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Potatoes SA throws lifeline for small-scale farmers

Smallholder potato farmers in Limpopo have been given a big boost following a joint venture between Potatoes SA and the provincial department of agriculture and rural development. The project gives them greater access to “the big agriculture value chain.”

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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,...

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The Makoeles got the land, and they’re nurturing it!

Every Friday, we feature one of the rising farm stars participating in the FarmSol Youth Ambassador programme. This week, we travel to the Free State to meet father-and-son team Lehotla and Morapidi Makoele, who are continuing their family legacy.
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New farmers: How to build cattle fencing right the first time

There are lots of reasons why you would want to build a fence on your farm, from separating properties, keeping your animals in and out of certain areas, and for security. But for whatever reason you might be building a fence for, you need to ensure that you do it well.
This week’s podcast features (from left) Lindiwe Sibanda, Alice Radebe, Melanie Baumeister, Malome Thato, Josef van Wyngaard, and Aron Kole. Photos: Supplied/Food For Mzansi.

Podcast: Seeing food systems through a sustainable lens

The United Nations Food Summit is taking place in New York in September 2021, with pre-summit events and dialogues having been held since the...

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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

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.

Civil society efforts send ripples of change through SA

The key to combatting food insecurity is the creation of sustainable community-based food supply chains, argues Refilwe Pico, communications officer at the Seriti Institute. This non-profit is a developmental facilitation agency that helps communities and social partners reach their goals by delivering innovative, sustainable and comprehensive solutions to enhance socioeconomic impact.

LIFESTYLE

Veggie farmer can’t stop procrastinating

This Mpumalanga veggie farmer is a serial procrastinator, and they need some serious help before the spring planting season kicks off.

Miss SA hopefuls share their biggest kitchen secrets

To usher in Women’s Month in August, five of the Miss SA hopefuls shared a few of their kitchen secrets and cooking tips with Food For Mzansi.

CHANGEMAKERS

Distell celebrates triple profit growth despite booze bans

Despite many alcohol sales bans, Distell expects its latest headline earnings to jump by more than 230%. Operations in Botswana, Lesotho and Namibia also performed admirably well.

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MZANSI RECIPES

Recipe: Thai chicken and prawn curry

Longing for a bit of Southeast Asian travel? Chef Zacharia Maseko shares his Thai curry recipe to give you a taste of the East.

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Chef Khosi made a promise that created a thriving business

Eight years ago, Khosi Mpiti (39) made a vow to himself, following the passing of his mother. To live out her legacy, he would finally become a qualified chef living their shared cooking dream in the professional kitchen.

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