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We’ve moved from pap to umdoko, says KwaZulu-Natal small scale farmer

“We have moved on from pap. We also bake bread and my children showed me how make a kind of a flat cake –...
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Vuyani Lolwane carries on his father’s farming legacy

Vuyani Lolwane knows there is a world of possibilities in the soil and he is not afraid to chase them. His late father, Thando,...

From household chore to successful agribusiness

“Farming was part of a long list of chores we had to do growing up. We had no idea that what started out as...

Young farm manager has ambitions higher than the Drakensberg

The East Griqualand Highlands in the southernmost of the Drakensberg is considered KwaZulu Natal’s best kept secret. Among these mountains – whose altitude range...

Revival of small-scale cotton farming can push back rural poverty

There is an upsurge in small-scale cotton farming that can play a significant role in alleviating rural poverty. Cotton is being planted again in...

Mavis Hlatshwayo’s farm grows daily as she commits herself to it

For most of her life, Mavis Nomvula Hlatshwayo has been committed to farming. Although she only attended school up until grade 3, Hlatshwayo has...

From fruit hawker to award-winning lemon farmer

Wayne Mansfield (33), winner of the 2018 Western Cape New Entrant to Commercial Agriculture Award, is one of those overnight successes that was preceded...

‘God has plans for me,’ proclaims award-winning agriculturist

As a township girl, the 27-year-old Lerato Senakhomo never dreamt of becoming a farmer. In fact, she hated the idea. Today she is an...

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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UK retailers loving Mzansi’s high-quality stone fruit

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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

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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...