECHO Daily Map | 13/03/2018 13th March 2018
    Maize is the main staple and cereal crop. Maize crop failures in the region have historically had significant impact on food security. Erratic rainfall, high temperatures and persistent Fall Armyworm infestation lower cereal crop production prospects for 2018 in Southern Africa. In the absence of consistent ...
  • Namibia records first listeria case after it kills 180 in South Africa 13th March 2018
    Last week, Namibia suspended imports of processed meat from South Africa after the outbreak was linked to a factory that makes polony, a cheap sausage. A human rights lawyer plans to launch a class action lawsuit against South African food producer Tiger Brands on behalf of the families of people ...
  • West and Central Africa: WFP Regional Markets Update: March 2018 13th March 2018
    Early pasture and agricultural production deficits, high food prices combined with growing insecurity have already shown a negative impact on the food and nutrition situation in the Sahel. To take stock of the market situation in the six countries prior to the PREGEC to be held in March, CILSS organized ...
  • Capturing Africa's High Returns 13th March 2018
    By 2030, the sectors generating the most value in Africa will be food and beverages ($740 billion), education and transportation ($397 billion), and housing ($390 billion). But there will also be strong growth in consumer goods ($370 billion), hospitality and recreation ($260 billion), health care ($175 ...
  • Stone Age people in South Africa able to thrive after supervolcano eruption 13th March 2018
    ... Africa's southern coast turned up microscopic shards of volcanic glass from the Mount Toba eruption, which occurred about 9,000 kilometres away. While some research indicates the eruption may have triggered a decades-long "volcanic winter" that damaged ecosystems and deprived people of food ...
  • All you need to know about Tomi Adeyemi 13th March 2018
    Known for her book "Children of Blood and Bone", the first in a trilogy to be published by Macmillan Children's Publishing Group, Adeyemi graduated from Harvard with an honours degree in English Literature, she then received a fellowship that allowed her to study West African mythology and culture in ...
  • FAO: Conflicts, climatic events lead to food insecurity 13th March 2018
    Violence has disrupted traditional trade routes around the Sahel, driving up prices, while food shortages are reported around southern and eastern Libya, the report said. In Southern Africa and Eastern Africa, erratic rainfall has led to four consecutive drought-affected agricultural seasons. Cereal output ...
  • Boy crushed to death by FROZEN CHICKEN at KFC 13th March 2018
    Horrified customers at the restaurant in East London, South Africa rushed to the 13-year-old lad's aid. He managed to ... The boy died at the scene on South Africa's southeastern coast shortly after the incident on Monday. South African ... Next time you go to your favourite fast food restaurant, be careful!
  • Mike Lufkin: Use Locally Grown Foods to Rebuild Food Systems 13th March 2018
    Mike Lufkin: Witnessing the loss of small farms due to development pressure, rising land prices in western Michigan, and working in Sub-Saharan Africa on land tenure inspired me to get involved in the local farm and food movement. FT: How are you helping to build a better food system? ML: I have the ...
  • Supervolcano eruption did not harm Stone Age people in South Africa 13th March 2018
    where people lived, cooked food and slept, and at an open-air site 6 miles (10 km) away from where people fashioned tools of stone, bone and wood. The rock shelter was inhabited from 90,000 to 50,000 years ago. The researchers found no signs of abandonment at the time of the eruption, but rather ...
  • Africa: The Graça Machel Trust's Malawi's Development Agenda 13th March 2018
    Increasing women's participation in the seed value chain is one of the projects the Trust has initiated in Malawi through the African Food Basket, which has the overall objective of strengthening seed production and distribution systems of affordable and drought tolerant soya, pigeon peas, cow peas and ...
  • Uber Eats to expand into 100 cities including the Middle East, Africa, and Asia 13th March 2018
    UberEats, Uber's food delivery service, is expanding to over 100 cities in Africa, the Middle East, and in Europe. Currently, UberEats operates in 200 cities, including many where Uber is yet to launch its ride-sharing service. In many global markets such as Taipei, Taiwan, Seoul, and South Korea, Uber ...
  • Largest Listeria outbreak not a record to be proud of - MP 13th March 2018
    The members have, as a result of the latest outbreak, taken additional precautionary measures to ensure the safety of food products sold to consumers.” ​. Greg Solomon, McDonald's SA CEO, said it serves eight million customers every month in South Africa and food safety is the highest priority in its ...