Can attracting more young people to agriculture naturally solve land reform question?

2018-05-22 15:50

While politicians are fighting over how to best go about land reform, there seems to be a much simpler, organic way to achieve this: by enabling more young, black people to enter agribusiness.

Huge potential for technology to enhance agriculture in SA, experts say

2018-05-17 20:34

South Africa's farmers compete in a global village and have to use the latest technology to ensure that decision-making is as effective as possible, experts have agreed.

The big 'land expropriation without compensation' lie

2018-05-17 13:49

It makes absolutely no sense for government to expropriate commercial farming land and they know it. If you kick out one leg of the table, the entire table falls. But saying so doesn't aid the lie, writes Alet Janse van Rensburg.

How to make small-scale farms work

2018-05-16 17:44

The contribution of small-scale farms to the agriculture sector and their ability to survive in the current market has been the topic of discussion on Day 2 of the Nation in Conversation series at the Nampo Harvest Day in Bothaville.

Title deeds key to successful land reform in SA

2018-05-15 15:38

With land expropriation on the cards and stakeholders already buying into the process, the big challenge is turning expropriated land into productive businesses that contribute to the economy, say experts.

 

Getting black farmers across the economic divide

2018-05-18 08:18

The raging national debate about whether or not to expropriate land without compensation has over-shadowed other important developments in the political economy of agriculture, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Without govt support, farmers need more land to be competitive - experts

2018-05-17 18:17

With insufficient government funding to support the agriculture sector, farmers have no choice but to acquire bigger farms to be competitive in the market, experts say.

Farmers willing to participate in land reform - Roelf Meyer

2018-05-17 06:27

There is a maturity and willingness to participate in land reform in the agriculture community that is being totally overlooked by government, believes former politician and businessman Roelf Meyer.

ANC using land as camouflage to attack white people - Moeletsi Mbeki

2018-05-15 18:00

Political analyst Moeletsi Mbeki says ANC and EFF "propaganda" on land expropriation is an attack on the white citizens of South Africa.

Land necessary for the poor to accumulate wealth - experts

2018-05-15 09:26

The ability of land ownership to allow poor South Africans to accumulate wealth cannot be disputed, experts have agreed at this year's Nation in Conversation series at Nampo Harvest Day - South Africa's biggest annual agriculture fair.

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