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80% increase in Indian cotton imports due to severe drought

80% increase in Indian cotton imports due to severe drought

India’s cotton imports are expected to increase by 80% this year. This followed the devastating drought that had hit many states in that country’s cotton production areas, which resulted in...
Nampo Harvest Day

What to expect at Nampo Harvest Day 2019

Grain SA’s annual Nampo Harvest Day agricultural show, which will be held from 14 to 17 May at Nampo Park near Bothaville, takes place just a week after the South...
Election promises for farming

Election 2019: Political parties on land and farming

In the run-up to this month’s general election, Farmer’s Weekly journalists around the country posed the same questions to the seven political parties that performed the best in the 2014 general...
SA’s licensing ‘debacle’ leaves firearm owners stranded

SA’s licensing ‘debacle’ leaves firearm owners stranded

Firearm owners are being left stranded by the firearm licensing “fiasco” currently playing out in the country.
German farmers fear another drought after dry winter

German farmers fear another drought after dry winter

German farmers have expressed concern that the high temperatures experienced so far this month could result in drought conditions similar to that of last year.
Fourth straight month of fuel price increases for SA

Fourth straight month of fuel price increases for SA

Consumers and motorists are bracing themselves for another hefty increase in the fuel price, making it the fourth consecutive price hike this year.
Record maize crop expected for Brazil in 2018/2019 season

Record maize crop expected for Brazil in 2018/2019 season

It is expected that record maize volumes will be realised in Brazil’s second crop-growing season, or the so-called safrinha, thereby increasing maize production for the 2018/2019 marketing year by 18%...
Upset in SA national sheep shearing championship

Upset in SA national sheep shearing championship

South Africans will now have to pin their hopes on two new blade shearers, Fickson Maqhosha and Bonile Rebela, to defend the country’s title at the Golden Shears World Championship...
Sheep in a pasture

New vaccination technology for sheep and goat flocks

A new needle-free injection system, which uses pneumatic technology and thereby reduces animal handling and stress during the administering of vaccinations to sheep and goats, has been tested in the...
Shearers sharpen their blades to secure a spot in SA team

Shearers sharpen their blades to secure a spot in SA team

Sheep shearers from across South Africa are gathering in Bloemfontein this weekend to try and secure their place in the national team heading to the Golden Shears World Championship in...
Zimbabwean traditional chief denounces white farmer eviction

Zimbabwean traditional chief denounces white farmer eviction

The Paramount Chief of the Ndiweni people in Zimbabwe’s Matabeleland province, Chief Nhlanhla Felix Ndiweni, has condemned the government’s latest eviction of white farmers in that country.
R32 million investment in Kenya’s small-scale farmers

R32 million investment in Kenya’s small-scale farmers

Agri-technology company Devenish Nutrition, based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, has announced a £1,7 million (about R32 million) investment in agri-services company Sidai Africa based in Kenya.

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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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