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Listen: Running two businesses while completing a PhD…

Imagine starting a business while you are studying. That would be quite a feat to accomplish. Now imagine starting two businesses while working on...

PODCAST: The secrets of home brewing and soil science

In this week’s virtually recorded podcast episode of Farmer’s Inside Track KwaZulu-Natal fruit farmer Morgan Brand joins us from Canaan, his father’s farm in Alfred County on the south...

WATCH: Why farmers should take climate change seriously

When it comes to climate change there is no doubt – Mzansi’s agricultural community has seen it all. From increasing floods to devastating droughts....

WATCH: Young farmer finds solace on his family farm

This week’s Farmer’s Inside Track video features poultry farmer Manyano Rasmeni. Rasmeni (36) decided to quit his corporate job working as a marketing executive in Johannesburg and returned to his hometown of Frankfort outside Bhisho in the Eastern Cape.   He joined his family’s...

WATCH: Learning is the key to farming family’s success

This week’s Farmer’s Inside Track video episode features agronomist Lerato Botha. The 25-year-old is the director of a family run vegetable enterprise, Farmerlee Farms in Tarlton in the Gauteng province.   In...

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...

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Mechanisation: Lessons learned from four African countries

Agricultural mechanisation is on the rise in Africa. Although up to 90% of farmers still rely on manual labour or working animals, this is...

Meet the Olympian rower who, in the end, chose farming

Despite being a junior Olympian, there was never any doubt that Paul Lombard would, one day, end up in agriculture. After all, both his...

Farmers must brace themselves for surging feed prices

Producers anticipate that consumers will have to pay more for red meat sometime this year based on rising animal feed prices, which are already...

3 things happening in agri today, 18 January 2021 

The farmers’ television show, Vir die liefde van die land, is back by popular demand. The first episode, featuring Free State farmers Samson...

‘Fast-track land reform through community-private partnerships’

A lot has been said about how land reform programmes can be administered and many models exist, market-led approaches that have proven to be...