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AFASA and DAFF must work together to help black farmers

AFASA and DAFF must work together to help black farmers

The African Farmers’ Association of South Africa (AFASA) and the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries needed to collaborate to build on AFASA’s work to support black farmers in accessing...
Save the sheep project

Save the sheep project assists drought-stricken farmers

The women of Sutherland in the Karoo have come up with an innovative way to raise funds to alleviate the plight of the drought-stricken farmers in the district.
Severely affected communities receive drought aid

Severely affected communities receive drought aid

Gift of the Givers, Boere in Nood, and Save the Sheep Sutherland have joined forces to procure fodder for 34 drought-stricken districts in the Karoo and southern Cape, where some...
Maize harvest prospects unchanged but wheat better than expected

Maize harvest prospects unchanged but wheat better than expected

The Crop Estimate’s Committee (CEC) has left its forecast for maize unchanged but expects South Africa’s wheat production to increase by nearly 18% from last season’s harvest.
Blueberries

Rapid increase in SA blueberry production – Absa report

Blueberry production in South Africa is increasing at a faster rate than previously anticipated, according to a recent Absa Agribusiness Outlook report.
avocados

Imports of Kenyan avocados unlikely to negatively impact SA

The recent lifting of an 11-year ban on imports of avocados from Kenya is not expected to negatively impact South Africa’s avocado industry.
‘Grain farmers, beware of using harmful chemicals!’

‘Grain farmers, beware of using harmful chemicals!’

The grain industry must be concerned about possible endocrine-disruptive chemicals in pesticides and insecticides, says Prof Riana Bornman from the department of urology at the University of Pretoria.
South African wheat imports under threat

South African wheat imports under threat

The ongoing heatwaves in Russia, Australia and the EU are bound to negatively affect wheat production in those countries.
‘Don’t stop farming’, Mbuza tells white farmers

‘Don’t stop farming’, Mabuza tells white farmers

Commercial farming will not be disrupted, land grabs will not be tolerated and food security will not be jeopardised by the ANC’s campaign to accelerate land reform.
Agri sector welcomes ANC reassurances on property rights

Agri sector welcomes ANC reassurance on property rights

A representative for organised agriculture who attended one of two meetings with top-level ANC officials said the engagement was critical in light of the current vacuum in which uncertainty was...
SABIO relieved at Zambia honey import ban

SABIO relieved at Zambia honey import ban

South Africa’s recent ban on imports of non-irradiated honey from Zambia has been described as a “good thing” by the chairperson of the SA Bee Industry Organisation (SABIO), Mike Miles.
Agri SA, Agbiz to meet with ANC

Agri SA, Agbiz to meet government to discuss land issue

Representatives from Agri SA and Agbiz were scheduled to meet with top ANC officials on Tuesday, 21 August, in what has been termed a series of many meetings yet to...

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Local manufacturers seen at Royal Show

Every year, the Royal Show features exhibitors and agricultural equipment quite different from those at Nampo. The Royal Show is also a showcase for smaller and local manufacturers.

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