Emerging black farmers on the rise despite grim picture

2017-11-05 06:00

The number of emerging and upcoming farmers is on the rise, despite the grim picture often painted with regards to agriculture and black farmers, according to key role players in the industry.

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Call for Gigaba not to burden farmers further in mini budget

2017-10-24 20:18

Agri SA wants Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba to make adequate resources available in his mini budget to support farmers - especially in drought-affected areas.

FF Plus, interest groups condemn Coligny protests

2017-05-08 18:32

A political party and interest groups have condemned violent protest action in Coligny on Monday following the successful bail application for two men accused of killing a 16-year-old boy.

SA's agriculture, food security threatened by downgrade

2017-04-04 18:17

South Africa's ratings downgrade by S&P will adversely affect agricultural production and potentially food security, warns an agriculture body.

SONA: Zuma's R2.5bn for drought aid questioned

2017-02-10 17:14

Agri SA questions the amount of R2.5bn mentioned by President Jacob Zuma in his State of the Nation Address as having been allocated towards drought aid.

‘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.

World does not trust SA any more - agri leader

2016-01-13 11:38

SA is currently a tinderbox with violent crime and the drought key factors in building a perfect storm in the country, warns an agricultural leader.

Farmers turn to God as drought threatens livestock, crops

2015-11-12 17:01

Agricultural organisations have called on members of the public to join them in praying for rain to end the country's drought.

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.


It’s boom time for tobacco farmers

2017-11-05 06:00

An initiative to help emerging growers is raising living standards and reducing dependence on social grants.

Agriculture sector worried about lack of its importance in mini budget

2017-10-28 15:00

Agriculture received relatively little attention in Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s mini budget, according to Agri SA.

Agri SA Young Farmer of the Year announced

2017-10-22 13:59

Agri SA president Dan Kriek says the participants in their competitions have been of a high quality and examples of what the future of agriculture looks like.

What prevents expropriation without compensation in SA?

2017-04-11 19:48

An agricultural industry association is looking into expropriation and compensation in light of the current political debate surrounding these issues.

Govt's black farmer strategy did not bring expected results - CEO

2017-03-06 18:17

The black farmer strategy of the SA government has not yielded the anticipated results, Phakamani Hadebe, CEO of Barclays Africa, says at an Agri SA conference.

Agri SA worried about expropriation bill

2016-05-14 08:30

Agri SA has said it is not happy about the select committee on economic and business development approving the expropriation bill.

Agriculture needs R12.5bn for drought relief - task team

2016-02-23 10:20

The national drought task team has called on government to declare the current drought a national disaster and provide R12.5bn in disaster relief.

Relief, then grief for red meat lovers

2015-11-18 05:00

Consumers can expect a dip in red meat prices over the next two months, but thereafter must brace themselves for a significant price spike, warns an economist.

Agriculture sector warns of wider drought impact

2015-11-11 18:49

The drought in SA will have further socio-economic and food security ramifications at regional level as well, warn Agri SA and the SA Agricultural Business Chamber.

Agri SA asks for alternative land reform plan

2015-06-10 16:03

The state should pursue and support voluntary schemes which can yield better results at a much lower cost for the land reform programme, Agri SA says.

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