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Plantix mobile app

Introducing the Plantix plant doctor app

Up to 30% of crop yields are lost worldwide each year due to plant diseases and pests, says Simone Strey, CEO of Peat.
A message for the drought fund thieves

A message for the drought fund thieves

A survey by Agri SA and its provincial affiliates has started to lift the lid on the extent of corruption that occurred during the allocation and spending of money intended...
Agriculture does interest the youth

Agriculture does interest the youth

During May, I visited both the NAMPO Harvest Day agricultural show in Bothaville and the Royal Show in Pietermaritzburg, and one thing that was abundantly clear to me at both...
Are South Africans full of themselves?

Are South Africans full of themselves?

South Africa has long traded on its self-proclaimed status of being the gateway for foreign investment into Africa.
Land reform: a clear purpose, but no plan

Land reform: a clear purpose, but no plan

The most frustrating aspect of the current status of the land reform process is the total lack of any clear plan or vision for the road ahead.
coffee with Gwede Mantashe

Coffee with Mantashe

I was recently paid a visit by an Eastern Cape farmer who is an ardent reader of the Farmer’s Weekly. You might know him better as the secretary-general of the...
The safety of our farming communities

The safety of our farming communities

Every time I hear the news of another farm attack, I immediately stop and phone my parents to reassure myself that they are safe.
Agriculture in Africa still lagging behind

Agriculture in Africa still lagging behind

The development of agriculture in Africa was high on the agenda at this year’s SIMA Paris International Agribusiness Show in France.
birthday

Celebrating 106 years on the land

Today we celebrate Farmer’s Weekly’s 106th birthday. This is not only a celebration of 106 years of publishing, but of over a century of commercial farming in Southern Africa.
Get ready to live in a different world

Get ready to live in a different world

I read an article a few weeks ago about one of Elon Musk’s – Tesla and SpaceX CEO – latest projects: the development of neural lace, an invention that would...
Globalisation – a subjective concept

Globalisation – a subjective concept

The campaign that flung President Donald Trump into the White House introduced the world to the concept of alternative facts.
End-cruelty-to-rhinos

End cruelty to rhinos!

Whenever I see a rhino these days, I wonder if these remarkable creatures will still be around when I reach old age.

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Consumer trends are crucial for production decisions

Consumer trends are crucial for production decisions

Independent consumer researcher, Nadia van der Kolf, urges farmers to keep consumer trends in mind when planning production expansion.

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