Boer van die Maand: Alle Boere

Boer van die Maand

Die Boer van die Maand reeks fokus op gewone mense, hul boerderyondernemings, lewenstyle en die unieke uitdagings waarmee hulle te make het. Hierdie maand wil ons hulde bring aan al die boere en hul werknemers. Boere is gewoond aan ongunstige eksterne faktore wat risiko’s inhou en die voortbestaan van hul ondernemings bedreig. Klimaatsverandering, plae en…

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From subsistence to a smallholder farming business

From subsistence to a smallholder farming

Growing up in an agricultural setting along with years of service accumulated in a corporate finance environment are two of the biggest contributors that influenced Tshepo Kgopa’s transition from a subsistence to a smallholder farming business, according to the P and T Agricultural Projects (trading as TK and Family Livestock) founder. After building a career…

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Project Fruit Fly Free Fruit Production in southern Africa

Fruit fly

Tuesday, 1 September 2020, marks the beginning of Project: F3 Fruit Fly Free – Establishment and maintenance of fruit production areas free and under low prevalence of fruit fly pests in Southern Africa coordinated by the Agricultural Research Council (ARC). This primary objective of the project is to develop a regionally harmonised framework for development…

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Growing Environmental Stewardship for South Africa

Environmental stewardship

The water we drink, the food we eat, the air we breathe, the ground we walk on, the mountains we climb and the sea we swim in – these things (among many others), form part of the environment that we as humans and millions of other species on earth live in. And since our species…

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Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture

Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture

The global framework for action to cope with water scarcity in agriculture in the context of climate change – in short, the Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture (WASAG) – is a Partnership established in April 2017 and hosted by the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), Land and Water Division in Rome, Italy, consisting…

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Celebrating the development of irrigation technologies

By using water wisely, we are always ready to celebrate irrigation technologies. From the ancient irrigation system Dujiangyan in China that was originally constructed around 256 BC as an irrigation and flood control project and that is still in use today to the modern day irrigation technologies of drip and centre pivots, the landscape in…

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Regenerative Agriculture is Trending in South Africa

Regenerative agriculture

Arable farming systems across South Africa are going through a change. Forced by a variable climate and financial pressure, regenerative farming models are increasingly being implemented on cropping, dairy and beef operations as a result. Ethical motivations and issues of family succession are also reasons for adopting the principles of Regenerative Agriculture (RA). Recent research that…

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