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‘Start big,’ advises Gauteng pig farmer

Pig farmer Nthabiseng Mathebula’s journey into farming was both based on a lifelong passion for animals and a desire to contribute to her family’s goals. After she finished matric, she had intended on fulfilling her childhood dream of going to veterinary school. Instead, she settled on animal production.

Covid-19: Agri working towards the ‘new normal’

As our country goes further into the third wave, the carnage caused by the Covid-19 pandemic is becoming even more stark. Aron Kole, managing director of FarmSol, says that we need...

Stop illicit cigarette traders, pleads tobacco industry

South Africa’s legal tobacco industry has called on the South African Revenue Service (SARS) and law enforcement agencies to step up their crackdown on the criminal networks involved in selling illicit...

Ntuli siblings united in building their farming business

Meet Nqobiziswe and Promise Ntuli, a pair of siblings with a big dream. Even in the face of setbacks, they remain devoted to growing their farming business.

Karabo boosts his animal’s mortality rate with Voermol

Growing up, Karabo Montjane was exposed to subsistence farming from an early age. He says, “I grew up in the rural areas of Limpopo where most people farm with animals for...

For this poultry farmer, her side hustle is a true passion

Side hustle poultry farmer Pertunia Botlhole is an extraordinary female farmer participating in the Corteva Women Agripreneur Programme 2021, a year-long blended development programme at the Gordon Institute of Business Science...

Soil is ‘most precious asset for farming success’

For FarmSol, guiding farmers towards sound soil management practices is crucial. Aron Kole, managing director of the company, says that this helps to build resilient farming businesses. Ensuring that farmers maximise the...

New farmers: Start small to avoid ‘big farm, big problems’

Every Friday, we feature one of the rising farm stars participating in the FarmSol Youth Ambassador programme. This week, we travel to Mpumalanga to meet Mduduzi Mnisi, a young farmer who...

Optimism is a secret weapon for this poultry farmer

For poultry farmer Motlatsi Tolo, inspiration lies in constantly staying hopeful and resolving problems. She is one of the extraordinary female farmers participating in Corteva Women Agripreneur Programme 2021, a year-long blended development programme at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) Entrepreneurship Development Academy (EDA), powered by Corteva Agriscience.

FarmSol is dedicated to helping young farmers thrive

Youth Month has come to an end but the need for young people in the agricultural sector remains great as ever. For Aron Kole, managing director of FarmSol, developing young talent in...

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Reserve Bank eases pressure on indebted farmers

Agricultural economist from the Western Cape department of agriculture explain how farmers are set to benefit from the country's unchanged repo rate of 3.5%.

More illegal booze on streets than legal wine and ciders

The alcohol sales bans over the last 15 months have not only plunged wine and barley farmers in crisis. Furthermore, the illicit trade sales by volume have now overtaken the entire combined wine and cider sectors.

‘Farm-to-fork start-up’ scoops FEED innovation prize

A week after he graduated with a Master’s degree, a software developer and his fellow FoodPrint co-founders were also announced as winners of the prestigious Inqola FEED Innovation Prize.

Veggie farmer can’t stop procrastinating

This Mpumalanga veggie farmer is a serial procrastinator, and they need some serious help before the spring planting season kicks off.

The Makoeles got the land, and they’re nurturing it!

Every Friday, we feature one of the rising farm stars participating in the FarmSol Youth Ambassador programme. This week, we travel to the Free State to meet father-and-son team Lehotla and Morapidi Makoele, who are continuing their family legacy.