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Hunger epidemic: The choice between safety and food

Where before the covid-19 pandemic many poor and food insecure households in South Africa ran out of food in the last week of the month, that...

‘Save the Land Bank,’ pleads Afasa

It is imperative that the Land Bank must be saved from its current liquidity crisis, because South Africa needs it as developmental bank to...

Local agri tech solution named best in the world

eSusFarm, an agri-fintech solution that collects real-time food production data from smallholder and subsistence farmers, was recently selected as the 2020 World Bank Top...

Electricity tariff hike ‘will devastate agri industry’

Agricultural organisations are outraged over the decision by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) to approve Eskom’s application to recover R13.3 billion...

School feeding scheme set to resume on the 1st of June

While concerns have been raised over the reopening of schools on the 1st of June, there has been equal concern over the nine million children...

Western Cape gives fodder support to save natural vegetation

1 727 farms in extreme or critically extreme drought conditions in the Western Cape have received R10 million fodder support from the Western Cape department of agriculture (WCDoA). These areas include Central and Little Karoo,...

Farmers’ podcast rocking the Apple, Spotify charts

Food For Mzansi’s chart-topping agricultural podcast show is back with a bang. This week, we get up, close and personal with Qinisani Qwabe, an...

Didiza slams claims of political bias in farmer support

Minister of agriculture, land reform and rural development Thoko Didiza has slammed reports that the allocation of the disaster fund relief to mitigate the effects of...

Witzenberg: Farming in a covid-19 hotspot

The covid-19 pandemic has impacted farmers in the Witzenberg municipal area in many ways. But what farmers and agri-workers from this area can all...

Tobacco leaves tested for potential coronavirus vaccine

Whilst South African smokers are counting the days to the lifting of a cigarette sales ban, British American Tobacco (BAT) will soon trial a...

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Do you know the taste of your own food heritage?

While South African history books are drenched in trauma, our shared food history is a saving grace. It is one of the aspects of...

Young farmer inspires village youth with her backyard nursery

In her backyard nursery in a rural village called N’wamitwa, outside Tzaneen in Limpopo, is where you will find young Shanen Rikhotso. The nursery...

Redefining ‘food waste’ can ease hunger, save environment

Role players in the agriculture sector are prodding the government to rethink the labelling of perfectly nutritious and edible surplus food as “food waste”. Tonnes of food is wasted like this every...

Liewe Lulu: How do I cope with rejection?

Chronically Rejected from Hazyview in Mpumalanga writes… Liewe Lulu, What is the best way to move forward from rejection? Whether it is job or even romantic...

Four things happening in happening in SA agriculture today, 18 September...

Good morning, Mzansi! It's finally Friday and while we are still celebrating the news about the country moving to Level 1 next week Monday, we have more announcements up our sleeve.    First up,...