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The alphabet soup that stifles rural development

Rural communities and emerging farmers simply cannot be looked at through the same lens as you would a commercial farmer. Ask me. I’ll know....

Pioneering nut farmer is breaking barriers for women

When Busisiwe Molefe started farming macadamia nuts, she frequently felt scrutinised and even mocked as a black, female farmer who was new to the...

Community-supported private school lifts up rural kids

For children living in the deeply rural Winterberg Conservancy in the Eastern Cape, sustainable quality education is considered a privilege. For the past 25...

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...

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Avian influenza rocks Gauteng poultry farm

Farmers are on high alert after government confirmed that about 300 chickens were culled because of an outbreak of avian influenza at a commercial...

Didiza vows to expedite title deed handovers

While 39 Mpumalanga farmers are celebrating Thoko Didiza’s decision to withdraw eviction notices issued to them, the agricultural sector is cautiously optimistic that title...

Meet the pensioners who have supplied Shoprite for 30 years

Most retired couples wish to take a well-deserved break after decades of hard work. For some, this means international travel. For others, such as...

Starving for land: ‘Black farmers vs. govt. cowboys

The eviction of black farmers from profitable commercial enterprises – allegedly at the hands of “cowboy officials” – has opened room for a systemic...

This week’s agriculture events: 12 – 18 April

Happy Monday, Mzansi! Get your calendars out and take note of this week’s  agriculture  events that are taking place throughout South Africa, as well...