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.

Japan's pricy farmers eye export push, unfazed by TPP

2015-10-30 11:45

Japan's high-cost farmers, sheltered by prohibitive import tariffs, might appear to be most at risk from a trans-Pacific free-trade deal agreed this month.

Cathy Buckle: SA’s future? Zimbabwe’s Red October: Suffer continue

2015-10-27 12:31

Cathy Buckle reflects on an October in Zimbabwe and among other things, questions the Minister of Local Government’s rhetoric.

Most farms transferred to Limpopo communities still got game - Nkwinti

2015-10-12 20:12

Most of the 35 farms that have been transferred to local communities in Alldays, Limpopo, are still operating as game farms, Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti says.

'Talk less, do more', young Gauteng farmer tells govt

2015-10-01 21:51

Government needs to do less talking and more doing when it comes to supporting emerging black farmers, a young vegetable farmer from Krugersdorp has told Gauteng Premier David Makhura.

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


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.

Scientists appeal for ambitious microbiome study

2015-10-29 16:37

A group of 48 scientists from 50 US institutions have called for more ambitious research into the tiny microorganisms that play a huge role in health, energy and farming.

Drought hits parts of Western Cape, KZN

2015-10-21 16:17

The ongoing drought in South Africa is reaching critical levels, with parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Western Cape being especially heavy hit.

Mpumalanga farmers feel the heat as harsh weather persists

2015-10-12 16:09

Farmers in Mpumalanga are worried about the possible loss in yield should the heat wave persist.

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.

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