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Net surplus Sheltering the world from hunger with shade net farming
Between now and 2050 it is estimated that the world’s population is likely to rise from 7.3 to 9.7 billion. In order to feed everyone, agricultural role players will need to
08 Nov 2019
Spreading the load To achieve food security, the agricultural risk model must be re-examined
In South Africa a plate of food is a given to many, but high unemployment and poverty rates mean that for some, it is a luxury they don’t receive each day. South
30 May 2019
Standard Bank breaks new ground in agribusiness funding A R1.8-billion restructure in which Standard Bank has partnered with agribusiness, TWK, and Land Bank, created a new debt funding model for the agricultural sector. The model paves a way for the corporatisation of agribusinesses to accelerate their growth.
The transaction is a first in agricultural finance in terms of the collaboration in a syndicated loan to TWK between Standard Bank as a commercial financial services provider and
26 Mar 2018
Coping with crop demands Innovative breeding platform to improve wheat yields
Apartnership between government and the wheat production sector has led to the launch of a platform that will improve wheat yields, despite the challenging climate. The
26 Mar 2018
FROM BASKET CASE TO BREADBASKET Eastern Cape agriculture is on the rise
Agricultural vibrancy is not commonly associated with the Eastern Cape province. On the contrary, it has for many years been characterised by an underperforming combination of a
31 Jan 2018
Five questions you should be asking yourself Five questions you should be asking yourself as a water-savvy consumer when making purchasing decisions
In 2016, South Africa recorded its driest year ever. This led, unsurprisingly, to one of its most debilitating droughts. Although plentiful summer rains in much of the country
04 Sep 2017
Management First The role of an animal health program in livestock farming
Livestock farming is the backbone of farming in large parts of South Africa, especially in the more rural areas not suitable for crop production. Even on farms where it is not the
01 Mar 2017
Balancing The Books Commercial agriculture deserves appreciation
From a commercial agriculture point of view, 1994 introduced changes which still affect the sustainability and profitability of primary food production in South Africa. Whilst
15 Feb 2017
Agri Parks Agri-parks: No intent of government to run agriculture
The government has no intent of running agriculture with its agri-parks concept. Rural South Africa, however, has to be transformed and the government believes that agri-parks
04 Aug 2016




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