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Partnerships help FarmSol to develop smallholders

FarmSol's strategy is to bring together a multitude of partners to co-create opportunities for impact and share risks and responsibilities. Partnerships like the one...

Mirriam Kgopa is growing her business with FarmSol

North West farmer Mirriam Kgopa reinvested the profit from her very first sunflower harvest back into growing her business. In celebration of Youth Month,...

‘Youth should build an inclusive South Africa’ – Didiza

Its Youth Day in South Africa, and today we do not only commemorate the youth of 1976 who sacrificed their lives for our freedom,...

New farmers: Focus on your core offering

Focusing on what you are best at in your business can increase the chances of success for new farmers significantly, writes farmer Mbali Nwoko...

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...

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....

Nyambose brothers following in their father’s footsteps

It’s FarmSol Friday, good people of Mzansi! This week, we travel to the Free State to meet farming brothers Gift and Molefi Nyambose. They...

Farmer’s podcast: Tips on dealing with FMD outbreaks

The recent outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in KwaZulu-Natal has placed enormous strain on South Africa's livestock industry. Speaking on the Farmer’s Inside Track farmers podcast, Afrivet chief executive Dr...

How to start fish farming in just 10 easy steps

Whether you’re planning to start tilapia fish farming on a modest, small scale or at a commercial scale, you will need help. The aquaculture...

Keep livestock in top condition with Production Lick

Growing up in Kuruman in the Northern Cape, Lopang Disipi looked after his father’s herds during the school holidays. He headed off to Pretoria...

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Weekend cold front to batter Western and Northern Cape

Farmers in the south-western Cape fear that a second cold front set to hit the region this afternoon, might cause further crop damage. The...

Poultry queen is not looking for a king

Solo mother hen from Kuruman, Northern Cape writes… Liewe LuluI am 41, farm with chickens and am currently single. I have two sons and run...

This Free State farmer is creating his own opportunities

Farmsol Youth Ambassador and Free State farmer Mokete Johannes Mofokeng is making great strides through sheer tenacity. In celebration of Youth Month, we feature...

Zim starts paying white farmers after violent land grabs

Too little, too late. This is how political analysts and agricultural policy advisors in South Africa are reacting to Zimbabwe’s two-decades-late compensation payment to...

Grain SA stalwart dies after Covid-19 battle

Grain SA has this evening confirmed the death of Bully Botma, a Free State farmer and former chairperson of the commodity organisation. Food For...