In brief

Research Brief
Transport truck, P.W. Botha Airport, South Africa. © Bob Adams
By UNU-WIDER

Transport and logistical efficiencies are critical factors in the competitiveness of regional value producers. The relatively high cost of regional...

30 November 2016
Research Brief
By UNU-WIDER

Rising levels of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have led to an increase in the world’s average surface temperature, and further increases ar...

28 November 2016
Research Brief
Western Cape, South Africa © John Hogg / World Bank
By UNU-WIDER

Agriculture is critical to South Africa’s future economic growth, job creation, and national food security. However, the sector is directly affecte...

25 November 2016
Research Brief
Rolling farmland, Western Cape, South Africa. © Christopher Griner
By UNU-WIDER

Increased demand due to growing urban populations poses critical challenges for local industrialization in southern Africa. Such challenges are exe...

21 November 2016
Research Brief
Farming village near Iringa, Tanzania © Wolff / UN Photo
By UNU-WIDER

Previous studies have shown a general warming in most of Africa as a result of climate change. Further increases in surface temperature and evapora...

17 November 2016
climate
Research Brief
Wynberg, Cape Town, South Africa. © John Hogg / World Bank
By UNU-WIDER

Supermarkets in Southern Africa have undergone significant growth in recent years. Some countries continue to import large amounts of food and rela...

10 November 2016
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