South African dairy farmers are facing an extremely challenging environment, with market forces turning big producers into corporate giants and putting extreme pressure on the smaller farms.
Dairy farmer Judy Stuart says...
Andile Siphesihle Ngcobo (25), never imagined himself as a farmer. But he’s always wanted to do something related to the food industry.
“I thought of all the glamorous franchises such as restaurants...
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.