WATER

Water is a transparent, tasteless, odorless, and nearly colorless chemical substance, which is the main constituent of Earth's streams, lakes, and oceans, and the fluids of most living organisms. It is vital for all known forms of life, even though it provides no calories or organic nutrients.

Water sprinkler
Soil

SOIL

Is a mixture of organic matter, minerals, gases, liquids, and organisms that together support life. It has four important functions: it is a medium for plant growth; it is a means of water storage, supply and purification; it is a modifier of Earth's atmosphere; it is a habitat for organisms; all of which, in turn, modify the soil.

Soil
Sheep

LIVESTOCK

are animals raised in an agricultural setting to produce labour and commodities such as meat, eggs, milk, fur, leather, and wool.

Livestock cattle
Crops harvest

CROPS

are plants grown and harvested extensively for profit or subsistence.

Crops apples
Business

MORE THAN JUST NUMBERS

A dynamic accounting and financial services firm offering a wide range of tailor-made services. Helping clients reach their financial goals with passion and integrity

BVSA
Farmhouse

LIFESTYLE

It is the integrated way of life associated with agriculture. Including food, wine, tourism and eduction

Food wine

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AgriAbout is a content driven online publication addressing the diverse opportunities and challenges of agriculture in the 21st century. It is a source of information on the people, ideas and technologies changing the world of agriculture. Experts contribute a variety of fresh, innovative articles on the latest research and development towards sustainable farming trends and practices. Apart from hosting current issues of AgriAbout, the website features all articles in easy-to-use categories namely: Water, Soil Livestock, Crops, Business and Lifestyle.

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Agriculture transformation

The COVID-19 recovery is a chance to transform global agriculture

July 28, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the risks of unhealthy diets and the extreme fragility of the global food system. It disproportionately affects people who are overweight, diabetic, or suffer from cardiovascular disease – all of which are linked to poor diets. The economic reconstruction that will follow the pandemic is…

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Container management

Why Container Management Matters

July 28, 2020

Plastic polymers such as high-density polyethylene (HDPE) are extremely valuable as packaging materials for a wide range of commodities because they are light (in mass), extraordinarily strong, durable (do not perish like steel), and can withstand a lot of punishment. It is unfortunately these attributes that are of concern because…

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Agro-processing

Opportunities in Agro-Processing

July 28, 2020

The article intends to highlight the many opportunities within the agro-processing industry for agricultural engineers to assist small and medium scale agro-processing entrepreneurs with entering the agro-processing industry. The availability of information and training remain key factors, as well as identifying actual useful equipment requirements by both these sectors seeking…

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Renewable energy

Renewable Energy: An opportunity in a time of crisis

July 28, 2020

South Africa’s total domestic electricity generation capacity is 51,309 MW from all sources. Approximately 91.2%, or 46 776 MW, comes from thermal coal power stations, while 4 533 MW is generated from renewable energy sources. Eskom, the state-owned utility, dominates the power sector. South Africa experienced scheduled power cuts for…

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Belle-Vue Farm

Farmer of the Month: Jimmy Zondagh

July 28, 2020

The Farmer of the Month series features ordinary people, their farming enterprises, lifestyles and the special challenges they are faced with. It is also our objective to showcase the greater community and regions they represent as well as the diversity of farming practices to be found in South Africa. This…

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