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Agriculture & Land Reform
Female Farmers Win Top Agriculture Prize PELLA, NORTHERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA (August 30, 2018): INMED Partnerships for Children and INMED South Africa are pleased to announce that project beneficiary Pella Food Garden Cooperative was named Best Subsistence Producer by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries at this year’s annual Female Entrepreneur Awards. The group also was...
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From Elgin to Madrid: South Africa’s Appletiser wins over European market 30th July 2018, Johannesburg – Appletiser, South Africa’s home-grown lightly sparkling, apple juice brand is taking off in Spain, with new market launches set to follow across Western Europe and the Americas. The brand was acquired by the Coca-Cola Company a little over two years ago...
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The search for SA’s biggest pumpkin is on More than 50 pumpkin growers are getting ready to participate in the annual Giant Pumpkin Festival at the Heidelberg Showgrounds in the Western Cape on 23 and 24 March 2018. Often weighing in excess of 300kg, these giant pumpkins will compete to be crowned the 2018 champion...
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GENOEG IS GENOEG by Steuart Pennington Although I’m dressed in black, as is my wife and daughter, and although I live in an agricultural community in the KZN Midlands I feel, on this perfect summer’s day, somewhat removed from the agony of many of my compatriots as they gather to demonstrate the terrible violence perpetrated...
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Story Highlights Farmers take a “conservation” approach to land management, which involves limiting soil disturbance to build up nutrients in the ground and increase production Grain yields in South Africa have increased 120 percent over the past two decades Number of workers in agriculture fell 31 percent to 670,000 in 2014 from 969,000 in 2001...
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More than 60% of South Africa’s most valuable commercial fishery, the deep-sea trawling industry, is black-owned. This is one of the key findings of a study that has just been completed by the independent economic empowerment verification and research agency, Empowerdex. The finding is in sharp contrast with widely held opinion that the deep-sea trawling...
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The rural homelands are held in trust by tribal authorities and are not on the government policy radar screen as it focuses on dealing with white-owned commercial farms. Most rural South Africans still reside in such areas, and partnerships between locals and agri-business on the underutilized soil may provide an alternative to the ANC’s model....
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The commercial drive is based on improving the poor genetic material of the local sheep, improving weaning rates, balancing the flock structure, changing the mating season and introducing vaccination programmes over a five – year period. The aim is to ensure that local livestock farmers can compete favourably with commercial farmers and to receive market...
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An external evaluation process has shown that the Western Cape enjoyed a 62% success rate with the running of its 246 agricultural land reform projects in the province. Of the 38% failed projects, 24% was experiencing challenges while 14% failed completely. This information was shared by Mr Mogale Sebopetsa, (acting) chief director: Farmer Support and...
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Africa’s leaders have agreed to end hunger and cut poverty in half by 2025 with the signing of the Malabo Declaration at the 23rd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union Heads of State and Government last month. “Accelerated growth is essential if Africans at all levels are to achieve their aspirations for...
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Steuart has done some 500 talks on South Africa's progress since 1994 and SA's prospects for the future'