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Game ranching: new laws needed

Speaking at the 2014 Grassland Society of Southern Africa congress, Dr Gert Dry, game farmer and past president of WRSA, stressed that SA legislation had to be amended to cater for the wildlife ranching industry.
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Citrus ban still a risk unless all stakeholders take action

The EU’s threat to ban South African citrus should serve as a wake-up call for all parties involved, says Zhann Meyer, Africa Head, Global Commodity Finance at Nedbank Capital.
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Without compromise, SA agriculture has no future

Many commercial farmers fear government’s land reform policies. Speaking at the KZN Red Meat Producers’ Organisation’s congress recently, Dr Piet Croucamp, an expert in social cohesion at the University of Johannesburg, outlined what needs to be done to allay these concerns.
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How to promote effective land reform in South Africa

Michael Lyne, associate professor at New Zealand’s Lincoln University and honorary professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, recently presented the 2014 FR Tomlinson Memorial Lecture to the Agricultural Economics Association of SA. Here are excerpts pertaining to land reform.
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Land reform proposal: a disaster in the making

Minister Nkwinti’s radical 50:50 land reform proposal will put food security at risk and lead to increases in prices, interest rates and inflation, according to Grain SA chairperson Louw Steytler.
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Small farmer, big problem

Theoretical ideas about growing the smallholding agricultural sector sound uncomfortably like trying to re-invent the wheel, writes Roelof Bezuidenhout.
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Small-scale farmers can contribute to food security

Some commentators might believe otherwise, but SA’s policymakers need to focus on small-scale farming. It’s pivotal to the sustainability of the country’s economy, says Nico Groenewald, Standard Bank’s head of agribusiness.
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Hunting is not poaching

Repressing hunting will only increase poaching, says Adri Kitshoff, CEO of the Professional Hunters’ Association of SA.
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Growing communities through small-scale farms

Afasa president Mike Mlengana was educated on the proceeds of his father’s surplus produce. Deeply in touch with his roots and South Africa’s current challenges, he describes a solutions-based approach to the problems of food security, community and unemployment.
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Accelerated land reform in the wildlife ranching industry

The wildlife industry is committed to advancing land reform through partnerships, says WRSA’s Cobus du Toit. Annelie Coleman spoke to him at Nampo.
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