Sustainability expert Professor Lindiwe Sibanda joins the Farmer’s Inside Track weekend podcast to share her thoughts on #WorldFoodDay. “We are feeding our bodies with junk. Where is this junk coming from?”
Mzansi’s fave farmers’ podcast is back with a bang! This week, we help small-scale dairy farmers to get into cheesemaking. Plus, we explore the intricacies of the sugar industry and charcoal manufacturing.
Soil scientist. Human resource manager. Marketer. Sales consultant. Small farmers need to wear quite a number of hats to keep their businesses afloat. Now, with the agritech platform YeboFarmer, smallholders get access to consultants who can help them perform all of these roles – and more.
If you have the stomach for snail farming, you could make a killing. Heliciculture, better known as snail farming, is an unconventional but potentially lucrative farming choice. We’ve got some top tips to get you going.
Born and raised in Kayamandi in Stellenbosch, Western Cape, Vusumzi Mokoena is passionate about teas. His premium tea brand, Mavusana Rooibos Tea, is available nationwide, and he even delivers door-to-door in his hometown.
Here’s a step-by-step guide to setting up your very own farm for success. Each farm is unique and has to be looked at in its own context, says KwaZulu-Natal farmer Morgan Brand. Yet, there are 9 steps all small farms have in common.
Several research units that specialise in the control of invasive species using insects have stopped getting funding from the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE). One unit has already closed down and others are at risk.
Many years ago, Thabani Bhengu played professional football for Jomo Cosmos. Today, he is one of KwaZulu-Natal’s proudest farming sons. He tells us, “Agriculture is life. It’s like growing your own cash.”
With summer months fast approaching and growing concerns about extreme weather events, livestock experts are warning farmers against the effects of heat stress on their animals. It is not always fatal but can also affect animal production.
Food For Mzansi is an initiative to introduce South Africans to the unsung heroes of the agricultural industry. We unashamedly share success stories and good news from the farms and agri-businesses who feed South Africa. We believe in the power of agriculture to promote nation building and social cohesion by telling stories that are often overlooked by broader society.