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Making sense of your data

Farmers often collect information in silos, with data often 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.

How SA farmers can benefit from Israeli tech

Israeli technology in agricultural production can be hugely useful to South African farmers. These technologies range from decreasing water usage to improving propagation.
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Senwes reaffirms commitment to finance black farmers

After the successful approval of the merger between the Senwes and the Suidwes Group during 2020, Senwes is entering year two of three years emanating from the merger approval conditions in terms of which Senwes is required to extent material financial assistance to black farmers.
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Debunking insurance myths

Insurance policies can be tedious and difficult to understand. Hollard explains what to look out for in your policy and how to claim.
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The fascinating history of Amorentia Nursery

Amorentia Nursery in Limpopo has been producing high-quality macadamia trees for well over four decades. This article explores how this unique nursery was established.
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Dairy Group: The largest buyer of raw milk in South Africa

Dairy Group, a farmer-owned company with over 120 producer members is dedicated to bringing top-quality dairy products to consumers.
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Standard Bank platform provides 4 million meals for the needy

OneFarm Share allows farmers to contribute their surplus fresh produce to needy families across the country.

Breeding bobaas boerboels

Beverli Katz, one of South Africa’s top Boerboel breeders, claimed the prestigious national award of SA Stud Book Stud Herd of the Year for other species in 2020. In addition, her stud has bred the two highest-appraised male Boerboels in the world. Jeandré van der Walt visited her at Klein Sandfontein Boerboels and Boarding Kennels on the outskirts of Caledon to learn about her breeding techniques.

Starting an essential oils enterprise from scratch

After attending a farmers’ day in 2018, Oniccah and Naledi Nkoe decided to start farming herbal plants to produce essential oils. They have since expanded plantings and launched their own essential oils business. They spoke to Salome Modiselle and Sandile Mahlangu, researchers at the Agricultural Research Council.
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Standard Bank provides relief to business and agriculture insurance clients

Standard Insurance Limited will reduce its insurance premiums to small and agriculture clients by 30% over the next three months.

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