Agribusiness

A high-yield indoor farming system ideal for the city

As prolonged droughts occur more frequently in South Africa, some entrepreneurs are investing in and developing new technology and farming methods, such as indoor growing systems, that ensure consistent, high-quality...

Cultivar-pure pecan trees for your orchards

Why produce pecan nuts when you wait many years to break even, and even longer to make a decent profit?

Polish poultry sector: biggest in Europe and growing

The Polish National Agricultural Support Centre recently hosted Farmer’s Weekly news editor Julinda Schroeder on a four-day study tour to Poland, where she had the opportunity to have a closer...

In the fight against Covid-19, help is now even closer at...

The free 911 Response24 app will now enable you to get the help and information you need with regards to COVID-19.

Inside a family-run abattoir that slaughters 800 cattle a day

The Beefmaster Group’s abattoir in Kimberley can process up to 800 cattle a day. Roelie van Reenen, the group’s supply-chain executive, spoke to Sabrina Dean about how the group operates...

Microgreens: a tiny crop with big returns

What started out as a hobby has turned into an exciting farming venture for Melanie and Jan-Hendrik du Plessis of Sabie, Mpumalanga. Lindi Botha visited the couple’s microgreen farm, Bumblebee...

Elegant country living for all ages

St John’s Village, set on 160ha of lush countryside in Howick, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), is renowned for its active outdoor lifestyle with secure homes and retirement opportunities.
Cymbidium John Duckitt ‘Darling Beauty’

Inside SA’s biggest orchid business

What started out with a couple of plants bought at an orchid show in the 1960s, has turned into one of South Africa’s biggest orchid companies, Duckitt Nurseries. Wilferd Duckitt,...

Value-adding boosts hydroponics venture

Basil Williams, the managing director of Herbal View Hydroponics, cultivates 3t of various herbs per month on just 1ha of land. Recently, he also tapped into the enormous potential of...

Helping you farm for a sustainable future

To turn your agribusiness into a sustainable business, you need a partner like Nedbank to be with you every step of the way.
Popcorn kernels

Consistent quality ensures success for popcorn exporter

A popcorn factory in a small Northern Cape town has doubled production since expanding into the export market. Sabrina Dean asked director Koos de Wet and chief financial officer Jacques...

Auction of greenhouse facility in Carletonville

An agricultural development of ±57ha in Carletonville, with more than 12ha of established greenhouses, will fall under the hammer of Dynamic Auctioneers on Thursday 12 March at 11am.

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The importance of research in agriculture

The eighth episode of Tech Terrain deliberates over the role research plays in agriculture and how it can increase productivity to meet the food demand of the world.
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