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Identifying opportunities hiding behind agricultural challenges

According to Nico Groenewald from Standard Bank, producers need to be well acquainted with the myriad challenges in the agricultural sector. These...

The SA cattle and sheep market – Part 6: Producer analysis

The previous five parts of this series focused on the livestock market, which included production and price trends. This article looks at...

Opinion piece: No two farmers are the same – why should...

Most South Africans realise the importance of a prosperous, representative agricultural sector, which should be a socio-political and economic priority. This sector...

Agbiz condemns crime in South African rural communities

“Agbiz is alarmed at the high incidence of crime in South Africa, particularly in the rural communities where food producers and many...

Agricultural training and employment opportunities

For years agriculture was one of a few sectors that lagged behind when it came to attracting new or young employees to...

Agri Western Cape notes that NERSA allegedly followed incorrect procedure

Agri Western Cape took note that the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) apparently did not follow the correct procedure with...

UP’s new Innovation Africa@UP director aims to strengthen ties with agri...

A lack of adequate public investment and the absence of a coherent policy framework that is inclusive of all role-players hamper the...

Agribusiness confidence has fallen to the lowest level since 2009

The Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index (ACI) fell from the 50-point mark in the first quarter of the year to 39 in the...

Developing youth for the future of agriculture

Over the past five years, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDoA) has spent R53,7 million on programmes targeting the development of...

Manage and reduce veld fires pro-actively

Uncontrolled veld fires spread quickly during the dry winter months and cause major damage every year, which can be even less afforded...