Land
Answering the call of the land Award-winning emerging farmers show that South Africa has what it takes
Solomon Masango, Vivian Gosekwang Pico and Matthews Senokwane were recently awarded SAB’s “Maize Farmer of the Year”, “Emerging Female Farmer of the
12 Feb 2020
Living Soil Accounting for manure nitrogen value
The application of animal manure in crop-producing agricultural fields is of great importance, especially for maize, wheat and other agronomic crops. It is the right of every
18 Oct 2019
Limpopotatoes go large Enterprise development is taking New Era farmers to the top
The core business purpose of Potatoes SA ‘s (PSA) transformation drive is to identify and assist New Era Black potato producers to participate in mainstream agriculture. For
12 Aug 2019
Emerging farmers Land ownership makes Naledi villagers self-reliant
About 23km from Ficksburg in the Free State lives a working-class community of about 100 residents in a village called Naledi. In 2014 nonprofit social activist initiative
13 Jun 2019
Climate Risk - Adapt or die How droughts will affect South Africa’s broader economy
Droughts have become more commonplace in South Africa in recent years. In the past two decades since 1990, 12 of those years were defined as drier years compared to only seven
13 Jun 2019
No quick fix Without intensive training and meticulous planning, land reform will end badly
Financial exclusion is a global problem with over 1 billion having no access to formal financial systems. But what does ‘formal financial system exclusion’ mean
04 Apr 2019
A better crop drop by drop The benefits of drip irrigation in citrus
Due to the ongoing water shortage and the need for improved production, the use of drip irrigation in orchards is increasing at a rapid pace. Citrus crops can withstand drought
06 Mar 2019
Criteria for control Stewardship is vital for the sustainable use of agrochemical products
Crop protection products (CPPs) generally refer to the group of agricultural chemicals called herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, and nematicides. These are biologically active
19 Feb 2019
Banking on land Supporting agricultural sector growth and transformation
With the agricultural sector now sharply in focus following the ongoing national discussions around land reform, questions around structural and institutional readiness to support
17 Sep 2018 - B. v. R.
A failing system South Africa needs to reverse corporate capture of agricultural policy
South Africans are embroiled in heated debates about the expropriation of agricultural land. But very little space is being devoted to how the country’s scarce arable land
16 Aug 2018
Moment of truth Land reform rhetoric is between a rock and a hard place
The golden thread that has run through government declarations on land since Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa became president of the ANC late last year has been ambiguity: “We will take
15 May 2018
Empowerment project strangled by drought More needs to be done to make equity schemes a success
It’s like watching your own child die,” said former farm manager Gert Dempers. The citrus orchards, which make up the biggest portion of the 140 hectare Fynbos Vrugte
15 May 2018
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