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Urban food gardener is aiming for #NewLevels

Ask farm manager Thabang Makoloi if he always had an interest in farming, and he’ll say: “The only thing that interested me growing up was soccer and nothing else. I think I was tricked into falling...

Eureka farm homework centre nurtures learners to excel

On any given weekday, a few minutes before 3 pm, you’ll find a group of peppy learners chattering away while making their way to...

Celebrating our agri-workers – with some ways to go…

Every day for most people a short prayer of gratitude at mealtimes is a way to give thanks for the food they eat. But...

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...

Commodity groups team up with Western Cape government to boost new farmers

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture has signed a new memorandum of agreement with eleven agricultural custodians to help black upcoming farmers. This forms...

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....

Future Farmers opens international doors for aspiring young farmers

An award-winning dairy farmer in Howick, KwaZulu Natal has changed the lives of hundreds of aspiring young farmers in Mzansi. Through her Future Farmers...

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...

High fuel prices haunt farmers

You’re not the only one feeling the pinch from high fuel prices. Our farmers are also having to dig deeper into their pockets, which...

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‘Serious intervention’ to boost black farmers – Didiza

Agriculture, land reform and rural development minister Thoko Didiza has called for a “serious intervention” to increase the contribution of black commercial-scale farmers in...

2021 wine grape harvest deemed to be excellent

This year's wine grape harvest has been one of the latest to start, and the longest. This, however, has resulted in "an excellent concentration...

Bayer pesticides ‘damaging health of SA farmworkers’

Bayer has hit back at research that claims it is developing and selling highly hazardous pesticide-active ingredients that are damaging the health of farmworkers...

When dreams came to nothing, her garden fed more than just...

Every year, many people leave their homes in rural areas and migrate to cities to try and seek new opportunities to improve their lives. Unfortunately...

Recipe: Three recipes to celebrate Hummus Day

It’s International Hummus Day, and if you don’t already have this tasty vegan spread in your fridge, you are missing out big time. Our...