Time for African Women to Receive an ‘AWARD’

“I ask all of the women in the room to please stand up. You are all ‘excellencies’ here; you are feeding the world.” This was how Dr. Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, Chief Executive Officer and Head of Mission for the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) opened her keynote address at the Third Global Conference on … More Time for African Women to Receive an ‘AWARD’

The Sustainable Development Goals: MESHing with the Environment

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), agreed to in 2015, address issues of human well-being.  SDG 15 is titled “Life on land” and its aim is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems.  This goal calls for the sustainable management of forests, the combat of desertification, the halting and reversing of land degradation and the halting of biodiversity loss.  Although … More The Sustainable Development Goals: MESHing with the Environment

Let’s Put an End to the “Feed the World” Narrative

Deciding to write for a forum on agricultural research and development about actually not focusing on feeding the world  might seem a bit counter-intuitive. It might seem a bit off-track. But bear with me, because as a previous “Feed the World” advocate myself, I hope to explain properly why we should leave this way of thinking. So let’s start with … More Let’s Put an End to the “Feed the World” Narrative