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Climate advisory for the 2020 winter season

Although drought conditions persist in the western parts of the country, the majority of summer rainfall areas reported reasonable conditions conducive to...

#AgriMarkets: Global grain supplies will help cushion Africa

Although the past few months have been a struggle to secure grain supplies for Southern and East Africa, other parts of the...

Climate change and the nutrient content of fodder

The unpredictability of South Africa’s regional climate has a profound influence on feed provision for domestic livestock, game animals and people. The recent extended drought...

Choosing an irrigation system

Selecting an irrigation system for a site is not always straightforward and may depend on many factors. Sites may be suited to several methods of irrigation and the final selection...

Light rains expected in April

In his latest newsletter on weather and agricultural conditions, Johan van den Berg of Santam Agriculture says summer rainfall is nearing its end with...

CER calls on JSE to include environmental rules for listed companies

The Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) has called on the JSE to strengthen its requirements for listed companies and their directors to include climate,...

Plans for SA’s first solar powered desalination

The French minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, Nicolas Hulot and the Western Cape government’s MEC for Finance, Dr. Ivan Meyer announced on...

Climate-smart agriculture is crucial to Africa

Agriculture is a risky business in Africa due to challenges such as uncertain weather and poor rural infrastructure, but a new detailed guide on...