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Pursuing soil health precisely

Pursuing soil health precisely

Chris and Dewald Bothma of North West have converted from conventional maize production to a combination of precision and conservation agriculture methods. But the change did not come easily, and...
Peter o’Halloran

Estate planning: are trusts still worthwhile?

To limit tax/estate duty advantages, relevant legislature focuses on the method used to place assets into the trust, rather than on the trust itself.
Mixed reactions to Rural Safety Summit

Mixed reactions to Rural Safety Summit

Reactions to the Rural Safety Summit recently hosted by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in Pretoria have ranged from optimism to disillusion.

Agricultural development’s education gap

Six years ago, Michelle Adelman, named Africa’s Most Influential Woman in the category for Business and Professional Services by CEO Global in 2017, started the boutique project development and impact...
How to bake biscotti

How to make Biscotti

Biscotti are what Italians dip into their espresso, because in Italy there are no rusks. Use this recipe to qualify as a baking mafioso, or in time even a don....
100 years of John Deere tractors

100 years of John Deere tractors

One of the greatest success stories in the agricultural machinery industry started a century ago with the launch of the Waterloo Boy tractor in the US Midwest.
Poultry house

Chicken housing – get the basics right!

At a recent poultry production course hosted by the Agricultural Research Council and presented by Paulus Sape and July Mahlangu, Farmer’s Weekly journalist Gerhard Uys learnt about some of the...
Smartphone apps – a clever weapon against intruders

Smartphone apps – a clever weapon against intruders

With the development of new, customised technology, a smartphone can function as a highly effective crime prevention and safety device.
Decrease in agricultural output hits national GDP

Decrease in agricultural output hits national GDP

A drop of more than 24% in the output of agriculture, forestry and fisheries was the main contributor to a 2,2% quarter-on-quarter decrease in South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP),...
Cattle theft made brutal by Africa’s illicit arms trade

Cattle theft made brutal by Africa’s illicit arms trade

The circulation of illicit arms has made cattle rustling more violent and harmful. East Africa has lessons to share on prevention, say Duncan E Omondi Gumba and Nelson Alusala of...
African swine fever case reported in the Northern Cape

African swine fever case reported in the Northern Cape

An outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) has been reported in the Springbok area of the Northern Cape, according to a statement by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries...
Agri SA responds to farm attack statistics

Agri SA responds to farm murder statistics

An analysis of the South African Police Service (SAPS) statistics on farm murders and attacks shows farm murders are at its lowest level since 1996, with farm attacks increasing since...

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Top female entrepreneur’s passion for training new farmers

Top female entrepreneur’s passion for training new farmers

Piggery owner Zodwa Thwala, winner of the 2017 Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Best Female Entrepreneur Award, says that her love for teaching motivated her to add farmer...

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