ARTICLES RELATING TO FARMING

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.

Mpuma farming programme under fire

2014-11-16 12:00

The Mpumalanga government's Masibuyele Emasimini (back to farming) programme has been criticised following revelations that officials failed to meet targets.

French farmers hand out veg in protest

2014-11-05 16:29

Flanked by mountains of potatoes in a central Paris square, irate farmers have handed out free fruit and vegetables in a protest against cheap imported produce.

Use your garden to fight food prices - minister

2014-10-29 07:00

South Africans should plant food instead of lawns to combat hunger and fight rising food costs, says Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana.

Huge grain crops spell painfor US farmers

2014-09-21 19:50

US corn and soybean crops could break records this year, but for farmers the bounty has a dark side: falling prices and a logistics nightmare getting crops to market.

Russian sanctions threaten Europe's farmers

2014-08-18 16:27

As the European Union's second biggest apple producer, Poland has some 700 000 tonnes of the fruit it usually sells to Russia but can't, due to the food embargo.

 

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.

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".

Billion dollar Aussie-China cattle export deal

2014-11-07 12:15

One million Australian cattle worth Aus$1bn will be shipped to China annually in a deal that will double the size of the live export industry, officials say.

French farmers dump manure in protest

2014-11-05 10:00

A group of more than 300 farmers have dumped around 100 tonnes of manure and rotten vegetables in Chartres in protest at falling food prices.

Vets urged to help small farmers

2014-10-21 19:38

Small-scale farmers need veterinary services to contribute to food security and to grow the economy, says Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana.

Farmers prefer private security to SAPS

2014-09-16 18:22

Farmers prefer using private security services because of their low level of trust in the SA Police Service, according to AgriSA.

SA pig farming is ethical, says Sappo

2014-08-13 20:36

Pig farming by commercial pork producers in the country is ethical and well-managed, says SA Pork Producers' Organisation CEO Simon Streicher.

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