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It Takes a Village

Eco-warriors grow food at public pool

Two eco-warriors from Durban in KwaZulu-Natal are using unconventional spaces to grow food. Delwyn Pillay (36) and Sean Kuryschuk (29) believe breaking agricultural norms...

Retiree helps women grow food for their families

A chance encounter 18 years ago has changed the lives of hundreds of people living in Mzamomhle, a township on the outskirts of Gonubie...

Backyard gardeners tackle hunger and unemployment head-on

In Avian Park, a small community just outside of Worcester in the Western Cape, residents are tackling food scarcity and unemployment head on. The...

Former banker champions organic food to give Mother Nature a break

The toll that is taken on the environment to grow Mzansi’s food has inspired a former Johannesburg banker to utilize her “green thumbs” and...

Childcare workers feed thousands in Mzansi communities

Children have a right to be children – to play and to dream. They have the right to exist freely. So says Pat Maqina, a technical advisor and senior mentor...

Organic food garden empowers people with disabilities

An organic farming project in the countryside of the Uthungulu District in KwaZulu-Natal is arming people living with physical disabilities with in-depth agricultural training...

Woman-led farming enterprise seeks to revive indigenous vegetable markets in Mzansi

There’s a growing interest to revive the status of indigenous food crops in Mzansi and a group of urban, black, female farmers are determined...

Women’s farming cooperative opens doors for others

For years, the founding mothers of the Bafazi Phambili Women’s Cooperative were used to living life on the breadline, reliant on government grants. That...

Community garden feeds 400 orphaned and vulnerable children daily

In the Mpumalanga province lies the rural communities of Huntington, Lilydale and Justicia. There, a woman with a heart of gold is ensuring that...

Parys women rise up to feed Mzansi

In the township of Tumahole in Parys, four women have made it their mission to provide their community with affordable and easily accessible, healthy...

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Free State, meet your new Young Farmer of the Year

The winner of Free State Agriculture’s Young Farmer of the Year competition, Doug Osler, this evening pledged his commitment towards building the agricultural sector...

Meet the domestic worker turned chicken farmer

Next up on Food For Mzansi’s #SoilSistas campaign, we meet Khethiwe Maseko, the founder of Gugulam Poultry House in Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng. Powered by Corteva Agriscience,...

Free State farmers: ‘Stock theft not really a priority for SAPS’

Organised agriculture, as well as the farming community of the Free State, are once again calling out the South African Police Service (SAPS) for...

Premier calls for probe amid growing tension on farms

After two farmworkers were killed in Mpumalanga, the KwaZulu-Natal premier has now also warned of mounting tension between farmers and their labourers in his...

How to start mushroom farming in 6 easy steps

If you are wondering how to start mushroom farming in South Africa, look no further. Here you will find the outline of mushroom cultivars,...