Herbst: ANC & Western Cape farmers – an affair set to spark food riots

2016-07-28 19:35

Across the political spectrum, the warnings become ever more urgent. The spectre of food riots is a probability more than a possibility, writes Ed Herbst.

WATCH: Supermarkets suss out each other for your business

The founder of a retail price comparison website says supermarkets keep tabs on one another to vie for consumers.

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WATCH: Fuel costs take a bite into fruit and veg trade

Wednesday brought an increase in fuel costs, which means freighting South African fresh produce will cost farmers more. How will it impact you?

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IFP calls for responsible investments in agriculture

2016-05-14 10:15

The IFP is calling for responsible investment in agriculture to eradicate hunger and poverty in KwaZulu-Natal.

Growth of GM crops slows for first time in 20 years

2016-04-14 11:23

The growth of genetically-modified crops has dipped for the first time following two decades of steady increases, a study shows.

Cathy Buckle: Zim’s contradictory land programme. Nothing fair or impartial.

2016-03-16 06:33

Cathy Buckle wonders who gets dibs on any money that comes into the land reform programme - the dispossessed farmer or the farm beneficiaries?

Food prices: Enough to drive you nuts

2016-02-08 06:54

Mandi Smallhorne looks beyond the weather as the cause for rising food costs.

SA farmers brace for pain as US trade deal unravels

2016-01-06 10:14

South African fruit, wine and nut farmers are bracing for hardship as the US looks set to rescind their duty-free access to the world’s largest market.

Land Bank to help drought-hit farmers

2015-12-08 09:17

The Land Bank has stepped in to provide financial relief to drought-hit farmers who are facing a bleak Christmas.

Drought: Govt intervention may be too little, too late - Limpopo farmers

2015-11-06 16:06

Limpopo livestock farmers have welcomed government's decision to intervene and provide them with feed for their animals as the drought deepens, but say it may be too little too late.


Emerging Ceres farmers fear eviction from prized land

2016-07-20 12:30

Three emerging farmers near Ceres, who benefited from the government's lauded black shareholder programme, are spitting mad as they battle to hold on to their share of land.

Farming for the Future

2016-06-07 11:00

The recent drought across South Africa has left many industries stilted. One of the hardest hit was the agricultural sector, which uses approximately 84% of the fresh water that the country produces.

Angus McIntosh: No end in sight – Govt’s hatred for farmers fuels food insecurity

2016-05-16 07:55

An agriculture expert laments government's "underlying hatred towards farmers both black and white", and says not a single policy is in place to aid farmers.

‘Agriculture can and wants to make a bigger contribution’

2016-04-28 15:03

The new CEO of Agri SA, Omri van Zyl, discusses the position the local agricultural sector finds itself in.

Land Bank offers concessional loans to drought-hit farmers

2016-03-30 15:00

The Land Bank says drought-stricken farmers can apply for concessional loans to help see them through the lean season.

Anthea Jeffery: Creeping land nationalisation no poverty solution

2016-03-01 17:08

Anthea Jeffery argues that the ANC is intent on using the apartheid land injustice to bring ever more land into the State’s ownership or control.

Zim government in bid to revive cotton farming

2016-01-31 14:31

The Zimbabwean government has provided free cotton seed to farmers in an effort to revive the sector which at one time was the country’s biggest source of export revenue.

Kruger Park buffalo blamed for Limpopo foot and mouth outbreak

2015-12-15 14:33

Buffalo from the Kruger National Park are believed to be responsible for an outbreak of foot and mouth disease amongst cattle in Limpopo.

Zuma expected to attend King Goodwill's livestock auction

2015-12-01 18:31

King Goodwill Zwelithini is expected to host President Jacob Zuma and other high profile people at a livestock auction, in partnership with the KwaZulu-Natal arts and culture department.

US to suspend SA duty-free farm trade status

2015-11-06 07:50

The US plans to suspend trade benefits on agricultural goods from South Africa, intensifying a dispute over SA’s restrictions on farm imports.

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