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No room for slackers in agri, warns wool farmer

Not everyone would gravitate towards a career that involves endless days of strenuous work and zero off days. Oh, and dismiss the thought of...

Regenerative agriculture ‘turns soils into sponges’

While farmers in many provinces are still suffering from soil erosion due to recent heavy rains, experts urge them to adopt regenerative agriculture practices...

Varsity rejection fuelled this young farmer’s dream

Beginner farmers are often advised to do research and acquire the right farming equipment before they start farming. However, for Nceba Mkuyana (23), a...

How a Zim refugee became a top vegan restaurateur

Raised by his parents and grandparents, who were all farmers, Elisha Madzivadondo decided a long time ago that he too would follow in the...

All hail, queen Gugu: ‘I am a black woman and I farm’

Not many young people view agriculture as a viable or stable career path. And while she may come from a lineage of Mpumalanga subsistence...

How Prudence uses WhatsApp to build her poultry enterprise

One morning, 32-year-old Prudence Mokwena, a microbiologist at a fast-moving consumer goods company, was going about her usual business when she stumbled upon a...

AfCFTA could be ‘jackpot for SA farmers’

Bearing in mind that Mzansi is a major exporter of food products to the rest of the continent, there can be no doubt that...

Farming without land: This guy did it, and so can you!

In the heart of La Lucia, north of Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, two brothers are on a mission to change the mindset of land-hungry South...

The power of mentor relationships in farming

It was exactly 11 years ago when Petrus Ranko Tsotetsi made the sacrifice to quit his job, leave his family and move about 349...

Whernit Dirks: A humble servant of the land

When the opportunity to lay the foundation of his own farming business presented itself to Whernit Dirks at 17, he seized the moment with...

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UK retailers loving Mzansi’s high-quality stone fruit

British fruit lovers can now look forward to the very best of Mzansi’s peaches, nectarines and other stone fruit following a partnership agreement between...

Women in agriculture: Register now to attend webinar

This is your last chance to register for the International Women’s Day webinar held on Monday. The event, hosted by Corteva Agriscience and the...

Fake Covid-19 vaccine ring busted in Gauteng

While South Africa has seen a rapid decline in Covid-19 infections in the last few weeks, people remain desperate for a vaccine. Last night,...

Farming podcast: Agriculture is our solution

In the South African National Budget Review for 2021, it was revealed that government’s recovery plan focuses on raising the economy’s long-term growth rate...

Home food garden: What to plant in March

Yes, we know, organic vegetable gardening in your own home food garden is an activity that can be challenging. But it is really the...