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Globalisation – a subjective concept

The campaign that flung President Donald Trump into the White House introduced the world to the...

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End cruelty to rhinos!

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

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Predicting the future of farming

Humanity has always survived by adapting, but it seems to me that the next decade or two will r...

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Global challenges facing farmers

During the first week of January, the University of Oxford in the UK hosted the annual Oxford F...

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Agriculture’s New Year’s resolutions

New Year’s resolutions may seem passé, but they can be a great way of at least attempting to...

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Preserving seeds for the future

The Global Seed Vault, the brainchild of scientist and conservationist Cary Fowler, was built n...

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Good riddance to 2016

Finally, we have come to the end of a year that has tested farmers in this country like no othe...

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Is farming in SA worth the risk?

I recently asked Agbiz CEO, Dr John Purchase, whether or not, all things considered, he would, ...

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Increased minimum wage not the answer

South Africans are nervously awaiting the announcement by ratings agencies on whether the count...

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“Houston, we have a harvest!”

The film The Martian, based on the novel by Andy Weir, has captivated audiences across the worl...

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Technology integral to global food production

According to Absa’s senior agricultural economists Wessel Lemmer and Ernst Janovsky, who rece...

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Darting game by drone with fighter-pilot accuracy

Potchefstroom company Haevic, has recently developed a drone that can be used to dart game. ...

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Lumpy skin disease, three-day stiff sickness outbreaks in SA

Outbreaks of lumpy skin disease and three-day stiff sickness have been widely reported across So...