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How to start an olive farm that can crack export markets

So, you want to start an olive farm? Olives are versatile little fruits used to make more than just olive oil and finger foods to serve alongside your tapas. You can...

Entrepreneur helps female farmers thrive

Marginalised women face a variety of challenges, including a lack of information. Cleopatra Banda is setting out to change that in agriculture. Powered by Corteva Agriscience, we’re highlighting some of the...

Rural farmers in Zim grow maggots for chicken feed

Miriam Sibanda (32) dips her left hand into a heap of greyish matter lying in a makeshift pond and lifts out a handful of the mushy muck. With the index finger...

How to crack it in rabbit farming like Lesego

Laboratory technician Lesego Morapeli was looking for a side hustle when rabbit farming caught her eye. She went out and started a business that makes her this week's SoilSista. Powered by...

Side hustle: Student starts his own poultry farm

While at the age of 21 most of his peers are still trying to figure themselves out, Katlego Mohloding from Thothololo village in Ha-Muila, Limpopo has carved a niche in farming,...

How Zinhle burns poverty, one briquette at a time

When Zinhle Lorraine started her charcoal and briquette business, Six To Six Brands, it was out of the need to put food on the table. Now, by using invasive alien and waste plants to make eco-briquettes,...

How former farmworker built his own mushroom empire

When you ask 55-year-old Peter Nyathi how he went from being a farm labourer to owning his own commercially operating mushroom farm supplying more than 350 Shoprite Checkers and Pick n...

Buddies turn farm problem into African tech company

When FG Adriaanse designed a technology solution to a problem faced on the family farm, he could never imagine that it would develop into a company serving more than 100 clients across...

Side hustle: Couple grow along with their chicken farm

For a good eleven years now, Lebohang (32) and Dumisane Dhludhlu (38) have been in friendship, partnership and, most importantly, marriage. They’re poultry farmers in Mpumalanga, whose farming journey began on...

R1.4 million up for grabs for top young agripreneur

This year’s GoGettaz competition aims to expand the community of agripreneurs to providing them with access to education, mentorship and investment networks as they launch, grow, or scale their agrifood ventures. Returning...

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Win a Women’s Month treat with #MyVKBwishlist

We are living in a time where women are becoming more and more recognised for their work within the agricultural sector. While more needs to be done to make agriculture more inclusive, there...

Vaccine roll-out in Gauteng after rabies outbreak

A rabies vaccine roll-out is currently underway on the West Rand of Gauteng after a confirmed outbreak of the life-threatening disease. Afrivet urges people who are bitten, scratched or even licked by suspicious domestic, farm or wild animals to seek immediate medical care.

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.