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Podcast: Agri master plan is nearing completion

Recent progress made in the development of the agriculture and agro-processing master plan has been welcomed by Thoko Didiza, the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development. In this episode of...

It sucks to be poor in SA – and the worst is yet to come!

The Pietermaritzburg Economic Justice and Dignity Group (PMJED) anticipates rough times ahead for the country’s poor with a 9,6% inflation hike set to impact...

Land reform: Look closer at subdivisions, farm sizes

The process of land reform and redistribution can be made more successful if more attention is given to providing benefiting new era farmers with...

‘Let’s grow agricultural exports to India and China’

Agbiz chief executive Dr John Purchase has called on policymakers to continue working with the private sector to prioritise the expansion of agricultural export...

Cape Town port: Let’s just kiss and say goodbye

The Cape Town port might be positioned along one of the world’s busiest trade routes, but recent logistical and other challenges are now forcing...

‘Empower women in agriculture to feed the world’

Access to finance, land and markets remain key barriers for women entrepreneurs in agriculture. When devising policy, governments should be mindful of these obstacles...

Dilapidated roads: Free State wasted R1.138 billion

R1.138 billion. That is how much the Free State department of police, roads and transport have wasted; much-needed money that could have been used...

Table grape season officially kicks off in China

The Chinese have fallen in love with Mzansi’s table grapes following the official launch of a promotional campaign at a leading market in Guangzhou,...

This week’s agriculture events: 05 – 11 April

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

‘Govt hell-bent on evicting black farmers’ – AFASA

The African Farmers’ Association of South Africa (AFASA) has lambasted government for evicting farmers from state-owned land. In his Easter message to members, AFASA acting...

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Podcast: Exploring the gender pay gap in agriculture

Statistics South Africa’s Quarterly Labour Force Survey for the fourth quarter of 2020 paints a gloomy picture related to the country's unemployment status. Agri SA...

Didiza says ‘role of extension officers to change fundamentally’

The role of agricultural extension officers and the service they provide to Mzansi farmers will dramatically change in the next few months. This, says...

Conditions of Free State roads negatively impacts farmers

The past year has been particularly challenging for farmers across the board, but those in the Free State are battling more hurdles than most....

Premier calls for probe amid growing tension on farms

After two farmworkers were killed in Mpumalanga, the KwaZulu-Natal premier has now also warned of mounting tension between farmers and their labourers in his...

Free State, meet your new Young Farmer of the Year

The winner of Free State Agriculture’s Young Farmer of the Year competition, Doug Osler, this evening pledged his commitment towards building the agricultural sector...