The Juice Box

One of the many opportunities for farmers worldwide to grow markets, turnover and raise profit margins is by adding value to crops through agro (food) processing. Without the aid of food processing, we would not have the convenience of the large variety of food products available in supermarkets and other food outlets. One of the…

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A new way of processing cowpeas brings affordable nutrition to children

A new way of processing cowpeas brings affordable nutrition to children. As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, its complex connections with food security are developing too. Lockdowns have disrupted livelihoods and trade. Food prices have increased. The World Food Programme estimates that over 270 million people are at risk of food insecurity around the globe – an increase from…

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Boer van die maand

Ons boer van die maand in die Januarie 2021 uitgawe is Lourens en Ignatius de Jager van Helderwater Boerdery (Edms) Bpk, op die plaas Witfontein, 80 km suid-oos van Kuruman op die Ghaapse plato. Waar dit als begin het Lourens vertel van die geskiedenis van die De Jagers in Kuruman: ‘’In 1913 het my oupa,…

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Wetlands project at tip of Africa shows the way to ecological recovery

A wetlands project close to the southern tip of Africa is a shining example of environmental recovery that needs to be replicated the world over if we are to turn the tide on wetland loss. The Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area (NWSMA), close to Cape Agulhas, is a unique conservation venture made up of 25…

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#SaveSAWine creates a buzz with mural project

The South African Wine Industry Transformation Unit (SAWITU) participated in the #SaveSAWine campaign, run by Erica Taylor of Uncorkified. This campaign is known for creating a buzz around South African wine and they more than lived up to the expectation with the unveiling of the #savesawinemuralproject, championed by Sarah Krone of Robinson & Sinclair and…

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Better Farm Security

Preventing farm attacks with better farm security is something that should be on everyone’s mind, farmer or not. No farmer, no food, as simple as that. We cannot afford to have our farmers driven from the land. This article provides an insight as to how to approach your farm’s security in a practical manner that…

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Boer van die Maand: Martli Slabber

Die Boer van die Maand reeks fokus op gewone mense, hul boerderyondernemings, leefstyl en hul unieke uitdagings. Ons kyk ook na die groter gemeenskap en streek wat hul verteenwoordig asook die verskeidenheid in landboupraktyke in Suid-Afrika. Ons boer van die maand vir November is Martli Slabber van Hexrivier Sitrus in die Citrusdal-vallei. Hexrivier plaas, en…

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Boer van die maand

Ons boer van die maand vir Oktober is Nollie Stofberg van Swartwalle, Houmoed en Platdrif in die Rawsonville omgewing. Nollie het in 1977 aan die Hoërskool Goudini gematrikuleer en na sy twee jaar diensplig by 1 Valskermbataljon, het hy sy Landbou Diploma in Wingerdbou en Veeteelt aan Elsenburg Landbou Kollege in 1981 voltooi. Nollie vertel,…

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Meester Suiwelboer 2020

Die jaarlikse Landbou Navorsingsraad (LNR) se Nasionale Meester Suiwelboer toekenningsgeleentheid is op Woensdag 21 Oktober 2020 as ‘n virtuele geleentheid aangebied deur Agri-Expo, namens die Nasionale Melkaantekening- en Verbeteringskema van die LNR. Die gesogte kompetisie vier Suid-Afrika se beste kommersiële en kleinskaal presteerders in die bedryf en word deur verskeie sleutelrolspelers as ‘n hoogtepunt op…

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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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