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World Egg Day: celebrating the many benefits of the egg

Today – 11 October - marks World Egg Day, a global salute to the health benefits and versatility of the egg. The theme of the campaign is ‘Eat your egg...
Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Thoko Didiza (far right),

‘Crime and drought must not let farmers lose hope’ – Didiza

Safety and security on farms continues to be one of the main challenges that the South African farming sector has to grapple with, especially crimes such as stock theft and...

Global food price index up 3,3% year to year

September’s global Food Price Index remained unchanged from August at nearly 170 points, but was 3,3% higher than the corresponding period in 2018.
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Northern Cape welcomes R30 million in drought aid

Agri Northern Cape welcomed the announcement by Deputy President David Mabuza that R30 million would be made available for the procurement and distribution of animal feed to the drought-stricken province,...

Didiza refuses local triple-stacked GM maize seed release

Reactions have been mixed to news that South Africa’s minister of agriculture Thoko Didiza has upheld previous refusals to allow the general release of Bayer’s triple-stacked genetically modified (GM) maize...

Most farm attacks in Free State farms occur over weekends

Most farm murders and attacks in the Free State over the past six months have occurred on or near weekends, according to Dr Jane Buys, a security risk analyst at...

Thabethe did not want investigators to meet Estina alone

Former HOD of the Free State department of agriculture Peter Thabethe was questioned by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo on Friday about why he was not willing to give permission...

Below-average rainfall spells tough season ahead for Western Cape

Large parts of the Western Cape are still not out of trouble after the 2019 rainy season, and will have to face yet another tough year. This was according to...
Black Dot Potato Disease

Seed potato farmers warned about devastating potato disease

Seed potato growers attending the recent biannual Potatoes South Africa Seed Potato Growers’ Forum in Cape Town were warned about the potentially devastating effect that resistant black dot disease could...
Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Barbara Creecy, speaking at the 10th Oppenheimer Research Conference.

Environmental literacy key to securing a sustainable future

Creating environmental awareness will require partnerships with various stakeholders, including agriculture role players.
Al Shuwaikh ship

‘Welfare a government priority for live sheep exports’

Eastern Cape and national state veterinary authorities and department of agriculture officials will not allow the planned export of approximately 61 000 live sheep to Kuwait via ship until they...

‘Biltong must secure geographical indication’ – economist

Biltong is of strategic importance to the South African economy. This was according to Joseph Kau, an agricultural economist at the Agricultural Research Council.


drought conditions in Namibia

Crippling livestock losses due to Namibian drought – reports

Extreme drought conditions have reportedly claimed the lives of more than 60 000 head of livestock in Namibia so far this year. This is according to Namibian media reports citing...

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