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It Takes a Village

How to create a garden that keeps on giving…

Providing for your family’s financial needs is proving more difficult with each passing day given the current state of the South African economy and...

Social entrepreneur combats food insecurity with portable veggie boxes

It is often when faced with an unpleasant situation that our talents, gifts, and abilities take centre stage out of sheer desperation. It is...

Former teacher now helps thousands to grow their own food

A decade after the birth of Soil for Life more than 30 000 people are now more food secure with access to healthy nutritious...

Rural food hubs key to delivering affordable, nutritious food

Sourcing fresh produce from rural small-scale farmers close to supermarkets can make healthy eating much more affordable and boost small-scale farmers to boot. In an...

Faces of Onderstepoort learners brighten as ARC donates sanitary pads

Puberty can be a very stressful time in the lives of young girls as their bodies begin to change. Imagine facing puberty with a...

Thusong Projects building skills for a sustainable future

Imagine an initiative that creates jobs, improves food security, restores human dignity and cares for animals, all at the same time. Thusong Projects does...

Bright young minds are 3D printing the future of farming

Which of these tools and implements are NOT useful on a farm: bakkies, tractors, gumboots, 3D printers? If you answered “3D printers”, you would...

Earthchild Project changing lives, one worm at a time

Don’t underestimate the power of the humble earthworm. They may be crawly and slightly slimy, but they’re changing lives at eight underprivileged schools in...

Cutting-edge Karoo farm school breaks poverty cycle

A Climax windpump spins and creaks quietly alongside a dirt road linking Colesberg with the blue horizon. There is a cool morning breeze and...

Sheep shearing shed used as a day care centre for 50 children

In Jarha village near Cofimvaba, Eastern Cape, a sheep shearing shed is being used as a day care centre for more than 50 children....

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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,...