#farmers

Friday March 2nd, 2018

The South African avocado season starts and harvests are ready

In 2016 there was hail, last year there was drought but this year looks to be a shining year for […]
Tuesday March 6th, 2018

Agri SA Media Release: Benefactor pays with his life

5  March 2018   A well-known farmer, benefactor and community leader, Dirk Steenkamp, was murdered early Sunday morning on his […]
Thursday April 19th, 2018

Farmers can be a part of making a land reform project work

There has been a lot of writing on the land reform subject since December 2017 when the ruling party adopted the notion of expropriation without compensation. A number of analysts (ourselves included) warned of the unintended consequences of the aforementioned policy proposal.
Monday May 7th, 2018

The search is on for the 2018 KZN Young Farmer of the Year

Every year the agricultural sector takes the time to acknowledge and celebrate the industry’s younger generation of farmers with the […]
Tuesday May 8th, 2018

Agri SA Press Release: Agri SA Launches Water Desk

On 3 May 2018 Agri SA announced that that it had formally launched a dedicated Water Desk that will focus on the need to ensure equitable access to water for farmers across South Africa. This initiative is in response to a host of external challenges facing agricultural water users, including severe drought, climate change and under-maintained infrastructure. The situation is all the more urgent given several policy proposals that may simultaneously increase the cost of water while reducing the availability to agricultural users.
Tuesday May 8th, 2018

In Remembrance: Schalk Pienaar

It is with great sadness that Agri SA takes note of the demise of Schalk Pienaar. Schalk was a leading figure within agriculture and played a large role to expand and strengthen organised agriculture. Schalk served in various leadership roles within the agriculture value chain, including Suidwes Investments, Premier Foods and the Grains Trust. Schalk served as Chairman of Agbiz at the time of his death.
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