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Oxfam press release (edited)

Yesterday, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report detailing progress and pathways to limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Since Africa remains the continent with the highest Prevalence of Undernourishment (PoU), affecting almost 21 percent of the population (more than 256 million people) [i], it is natural to be concerned about how this continent is affected. Oxfam's response includes the following:
"A hotter Africa is a hungrier Africa. Today at only 1.1 degrees of warming globally, crops and livestock across the region are being hit and hunger is rising, with poor small scale women farmers, living in rural areas suffering the most. It only gets worse from here. To do nothing more and simply follow the commitments made in the Paris Agreement condemns the world to 3 degrees of warming. The damage to our planet and humanity would be exponentially worse and irreparable.

South African companies will have the opportunity to engage with a delegation from the USA at the end of October. During prescheduled one-on-one business meetings, people will have "the opportunity to identify new suppliers and partnerships according to their requirements, and establish suitable alternatives to integration processes in the international market. Participating South African companies should be actively engaged in distribution, retail, trading, importing or be acting as a purchasing representative". The following sectors are represented (with a link to the corresponding chapters in the Agri Handbook):

At the SanLucar citrus farm in Rooihoogte (Western Cape), the company promotes long-term agriculture - an inspiring project that not only provides fresh and healthy food, but also offers new perspectives. A press release.

Alphonso´s working day begins at dawn: Under loud clucking he gets his hens going. Their mobile coop is located in a garden that is unusual - and new. It is a "permaculture garden" set up on the Rooihoogte citrus farm run by SanLucar, an international premium brand for fruit and vegetables, near Porterville.

By Kirsten Eiser, a Partner & Cherise Walker, a Candidate Attorney at Webber Wentzel

Many people, throughout Africa, look at South Africa as a place which offers socio-economic opportunities; and as a result, it has become home to many inter-regional and inter-continental migrants seeking gainful employment. What many employers don’t realise is that there are particular laws applicable to employing (and dismissing) these immigrants, which all employers need to be aware of. We set out below a high-level summary of the key considerations you ought to be aware of in employing foreign nationals.

@gsafarmerdev tweets on training by Johan Kriel from Grain SA. Workshops revolve around asking and answering some questions. The questions are practical and very worthy, and we reproduce them here:

We are working our way through the chapters of the Agri Handbook, doing a general check on links and updating information. This morning we picked up where we left off yesterday, the “Berries & exotic fruits” chapter.