Friday September 8th, 2017

SA agricultural economy showing robust growth.

The second quarter agricultural GDP figures confirm that the sector is eventually out of the woods. Data released showed that […]
Friday April 13th, 2018

Decline in cattle, sheep and pig slaughtering activity

The 2015-16 drought led to higher slaughtering activity in livestock industry (cattle, pigs and sheep) as farmers struggled to feed their stock amid higher feed costs, coupled with drier pastures.
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

Nampo Park abuzz ahead of largest agri sector showcase

The organisers of Nampo, one of the largest agricultural exhibitions in South Africa, say the premises near Bothaville in the Free State are already a hive of activity as exhibitors begin setting up for the annual show, which runs from May 15 to 18.
Tuesday May 8th, 2018

Hidden danger: Why soil pollution should be a top priority globally

According to an FAO report, Soil Pollution: A Hidden Reality, little is know about the scale and severity of soil pollution, which poses a serious threat to agricultural productivity, food safety and human health. The report states that industrialisation, war, mining and the intensification of agriculture have all left a legacy of soil contamination across the planet, while the growth of cities has seen soil used as a sink for ever greater amounts of municipal waste.
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