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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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Rural safety: What to expect from Agri SA and SAPS

Following a recent spike in farm attacks, Agri SA and the police are joining forces to crack down on crime. They’ve announced an enhanced...

With dams dry and drought critical, W Cape agri appeals for...

Agri Western Cape has issued an urgent appeal to producers in the north of the country to donate maize to support desperate farmers in...

‘Lift ban now or it’s game over for wine industry’ –...

The wine industry is close to breaking point. “Enough is enough,” says Rico Basson, managing director of the wine industry body Vinpro about the...

LISTEN: Hot new podcast episode for farmers, agripreneurs

The latest episode of South Africa’s favourite farmers’ podcast has just been released. From the hottest agribusiness tips to inspiration from often unexpected corners...

AgriSETA Learner Connect: Meet an animal health specialist

“I was born for agriculture. I can’t imagine myself in any other sector. This is my calling," says veterinarian Dr Princess Moswa-Kato (38). Growing...