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Use of force against millions of protesting farmers will destroy Indian secularism

More than 263-million cultivators and labourers have joined the rights movement against the Modi government’s laws that will push people further into poverty

Biodiversity is crucial for South Africa’s food security

Farming must embrace sustainable, regenerative agriculture practices to secure our future

Q&A Sessions: Frank Chikane on the rainbow where colours never meet

Reverend Frank Chikane has just completed six years as the chairperson of the Kagiso Trust. He speaks about corruption, his children’s views and how churches can be mobilised

Trouble brewing for Kenya’s coffee growers

Kenyan farmers say theft of their crop is endemic – and they suspect collusion

The promised land? Lack of access to finance hinders farmers

The agricultural sector has grown this year, but an absence of collateral is preventing black farmers from making a go of their business

Farmers and politician at odds over proposed R7.8-bn city

A Mpumalanga MEC and his close business associate have pushed for the development of a new city, but a local farmers’ association is fighting back

Study shows land redistribution can create new jobs in agriculture in South Africa

When South Africa eventually emerges from the fog of the Covid-19 crisis, will policy makers be ready to grasp the nettle of farm scale, and promote the large-scale redistribution of land to small-scale producers?

Locked-down farmers fear starvation

With access to food severely limited and an already flawed agricultural infrastructure, many people living in rural communities are suffering

Small trade, foreigners in a funding fix

Incomes are on the line because only 100% South African-owned businesses qualify for assistance

Goats against climate change

There is a simple way to boost climate resilience for farmers in vulnerable regions: investment in goat markets

Paddy farmers rise up against Madagascar’s ‘new city’

Farmers in Ambohitrimanjaka village are facing off with the authorities over a scheme that threatens to engulf a thousand hectares of rice fields

San and Khoi claim benefits from rooibos

A groundbreaking agreement will see traditional knowledge holders of rooibos earn more than R10-million a year for their rights

Farmer tenants demand services from municipalities

Tenants want the order declaring that municipalities have failed to discharge their constitutional obligations

Women farmers need land but not all want expropriation

Some believe the state can’t simply take land but others argue that the Constitution must be amended

A climate of change for cash cows

Understanding why farmers in Southern Africa are reluctant to cash in their investment is key to mitigating the effects of climate change

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