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PODCAST: Regenerative farmer works to repair damaged land

In another exciting Farmer's Inside Track podcast episode, Angus McIntosh, regenerative farmer and one of the Mzansi’s few grass-fed, pasture-reared beef producers, joins Food...

WATCH: Ethical farming is the future of agriculture

Farmer's Inside Track this week features founder of Happy Land Farms owner Robert Patson, who believes the future of agriculture lies in ethical farming.   Patson, a former paratrooper with the British...

PODCAST: With climate change there’s no ‘business as usual’

“When it comes to climate change, it’s not business as usual”. So says Tshepo Morokong, senior agricultural economist at the Western Cape Department of...

PODCAST: Agronomist encourages Mzansi farmers to always lay a solid foundation

Lerato Botha is a zealous agriculturalist whose passion fuels her farming endeavours. She believes that when you do what you love, you will never work a day in your life.  The 25-year-old agronomist talks about her life as...

WATCH: Great start-up advice from woman behind Pedi tea brand

Retang Phaahla (26), fondly known as the “the tea lady”, has created a thriving tea business with her mother Nondumiso Phaahla (56), Setsong Tea. Their tea, which pays homage to her Pedi roots, is modelled around the social upliftment of...

WATCH: Tembisa’s ‘township aquaponics pioneer’

https://youtu.be/LGi51oEjwlg It’s been four months since Food For Mzansi launched Farmer’s Inside Track, an exclusive platform for up-and-coming farmers and new entrants into agri-businesses and...

PODCAST: Listen to one of our favourite Season 1 episodes

It’s been four months since Food For Mzansi launched Farmer’s Inside Track, an exclusive platform for up-and-coming farmers and new entrants into agri-businesses and...

WATCH: Faith is a survival skill for a farmer

For a female farmer, making her mark in the agri-sector has never been an easy task. Eugene Simons, founder of Algina’s Wholesale Nursery, knows...

PODCAST: Soldier turned ethical farmer talks happy chickens

Farming never crossed Robert Patson’s mind growing up. Patson, who was born and raised in Northpine in the Western Cape, says most people he...

WATCH: Farmer’s resilience is his weapon for success

“Don’t be in a rush for money, do it for the passion and everything else will follow.” So says vegetable farmer and managing director of Oneo farms Eric Mauwane, who joins...

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‘Illegal cigarettes the real health risk,’ say farmer organisations

Farmer organisations have appealed to government to lift the ban on the sale of tobacco products and act against the illicit cigarette trade. They point out that the illegal trade in cigarettes is endangering...

Covid-19: Harbour chaos as international lockdowns disrupt export industry

Container shortages, space constraints and long truck queues are just some of the many issues that currently plague South African harbours. Vessel delays and disruptions have become a logistical nightmare for...

Level 3 lockdown ‘risky for farming communities’

While many are celebrating the news that South Africa will soon move to level 3 of the covid-19 lockdown, a foremost infectious diseases physician...

Lockdown level 3: SA wine prices set to drop

The covid-19 pandemic has seen the demand for South Africa’s wine across the world decrease significantly, say players in the local wine industry.  The consumption of wines in restaurants...

Lockdown level 3: Good news for farmers in alcohol industry

The partial lifting of the ban on alcohol sales announced by Pres Cyril Ramaphosa comes as welcome relief for the South African wine and...