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Carton factory cooperative pays off for citrus farmers

Carton factory cooperative pays off for citrus farmers

When a group of Letsitele citrus farmers could no longer afford packaging material, they started making it themselves. Today, their business is a major industry supplier. By Alita van der...
Karoo cheesery’s big plans for the community

Karoo cheesery’s big plans for the community

Dean Lategan and Ashley-Ann May of Latana Cheese near Oudshoorn have been producing boutique cheeses since 2012. Now the two are planning to expand production into goats’ milk cheese, while...
Dr Theo de Jager

Dr Theo de Jager – speaking out for the world’s farmers

Newly elected president of the World Farmers’ Organisation, Dr Theo de Jager, is no novice when it comes to advocating on behalf of farmers at international level. He spoke to...
Advice for aspiring women farmers

Advice for aspiring women farmers

Women who venture into farming on their own, or in partnerships with their husbands, have to remember certain basic principles to be successful.
Aquaponics: ‘economy of scale is the key’

Aquaponics: ‘economy of scale is the key’

Aquaponics, which combines aquaculture and hydroponics, is increasingly becoming popular in many countries due to its ability to boost farm output and reduce waste. Glenneis Kriel spoke to Ruann Coleman...
Linda Zwane, empowering women farmers in Mpumalanga

Linda Zwane, empowering women farmers in Mpumalanga

Linda Zwane, a livestock farmer in Mpumalanga, made it his business to introduce 120 young, black women to livestock husbandry on his farm, as well as mentor those that requested...
The benefits of choosing a career in agri - Nono Sekhoto

The benefits of choosing a career in agri – Nono Sekhoto

Thirty-five-year-old, Nono Sekhoto, joined her father’s farming operation, Makolobane Farmers Enterprises near Senekal, in 2011. Realising the importance of being part of a network, she joined the African Farmers’ Association...
Anton Alexander, 2016 Western Cape Prestige Agri Worker of the Year,

Curiosity: winning secret of a top agri worker

Anton Alexander, 2016 Western Cape Prestige Agri Worker of the Year, started working as a general worker and rose through the ranks to become a human resources officer on Ouwerf...
Solar panels lower cooling costs

Solar panels lower cooling costs

In 2013, Ceres Fruit Growers (CFG) installed solar panels on the roof of its controlled atmosphere rooms to reduce its load on the municipal grid. Rahim Hassan, manager of engineering...
Zandam piggery owner Mauro Delle Donne.

Turning pig waste into energy

Zandam cheese and piggery, in partnership with the green energy company, Ibert, recently established a biogas plant to convert waste from the piggery into electricity and heat. Piggery owner Mauro...
Why SA wine exports must move from bulk to brands

Why SA wine exports must move from bulk to brands

South Africa’s wine industry must shift its emphasis from volume to value and from a production orientation to a market orientation. This is according to Anton Smuts, the newly elected...
New market opportunities for South Africa’s macadamias

New market opportunities for South Africa’s macadamias

Alex Whyte, marketing manager of Green and Gold Nuts is convinced that the industry has potential for significant growth.
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