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Measures in place to support farmers amid drought

Measures have been put in place to support farmers as a result of persisting drought conditions, Deputy President David Mabuza announced during the National Assembly on Tuesday, 23 June...

3 days ago

Korean bamboo cultivation system recognised as Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System

The Republic of Korea's Damyang Bamboo Field Agriculture System, a traditional farming system in Damyang, has been recognised as a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System...

26 Jun 2020

Nederburg granted WWF Conservation Champion status

Nederburg was originally accorded WWF Biodiversity and Wine Initiative membership in 2011 for its eco-conscious wine-growing and winemaking protocols...

5 Jun 2020

New animated film marks International Year of Plant Health 2020

Diseases that devastate African communities are the focus of a brand new short animated film launched this week by The CONNECTED Virus Network, based at The Universities of Bristol and Newcastle in the United Kingdom...

22 May 2020

PAMSA bursary, research programme application extended

The Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa has extended the application deadline for its Masters of Engineering bursary and research programme until 22 June...

22 May 2020

How planting a garden can boost bees, local food and resilience during the coronavirus crisis

Victory gardens were popular during wartime, and have made a comeback during the current pandemic...

By Sheila Colla 14 May 2020

Fight against foot-and-mouth outbreak makes progress

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development says good progress has been made in the investigation of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in Limpopo's Molemole Municipality...

13 May 2020

Covid-19 impact on trade and labour in the fresh fruit, vegetable industry

As countries explore re-opening in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, it is important to our industry's recovery to look at how challenges across the supply chain may affect the agriculture industry.

12 May 2020

Conservation agriculture can boost maize yields

Maize farmers who aim to practise no-tillage or conservation agriculture on their farms will benefit from considerably higher yields during dry seasons...

By Engela Duvenage 5 May 2020

Build inclusive food systems to fight Covid-19

Food insecurity, malnutrition and poverty may intensify in Africa and other developing world nations as the Covid-19 pandemic deepens, making resilient and inclusive food systems to mitigate likely calamities urgent, a report says...

By Wilson Odhiambo 4 May 2020

Nestlé-IDH partnership to boost sourcing practices in Central, West Africa

The three-year partnership aims to support 25,000 farmers and 50 SMEs, as well as open up new markets for them...

28 Apr 2020

New Food Lover's campaign shines spotlight on farmers during Covid-19

The campaign aims to highlight the retailers' continued commitment to its network of 400 farmers and 80 smallholder growers during the Covid-19 pandemic and the consequent national lockdown...

23 Apr 2020

Call for corporates, individuals to support Covid-19 feeding initiative

Food security for vulnerable families in the lockdown calls for coordinated action...

22 Apr 2020

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