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How to start mushroom farming in 6 easy steps

If you are wondering how to start mushroom farming in South Africa, look no further. Here you will find the outline of mushroom cultivars,...
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Podcast: Supplementary budget review

Mzansi’s financial year is off to a rocky start with an expected inflation hike. While the inflation outlook remains at 3.5%, FNB-Agribusiness says things...
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Permaculture: 12 principles to farm like Mother Nature

“Permaculture principles are thinking tools that  enable the farmer to creatively design a food production system that is robust, resilient, self-sustaining and ecologically sustainable,” says Delwyn Pillay, full-time...

Podcast: R1 billion agri fund relaunches

In a joint venture between the department of trade and industry and the industrial development corporation (IDC), agriculture minister Thoko Didiza recently relaunched the Agri-Industrial Fund.  “The fund’s objective is to support...

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Millions availed for struggling hospitality businesses

Just more than a year after the Covid-19 pandemic first hit Mzansi, black-owned hospitality businesses can finally apply for much-needed funding. This could be...

Malnutrition is ‘a slow violence against our children’

The triple burden of malnutrition has cast a long shadow on children and their futures, robbing them of health and wellbeing, condemning them to...

Battling Covid-19 in a rural community

The Xhora Mouth area of the Eastern Cape is about 100km from Mthatha by car. The first 60km is a sporadically potholed tar road,...

‘A school of refuge amid Covid-19’

It is back to school today for more than 12 million learners. Many are anxious after a recent spike in Covid-19 infections and death....

Garlic prices too high? Plant your own!

If you’ve been paying attention, you might have noticed that the past few months have seen record-high prices of immune boosting foods such as...

Future Farmers: Global internships on ice due to Covid

The future of a proudly South African initiative to give young farmers international experience, hangs in the balance due to travel restrictions in the...

LIFESTYLE

Field fatigue makes cattle farmer question her future in agri

Farmer’s Paradox from Taung in North West writes:Liewe Lulu…I turn 30 this year. the number seems to be freaking me out to the point where...

How a Bob Marley hit inspired Vuyo’s township pesto

“Give the slum a try now,” Vuyo Mayesa (40) hums at the end of the telephone line. These are not just the lyrics of...

RECIPE: Make Vuyo’s fresh basil pesto

Vuyo Mayesa (40) makes this simple, fresh, cheesy classic relish with fresh basil picked from his own garden. Ready within minutes, Vuyo’s flavourful pesto can...

Potato farmer and baby daddy: Is it time to call it quits?

Unrooted in Ficksburg, Free State writes Liewe Lulu I am engaged to be married to the father of my five-year-old son. In the seven years we...

Meet the foodie pioneering food styling in Zambia

When food influencers like Mogau Seshoene and Siba Mthongwana are household names in kitchens throughout the globe, you would be crazy not to be...

Recipe: Seasonal mushroom and chicken pasta

With seasons changing, a good bowl of pasta always hits the spot on the chilly days. Zambian food stylist Clara Kapelembe Bwali (29) shares...

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Recipe: French toast Easter eggs delight

So, what do you do when your kids strike gold at this year’s Easter egg hunt? Let them go wild and munch them all? “Nope,”...

Recipe: A Cape Malay classic with a veggie twist

Like many other South Africans, I will be spending my Easter weekend with friends and family, sitting around a dinner table packed with traditional...

Pickled Fish: Liquid gold sauce that brings families together

Food that brings us together almost always has a history or at least some type of back story or memory attached to it. For the...

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After millennia, Jewish Passover is still a living feast

Celebrating Passover, millions of observing Jewish people have gone to great lengths to put out their mouth-watering spreads on the Seder table during the...

Easter: Down memory lane with sommelier and writer

Celebrating holidays and traditions like Easter in a state of lockdown may be a norm we have no choice but to adapt to, but...

‘Ausi Wa di Chips’ clings to her food dream

It is nearing a year since Mzansi went into hard lockdown on 27 March 2020, and Ausi Wa die Chips (chip lady), Refiloe Nthoroane...

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Meet the domestic worker turned chicken farmer

Next up on Food For Mzansi’s #SoilSistas campaign, we meet Khethiwe Maseko, the founder of Gugulam Poultry House in Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng. Powered by Corteva Agriscience,...

Free State farmers: ‘Stock theft not really a priority for SAPS’

Organised agriculture, as well as the farming community of the Free State, are once again calling out the South African Police Service (SAPS) for...

How to start mushroom farming in 6 easy steps

If you are wondering how to start mushroom farming in South Africa, look no further. Here you will find the outline of mushroom cultivars,...

Record year predicted for Cape table grape industry

The South African Table Grape Industry (SATI) is celebrating a bumper intake of 73 million cartons for the 2020/21 season, despite the impact of...

‘Fuel price hike adds salt to bleeding wound,’ say farmers

Nearly a week after the implementation of a massive petrol and diesel price hike, agriculturists from many different industries are concerned that it may...

Avian influenza rocks Gauteng poultry farm

Farmers are on high alert after government confirmed that about 300 chickens were culled because of an outbreak of avian influenza at a commercial...

Didiza vows to expedite title deed handovers

While 39 Mpumalanga farmers are celebrating Thoko Didiza’s decision to withdraw eviction notices issued to them, the agricultural sector is cautiously optimistic that title...

Meet the pensioners who have supplied Shoprite for 30 years

Most retired couples wish to take a well-deserved break after decades of hard work. For some, this means international travel. For others, such as...

Starving for land: ‘Black farmers vs. govt. cowboys

The eviction of black farmers from profitable commercial enterprises – allegedly at the hands of “cowboy officials” – has opened room for a systemic...

This week’s agriculture events: 12 – 18 April

Happy Monday, Mzansi! Get your calendars out and take note of this week’s  agriculture  events that are taking place throughout South Africa, as well...

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