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#AloneTogether: Farmers say stay home for the greater good

The reality of Covid-19 pandemic has sunk in as South Africans prepare for a 21-day lockdown announced by pres. Cyril Ramaphosa in his address to the country this week. The nationwide lockdown takes effect...

PODCAST: Regenerative farmer works to repair damaged land

In another exciting Farmer's Inside Track podcast episode, Angus McIntosh, regenerative farmer and one of the Mzansi’s few grass-fed, pasture-reared beef producers, joins Food...

WATCH: Ethical farming is the future of agriculture

Farmer's Inside Track this week features founder of Happy Land Farms owner Robert Patson, who believes the future of agriculture lies in ethical farming.   Patson, a former paratrooper with the British...

SMME’s can now apply for emergency Covid-19 funding

Agri-businesses who are in distress because of the Covid-19 pandemic can possibly benefit from a debt relief fund announced by government to help alleviate...

Farmers exempted from 21-day lockdown to curb Covid-19 spread

Farmers, it’s official. You are not on lockdown. Food For Mzansi can confirm that farming and agricultural processing are considered an essential service, and...

Farmers are a saving grace in Covid-19 crisis

As the country deals with the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic, agriculture is coming to the fore as a key role player. Farmers, especially the small-scale producers, are being singled out as...

Covid-19 price surge: Government shields consumers

Following the shocking news that South Africa now has 150 confirmed Covid-19 cases, government has announced good news for shoppers who have been battling...

PODCAST: With climate change there’s no ‘business as usual’

“When it comes to climate change, it’s not business as usual”. So says Tshepo Morokong, senior agricultural economist at the Western Cape Department of...

Covid-19: ‘No need to panic-buy food’, say economists

While panic-buying of food in the wake of the national coronavirus disaster is an understandable reaction, this is completely unnecessary, say agricultural economists.  Rushing to the...

WATCH: Jozi professor says ‘smaller farmers’ need different technology

Senior lecturer in Development Studies at the University of Johannesburg Dr. Naudé Malan believes “we need a lot more participatory design with smaller farmers...

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