Business - Bottomline
WRSA’s sustainable land reform model

Wildlife Ranching SA recently introduced its land reform transformation model during an indaba on the Bona Bona Game Farm near Klerksdorp. WRSA consultant Jacobus du Toit explained it to Annelie Coleman.
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SA land reform must focus on smallholders

Land reform models that rely on group or communal farming rarely work, according to Prof Hans Binswanger, extraordinary professor of the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Pretoria. He says SA must embrace plans that support development.
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No-till in SA - The message spreads

Dr Johann Strauss, secretary for Conservation Agriculture Western Cape and scientist at the provincial department of agriculture, and Richard Findlay, committee member and co-ordinator of the No-Till Club in KwaZulu-Natal, share their expertise about no-till practices in South Africa.
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Fighting a bush war in Namibia

Namibia has a serious bush encroachment problem, says Dagmar Honsbein, general manager of Agra Limited’s ProVision. Annelie Coleman spoke to her about causes and solutions.
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Making co-operatives bankable

Co-operatives in developing countries often aspire to growth, but struggle to access the necessary capital, says Cees van Rij, team manager at Dutch agribusiness consultancy, Agriterra. He explained to Anneli Groenewald how this non-profit organisation assists co-operatives in Europe, sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America to become ‘bankable’.
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Grass-Fed Association of SA launched

Farmers keen to produce free-range meat now have the backing of a new association. Heather Dugmore speaks to GFSA chairperson Adrian Cloete.
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Land Bank pledges support for small farmers

The Land Bank’s acting CEO, Lindiwe Mdlalose, says the bank can assist emerging farmers wanting to enter the commercial arena, while continuing to support commercial farmers to ensure that they remain competitive.
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Livestock imports from Namibia no threat to SA

The Namibian livestock health status is superior to the SA health status and poses no risk to the local livestock industry. This is according to Namibian Agricultural Union CEO Sakkie Coetzee. Annelie Coleman met with him at the NAU offices in Windhoek to find out more about the impact of the new import regulations implemented by the SA government in May this year.
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Just how safe is our water?

While South Africa is a semi-arid country, there is poor efficiency in water use, says Dr Jennifer Molwantwa of the Water Research Commission.
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Bridging the gaps – Winde’s plans for the Western Cape

Alan Winde, the Western Cape’s new MEC for agriculture, economic development and tourism, intends unblocking bureaucracy and creating an agri-friendly environment.
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