Land also cultural for white people

2018-08-08 14:59

Family farms are not just land, they are family businesses and the family livelihood and family inheritances. Because farmers tend to reinvest profits in their farms, inter-generational family wealth is tied up with the land, writes Valerie Payn.

Black and white Zimbabwe farmers try to bridge a sharp divide

2018-07-30 06:01

Two years ago, a black Zimbabwean farmer saw a white farmer thrown off land by a violent mob. Now the two work together.

Madagascan farmers are arming themselves with spears and guns to ward off vanilla thieves

2018-07-26 10:38

It's been widely documented that the world's love of vanilla, coupled with climate change is resulting in a serious shortage of the prized plant.

WATCH: US-China trade war - A farmer's view

2018-07-06 11:00

Rural farmers could be hurt most by a tit-for-tat trade war between the US and China.

Land reform, yes – the question is, how?

2018-06-21 08:14

Any attempt to deal with SA's challenges through the settlement of peasant farmers is likely to exacerbate inequality, writes Terence Corrigan.

After a $66 billion merger, one of the most hated food companies in the world is disappearing — sort of

2018-06-05 14:34

German drug and chemical company Bayer is finalising a $66 billion blockbuster deal to gobble up agricultural behemoth Monsanto, but you wouldn't know it by the company's new name.

How to grow the black farmer

2018-06-03 06:07

In this joint piece, Sam Motsuenyane and Paul Ntshabele discuss the history of land dispossession and what needs to be done to empower agriculturists who are not white.

SA needs to reverse corporate capture of agricultural policy

2018-05-29 08:57

South Africa's current preference for large-scale, high-input farming enterprises fails to trust in small-scale family-based producers’ ability to provide more efficiently for the market, writes David Fig.

From crisis to export success

2018-05-27 07:35

Emerging Limpopo citrus growers have increased production and profits with investment and strict controls.

This multi-coloured mielie is real and there's a fantastic story behind it

2018-05-23 17:29

Glass Gem mielies, rainbow-coloured maize, became an Internet sensation in 2012 and is now sold by Native Seeds/SEARCH based in Arizona.


A tax on eggs just jumped by 50% – but producers say you probably won't pay more

2018-08-01 12:54

A previously voluntary levy for marketing and empowerment paid by some egg producers has been increased and made mandatory, but the SA Poultry Association doesn't think consumers will notice any change.

These Joburg offices now have farms inside them — and workers get to harvest lunch

2018-07-27 06:15

Business gardens are taking off, and feeding staff.

'Farming from your stoep' at the touch of a button

2018-07-15 16:15

SA start-up Aerobotics is using drone technology and data analytics to help farmers manage disease and pest control at the touch of a button.

Western Cape farm worker killed as dam wall collapses on him

2018-06-22 11:34

One moment, Barend Rood was helping to repair a dam in order to catch the rain bringing relief to drought-stricken Western Cape farmers, and the next he was dead, trapped under the weight of sand that had collapsed on him on.

Young, black farmers are 'begging for government support' to no avail

2018-06-07 15:58

Nono Sekhoto says her success as a farmer has been despite government, not because of it.

This octogenarian is better than you on a mountain bike

2018-06-03 07:25

Arthur Duncan is not your regulation octogenarian. The 83-year old Howick farmer substituted for his grandson to complete one of the most challenging mountain bike events on offer.

UAE bans imports of SA livestock after outbreak of Rift Valley Fever

2018-05-30 13:11

The fever, which can cause disease, death and abortion in livestock, has been confirmed in sheep on a farm in the Jacobsdal area of the Free State.

Mohair farmers say Peta misrepresented angora farming in a shock documentary – that could cost South Africa R1.5 billion per year

Allegations from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals that local farmers hotly dispute could spell the collapse of a R1.5 billion industry, and mean a death sentence for 800,000 Angora goats.

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WATCH: Can you name these 10 foods before they are harvested?

2018-05-24 15:56

Do you know the origin stories of your favourite foods? We're betting you wouldn't recognise some of them when they're still in the fields.

Things are looking up in SA. Which is why you should consider investing in these 5 international companies, says Old Mutual

2018-04-20 17:40

The stronger rand makes it more affordable to invest in global defensive stocks like Nestlé and Johnson & Johnson.

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