Our social development programs are too focused on welfarism and too little on healing the social pain that is overwhelming so many, writes Mamphela Ramphele.
Thirty-five years of experience has equaled more than R9.4m at the annual Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction.
The drone successfully applied chemicals at a rate of 30 litres per hour. In 1.5 hours it covered an approximate area of 6 hectares.
Human survivors of an apocalyptic catastrophe could start a new food system with mushrooms. The other food options might not be as appetizing.
Late in August, we learned that the Zambian government had placed a price cap on maize, and justified its actions by noting its concerns over rising maize prices, says Wandile Sihlobo.
The verification and validation of the use of water in SA is urgently needed, says the CEO of the South African Association of Water User Associations.
The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, along with MECs of three affected provinces, has set up a task team to urgently address the spread of African Swine Flu among pig stocks, the ministry said.
Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Thoko Didiza said while there were "no compelling reason for undertaking such a study", the department studies food security levels, agricultural production trends, and agricultural trade patterns.
Hardships due to Zimbabwe's poor maize harvest are exacerbated by unstable economic conditions in the country, says Agbiz economist Wandile Sihlobo.
The challenge, then, is convincing people to use land in ways that do more than maximise short-term benefits. As the most recent IPCC report states, degraded land produces less food and stores less carbon.
Youth-owned businesses in the agricultural sector are invited to apply for SAB KickStart's Urban Agriculture programme.
The Eastern Cape is typically seen as a non-starter when it comes to agriculture, but in reality, the province is a notable player in a number of commodities, says Wandile Sihlobo.
A monthly consumer food basket tracked by the National Agricultural Marketing Council shows average year-on-year inflation of 4.1% – but the prices of some types of food rocketed far beyond that.
MIT Media Lab staff faked key elements of its "personal food computer" project, insiders told Business Insider. In one instance, staff were told to place herbs grown elsewhere into the boxes.
The Land Bank's profits dipped between 2018 and 2019 as the bank moved to reduce its exposure to risks in its loan book.
South Africa cannot allow its best agricultural land to be dug up and used for coal, says Mike Muller, adjunct professor at the University of the Witwatersrand School of Governance.
Although dam levels in Cape Town are, on average, more than 60% full after a season of good rainfall, additional rain is still necessary to ensure improved harvests, says agricultural economist Wandile Sihlobo.
With a startup investment of R35,000, fast-breeding rabbits could be a great way to get into farming, an economist says.
Bee populations are in decline. Without them, food like nuts, fruits, and vegetables would become more expensive and rare.
Ever since the Fuji apple was bred in 1939 in Japan there has always been a search for better coloured red fruit.
Two agriculture bodies weigh in on the report by the Presidential Advisory Panel on Land Reform.
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