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Developing an agritourism operation may present a viable way to increase your farming income, while still maintaining normal farming activities, but it may not be suitable for every farm or...
Agritourism can offer farmers an ideal avenue for diversifying their agricultural enterprises while earning additional income. In a four-part series, Julinda Schroeder examines the advantages and disadvantages of establishing a tourism...

To catch a carp

SA fishing tackle suppliers have capitalised on the popularity of carp angling and the many ways to catch this voracious fish.

Plough for more

According to the latest statistics, stock theft across the country declined with 1%, while the Western Cape saw a 3,6% increase.
The maize industry is at a crossroads and farmers need to act collectively to stave off financial ruin, said Jozeph Du Plessis, chairperson of the Schweizer-Reneke District Agricultural Union at...
Karoo landowners are concerned about the possible environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing, the technique used by the Australian company Bundu Gas and Oil to prospect for shale gas.
The wildlife ranching and game management industry was well-positioned to benefit rural communities, create jobs and bring about land reform as long as the free market system was in place,...
The Agribusiness Africa Conference, brought to you by Farmer’s Weekly, will take place on 4 and 5 July at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, and will bring together some of the...
Not only is South Africa the leading producer of Fairtrade wine globally, the country is also emerging as an important market for Fairtrade wine sales.
Surplus wine in global markets is squeezing the profitability of many South African wine farmers. It has been proposed that a derivative instrument should be introduced for the wine industry...
With South Africa’s national power supply becoming increasingly unreliable, fruit farmer Kobus van der Westhuizen decided to install a hydro-electric plant on his Western Cape farm. This has greatly reduced...

Invest in your WORK FORCE

An effective labour management system is one of the most important investments 2011 Agri SA Young Farmer of the Year Gog van der Colff made in his grape and raisin...
Agrico has served the SA farming community for more than a hundred years. HEre's how they stay ahead of the game while retaining traditional values.
Mining pollution threatens to turn Loskop Dam into the largest toxic acid lake in Africa, as decades of coal mining on the Mpumalanga Highveld starts to catch up with us....

Surviving tough times

Award-winning farmer Steve Botha has managed to remain successful in the niche market he created through innovation, extending his product range, maintaining a close relationship with his clients and growing...

Room to expand

Jonno Smith designs a four room house for a reader.

Rigatoni pasta with beef sauce

It was a Thursday, and this means spaghetti bolognaise in my house. So you can imagine the shock when my schoolteacher daughter visited and cooked a dinner that shattered the...
Soft-centred with a crisp edge, these lemon zest accented biscuits don’t hang around long enough to get stale. Not only quick to bake, they also add their own special magic...
Couscous may have originated on this continent, but the addition of avocado gives this dish a distinctly Mexican look and taste.

Delicious chicken ragu

This combination of ingredients with pasta makes a fine supper for four to five people. And no, it’s not just another version of spaghetti bolonaise…

How to braai chicken

We all know the experience. Braaied chicken, hot and black on the outside, cold and pink on the inside. Here’s a way to avoid such horrors.

The problem with aquaponics

Currently, too many systems cruelly compromise fish quality to favour plant production. But there’s a simple solution to this unacceptable state of affairs that will see both flourish.
Wesselsbron virus is transmitted mostly by Aedes mosquitoes found in wetlands and floodwater areas.
In the US, Soft-Ride boots are often used to make a horse more comfortable on a hard floor, such as in a stable or a horsebox. South African owners should...
As a result of late summer rains during the first half of April there was an increase in parasite numbers (wireworm, long-necked bankrupt worm and brown stomach worm).
Monthly report on livestock disease trends.
The technology used to produce African tilapias in Asia is simple but effective. What relevance does it have for fish farming in South Africa?
Studies have found that marigolds increase the populations of nematode-trapping fungi, and other fungi that attack and destroy eelworm eggs.
Four years ago, the Imasa introduced an award for a market, market agency or fresh produce-related business that had excelled in customer services.

Choosing a tomato variety

We have about 200 tomato varieties in South Africa. This fact alone makes the value of the variety list highly questionable.

Visit the market!

I hammer on about the importance of farmers visiting the market whenever there is an opportunity.

Doing their job?

Some market agents believe BEE agencies operating on markets are solely responsible for assisting and promoting small-scale farmers.
The ‘Codes of Best Practice (CoBP) for National Fresh Produce Markets’ prepared by the Project Rebirth Steering Committee (chaired by the department of agriculture) will bring our fresh produce markets...

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