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Trust is a potent force for good. Break it, and you and your business could suffer severe consequences.
Discord and bickering among members set a family business up for failure. A well-managed family council may be the answer.
There is a good chance that an assessment based on a ‘secret audit’ will be set aside in the absence of extenuating circumstances.

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Security is being beefed up at this year’s Nampo Harvest Day, courtesy of members of the public.
Australia’s Department of Agriculture has suspended the licence of an unnamed live sheep exporter, it has said in a statement.
Authorities in the Netherlands, which dominates the cut flower industry with more than 60% of world trade, has been tasked by the EU to intensify inspections of all food and...
A revised motion brought by the EFF to launch a process to change the Constitution to allow for land expropriation without compensation was passed in the National Assembly on Tuesday.
The labour department has announced a 7,7% increase in the minimum wage for farmworkers with effect from 1 March 2015.
The Treasure Karoo Action Group (TKAG), the civil society organisation leading the fight against plans to explore for shale gas in the Karoo, has not taken kindly to the National...
Farmers and retailers are often accused of ramping up prices. But Professor André Jooste of the NAMC maintains that consumers should also consider the non-food costs in agri-food value chains....
Maize and sunflower producer from Senekal, John Dipale, ascribes his success to hard work and passion for agriculture. At 64, John works even harder than the young men on his...
With a land size of just over 78 000km², Scotland is only slightly bigger than Mpumalanga. Yet its total annual food and drink exports amount to £5,3 billion (R97 billion)....
Aviwe Gxotiwe farms with his father, Harry, on a 2 400ha irrigation farm along the Fish River in the Somerset East district, Eastern Cape. Mike Burgess visited this ambitious young...
Berene Damons, the department of agriculture’s 2017 Female Entrepreneur of the Year in the agro-processing category, started work at the Hamilton Russell Vineyards 17 years ago. Promoted almost immediately to...
Ten years ago Hendrik du Plessis from Die Houtwerf in Brits, North West, started a timber sawing and curing business for marketing to the furniture industry. It has grown to...

Pickled Cucumber

Pickling is a great kitchen experience, producing crunchy, exquisitely sour snacks. I suspect that there’s nothing organic that can’t be pickled. For many diners, crunchy pickled cucumbers are a constant...
Our fear of snakes harks back to our primeval ancestors – and is shared by many creatures. Yet these beautful creatures deserve our respect and protection. Abré J Steyn takes...
Themba and his wife own a 15ha piece of land on which they live and farm near Stutterheim. They have been using the farm as a Bible training centre for...
The second-best thing you can do with a potato is turn it into gnocchi. Since you ask, the best thing is deep-fried, slap chips. Sticking with gnocchi means you have...

Mango Pickle Recipe

Here’s the king, or even the queen, of mango pickle recipes. There is no better way to add a powerful new dimension to the curry of your dreams…

Lamb curry

Curries are an old Indian delicacy filled with a mix of herbs and spices and tantalising aroma. Find out how you can cook up a mouthwatering lamb curry.
Contrary to common wisdom, blesbok grazing patches are productive and contribute significantly to their diet. Roelof Bezuidenhout reports.
Grouping aquaculture activities on one site for administrative convenience simply won’t work.
“The people whose livelihoods are dependent on the sustainable use of any living resource are those who are the most concerned about its proper management.” These are the opening words...
Hard work and tenacity have turned a tiny enterprise into a flourishing commercial operation.
Champion fancier Chris Van Jaarsveldt talks to Thomas Smit.

Fitting a saddle

Every horse should be equipped with its own saddle, and this should be checked twice a year to ensure that it still fits well, says Kim Dyson.
Cabbage aphids maintain a low profile in summer heat. is easy to become complacent only to later discover that they have established themselves.
EIMA International, the agricultural machinery exhibition held in Bologna, Italy, in November, showcased some of the latest equipment for vineyards and orchards. Glenneis Kriel spoke to exhibitors about their machinery...
Lifelong Eastern Cape stock farmers Pam and Ivan Buchler left their farm near the small hamlet of Bolo almost two years ago to face retirement. As Mike Burgess learned, an...
The first consideration when preparing land for cabbage is to get the soil’s nutrient content right.

More common potato diseases

Early blight is caused by the fungus Alternaria solani, and attacks tomatoes as well as potatoes.

Saving labour

One of the hot topics these days with vegetable farmers is ways of reducing their dependence on labour.

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