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Soil erosion: an overlooked threat

Soil erosion: an overlooked threat

The land debate has been dominating headlines in South Africa since December last year, and in the run-up to the national election in 2019, every politician hoping to win a...
Green Beans Crop

Agri park empowers youth through veggie farming project

Government’s move to establish agri parks as a way to transform rural communities has sparked much debate. amaVeg in Komatipoort has successfully broken into the local and export markets and...
Mexican-influenced salsa for roast chicken

Mexican-influenced salsa for roast chicken

We all know how to roast a chicken, just like we all know how to make toast. But here’s the next giant step: creating a Mexican-influenced salsa to spice up...
Managing for profit by Peter Hughes

Leave your business in good hands!

Ignoring succession planning, especially in a family business, is highly irresponsible.
Dawn of the DIY democracy

Dawn of the DIY democracy

On the rare occasions when I manage to escape the city early enough on a Friday to drive the 450km from my office in Johannesburg to the farm where I...
Nguni cattle

A unique farm-to-fork Nguni operation

Johan and Danita de Swardt, who became farmers after retiring from corporate careers, ensure profitably by supplying value-added beef directly to their clients. Chris Nel visited them on their farm,...
Roger Jorgensen’s gin

Fynbos and buchu: making SA craft gins unique

Craft gin has quickly become one of the most popular drinks in South Africa, and producers are struggling to keep up with local demand. Keri Harvey spoke to craft gin...
Cracking into the almond business

Cracking into the almond business

Local and global demand for almonds is on the increase as consumers begin to favour healthier food. Saturated production in the world’s largest production regions presents South African farmers with...
Meconium retention in foals

Meconium retention in foals

About 2% of foals are unable to expel the meconium within the first 24 hours after birth, warns Dr Mac.
The Hoedspruit Hub demonstration garden

SA is ruining all hope of real change

Transformation in the farming sector, or any other sector, has not failed because too little effort and money have been invested in it.
Understanding the great trout debate

Understanding the great trout debate

The production of trout remains a heated topic between conservationists and aquaculturists.
How recording ewes reproduction boosts fertility

How recording ewes reproduction boosts fertility

Recording the reproduction of your ewe flocks during each breeding season will help you identify potential fertility problems.

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Land: access vs ownership

Land: access vs ownership

The one crucial point that should not be forgotten by all the organisations and political parties representing, or claiming to represent, the interests of various civil society groupings is the...

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