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Mzansi farmers need to diversify to prosper, says economist

Globally, farmers face many challenges and decreasing farm income has been a major driver encouraging farming families to investigate diversification. Looking at grain farmers,...

Japan gives Mzansi’s Rooibos their nod of approval

It is an understatement to say that Japanese folk love to drink tea. For them, it is more than just a hot drink. Mingwei...
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Vuyani Lolwane carries on his father’s farming legacy

Vuyani Lolwane knows there is a world of possibilities in the soil and he is not afraid to chase them. His late father, Thando,...

Cheap sugar imports a bitter nightmare for Mzansi’s cane farmers

Cheap sugar imports have put the South African sugar industry under huge pressure, leading to major job losses and fears that the industry is...

About 30% of food produced in Mzansi is lost or wasted

It is estimated that one-third of the food produced globally for human consumption is lost or wasted along the supply chain. This is a...

Employment and empowerment is real in the chicken industry

Feathers are flying in the chicken industry with importers and local producers crossing swords over issues of pricing, consumer interests, employment and empowerment. FairPlay sides...

Mzansi experts set to revive Russian sheep industry

For the first time since the Second World War, Russians will be able to enjoy lamb more regularly, thanks to a business deal recently...

Revival of small-scale cotton farming can push back rural poverty

There is an upsurge in small-scale cotton farming that can play a significant role in alleviating rural poverty. Cotton is being planted again in...

SA chicken farmers are very good (but still not good enough)

There is good news and bad news for Mzansi in the latest research on chicken production from the Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy...

Agriculture can be the big YES for unemployed youth

Agriculture and tourism can offer the key for unemployed youth to gain access to the South African economy, says dr Tashmia Ismail-Saville, Chief Executive...

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‘I let my work do the talking,’ says 22-year-old farm manager

When Inga Butshingi’s parents packed his bags when he was 15 and travelled with him 441 km east of Butterworth to enrol him in...

AgriSETA Learner Connect: Meet a welder

Lengau Mothiane (35) is a welder and director of Horizon Southern Group. He worked himself up from a herd boy in the fields near...

SA’s tilapia fish farmers swimming upstream against cheap imports

South African tilapia fish farmers say cheap imports from China have been hurting them for far too long, placing them in a precarious situation....

Three things happening in SA agriculture today, 22 September 2020

On another busy day in South African agriculture, these are the top three things you should take note of happening in Mzansi’s dynamic agricultural...

WATCH: Budgeting to grow your agribusiness

Everybody has heard about budgeting, but very few people actually do it. On this episode of Food For Mzansi TV, we chat to Bertie...