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Keep earthworms to improve soil quality

Keep earthworms to improve soil quality

Earthworms play a crucial role in improving soil quality, and every farmer should try to maintain a healthy population of these remarkable creatures.
Small-scale cotton farming

Small-scale cotton farming can create prosperity

The remote community of Khombaso in Mpumalanga has placed all its hope in developing a cotton industry to lift the town out of poverty and prevent further urbanisation of its...
Southern Cape wheat farmer shares his strategy for managing budgets and cash flow

Financial planning: crucial to sustainable production

To weather the impact of market fluctuations and extreme climatic conditions, producers have to think strategically about farming. Pieter de Jager spoke to Glenneis Kriel about his strategy.
Sugar Industry Information Day

Sugar Industry Information Day

Join us for the first Farmer’s Weekly Sugar Industry Information Day on 29 May at the Royal Show. The event aims to bring together leading agricultural economists and role players...
Growing Swiss chard

How to grow Swiss chard at home

Swiss chard can either be sown directly or transplanted. Both methods have their pros and cons.
The difference half a degree of global warming can make

The difference half a degree of global warming can make

The ‘Global Warming of 1.5˚C’ report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change highlights several climate change impacts that could be avoided by limiting global warming to 1,5˚C, compared with...
Losing the food security fight

Losing the food security fight

Despite significant improvements in agricultural production over the last two decades, food insecurity has been on the rise for the past three years.
SA’s cannabis legislation and horses

SA’s cannabis legislation and horses

Remedies derived from cannabis have been used to treat injury in horses since the days of Alexander the Great. But what effect does marijuana have on horses? Dr Mac explains.
Managing for profit by Peter Hughes

Practical ways to motivate your employees

It’s quick and easy to demotivate someone. In contrast, it takes time and effort to build motivation. If you have demotivated employees, first look in the mirror.
Pöttinger Terradiscs

Pöttinger Terradiscs – wider and faster

Pöttinger Terradiscs, very wide, high-speed disc harrows, were launched at Agritechnica 2018 in Hanover.
The desert: hot, dry, and perfect for fish production

The desert: hot, dry, and perfect for fish production

Groundwater extracted from arid areas is often unsuitable for irrigation, but it would be ideal for aquaculture.
The Bateleurs: Flying animals to safety for 20 years

The Bateleurs: Flying animals to safety for 20 years

The Bateleurs, a non-profit company, provides a flight support programme for conservation and the environment. In operation for 20 years, this unique organisation has a membership of about 220 pilots...

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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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