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‘SA lost R1 trillion in economic growth in past seven years’

‘SA lost R1 trillion in economic growth in past seven years’

South Africans were on average 25% poorer today than we were seven years ago, according to Agbiz CEO Dr John Purchase, speaking at the annual Free State Agriculture Congress in...
Pecan nut orchard

Pecan nut farming: high cost, big returns

The boom in nut prices in recent years is expected to continue as consumers opt for healthier foods. This has increasingly led to farmers replacing their crops with nut trees....
Pasta and meatballs

A pasta and meatballs classic

Unless you have the entire Mafia Womens’ League on your unpaid payroll, this Italian-American pasta and meatballs classic is a great moment to display your skills as a solo cook.
Limousin stud Devlan

Top Limousin stud’s ‘simple strategy’ for success

Multi-award-winning Limousin stud breeder John Devonport says that a simple and practical approach makes business sense when breeding top cattle.
Farm list not real

Expropriation farm list ‘fake’ – department of land reform

The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) has confirmed that the list containing the names of 195 farms allegedly earmarked for expropriation without compensation is fake.

Maize harvest progressing slowly due to late plantings

Maize harvesting in the western part of South Africa’s summer grain production region was progressing slowly, according to Grain SA economist Petru Fourie.
Game lodge

How to profit from a small hunting operation

Johann Erwee of Kuduwane Game Lodge provided Gerhard Uys with insights into what it takes to keep a small hunting operation economically sustainable, and its environment ecologically sound.
Good marketing knowledge key to fresh produce profits

Good marketing knowledge key to fresh produce profits

Fresh produce suppliers can choose from a variety of marketing channels, which each offer different challenges and rewards, when selling their produce.
The divide between knowledge and experience

The divide between knowledge and experience

Many experts have the theoretical knowledge, but fail to put themselves in the shoes of the rural, small-scale fish farmer.
SA opens market for US shell eggs

SA paves the way for US shell egg imports

South Africa has officially opened its market to imports of US shell eggs, according to a report by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Parliament to rule on amnesty for expired firearm licences

Parliament to rule on amnesty for expired firearm licences

Minister of Police Bheki Cele’s request to Parliament for a six-month amnesty period for firearm owners whose licences have expired, has been referred to the Parliament Portfolio Committee on Police...
Northern Cape wind farms come to the rescue of sheep farmers

Northern Cape wind farms come to the rescue of sheep farmers

More than 100 drought-stricken Northern Cape sheep farmers, who have been struggling to keep their livestock fed and supplied with water, have been thrown a lifeline by two local wind...

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Zambia: independent maize miller a lifeline for smallholders

Zambia: independent maize miller a lifeline for smallholders

Zambia’s rural economy is dependent on thousands of resource-poor smallholder farmers. Mukumbuta Mukumbuta, a local entrepreneur, spoke to Lloyd Phillips about how his maize milling venture provides a market for...

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