South Africans are tough as nails but, more importantly, we remain a caring nation despite recent widespread anarchy that shook the country to its core. “We can and we will overcome this,” writes Elton Greeve in an exclusive article for Food For Mzansi.
Fire is a tool that livestock farmers must use wisely and carefully, argues Craig Morris, senior researcher at Agricultural Research Council – Animal Production. He is researching the ecology of mesic...
Panic buying food only creates a self-fulfilling prophecy and deepens anxiety, warns two leading economists, Wandile Sihlobo from Agbiz and Dr Sifiso Ntombela from the National Agricultural Marketing Council. Their messages comes after President Cyril Ramaphosa’s weekend admission that there was a “well coordinated attack on our democracy.”
Log onto any social media platform or switch over to any South African news channel, and you will be bombarded with visuals showing a shocking state of affairs. Mzansi is in a crisis unlike any other we have endured before, writes Lucinda Dordley, the head of news at Food For Mzansi.
Overall, there is a lot for the raisins industry to pride itself about regarding inclusive growth of the industry, writes Kayalethu Sotsha, senior agricultural economist at the National Agricultural Marketing Council...
While the Covid-19 pandemic caused severe disruptions in global trade, South Africa's agricultural exports, including wine, citrus, and maize, hit an all-time high in the first quarter of 2021.
International trade in...
Farming with chickens is relatively cheap compared to other farming options. One of your biggest expenses will be chicken feed, so you need to know exactly how to minimise food wastage and spoilage in order to keep your costs down.
Farm dwellers, whose families have lived on Bapsfontein Farm (portion 5 of Varkfontein) near Bronkhorstspruit since 1954, have taken control of 160 of its 222 hectares, claiming that they are the rightful beneficiaries of the land.
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.