Farmers breathe sigh of relief as invasive fruit fly is eradicated in Northern Cape

2020-01-21 05:18

An invasive fruit fly species in the Northern Cape is successfully eradicated, the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development says.

TV presenter Kamo Bombe excited to be back in farming after she lost everything

2020-01-16 15:03

Kamo talks life after losing a lot of money she invested in a farm due to a break-in and theft incident.

Melanie Verwoerd: Food or SAA? Time for government to prioritise

2019-12-04 05:00

Very few of us would notice if SAA didn't exist any more. However, if our food production stops or even just slows down dramatically, it will affect every single one of us – especially the poor, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Our food system accounts for a whopping 37% of greenhouse-gas emissions, a UN report found. But it could also offer a solution to the climate crisis.

2019-11-17 12:23

Changing the way we farm and manage land could counteract rising greenhouse-gas emissions, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

In the European Union, farming subsidies have enriched those in power and created an 'agricultural mafia'

2019-11-04 07:06

Europe's farm programme is one of the largest globally. It would be difficult to change even though it is fueling corruption, according to the report.

OPINION: How breeding single-sex animal populations could help prevent poverty

2019-09-21 08:00

The creation of all-male or all-female groups of animals, known as monosex populations, has become a potentially useful approach in aquaculture and livestock rearing, says Tomer Ventura.

Exporting rabbit meat could mean big bucks for small SA farmers. Here's advice on how to get started.

2019-08-19 12:13

With a startup investment of R35,000, fast-breeding rabbits could be a great way to get into farming, an economist says.

More than R30m budgeted for Minister Mthembu, Creecy's private offices

2019-08-06 11:42

Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu's private office has a budget of R30.5m for the 2019/20 financial year alone.

How the food you eat impacts global warming and climate change

2019-06-06 15:34

On a global, national and individual level, we need to do everything we can to reduce our environmental impact, and it starts with the food on our plates.

'Don't fear reform process', Ramaphosa tells farmers

2019-04-09 16:58

Farmers shouldn't see themselves as an island, President Cyril Ramaphosa has told wine farmers and businessmen at the Beyerskloof wine estate outside Stellenbosch.


FEEL GOOD | Meet the 24-year-old woman who started out selling fish and chips on a street corner, now she co-owns two farms

2020-01-17 04:51

She first got into farming through a garden at a nearby school, where she planted spinach, lettuce, carrots, beetroot, and several other leafy greens.

OPINION: Government must come good on its water promise of 21 years ago

2019-12-12 10:04

21 years ago the government expropriated all water rights in South Africa. It is time to deliver the sustainable, equitable distribution that was promised, writes Mark Rountree.

EXTRACT | They call me the black boerseun

2019-11-24 07:28

Our mother, Nozuko, is a farmer in the truest sense of the word, even though we only started farming five years ago. Where others saw dirt, she always saw potential.

Kaap Agri's shares rocket following trading update

2019-11-15 19:36

Agricultural retailer Kaap Agri expects headline earnings to improve by at least 14% for the year ended September 30.

Watch: South Africa’s first crop-spraying drones can legally fly from today – saving farmers millions

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.

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Land Bank’s profits dip amid 'tough trade-offs'

2019-09-03 20:46

The Land Bank's profits dipped between 2018 and 2019 as the bank moved to reduce its exposure to risks in its loan book.

Tribunal greenlights merger of SA's biggest ostrich firms, but Ts and Cs apply

2019-08-15 10:05

The Competition Tribunal has conditionally approved the merger between SA's largest ostrich processing companies – Klein Karoo International and Mosstrich.

China is starting to source its farm goods from other countries, and that's a bad sign for the US

2019-08-02 11:52

Brazil has become a major beneficiary of the US-China trade war, supplying the goods America isn't — and the trend looks set to continue.

Take a look: South Africa's first licensed crop-spraying drone takes flight - and it could change farming forever

2019-05-16 12:28

Drones can fly closer, spray more accurately and are more cost efficient than traditional applicators.

This season's wines will be better quality - owing to the damaging drought

2019-03-27 17:09

This year's grape harvest will be smaller than last year's because of the drought and October heatwave – but the quality of the wine is likely to be better.

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