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UN expands in Southern Africa as poor harvests deepen food insecurity

An estimated 27.4 million people in southern Africa face food insecurity in the next six months, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned...

South Africa will not declare national disaster over drought

South Africa will not declare a national disaster in response to its worst drought in a century as it hopes ample late rains will continue to improve the situation, Deputy Minister...

Sable releases 30 000t AN fertiliser

The country’s sole manufacturer of ammonium nitrate (AN), Sable Chemical Industries, has released 30 000 tonnes of AN to the market to ease fertiliser shortages. This comes after Government conceded...

President Zuma to visit Westonaria Agri-Park

President Jacob Zuma will on Tuesday conduct a site visit to the Westonaria Agri-Park as part of revitalising and transforming the agriculture and rural economy. The Agri-Parks Programme has become the cornerstone of government’s priority to revitalise agriculture and the agro-processing...

Banks to invest billions in agri-parks

Rural Development and Land Reform Minister, Gugile Nkwinti, says the Banking Association of South Africa is to invest R1bn every year in agri-parks to revive the rural economy. The minister said...

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