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Finding a solution to agriculture’s skills gaps

Skills development is vital to the growth and productivity of any business. Jeandré van der Walt reports on how various commodity organisations are providing the agricultural workforce with more skilled workers.

Developing farmers fit for the future for South Africa

FarmSol is celebrating five years of supporting new farmers this October. The company aims to connect farmers and markets to improve food security and income in South Africa.

Second call for applications: Farmers support towards commercialisation

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) in partnership with the National Treasury Jobs Fund invites suitably qualified farmers to apply for support from the DALRRD/Jobs Fund Programme.

An active retirement awaits

Retiring young at heart is easy when you’re offered the right environment. Just ask the residents at The Retreat Retirement Estate in Pretoria East, who believe that an active retirement space is what makes the difference.

How batteries boost reliability of renewable energy

The increase in electricity tariffs and Eskom’s inability to provide enough power for the country makes investing in renewable energy even more attractive for farmers and agro-processing.

A sustainable lifestyle on a small, off-the-grid farm

After spending seven years in Zithulele and three in Cebe in rural Eastern Cape, Karen and Roger Galloway bought Heartwood Homestead, a small farm close to East London. Here, they practise regenerative agriculture and use their resources to benefit others through an internship programme.

Driving transformation in the citrus industry

Shaun Brown, owner of Eden Agri packhouse, has brought together a group of citrus producers from the Kat River Valley to collaborate on creating a better future for the area and its people.

Opportunities for SA in Botswana dairy industry

The Botswana dairy industry produces about seven million litres of milk annually, while more than 53 million litres will be imported in 2020/21.

How two brothers built a R100-million farming business in 10 years

Riaan Strydom and his brother have managed to grow a small family farm into a huge, diversified farming business. He spoke to Wouter Kriel about their constant search for new opportunities to add value.

Making sense of your data

Farmers often collect information in silos, with data standing alone. IQ Logistica, however, provides the perfect solution to this problem: a platform that consolidates data to give farmers a complete picture of their farming operations.

Crime should not be your only safety concern

When we speak about safety on farms, many South Africans will probably automatically think ‘crime’, but ensuring the safety of your property, staff and family entails far more than farm security, writes Andries Wiese

Understanding fuel hedging contracts

In this article, Daniella Keet, head of commercial structured finance solutions advisory at FNB, explains the basics of hedging, and more specifically, how this financial instrument can be used to safeguard a farming business against large, unexpected increases in the fuel price.

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