South Africa

Johne’s disease outbreak in the Eastern Cape

An outbreak of Johne’s disease has been confirmed on a farm in the Barkly East district in the Eastern Cape, and the farm was placed under quarantine in April.

Pump price adds to administered cost pressure

May’s pump price increase of 28c/l for petrol and 8,4c/l for diesel will escalate the agriculture industry’s fuel bill by R84 million a year.

Crocodile farmer in hot water

Single-pen crocodile farming has come under fire after Coen Labuschagne, owner of Metcroc Boerdery in northern KwaZulu-Natal, was charged with animal cruelty by the National Council of Societies for the...

Farmers called upon to prepare for the 2012 veld fire season.

Farmers and land owners are warned to prepare for the 2012 veld fire season.

Hunters welcome government’s engagement initiative

South Africa’s wildlife ranching and hunting sectors are pleased that government has acknowledged their contributions to job creation and economic development.

Budget for agricultural disasters increases

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has set aside over R2.8 billion for disaster management in the next year.

Zulu King’s development bank idea a good one

Zulu King Zwelithini KaBhekuzulu’s proposal for the establishing of a development bank offering loans to farmers and other entrepreneurs on communal Ingonyama Trust lands in KwaZulu-Natal has been welcomed by...

Cleaver awards

Butchers from around the country were praised for their standards of excellence at the Cleaver awards.

Mookgopong blackouts draw regulator’s attention

AfriForum in Mookgopong, Limpopo has turned to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) to intervene after it failed to get the local municipality to address recurring power outages...

Agriculture looking healthy amid job growth

The agricultural sector is on the up and the proof is in the pudding with the sector showing an increase in job growth of 3%.

Guava industry worried about disease outbreak

Guava producers in the Western Cape are looking forward to a better year after difficult weather conditions during 2011 caused massive crop losses.

KZN farmers disturbed at land invasion incident

The KwaZulu-Natal farming community has reacted with shock and outrage to news of a farmer allegedly being assaulted by land invaders and chased off the land he was leasing.


Taking rooftop farming to the next level in Paris

Taking rooftop farming to the next level in Paris

Paris’ flagship farming project is nearing completion, with the city preparing to become home to one of the world’s largest urban agricultural operations.

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