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.

Why 25% of English farms could go bankrupt after Brexit

2018-04-17 08:21

"It has been estimated that EU subsidies make up between 50 and 60 percent of farm income in the UK as a whole."

Tsonga farmers put vacant Gauteng municipal land to good use

2018-04-12 16:21

Grace Matebula says she has not bought vegetables since coming to Johannesburg 15 years ago.

Why African farmers should balance pesticides with other control methods

2018-04-02 15:59

Farmers need a way to manage harmful insects without destroying the ecological balance, says Esther Ndumi Ngumbi.

Overproduction threatens Andes super food haven

2018-03-26 20:15

From atop the Andes mountains to the depths of the Amazon rainforest and frigid Patagonia, indigenous people have long eaten quinoa, camu camu and calafate, a healthy diet that has become a global phenomenon now threatened by overproduction.


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.

Small-scale farmers should be at the centre of land reform

2018-04-17 08:47

One million new jobs can be created in agriculture and this can be achieved if small-scale, or smallholder black farmers become key beneficiaries of redistributive land reform in rural South Africa, writes Ben Cousins.

Obstacles facing a young black farmer in South Africa: a personal story

2018-04-13 13:13

Land redistribution will fail if the country doesn’t improve support for small and emerging black farmers who should be allocated a prime role in any reform process, writes Mnqobi Ngubane.

Why Mmusi's monster bag of avos is worth a small fortune

2018-04-09 15:52

Avocado prices are surging due to a growing demand on both local and global markets, while limited supply has also driven up the price.

Earning you almost R375,000 per hectare, this must be SA's most profitable crop

2018-03-28 07:44

Pity there are three-year waiting lists to get hold of macadamia trees.

WATCH: The 26-year-old female farmer shattering stereotypes

Lerato Senakhomo received 500 hectares of land from the government and is now rearing goats, sheep and growing vegetables in Nigel, in the east of Gauteng. Watch.

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