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Limpopo is Mzansi’s most food-secure province

Despite being one of the poorest regions in the country, Limpopo is also the most food-secure province in Mzansi. At a rate of 92,6%, Limpopo has the highest number of households to enjoy adequate access to food as compared to other provinces.

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Over the past few years there’s been an upsurge of young entrepreneurs who are embracing small-scale agriculture as a business and lifestyle alternative to hustling...

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Podcast: Technology the key to more efficient farming

Bringing the latest technology into their operations has many benefits for new farmers, says Francois le Grange, agri specialist at FarmSol. Le Grange is one of the guests on this week’s Farmer’s Inside Track podcast and explains how tech can bring about savings on the one hand and better yield on the other.
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A guide to cannabis farming in Mzansi

Cannabis farming has great potential but prospective growers should be aware of the many legal obstacles that still limit their options.
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What do you need to know about your soil?

Lerato Botha, a fiery farmer and the CEO of Farmerlee Farms in Tarlton, Gauteng, knows all about soil. That’s because she’s an agronomist – someone who studies ways to make crops grow better. And one of the things that impacts crop growth the most, is the soil in which they are planted.

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From the petri dish to your table, cultured meat is coming

Our relationship with meat is complex. Many of us love how it tastes, but try not to think too much of how it reaches...

COVID-19

Farms in Limpopo double up as vaccination centres

Willing to play their part in the fight against Covid-19, farm owners in the Limpopo province are availing their farms as vaccination sites. They form part of a vaccination drive by the province’s MECs for health and agriculture and rural development.

Covid-19 vaccination: 500 farmworkers jabbed on farm

Cheered on by the Western Cape agriculture minister, more than 500 farmworkers were vaccinated against Covid-19 at a satellite health facility set up on a Wellington farm. “We need to achieve herd immunity and today is another critical step towards that goal,” said Dr Ivan Meyer.

LIFESTYLE

How plastic is converted into vanilla flavouring

WEIRD AND WONDERFUL: Scientists have found a way to create vanilla flavouring from plastic bottles. In short, a genetically engineered bacteria consumes the plastic and converts it into matter that is fit for human consumption.

Retrenchment to rebirth: Andriette got her smile back

Like thousands of South Africans, Andriette de la Harpe was dumbstruck when she lost her job in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Slowly, but surely she got her mojo back – and today she is the inspiration behind a cakery that helps people to create new memories.

CHANGEMAKERS

This farming hero empowers 120 small-scale growers

In the dynamic world of commercial agriculture, Dreyer Senekal needs little introduction. Along with his father and siblings, they are a beacon of light for small-scale farmers in KwaZulu-Natal.

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