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Stone fruit season has just arrived – and the fruits are yummy!

Stone fruit season is here! Be prepared to see them everywhere – at the shop, in your house and eventually in your mouth. Why?...

Agricultural sector the go-to for SA’s SME’s

The inaugural SME Landscape Report, just released by SME South Africa, shows that agricultural opportunities abound for small and medium enterprises. The survey, commissioned...

Food For Mzansi announces historic partnership with VKB group

One of the Free State’s leading agricultural companies, the VKB group, has announced a historic partnership with the Farmers For Change movement to help...

Top tips to beat the Black Friday shopping madness

Hit the brakes, fasten your seatbelt and brace yourself as the world is getting ready for one bumpy ride. As the time to Black Friday accelerates, just about everyone is buckling up for a day of crazy savings and even crazier behaviour.   Store windows...

Wandile Sihlobo bags Agriculturist of the Year Award

Leading agricultural economist Wandile Sihlobo was named Agriculturist of the Year by Agricultural Writers SA moments ago. Sihlobo heads up agribusiness research at Agbiz,...

Mossel Bay foreman wins top Prestige Agri Award

After months of criss-crossing the province looking for the Western Cape’s best agricultural workers, 16 regional winners were chosen from more than 1 300...

R46 million injection to support smallholder farmers

More than R46 million has been set aside by the North West government to support 812 smallholder farmers with crop production inputs ahead of...

Emerging Farmer Named Top Free State Entrepreneur

When the Sernick Group first started its Emerging Farmers Programme in 2016 it was in the hope that it would aid and empower people like Palesa Moahloli to succeed and give...

Young farmers flock to AFASA summit

More than 100 participants attended the third Annual AFASA Young Farmers Summit recently held in Johannesburg. Nono Sekhoto, AFASA’s Youth Chairperson, describes the two-day event...

Raletjana bags Enterprise Development Farmer of the Year title

Fifteen years ago Phophi Raletjena started planting cabbage on a mere 5 hectares of communal land. Today he’s branched out to many other crops,...

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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...