NSPCA lays charges over ostrich toe amputations

2015-08-13 14:48

The NSPCA has laid animal cruelty charges against Western Cape ostrich farmers for allegedly amputating the birds’ toes, an inspector says.

Dairy farmers milk politics of Pacific trade pact

2015-08-10 14:30

New Zealand dairy farmers have a message for their Canadian counterparts, who worry that a Pacific trade deal will devastate their industry: It's not so bad.

Small farmer decries high cost of living

2015-08-04 15:40

A Fin24 user wonders how the government can even consider putting non-farmers on a piece of land and expect them to produce.

Pact with the devil? Farmers use oil firms' water

2015-07-05 11:38

After four years of record drought, farmers are using waste water from oil companies, but environmental campaigners are raising the red flag.

Land Focus: Only a masochist would want to be a farmer

2015-06-01 10:56

Broken tractors, snakes, fires and 3am starts – farmer’s daughter Nicki Güles explains why she prefers city living

A rapper in tune with crops, livestock

2015-05-12 13:38

The acclaimed Motswako rapper Motlapele “Mojo Man” Morule, AKA Mo’ Molemi, stops the bakkie and the beautiful patchwork beasts move towards him. The only sound is their hurrying hoofs: the car radio is switched off and there is definitely no Tswana fusion hip-hop in the air.

Farming makes young Mantashe tick

2015-05-03 15:00

Ambitious young farmer Buyambo Mantashe speaks to Lubabalo Ngcukana about cows, China and the role his famous father played in shaping his career.

State to move fast on land bill - minister

2015-02-24 11:03

Government’s 50/50 policy framework - where workers would take ownership of half of farms - is to be implemented immediately, says the land affairs minister.

Wannabe farmers battle for funds

2015-01-27 13:42

While the farming sector has a lot of appeal for entrepreneurs, getting off the ground is daunting, but with collaboration and government funding, there is a glimmer of hope.

World shortage of chocolate expected

2014-11-18 12:27

Time to start hoarding!


Cash-starved farms in Tanzania to get a boost

2015-08-10 15:30

Tanzania will invest $380m in a new state-run agriculture bank to boost growth in the sector, which has long been stifled by a lack of financing.

Uncontrolled grazing hurting North West farmers

2015-08-05 07:42

While drought has affected some emerging farmers in North West, the biggest problem is uncontrolled grazing, the African Farmers Association of South Africa says.

Inside Labour: Damaging effects of govt policies on farming

2015-07-31 06:56

One of the unintended consequences of policies based on government wishful thinking has been to threaten South Africa’s food security, says Terry Bell.

Zimbabwe needs $300m for food imports

2015-06-16 15:40

Zimbabwe needs $300m to import food this year thanks to the government's ruinous food policies, the country's opposition says.

Mentoring workers: White farmer makes a difference

2015-05-18 13:53

Four years after an Mpumalanga farmer allocated 10% of his land to his farm workers, Sizwe sama Yende provides an update on how their novel approach to land reform is doing

From butcher and hawker to tomato queens

2015-05-03 15:00

Two sisters-in-law who became successful farmers show Poloko Tau what it takes to turn one of South Africa's favourite fruit into a thriving business.

India's PM to compensate farmers to ease discontent

2015-04-12 10:17

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced higher compensation and government aid for farmers who are suffering due to unseasonable rains.

ANC calls for faster land reform

2015-01-29 08:37

The ANC is putting emphasis on the need to speed up land redistribution amid increasing pressure from opposition players such as the EFF and Numsa.

US farmers set to get huge government payouts

2014-11-20 09:08

US farmers are about to reap a bumper harvest not just in corn and soybeans but also in new subsidies that could soar to $10bn.

British duck farm shut over bird flu

2014-11-17 13:19

A duck breeding farm in northern England has been closed after an outbreak of bird flu, although officials say the risk to public health is "very low".

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