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Tag: crops

Western Cape farmers expect further yield falls as drought bites

Drought-hit deciduous fruit farmers in the Western Cape, which produces more than 50% of SA’s agricultural exports, are expecting a further decrease in production, exports and foreign earnings and job opportunities. ...

Confidence in agriculture takes a knock, despite good rainfall in parts of SA

Unfavourable weather conditions in the Western Cape coupled with relatively lower global demand for maize exports were the key drivers of the decline in confidence in the agricultural sector, according to...

Western Cape heavy rains bring some relief

The Department of Water and Sanitation says Western Cape farmers can only hope for more rains during this rainy season to enable them to harvest more crops before the rains begin...

You ‘eat’ 30 kilos of soil a day…

Every meal you eat now costs the planet 10kg in lost topsoil. That’s the warning of “Surviving the 21st Century” author Julian Cribb made to an international soil science conference...

Tru-Cape cherry season delivers high-value returns despite smaller crop

Despite Ficksburg's self-proclaimed position as South Africa’s Cherry Capital, the Free State might soon have to fight for its crown as Ceres in the Western Cape is increasingly getting a bigger...

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Here’s how satellites are used to measure water scarcity

Today, more than 700 million people around the world drink water from unsafe or untreated sources, such as wells, springs and surface water. About half of...

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