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FARM ATTACKS: ‘Can someone in government please stand up?’

Can someone in government please stand up, act decisively, and stop the loss of life? In this exclusive Food For Mzansi opinion piece, Elton...

Food clubs: Let’s turn the tables on SA’s deteriorating health

Sick people get sicker much easier and much faster than healthy people. It is really that simple. Once the first line of defence in...

Youth + tech = a food secure future

It is little secret that young people are apathetic to agriculture. Many simply do not see farming as a viable career or livelihood path....

Thousands lifted through innovative KZN land project

Nokuthula Gcabashe (70) and Thulile Elsie Mzimela (63) from Mbongolwane, a small town in the green hills of King Cetshwayo District Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal,...

Gauteng’s water crisis now threatens food sustainability

Gauteng’s water sources continue to be under threat, warned Agri Gauteng president Dr Willem Pretorius at its Young Farmer webinar presented yesterday in partnership...

Natural capital: ‘Let’s put our money where our mouths are’

Instantly the blood is drained from the core of my being – syphoned on to the concrete floor. This leaves me paralysed at the...

Don’t fall into ‘junk status’ thinking, warns economist

South Africans must guard against falling into a "junk status vision" of our country's potential while there are so many opportunities generated by a...

Tobacco industry woes amidst ban on cigarette sales

The impact of the lockdown has been felt differently across different sectors and industries. In the agriculture space, most operations continued during the lockdown...

SA’s hunger is everyone’s problem

In a crisis, the urgency of need must trump market barriers. Now more than ever businesses must come together and act to save the...

Seasoned farmer risks losing farm in land reform blunder

Award-winning farmer Petros Sithole spent 11 years of his retirement rebuilding a rundown farm in Mpumalanga. But now he stands to lose everything due...

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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...