ARTICLES RELATING TO FARMERS

Give land to able people, farmers urge

2014-10-22 05:00

The government must ensure land is allocated to individuals who have the capacity to use it, the African Farmers' Association of SA says.

Mantashe: Farmers need funding to survive

2014-08-13 10:38

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe says farmers need support programmes to succeed, and has urged commercial farmers to help groom emerging farmers.

Emerging farmers plead with Land Bank

2014-04-06 14:00

Emerging black farmers in Mpumalanga have called on the Land Bank to provide financial services to them as well and not just to commercial farmers.

Thai rice farmers threatens protest

2013-12-11 10:30

Thai farmers who have not been paid by the state for rice bought under an intervention scheme are threatening to block roads in 26 provinces.

EU farm payments down over budget cuts

2013-10-09 20:00

The European Commission says it will reduce direct payments to Europe's farmers by 4% in 2014 due to cuts in the European Union budget.

Croatian farmers talks tough with govt

2013-08-13 13:59

Croatian farmers are demanding that the government pay them $105.83m in lost subsidies, cut in a budget crunch to meet deficit targets set by the European Union.

Exodus of farmers worries Ramphele

2013-03-25 08:46

It is “worrisome” that South Africa is losing many of its commercial farmers to countries to the north of it, academic and businesswoman Mamphela Ramphele says.

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De Doorns unrest continues

2012-11-13 09:25

Farm workers in De Doorns, Western Cape, continue striking. They want R150 a day and not the R69 they currently earn. Watch.

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North West trains emerging farmers

2012-11-12 16:27

The North West province has trained more than 1500 emerging farmers in the past three years, says premier Thandi Modise.

Pettersson: Uplift small farmers

2012-10-22 17:02

Small farmers need upliftment to become commercially more viable, says Agriculture Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson.

 

Farmers raise concerns on land reform

2014-08-13 13:00

Commercial farmers have raised questions and concerns about land reform with ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe.

Euro farmers feel Russian sanctions bite

2014-08-08 18:00

A wide array of small fresh food producers have felt the first impact from Moscow's tit for tat ban on their goods.

Cape farmers lend a helping hand

2013-12-24 15:59

Western Cape farmers are reaching out to their counterparts who are battling to keep their livestock alive due to drought, says agriculture MEC Gerrit van Rensburg.

Black farmers, UK investors face-off

2013-10-13 14:56

American investors, who are buying out South Africa’s major listed agriculture cooperative Afgri for R2.4bn, allegedly outmaneuvered a BEE group, a report states.

Climate change a threat to maize farmers

2013-10-01 19:00

Farmers who rely on rain to grow the staple food crop could expect to see yields drop dramatically in future, warns the Agricultural Research Council.

Farmers suffer R2bn in drought damage

2013-06-06 09:31

Farmers in the North West province have suffered damages amounting to almost R2bn due to the prevailing drought conditions, a report states.

SA farmers looking north

2012-11-20 08:51

Land claims and running costs, in particular for power and labour, are forcing local farmers to seek for opportunities elsewhere in Africa, says Agri SA.

De Doorns farmworkers march

2012-11-12 19:02

De Doorns farmworkers held a peaceful protest march, Western Cape police say.

Agri Wes-Cape: Farms comply with laws

2012-11-08 18:39

De Doorns farmers in the Western Cape comply with sectoral agreements and minimum wages, says employer body Agri Wes-Cape.

Commercial farms ensure SA food security

2012-08-08 12:13

Commercial farmers account for 95% of the country's locally-produced food, with the rest being produced by emerging and subsistence farmers, a study has found.

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