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Accurate crop estimates: crucial to profitable farming

Denene Erasmus, editor-in-chief of Farmer’s Weekly, interviews Eugene du Preez, director of SiQ, a company that specialises in agricultural statistics and spatial data.

A look at the Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy

Farmer’s Weekly editor Denene Erasmus interviews Prof Ferdi Meyer, director of the Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP), about the history of BFAP and the research topics that are being prioritised. BFAP was founded in 2004 and is a non-profit organisation. It exists with the distinct purpose to objectively inform and support decision-making by stakeholders in the agro-food, fibre and beverage sectors of Africa. It provides independent, rigorously tested, research-based market and policy analyses.

WEBINAR New minimum wage: can farmers afford it?

Farmer’s Weekly and Agri SA hosted a webinar to discuss the new minimum wage increase, what options there are for farmers to apply for exemption, and the affordability of the minimum wage for various farming sectors. Farmer’s Weekly editor Denene Erasmus welcomed speakers Christo van der Rheede, Agri SA executive director; Lebogang Sethusha, head of Agri SA’s Labour and Development Centre of Excellence; Richard Nicholson, economic research manager at the South African Cane Growers’ Association; and Dr Koos Coetzee, an independent agricultural economist.

Here’s why you should attend the Agribusiness Africa Conference

Join us on 10 July 2019 for the 13th Annual Agribusiness Africa Conference.

Farmer’s Weekly joins Xtractor Around the World Tour

Farmer's Weekly's senior journalist Lloyd Phillips had the privilege of travelling with the XTractor around the World team for five days through KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Watch his journey here.

Agribusiness Africa Conference 2018 brought to by Farmer’s Weekly

After a successful Agribusiness Africa Conference in 2017, Farmer's Weekly will be hosting another thought-provoking and informative event from 18-19 July 2018 at Emperors Palace.

Agritech Israel panel discussion

"Agri solutions for rural areas/new entrants to the market". Panelists Leeko Makoene Made with Rural, Jacques Bredell, technical field representative Hishtil SA, Michael Gorelik, COO of Tahal and Denene Erasmus, editor of Farmer's Weekly SA.

Demonstration: Artificial insemination of a cow

Joel Nkuna from Nkunzi Genetics demonstrates the artificial insemination process of a cow to emerging farmers and students at the Vryburg, North West, Agricultural Research Council (ARC) grounds.

Potato farming: Award-winning farmer, Zama Buthelezi, shows us how

Zama Buthelezi from KwaZulu-Natal, began her farming career in 2011. Her business, She Creative House, leases the 116 ha Glentworth Farm on which Zama grows a variety of vegetables, sugar cane, and is in the process of developing fruit orchards.

Message to young women in agriculture: “be innovative”

Agripreneur, plant scientist, and young farmer, Thato Moagi, shares some advice for young women aspiring to get into agriculture.

Taltec systems for cattle handling ease

Taltec managing director Greg Talbot explains how the company's cattle handling systems simplifies ear tagging, vaccinations, and parasite control among others.

Firefighting demonstration

Forming a fireline when conducting mopping up operations after making firebreaks, or cleaning up after a fire, should be done in a co-ordinated fashion to keep firefighters safe. The Working on Fire team demonstrates how to conduct a mop-up operation.

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