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“Consumers must protect the industry that feeds them,” says urban farmer

“Farming might seem sexy, but it’s a difficult profession to be in,” says 32-year-old Mbali Nwoko, a born and bred city girl turned vegetable...

Load shedding very bad news for farmers who irrigate, export

Load shedding is back, and the agriculture sector is bracing for what could be a very negative impact on the profitability of farmers...

Three things happening in SA agriculture today, July 8

Mzansi’s farming sector is often overwhelmed with issues affecting the growth of the sector, however small victories and new developments do bring hope. These...

Poultry industry lends a hand to vulnerable community

For 222 vulnerable Pretoria families hard hit by the covid-19 lockdown, a collaboration between the chicken industry and non-profits WeCan and Atterbury Trust has...

Agri leaders call for accountability after agri DG’s resignation

Two of the most prominent farmers’ organisations in the country say that government should start holding people who are accused of corruption and poor...

‘Vendors exploit us,’ claim covid-19 relief beneficiaries

Small-scale and communal farmers allege that vendors chosen by government to honour covid-19 vouchers are putting exorbitant mark-ups on the prices of inputs that...

‘It was tough!’ – agri minister Didiza reflects on the covid-19...

The year 2020 marked the year in which government was to deepen its effective land and agrarian reform. Two policy papers were released for public...

Consumers are feeling the covid-19 pandemic in their pockets

South Africans are not alone in feeling that life has gotten more expensive under the covid-19 pandemic. In a major international survey conducted in...

Diesel shortage driving citrus farmers’ harvest costs through the roof

Ongoing shortages of diesel in parts of the country are hitting harvesting citrus farmers hard. Diesel prices have skyrocketed and supplies are short in...

Be proactive about covid-19 at home and school, pleads teacher

While basic education minister Angie Motshekga insists that there is no proof to back up claims that schools have become hotspots for covid-19, a...

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