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Covid-19: Up to 75 000 future cotton jobs at risk

Eight months into the covid-19 pandemic, we're well aware of the devastating impact it has had on the global economy and millions of livelihoods....

Malnutrition is ‘a silent war without weapons’

The power to overcome the crisis of hunger lies in the acceleration of agricultural productivity in rural and township communities, military veteran Steven Barnard...

Road trip leads economist to discover ‘the heartbeat of our nation’

Being an expert in the agricultural sector as an economist didn't prepare Ikageng Maluleke for what she would find when actually meeting farmers on...

‘Regenerative agriculture can herald a new dawn for Mzansi farmers’

Farmers, are you ready to re-think your place in the food system? It is necessary to give birth to new non-extractive, but empowering retail...

Covid-19: Invest in small-scale farmers now for rural resilience

Small-scale farmers are extremely vulnerable to the covid-19 pandemic, but their role in a sustainable rural food system is crucial. Hamlet Hlomendlini, senior agricultural...

Food security crisis: Africa should be the answer

We need to consider all historical factors if we want to provide safe and secure food for future generations, writes Dr Peter Oberem, the...

While retail sales plunge, agriculture shows great promise

Figures released on 22 July showed that South Africa's retail sales plunged by a record 50,4% in April and 12% in May on an...

Indigenous knowledge is a natural resource for rural farmers

Current discourses around transformation and decolonisation have led to the realisation of the importance of indigenous knowledge systems, from folk music to the decolonisation...

FARM ATTACKS: ‘Can someone in government please stand up?’

Can someone in government please stand up, act decisively, and stop the loss of life? In this exclusive Food For Mzansi opinion piece, Elton...

Food clubs: Let’s turn the tables on SA’s deteriorating health

Sick people get sicker much easier and much faster than healthy people. It is really that simple. Once the first line of defence in...

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‘It’s raining cats and dogs,’ yes, but snakes?

The Northern Cape department of agriculture has welcomed recent rains, but cautions farmers and communities to be on high alert for increased snake activity...

I really want to make a difference, says young leader

To many, Breyton Milford is known as the fellow promoting the image of agriculture to the general public as promotion and marketing organisation Agri-Expo’s...

These 10 food and beverage trends will drive innovation in 2021

Consumers are searching for brands that can build trust, provide authentic and credible products, and create shopper confidence in a pandemic-ridden world. Therefore, transparency...

Three things happening in SA agriculture today, 23 November 2020

December is fast approaching but as usual there is no rest for the agriculturalists of Mzansi! On the Food For Mzansi radar today Malabo Montpellier...

Farmer keeps father’s memory alive through working the land

Daniel Maqala (59) credits his father’s teachings as the catalyst of his own farming passions. The son of farmworkers, Maqala grew up in the eastern...