The ties that bind Africans to their land need markets, credit and exposure to new practices so that young people can stay on their farms.
There is a shortage of farmers and the occupation is ageing. The UK alone needs 60 000 newcomers in the sector in the next ten years.
Thinking and growing local would create opportunities for entrepreneurs to develop and promote nutritious indigenous vegetables, argues Esther Ngumbi.
Locals are policing the Tegeta mine in Mpumalanga after long-standing battles about environmental noncompliance.
South African soil is unsuited to ploughing and farmers have found an alternative way to plant in no-till farming.
Past experience has shown that the government will continue to permit industry such as mining that destroys water supplies.
Unconstitutional land expropriation could ruin South Africa's bread basket.
Food security has the potential to become a crucial issue amid surging population growth, and our farmers are ageing.
Farmers have responded to state efforts to legislate labour relations by leaving the sector or mechanising and restructuring their workforces.
The farming sector is growing and facing major changes that increasingly require more skilled labour.
Surviving climate change and its effects on small-scale and self-sufficient farmers depends on political will at national and international levels.
Though many white farmers are content to chew the cud over new equipment, others are plotting reform.
The current Regulation of Land Holdings Bill raises so many problems and questions that serious challenges are inevitable.
A proposed Gauteng coal mine is threatening 20 000 hectares of food-rich land and vital water sources.
Nieuwoudtville rooibos farmers are essentially being forced to sell to a state-funded factory.
The Department of Labour is investigating allegations of child labour on a farm in the Hex Valley, outside De Doorns.
Drones have been getting a bad rap, but it is possible they can solve some of the world’s food and environmental problems, writes Arthur Goldstuck.
SA's land redistribution policies will not follow Zimbabwe's due to the country's law, says Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti.