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How to plan the perfect winter getaway in the Cape Winelands
How to plan the perfect winter getaway in the Cape WinelandsArticle

The Cape Winelands in the Western Cape offers a wonderful winter escape for those needing a little break from the stresses of everyday life. The Cape Winelands is a go-to for travellers from far and wide who are in search of tranquillity and a diverse array of experiences to remember.

28 Apr 2021

Food Lover’s Market CEO Brian Coppin with TVMA founder Mmabatho Portia Morudi
The Village Market Africa triumphs in Food Lover's Seeds of Change initiativeArticle

The Village Market Africa is the winner of Food Lover's Market's Seeds of Change Supplier Development Partnership, launched to create an opportunity for social enterprises to join the retailer's supplier network...

28 Apr 2021

Blockchain could play an important role in future agriculture and food security
Blockchain could play an important role in future agriculture and food securityArticle

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has further destabilized global food chains supplies. Technological innovations like blockchain can help address these challenges...

Abdul-Rahim Abdulai, Carling Bieg, Evan Fraser and Sarah Marquis 16 Apr 2021

Have your say on draft guidelines for the poultry industry
Have your say on draft guidelines for the poultry industryArticle

The South African Bureau of Standards has called for comments on the draft South African Standard 1758 that focuses on the welfare of chickens...

19 Mar 2021

Over 180,000 spaces available for first time students
Over 180,000 spaces available for first time studentsArticle

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande says 184,315 spaces are available for first time entering students for 2021 in the public university system, as per the enrolment plan for the system as a whole...

12 Mar 2021

SA's first aquaponics social enterprise to promote climate-smart food production
SA's first aquaponics social enterprise to promote climate-smart food productionArticle

Global humanitarian development organisation, Inmed Partnerships for Children, has launched its first Inmed Aquaponics Social Enterprise in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng...

8 Mar 2021

Poor rural infrastructure holds back food production by small Nigerian farmers
Poor rural infrastructure holds back food production by small Nigerian farmersArticle

Agriculture is an important part of development and poverty mitigation in low income countries. It depends on infrastructure such as good roads, safe drinking water...

Abiodun Olusola Omotayo, Abeeb Babatunde Omotoso, Saidat Adebola Daud 25 Feb 2021

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Technology and supermarket chains can help strengthen southern Africa's food systemsArticle

Covid-19 restrictions on restaurants and catering have led to supermarkets being the key route to market...

Thando Vilakazi and Namhla Landani 16 Feb 2021

Sowing the seeds of industrial farming in Mozambique
Sowing the seeds of industrial farming in MozambiqueArticle

Commercial farming is one of the highest-growth sectors in Mozambique, yet only 16% of land suitable for agriculture is being cultivated...

Grace Goodrich 3 Feb 2021

Reflecting on land reform: Milestones achieved and the work that lies ahead
Reflecting on land reform: Milestones achieved and the work that lies aheadArticle

2020 marked exactly 368 years since the displacement of indigenous people from their land following the colonisation of the country...

Peter Setou 28 Jan 2021

UFS students crowned world champions in food and agribusiness competition
UFS students crowned world champions in food and agribusiness competitionArticle

A group of students in the Centre for Sustainable Agriculture and the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of the Free State have been crowned world champions in the International Case Study Competition presented by the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association...

18 Dec 2020

Spar's successful Rural Hub initiative poised for growth
Spar's successful Rural Hub initiative poised for growthArticle

Spar's Rural Hub model forms part of the retailer's drive to support and empower small-scale local farmers, create jobs and sustain local economies by creating an ecosystem that provides affordable, nutritious food for all...

17 Dec 2020

How sub-Saharan Africa can rethink its approach to agriculture
How sub-Saharan Africa can rethink its approach to agricultureArticle

As African economies recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, governments should explore technologies like global positioning systems and blockchain for use in the registration of land rights...

Michael Aliber and Wandile Sihlobo 15 Dec 2020

Boost smallholder phone access for better crop yields
Boost smallholder phone access for better crop yieldsArticle

Researchers examined effect of mobile phone and internet access on farming...

Eldon Opiyo 19 Nov 2020

Challenger Type: The People's Champion
Challenger Type: The People's ChampionArticle

Standing up for those who have historically been excluded to create meaningful, sustainable change...

Issued by eatbigfish 6 Nov 2020

#Anzisha2020: Minute5 offers a convenient service to customers in Uganda
#Anzisha2020: Minute5 offers a convenient service to customers in UgandaArticle

Katumba Jonathan Paul from Uganda is an entrepreneur, tech enthusiast and developer and CEO of Minute5. As a finalist in the 2020 Anzisha Prize, he shares more about the startup...

