The budget for subsistence support has soared, but poor implementation is hampering growth.
A Gupta-linked colliery has been accused of polluting the Olifants River, a vital source of water for food crop irrigation on farms around Delmas.
Without proper and immediate planning by the government, the expected water shortage in South Africa will have disastrous consequences.
Greater political stability and a push by countries for food self-sufficiency has made the continent attractive for international equipment makers.
China is spending almost R325-million to trigger rain artificially, which will help farmers whose crops are suffering in scorching summer weather.
African Conservation Trust is the runner-ip in the Non-Profit Organisations Award sponsored by Nedbank.
High prices are reviving the crop from its slump, but the demographics are altogether different.
A new bank in Zimbabwe is thrilling farmers and other owners of livestock by accepting cattle as currency and issuing tradeable certificates.
Critics say reform policy has done little to improve food security or the agricultural business sector.
On a recent visit to Japan, Jay Naidoo was struck by the success of smallholder farming, and left convinced it could solve Africa’s hunger crisis.
Corporates and activists alike have been making much noise about GMO lately. Sarah Wild explains what the growing brouhaha is about.
A number of apps and cellphone-based programmes are being developed to help small-scale Kenyan farmers increase their agricultural skills and yields.
Despite their efforts to stop it, few Brandbach locals believe they can save their environment.
A new minimum wage of R105 a day for farm workers may heighten concerns about rural poverty.
Malema has developed the disease familiar to every Karoo boertjie: the longing for die ou plaas, unquenchable even in the loveliest of other places.
The Philippi horticultural area in the Western Cape is a vital source of fresh vegetables for the city, but now this land is under threat.
Bee farmers in Vietnam are being forced to change decades of best practice to deal with a changing climate, writes Mike Shanahan.
Cheaper chicken costs local jobs, but how you feel about it seems to depend on where in the food chain you are, writes Lloyd Gedye.
After a big spike in maize prices last year -- Grain SA hopes that a new information mechanism will make the market more transparent.
The opportunities are there and leaders must work together to make them bear fruit.