Global GAP enables small-scale South African farmers to compete with commercial farmers

This year, despite Covid, saw the culmination of four years of advancement through the three levels of a local GAP programme (specially customized for South African retailer SPAR’s rural hub initiative) to full Global GAP accreditation for the small-scale rural … Continue reading Global GAP enables small-scale South African farmers to compete with commercial farmers

“Poverty in South Africa is designed, well-orchestrated and kept alive” – Nicolette Marshile

Nicolette Marshile a South African woman, dedicated to educating people about their finances, has said that poverty in that country has been designed and kept alive. South Africa is one of the few African countries that a lot of people … Continue reading “Poverty in South Africa is designed, well-orchestrated and kept alive” – Nicolette Marshile

SA: Launch of orchard-based fertilizer spreader that allows precise and variable deposition

Variable rate application of granular fertilizers in orchards and vineyards has long been an expensive undertaking, but Red Ant Agri Engineering has just launched a more affordable fertilizer spreader, after two years of advanced field trials with some of South … Continue reading SA: Launch of orchard-based fertilizer spreader that allows precise and variable deposition

Food and clean water start with soil biodiversity: learning more about it is urgent

Although soils are vital for agriculture, biodiversity and clean water, this below-ground world is often overlooked. The loss of life below the ground due to intensification of agriculture, climate change, erosion and compaction, among other things, is one of the … Continue reading Food and clean water start with soil biodiversity: learning more about it is urgent

Unlocking opportunities for young farmers: Lerato Botha poised for growth in her business in South Africa

Lerato Botha is a young farmer with big ambitions. Coupling her lifelong experience and education in farming with the Farmer2Market programme, Botha’s business is poised for growth both in South Africa and abroad. Lerato is a 25 year old, second … Continue reading Unlocking opportunities for young farmers: Lerato Botha poised for growth in her business in South Africa

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Small and medium growers and innovation are key to South Africa’s citrus export growth

While COVID-19 has disrupted many industries, the citrus industry in South Africa has emerged resilient, with strong demand in export markets and strong potential beyond the crisis. To tap this growth potential requires complementary public investment in ports and irrigation … Continue reading Small and medium growers and innovation are key to South Africa’s citrus export growth