Evan-Lee Courie 27 Oct 2020

Problematic assumptions raise questions about South Africa's new land reform plan
Problematic assumptions raise questions about South Africa's new land reform planArticle

The new initiative reproduces the core weaknesses of post-apartheid state land and agricultural policy. These have done little to improve the livelihoods of the poor...

Ben Cousins 27 Oct 2020

Here's how community gardens can solve our food security crisis
Here's how community gardens can solve our food security crisisArticle

The fact that the World Food Programme is the recipient of this year's Nobel Peace Prize not only celebrates the work they do feeding hundreds of millions of hungry people globally, but draws attention to the plight of the starving...

Michael Rudolph 23 Oct 2020

Meet the South Africans fighting food insecurity from the ground up
Meet the South Africans fighting food insecurity from the ground upArticle

There are South Africans on the ground who are revolutionising our relationship with food, and leading the way forward...

Amy Pieterse, Issued by Ginkgo Agency 16 Oct 2020

Calling South Africa's top talent: Join companies that are scaling up in 2020
Calling South Africa's top talent: Join companies that are scaling up in 2020Article

Fast-moving change has resulted in some fertile terrain for new business developments as evidenced by the following three companies who are scaling up in 2020 and providing much-needed employment opportunities...

Issued by Pargo 7 Oct 2020

Failing Africa's farmers, starving the continent
Failing Africa's farmers, starving the continentArticle

African farm groups demand answers of Green Revolution Forum...

Timothy A. Wise 9 Sep 2020

Why more Ugandan farmers aren't adopting drought tolerant maize
Why more Ugandan farmers aren't adopting drought tolerant maizeArticle

Low productivity is one of the biggest challenges facing Uganda's maize industry. But smallholder farmers still won't adopt improved seed.

HyeJin Lee 3 Sep 2020

Inclusive, multi-pronged approach needed for successful land reform programme
Inclusive, multi-pronged approach needed for successful land reform programmeArticle

According to Neo Mahabane, Madelien van Niekerk and Maria Magagula - members of communal property associations (CPAs), government-driven land reform programmes will falter if women from beneficiary communities do not play a central role...

24 Aug 2020

Tongaat Hulett celebrates women in sugar cane farming
Tongaat Hulett celebrates women in sugar cane farmingArticle

Ranging from owner and farmer manager to junior farm assistant, Tongaat Hulett is celebrating three inspiring KwaZulu-Natal women in agriculture this Women's Month who are involved in sugar cane farming...

21 Aug 2020

Professor Cyril Nhlanhla Mbatha, director of the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) at Rhodes University
Digital small-scale models could help SA's pandemic-stricken farmersArticle

The re-opening of restaurants and hospitality is good news indeed for small-scale farmers who have seen lockdown measures decimate demand while Covid-19 continues to compound the challenges they face...

Professor Cyril Nhlanhla Mbatha 17 Aug 2020

Extended Covid-19 relief for small-scale farmers
Extended Covid-19 relief for small-scale farmersArticle

The minister of agriculture, land reform and rural development, Thoko Didiza, has extended the validity period of the Covid-19 Disaster Agricultural Support Fund Voucher...

14 Aug 2020

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The cotton sector: A myriad of challenges, a world of opportunitiesArticle

While considerable effort has already been made, massive growth in the local market is needed to diversify South African cotton into new markets...

Cobus de Bruyn 11 Aug 2020

Philippi's urban agri project gets R40m investment boost
Philippi's urban agri project gets R40m investment boostArticle

"The purpose of the project is to revitalise small and medium-business urban farming, offer training, and increase job opportunities in Philippi."

20 Jul 2020

#BizUnity: Goedgedacht pivots to allay Covid-19 pressure in Swartland
#BizUnity: Goedgedacht pivots to allay Covid-19 pressure in SwartlandArticle

Results from the recently released National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS) - Coronavirus Rapid Mobile (NIDS-CRAM) Survey reveal an exploding hunger crisis in South Africa...

Sindy Peters 17 Jul 2020

#BizUnity: How UCook's paying it forward as partners feel the pinch
#BizUnity: How UCook's paying it forward as partners feel the pinchArticle

'Together apart' has been the global rallying call as humanity unites in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, and UCook, through a number of its initiatives, has stepped up in answer...

