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Reasons to be Proud - #R2bP: Professor Raymond Auerbach, a research associate on the George Campus, recently launched a book “Organic Food Systems: Meeting the Needs of Southern Africa”.

Prof Auerbach describes his book as the realisation of his life's work!   

The book, published by Cabi (Commonwealth Agricultural Bureau International) features numerous research articles by himself and 32 other authors along with six reviewers. The book was launched in Africa at the West African Organic Conference and will be launched in Europe at the organic Fair (Biofach in Nuremberg) later this month (February 2020).

Prof Auerbach has been a proponent for organic farming all his life and says the book became a reality after he approached Cabi with a proposal, which they immediately accepted. "I pulled together my entire network of the last 20 years, and everyone seemed keen to collaborate."

The book raises two issues, climate change will affect farmers in Africa dramatically, with less rain and higher temperatures and the quality, both of our food and our environment, is deteriorating, and as a result, our food has less nutrition, and we are getting sick from toxins in food and the environment.

Read the full George Herald interview with Prof Auerbach by Alida de Beer at:

Download the open access e-book now, free of charge, at:

Prof Raymond Auerbach and his wife Christina at their home in George with copies of his new book. Their friendly collie, cuddles up. Photo: Alida de Beer

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