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Dreamers take hands to turn dump into food garden

It is six in the morning and the wind feels like it has a personal vendetta against four men who are braving the cold...

Youth + tech = a food secure future

It is little secret that young people are apathetic to agriculture. Many simply do not see farming as a viable career or livelihood path....

Thousands lifted through innovative KZN land project

Nokuthula Gcabashe (70) and Thulile Elsie Mzimela (63) from Mbongolwane, a small town in the green hills of King Cetshwayo District Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal,...

Gauteng’s water crisis now threatens food sustainability

Gauteng’s water sources continue to be under threat, warned Agri Gauteng president Dr Willem Pretorius at its Young Farmer webinar presented yesterday in partnership...

Natural capital: ‘Let’s put our money where our mouths are’

Instantly the blood is drained from the core of my being – syphoned on to the concrete floor. This leaves me paralysed at the...

Don’t fall into ‘junk status’ thinking, warns economist

South Africans must guard against falling into a "junk status vision" of our country's potential while there are so many opportunities generated by a...

No more ‘poverty food’ – African vegetables are the next big thing

South Africa’s indigenous food heritage has huge social and commercial potential, but it will require a “food revolution” involving chefs, farmers, researchers and government...

Chefs with Compassion: Turning waste into wholesome meals

An alliance of local and global organisations backed by 300 chefs, restaurant owners and volunteers have stepped to the fore to battle the immediate...

Tobacco industry woes amidst ban on cigarette sales

The impact of the lockdown has been felt differently across different sectors and industries. In the agriculture space, most operations continued during the lockdown...

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...

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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...