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Making money from arts and crafts

Arts and crafts can provide struggling new farmers with much-needed extra income, but this trade can often be full of disappointments, says Roelof Bezuidenhout.

How to motivate yourself

To make your farming dreams come true, create an action plan, says Peter Hughes.
9 ways to dispose of plastic containers

9 ways to dispose of plastic containers

Any container that once held pesticides or chemicals can be dangerous and must be properly disposed of.

Bigger and better broilers

Do you want to make good money from broilers? Follow this useful advice from an expert.

Inspect the land before you buy

Choosing the wrong enterprise for your farm can ruin the land and quickly lead to poverty, writes Roelof Bezuidenhout.

Managing for profit

Farms need to be managed carefully to make a profit. Let’s take a closer look the meaning of ‘profit’ and how to ensure your farm always makes a profit.

Make your products stand out

In the 1970s, a Tzaneen farmer started growing a small but tasty variety of pawpaw called a papino.

About provisional tax

Most farmers as provisional taxpayers, so it’s important to understand the concept, says Susan Pletts.


With its hybrid vigour, this is a superb cross-breeder.

Commodity Organisations

At last! A way to get funding.

Serious about farming? The new Land Bank loan might be for you. It has tough requirements, but offers real advantages, including recognising the Permission to Occupy (PTO), writes Susan Pletts.

Understanding commodities

The word "commodity"� is used often in discussions on agriculture, but what does it mean exactly?


COVID-19 lessons for agriculture

As the South African economy limps its way through the various lockdown levels, all of which are aimed at slowing the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection rate, we’re getting to learn...
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