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

HIGH PERFORMANCE SEEDS THROUGH PROVEN GENETICS

Sensako is at the forefront of seed research and delivering continual improvements in seed performance.

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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

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Farmhouse

LIFESTYLE

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

Food wine

WELCOME TO AGRI ABOUT

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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Compiling a Business Plan for a Commercial Aquaponics Project

Compiling a Business Plan for a Commercial Aquaponics Project Part 2

January 30, 2023

Planning your production and Financial Modelling: Using information developed in the market analysis about the customer values, needs, and preferences, describe the products to be offered and how they will compete in the target market. This could be a list of specific products (collard greens) or a list of general…

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Get ready for the Grabouw Weekend Warrior

Get ready for the Grabouw Weekend Warrior

January 30, 2023

To take full advantage of the peak apple season so that many of the orchards in the apple valley will still be laden with fruit while the mountain bikers explore the area, The Grabouw Weekend Warrior  fundraising event, grown by Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing, will be on April 15 and 16…

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Planting the right type of seed to improve production

Planting the right type of seed to improve production

January 30, 2023

Seeds are the main component of diets globally, 70% of mankind’s food and livestock feed consists of or is derived from seeds. Seeds also fill other rules in the human diet, apart from the direct application as food or feed, and also have a commercial value. The following examples of…

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Regenerative farming

Regenerative agriculture: Some perspectives

January 30, 2023

Regenerative agriculture is a conservation and rehabilitation approach to food and farming systems. It focuses on topsoil regeneration, increasing biodiversity, improving the water cycle, enhancing ecosystem services, supporting bio-sequestration, increasing resilience to climate change, and strengthening the health and vitality of farm soil. Regenerative agriculture is not a specific practice…

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Compiling a Business Plan for a Commercial Aquaponics Project

Compiling a Business Plan for a Commercial Aquaponics Project Part 1

December 13, 2022

Commercial aquaponics systems remain a challenge independent of the country, fish, plant species, or system design type. Hobbyists make most aquaponics systems, with aquaponics not being the main source of income. As such, scholars and practitioners have long debated the real profitability of aquaponics systems. With the growth of the aquaponics…

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Exploring the possible impact of the EU Green Deal on South African Agriculture

Exploring the possible impact of the EU Green Deal on South African Agriculture

December 13, 2022

The European Union Green Deal (EUGD) and its accompanying farm to fork (F2F) strategy have been dominating several discussions in the agricultural community since its presentation just over two years ago, mostly because its objectives, although commendable, are considered by many to be unattainable in practical terms. In addition, the…

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The Big Five Risks Faced by Farmers

The Big Five Risks Faced by Farmers

December 13, 2022

As you think about managing risk to stabilize farm income, there are five basic sources of agricultural risk that you should address: Production, marketing, financial, legal, and human resource risks. Various tools and strategies can be used to manage each of these risks. Production Risks Production risks relate to the…

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Money must be spent more wisely to control invasive plants in SA

Money must be spent more wisely to control invasive plants in SA

November 22, 2022

The South African government has spent R7,1 billion (adjusted to 2020 values) between 1998 and 2020 to curb the spread of invasive plants, but we are still struggling to get them under control. What we need is a national strategy that focuses on clearly defined priority sites, improves planning and…

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Bringing the benefits of plant biotechnology to smallholder farmers

Benefits of plant biotechnology for smallholder farmers

November 22, 2022

On a daily basis we are confronted with headlines signalling the urgency to address issues concerning the climate crisis, food shortages, our deteriorating environment, and declining natural resources. Within this context, agriculture will play a pivotal role due to the growing threat that these adverse environmental and climatic conditions have…

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