ARTICLES RELATING TO FARMERS

Western Cape pledges R50m drought relief for farmers

2019-10-23 18:43

The Western Cape government has made R50m in emergency drought relief available to farmers in drought-stricken areas of the province, much to the relief of Agri Western Cape.

South African farmers are moving to Canada – and immigration consultants are seeing a ‘massive’ spike in business owners keen to leave

2019-08-29 15:01

Some Canadian states are successfully attracting South African farmers, recent anecdotal evidence shows, while business owners are following their children abroad.

Corn growers press Trump for better China trade aid treatment

2019-05-15 21:01

The National Corn Growers Association sent out a call to action urging farmers to tell United States President Donald Trump that the 1 cent-per-bushel payment that growers received under the prior market facilitation payments wasn’t enough.

From Russia to Malaysia, these fascinating maps show where SA's fruit and veg end up

2019-02-01 12:16

Spain loves South Africa's avocados, while we are sending massive amounts of wattle bark to India.

Stop stereotyping farmers

2018-09-26 08:10

Many farmers express a willingness to give away parts of their farms as well as an acceptance that tenants should have ownership of the land, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Meet 4 phenomenal young SA women farmers under 35 you should know about

2018-07-24 12:50

It's important to highlight these leaders in agriculture to help other women break the grass ceiling.

White farmers coming forward with offers to share land, says minister

2018-05-11 22:05

Many white landowners are happy to assist in enriching land reform in a way that prioritises food security and economic stability, says Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.

More opportunities for emerging grain farmers

2017-08-20 12:38

The Black Business Council will launch a project to support emerging grain farmers in the Eastern Cape.

Farmers fix local road

2016-08-22 14:34

Fed-up Dargle farmers took it upon themselves to fix their district road, claiming their pleas for help went unheard by the KZN Transport Department.

Agriculture's tough 2016 an opportunity for change

2016-01-12 15:00

The drought and other weather conditions should present an opportunity to create efficiency in the agriculture sector, says Standard Bank’s Head of Agribusiness SA, Nico Groenewald.

 

Chocolate makers face ultimatum over pay for African farmers

2019-10-14 05:00

They either have support a contentious plan to raise the pay of impoverished farmers, or risk a halt to programmes that sustainability-conscious consumers increasingly demand.

Two women in agriculture to Ramaphosa: Why saying nothing about farm murders makes the problem worse

2019-06-10 12:52

In the current socio-economic climate and the extent to which our country is divided, killing a farmer is not just another murder, write Mihlali Xhala and Jolanda Andrag.

Farmer takes mayor to court

2019-04-12 15:29

A Mooi River farmer has opened a case of trespassing and damage to property against Mooi-Mpofana Mayor Xolani Duma.

‘A huge loss for SA’

2018-10-23 15:30

A prominent Nottingham Road potato and maize farmer who was killed in a car crash in Howick last week was in the process of emigrating.

SA farmers' conundrum: to plant or not to plant

2018-08-22 12:20

It's a Catch-22, writes Bruce Whitfield.

WATCH: Avocado as good as gold for SA farmers

2018-06-21 20:47

South Africa is experimenting with ways to extend its avocado season, as the internationally popular fruit boosts the local economy.

'Water-guzzling' farmers deserve our respect

2018-02-12 06:23

Let’s not treat our farmers as if they were gratuitously wasting water, instead of struggling to survive a terrible disaster, says Mandi Smallhorne.

SA's minimum wage could hurt small firms and rural workers

2017-04-28 09:20

With its raging unemployment and many low-paying jobs, South Africa faces a dilemma as it introduces a national minimum wage.

Farmers warned of R270 000 grant scam

2016-04-05 17:37

Drought affected farmers are being urged to be alert of a scammer promising them a grant of R270 000 from the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

A lifeline for farmers

2015-11-23 10:29

The provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has a R114 million drought lifeline for farmers.

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