The saga in which empowerment funds were used for a luxury boutique is stirring up emotions.
Instead of talking about ‘youth development’ at meetings, government must help young farmers.
The North West title deeds project is a step in the right direction, but it should also include farmers.
Competition-driven companies could teach government entities a lot about customer service.
Many government projects are excellent ideas. But officials seem incapable of carrying them out.
It is as important to draw young people into farming as it is to retain those who are already on the land.
Electioneering for next year has started in earnest and politicians are using every means at their disposal.
The state, it seems, has now helped certain connected families become instant dairy farmers. And this while smallholders cannot get title deeds.
Farmers are under pressure to increase food production. Joining forces may be the only answer.
Much has changed since 1994, but there has been no breakthrough in improving access to markets.
With the planet’s population steadily increasing, insects could provide a viable option when it comes to feeding livestock – and humans.
Spurred by the formation of Afasa, Nafu is at last getting its act together.