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Agricultural programme sparks a bountiful harvest for emerging farmers

A silver lining of Covid-19’s adverse effects on food security and access to food is that Mondi’s Zimele programme has since developed 122 emerging farmers.  This includes 17 SMMEs constituted by 11...

Getting back on track

Chris Hattingh, Executive Director, Centre for Risk Analysis IN 2022 Exxaro (by production the country’s biggest coal miner) exported 5,2 million tons of coal. For 2023 it expects overall volumes to be...

Agriculture on the up, despite challenges

AGRICULTURE in the Western Cape has enjoyed the “best winter rain season for years”, setting the sector on an excellent footing for successful crops in the months ahead, says Agri Western...

SA’s agri sector could create a million more jobs

SOUTH Africa’s agricultural sector has more than doubled in value and volume since 1994, thanks to improved productivity. Yet the sector, which employs about 1,4 million people, could create another million...

Calling all Cape Farmers

Following a successful Nampo 2023 show in Bothaville in May, BMG will be exhibiting at the Nampo Cape Show for the first time. This prestigious agricultural exhibition, which is held annually...

SA grain and livestock farmers must adapt in the face of changing weather patterns

In the coming months and years, changing global weather patterns will likely have significant consequences for South African farmers, especially those involved in livestock and grain production. That’s according to Paul...

No respite for farmers as debt servicing costs escalate following another 50-basis points hike

Comment by Paul Makube, Senior Agricultural Economist at FNB Agri-Business The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) announced another 50-basis points interest rate hike thus bringing the repurchase rate to over a decade...

 Empowering South African farmers to export: the role of BPOs in streamlining the process

By Tennille Bell, General Manager: Sales at Programmed Process Outsourcing (PPO) South Africa boasts one of the world's most diverse agricultural sectors, encompassing both corporate and private intensive and extensive crop farming systems,...

Tech devices revolutionizing agriculture in 2023 and beyond

By Justin Platt, Founder & CEO, Zylem and RegenZ AGRITECH is a growing industry in today’s connected world, and it’s time for today’s farmers to harness its potential for improved decision-making, production,...

Minimum wage increase a threat to food security

Agri SA is alarmed by the announcement of a 9,6% increase in the national minimum wage.  Any increase in costs will further strain already hard-pressed farmers. As the sector battles to...

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City proposes modification of weirs at Zeekoevlei and Rondevlei to improve...

THE City of Cape Town proposes the redevelopment and upgrade of the weirs at Zeekoevlei and Rondevlei that are located within the False Bay...

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