Agriculture

 
Slice Of Life: ​We helped nature take its course
Slice Of Life: ​We helped nature take its course
I used to be tomato farmer before but the conventional farming model was just not working for me. I did some research and realised that I actually...
Bet the farm and save the world
Bet the farm and save the world
The world population is expected to reach about nine billion by 2050 — and we are all going to have to eat. If you can feed us, you are sure...
Droughts, floods to plague Nile
Droughts, floods to plague Nile
The Nile River’s annual flood was the backbone of civilisation in Egypt. Surrounded by desert, this phenomenon ensured that a thin ribbon of...
Ineptitude dooms farm college project to dismal failure
Ineptitude dooms farm college project to dismal failure
The government spent R11-million buying a farm more than a decade ago but plans to convert it into a “much-needed” agricultural college have come...
Where agrarian reform is working
Where agrarian reform is working
Growing the agriculture sector can reduce poverty, create economic opportunities in rural and peri-urban areas and boost employment, particularly...
Agriculture is a smart career move
Agriculture is a smart career move
Agriculture is now the fastest-growing subject at British universities, with a 4.6% increase in student numbers last year, according to the...
Parched Free State hit by mass exodus of farmers
Parched Free State hit by mass exodus of farmers
Ficksburg is a border town with an agricultural habit. Its two main streets are packed with shops selling farming equipment and cheap goods. The...
Agrigrowth promises good returns
Agrigrowth promises good returns
The African agriculture sector hasn't been without its challenges in recent years. In South Africa alone, farming has been plagued by issues such...
Farmers and workers hamstrung by state
Farmers and workers hamstrung by state
Fundamental shifts in South Africa's agricultural economy are driving farm employment patterns and working conditions. A report released this week...
Why size matters for farmers
Why size matters for farmers
In his State of the Nation address last month, President Jacob Zuma announced government plans to impose a land ceiling of 12 000 hectares on...

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