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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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Land reform: R6 m. for beneficiaries after KZN agreement

A total of 194 households in Ubizo, near Richards Bay, have benefitted to the tune of R6-million following an agreement signed two years ago between...

Future of SA wine discussed at 2021 info day

South African wine businesses will convene virtually at the start of 2021 to take a look at the state of the industry and equip...

Four things happening in SA agriculture today, 26 November

Today on the agricultural agenda, the minister of environment, forestry, and fisheries will announce the recipients of the R1,3 million cash injection for their...

25-year-old stud breeder shows agriculture is not just for boys

There is a new generation of farmers on the agricultural fields of South Africa who are standing back for nothing and no-one. Amongst them...

Young Farmer of the Year humble despite his notable victory

The maxim "be humble, win big" fits the Transvaal Agricultural Union of South Africa (TLU SA) Young Farmer of the Year, Danie Bester, unequivocally. Even...