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Commentary: Socio-economic effects of Avian Influenza (AI) outbreak

By Fezeka Matebeni (fmatebeni@namc.co.za)[1], Sifiso Ntombela (sifiso@namc.co.za)[2] & Lucius Phaleng (lphaleng@namc.co.za)[3]  Introduction Domestic production of poultry experienced a slight increase over the last decade due to improving innovations and demand growth. However, the growth rate in domestic consumption has outstripped the production rate, compelling the country to import some poultry products to satisfy the growing […]

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Commentary: Africans unite to step up actions against climate risk

By Dr. Sifiso Ntombela1, sifiso@namc.co.za Context Between the 18 and 22 March 2019, actors from the public, private and civil society gathered in Accra, a city characterized by tropical savanna climate, to take stock of actions implemented by African states in fulfilling their respective Paris Agreement commitments. Thanks to the sponsorship from FANRPAN2, I was […]

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