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9 lessons we can learn from the drought

...into drought and heat-tolerance, and taught us that we must not wait for a severe drought before intensifying our research on mitigating the risks of climate change. The poor pollination...

Managing for drought conditions

...drought somewhat,” he says. READ:  Sheep farming in a severe drought George le Roux, Senwes animal production scientist, says that the severe drought conditions in the western regions of South...
Always manage grazing with drought in mind

Always manage grazing with drought in mind

...year. The good news, according to Van der Westhuizen, is that drought damage to veld is not permanent. With good management, the situation can be turned around. Drought has always...

Beating drought with the help of resurrection plants

...climate change worsens. “If we can understand how resurrection plants tolerate water loss, we can start developing a plant that is already drought-resistant into a drought-tolerant crop,” continues Farrant. Her research...

“Government has a plan to respond to drought” – Gordhan

...said Gordhan. READ Sheep farming in a severe drought Government’s drought response was detailed in the Budget Review, which indicated that R1 billion would go to drought relief in 2015/2016....

The long drought in Namibia

...in Kunene, registered for food aid from the government three months ago but is yet to receive assistance. “The drought killed everything,” she says. “I can remember a big drought...

Proactive strategies for drought

...it. But despite fodder banks and stored water, the lurking possibility of drought invariably strikes fear into the heart of a rural community. FIRST SIGNS OF DROUGHT Drought does not...

Dire long-term drought fallout for Southern Africa

...that as a result of the current situation, unemployment will rise significantly. Drought across SADC region The current drought is, if anything, worse in the rest of the SADC region. Zimbabwe...

Repeal of SA drought disaster declaration met with shock

...provincial disaster management centres; reassessing drought conditions in the country; and following the 4 July lapsing of the National State of Disaster on drought. In a joint statement, Agri SA’s...

Drought management: surviving a difficult year

...in 2014 were followed by severe drought in 2015. READ:Aquaculture investors: fish out of water Drought management For summer grain producers in the eastern parts of the country, the time...

Drought and its effects on the agricultural industry

...to declare a national disaster! The impact of drought The impact of a drought on crop producers is immediate; for livestock producers it is evident later. Intensive livestock producers managed...
Coping with drought and planning ahead

Coping with drought and planning ahead

...look at ways of managing drought-tolerance in our farming businesses, and be realistic at the same time. Drought-tolerant crops can make a difference, but if it doesn’t rain, then of...

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