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Faith in the future of farming - Sakkie van Zyl

Sakkie van Zyl, Agri North West’s 2014 Young Farmer of the Year, is so positive about the economic prospects of SA agriculture that he leftthe corporate world to join his family’s enterprise near Bloemhof.
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SA apples: all set for healthy growth

By embracing new technology to ensure a greater yield and utilising resources efficiently, South African apple producers can look forward to a bright future.
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Fine fruit: the heart of top olive oil

Olyfberg Olive Estate, one of SA’s original commercial olive producers, is renowned for its award-winning blended extra virgin olive oil. Estate manager Pieter Kruger stresses that this success begins in the orchards.
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Grassroots no-till in Argentina

Argentina is engaged in comprehensive research on no-till – and its crop farmers benefit directly from its results. Lloyd Phillips spoke to a number of no-till farmers operating under various production conditions.
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Doing the tango with no-till in Argentina

Argentina’s commercial crop-farming sector is a world leader in no-till practices, ensuring that the country can be confident of a sustainable and productive agricultural future.
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Moringa: superfood for the hungry

A KZN husband and wife team are growing and distributing the highly nutritious Moringa tree amongst the poorest of the poor.
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Making smallholder farming work

Introducing best-farming practices to developing agricultural communities heavily reliant on manual labour or outdated methods, can dramatically increase productivity, sustainability and job opportunities.
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Diversification and value-adding rewarded

Wesselsbron maize farmer Boeboe Louw is the Free State Young Farmer of the Year for 2014. He shares his farming philosophy with Annelie Coleman.
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Improving water usage efficiencies in sugarcane

The global sugar industry is often slammed for wasting freshwater resources. In SA, sugar farmers and processors have found practical ways to improve water use efficiency.
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Irrigation for protected crops

Paddy de Vries, national technical advisor for Hygrotech, talks to Nan Smith about basic fertigation techniques for tunnel farming.
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