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20-year-old farmer took on a man’s job, and loved it

Imagine waking up one morning and being told by your father that he’s appointing you as foreman over your family’s vegetable farm. You just...

Commodity groups team up with Western Cape government to boost new farmers

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture has signed a new memorandum of agreement with eleven agricultural custodians to help black upcoming farmers. This forms...

Underberg Farmers Association maps out emerging farming hurdles and solutions

Learning the ropes of becoming a successful farmer is probably the hardest thing to do when you have just entered the farming industry. As...

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Sihlobo predicts another bumper year as yields rise

This year’s yields in major field crops, horticulture and wine export threaten to exceed last year’s second-largest export earnings record of $10.2 billion, says...

Load shedding: How to farm off the grid

Off-grid living and farming - that’s the sustainability trend of the year. And for good reason! Going off-grid means not using public utilities, especially...

Global crisis ‘won’t affect Mzansi pepper prices’

Poor weather conditions across the globe are affecting the supply of peppers in many markets, according to Fresh Plaza. In North America, growers were...

Livestock decline: Why you’re paying more for meat

An alarming decline in Mzansi’s livestock numbers could be a key reason why consumers are having to pay more for meat products than they...

Mechanisation: Smallholders can have access to agritech

FarmSol partners with South African Breweries to support over 520 smallholder grain farmers across seven provinces in South Africa, of which 65 are female....