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Game-changer: Global brand gains Case IH dealer network

South African farmers are set to benefit from the recent acquisition of local distributor Northmec by the brand’s parent company, CNH Industrial. The global...

3 things happening in agri today, 15 January 2021

Celebrate another day of learning during a global conference on soil, plant and water science or find your perfect agri career on Food for Mzansi’s AgriCareers. And, why not do it all with...

Karaan: ‘Best minister of agriculture we never had’

The minister of agriculture, land reform and rural development, Thoko Didiza, has paid respects to the agricultural economist Prof. Abdus Salam Mohammad Karaan, who...

UPDATE: 3 hectares of vines damaged in wine farm blaze

Three hectares of vineyards have been damaged in a wildfire that raged on the historic Neethlingshof wine estate near Stellenbosch in the Western Cape...

Choose life before economic growth, urges wine producer

While many South Africans are fuming over the extended alcohol sales ban, at least one wine producer is toasting to government’s approach, stating that she...

SATI hopeful despite amended table grape crop forecast

The South African Table Grape Industry (SATI) is confident that three Western Cape regions will make up for a loss in intake volumes caused...

3 things happening in agriculture today, 14 January 2021

Were you also inspired by Food For Mzansi's recent article on ideas for lucrative, small-scale farming in 2021? Ready to take the first...

Booze ban: Crisis halts SA’s main wine industry event

Organisers of the Nedbank Vinpro Information Day just announced that the biggest annual conference for the South African wine industry has been indefinitely postponed. The...

‘An irreparable loss’: Prof. Mohammad Karaan has died

South Africa's agricultural community has expressed their sorrow over the death of Mohammad Karaan, a professor in agricultural economics, who passed away earlier today. While...

Ivermectin: Nobel prize, but still no ‘Covid miracle drug’

In a no-nonsense warning to farmers, the MD of animal health company Afrivet, Dr Peter Oberem, warns that it is illegal to recommend the...

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Mechanisation: Lessons learned from four African countries

Agricultural mechanisation is on the rise in Africa. Although up to 90% of farmers still rely on manual labour or working animals, this is...

Meet the Olympian rower who, in the end, chose farming

Despite being a junior Olympian, there was never any doubt that Paul Lombard would, one day, end up in agriculture. After all, both his...

Farmers must brace themselves for surging feed prices

Producers anticipate that consumers will have to pay more for red meat sometime this year based on rising animal feed prices, which are already...

3 things happening in agri today, 18 January 2021 

The farmers’ television show, Vir die liefde van die land, is back by popular demand. The first episode, featuring Free State farmers Samson...

‘Fast-track land reform through community-private partnerships’

A lot has been said about how land reform programmes can be administered and many models exist, market-led approaches that have proven to be...