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Western Cape to receive R25 million in drought support

The Western Cape minister of agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, has expressed his gratitude on the news that the Western Cape will be...

Rare natural phenomenon brings severe drought to Australia

In a recent in-depth article by The Conversation, a rare natural phenomenon, namely the extreme positive Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD), could be...

A fodder bank requires careful management

The production and maintenance of a fodder bank as insurance against unfavourable farming conditions, is particularly relevant during times when large parts of the...

Rainfall and other climate conditions for March

Short-term (most of March) outlooks for rain are negative and can cause further drought damage to the maize crop in some areas,...

KZN farmers donate to drought-crippled EC farmers

Generous farmers from the Weenen Farmers’ Association in KwaZulu-Natal have reached out to fellow farmers in Steytlerville in the Eastern Cape, by donating 1...

South Africa declared a national disaster area

The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, declared South Africa a national disaster area. The announcement was made on 3 March...

Kaap Agri on track for growth above inflation

Kaap Agri remains on track to achieve inflation-beating growth in the medium term. While the past two years were not without challenges,...

Short to medium term rain forecasts hold promise

The promise of rain and good weather conditions are two magical concepts in the life of any farmer. In his regular commentary...

Santam and Sanlam donate R3 million to alleviate impact of drought...

Santam, South Africa’s largest short-term insurer, and Sanlam, Africa’s largest non-banking financial services business, have collectively donated R3 million towards aid relief...

#AgriMarkets: Factors underpinning SA production

The underperformance of South Africa’s agricultural sector in 2019 was largely caused by two factors: drought and biosecurity (specifically foot-and-mouth disease and...