Sindy Peters 10 Jul 2020

UCook Market Box launched to support small-scale farmers
UCook Market Box launched to support small-scale farmersArticle

Looking to help local, small-scale food producers make ends meet during the Covid-19 crisis, UCook has launched the UCook Market Box...

30 Jun 2020

Lize Lubbe
#YouthMonth: Impact investing - unlocking a multi-billion-dollar industryArticle

Lize Lubbe's pioneering spirit has led her to deliberately choose the road less travelled at every pivotal moment. Investing and entrepreneurship have been the golden thread that runs throughout her career, and the results of her leading huge impact investment projects across the African continent have been extraordinary...

17 Jun 2020

Jobs Fund crowds-in R800m for inclusive agriculture
Jobs Fund crowds-in R800m for inclusive agricultureArticle

The Jobs Fund Fund, in partnership with Atlantic Black (Pty) Ltd, has leveraged more than R 800m for job creation and broader inclusion of previously disadvantaged individuals in South Africa's agricultural sector...

8 Jun 2020

Food For Mzansi sees record levels of online news readership
Food For Mzansi sees record levels of online news readershipArticle

With a record readership approaching a million users, news startup Food For Mzansi has cemented its position as South Africa's leading digital agricultural and lifestyle publication in just 18 months since its inception...

Issued by YehBaby Digital 14 May 2020

SU researcher shows how local small-scale farmers can start artisan cheesemaking businesses
SU researcher shows how local small-scale farmers can start artisan cheesemaking businessesArticle

Dr Faith Nyamakwere recently received her PhD in Animal Sciences in the SU Faculty of AgriSciences for her research on how small-scale farmers can start their own artisan cheesemaking businesses...

Engela Duvenage 30 Apr 2020

SA agriculture beyond Covid-19: Grobank responds to food chain concerns
SA agriculture beyond Covid-19: Grobank responds to food chain concernsArticle

"We are convinced that, as a country, we will come out of this Covid-19 crisis far stronger and more resilient - but this means we must take a longer-term view now and see the green shoots of opportunity appearing in the agri-space."

23 Apr 2020

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

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

How SA chefs are helping the most vulnerable during lockdown
How SA chefs are helping the most vulnerable during lockdownArticle

These SA chefs have been doing their bit to help those who may worse off during these turbulent times...

21 Apr 2020

Essential services businesses need new certificate
Essential services businesses need new certificateArticle

Companies, which are registered through the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission's (CIPC) BizPortal to perform essential services during the lockdown period, will be required to have a new certificate from the BizPortal website for the extended period of the lockdown...

17 Apr 2020

Food For Mzansi, Grobank hosted free webinar
Food For Mzansi, Grobank hosted free webinarArticle

Food For Mzansi and Grobank presented a free webinar under the theme 'We shall overcome: South African agriculture beyond Covid-19'...

Issued by Grobank Limited 15 Apr 2020

Agriculture dept opens up to help small-scale farmers
Agriculture dept opens up to help small-scale farmersArticle

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development will from Wednesday, 8 April, accept applications from distressed small-scale farmers, who need financial relief from the impact of Covid-19...

7 Apr 2020

Regulating commercial use of hemp products
Regulating commercial use of hemp productsArticle

Governments regulation of the commercial use of hemp products will undoubtedly benefit the agriculture sector and possibly fast track transformation by allowing a large number of small-scale farmers to be the key players in the cannabis industry...

Zamikhaya Maseti 1 Apr 2020

Increased tariffs on chicken imports necessary to protect local markets
Increased tariffs on chicken imports necessary to protect local marketsArticle

"The South African chicken industry is in trouble because imports have grabbed nearly 30% of the local market. Real protection for the local industry, and a spur to job creation, would be to limit imports to 10% of local sales."

13 Mar 2020

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Partnerships, sector stability and access to markets key to unlocking full potential of SA's agri sectorArticle

It is no secret that the country's agriculture sector is in recession having contracted in the first three-quarters of 2019. But this is a sector with the potential to address unemployment on a major scale...

John Hudson 3 Mar 2020

Entrepreneurship initiative empowering SA's vital emerging farmers
Entrepreneurship initiative empowering SA's vital emerging farmersArticle

While pervasive drought and hardship have driven a sharp decline in the number of emerging farmers across South Africa, a hands-on agricultural entrepreneurship programme has provided an important lifeline to thousands...

Issued by Coronation 21 Feb 2020

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Government to regulate commercial use of hemp productsArticle

Government will this year open up and regulate the commercial use of hemp products, providing opportunities for small-scale farmers, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Thursday.

14 Feb 2020

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