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Fruit SA alliance: Sweet future for local berry industry

A newly-formed alliance between Fruit South Africa and Mzansi’s berry industry is set to dramatically increase exports to China and a host of other...

Land Bank: ‘Why aren’t heads rolling?’

Whoever was responsible for the Land Bank’s financial loss of R2.8 billion must be held accountable. Also, the auditor-general’s damning report on the bank’s...

Swellendam wind farm adds clean power to Mzansi’s grid

A brand-new Western Cape wind farm, with 13 turbines connected to the national power grid, is now fully operational. Over 90% of its on-site...

Tears of joy and sorrow after heavy rains across SA

While farmers across the country are heaving a sigh of relief following much-needed rain, some Free State farming communities are suffering severe damage to...

Meet Mzansi’s 11-year-old kiddo farmer on the rise

What do you get when you mix three parts of mud, seedlings and a bright young mind? A future crop farmer, of course. At...

Farmworker tragedy: ‘Stop transporting labourers on trucks’

The Western Cape minister of agriculture Dr Ivan Meyer has strongly condemned the transportation of farmworkers on trucks after a deadly crash rocked the...

Sihlobo: ‘Africa to rethink agri for post-Covid recovery’

Leading agricultural economist Wandile Sihlobo has urged African governments to embrace technology and public-private partnerships to ensure food sustainability on the content after Covid-19. Sihlobo,...

Lala kahle, Dorah Sitole, the queen of African cuisine

The culinary world is mourning the loss of Dorah Sitole, a legendary food editor, travel writer and author who died last night. Her death,...

Farmers threaten to shutdown India over controversial laws

A seventh round of talks between the Indian government and farmer groups are set to be held today. Farmers have been protesting for over...

Pushing through adversity: our famers did it!

NEW YEAR'S INSPIRATION: From crises of conviction to facing rejection, we pick some of the stories that inspired us most in 2020. Agriculturists found ways to survive, thrive and overcome, proving that we can too.

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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...