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Owners of boreholes urged to be responsible water users

Frequent spells of drought – combined with the uncertainty of municipal water supply – are leading more South Africans to invest in...

Agri Western Cape requests assistance from northern grain producers

Agri Western Cape urgently appeals to grain producers in the north of the country to donate maize to the organisation’s drought relief...

SA government revokes national disaster status of drought

The National Disaster Management Centre has declared that the ongoing drought in South Africa is no longer considered a national disaster. This...

Farmers donate grain seed to colleagues in drought stricken Matzikama

Grain producers in Eendekuil and Darling donated 45 tons of wheat, barley and oats seed that were left over after the planting...

Gazetting of the Sugar Industry Masterplan a major milestone

The South African Canegrowers’ Association (SA Canegrowers) welcomes Trade, Industry and Competition minister Ebrahim Patel’s gazetting of a summary of the Sugar...

Dr Ivan Meyer visits grain farmers in the Swartland

The Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, and Executive Mayor of Swartland Municipality, Mr Tjimen van Essen, recently visited Swartland...

Vineyard tips shared at wine industry webinars

The South African wine industry is continuously adapting to challenges – from COVID-19 to drought, climate change and shifting consumer trends. This...

ARC celebrates World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2020

The Agricultural Research Council (ARC) was commissioned by the Department of Environmental Affairs to undertake a research study themed ‘Trends of Desertification,...

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...

Impact of COVID-19 on Namibia’s agricultural industry

From 2013 to 2019, most areas of Namibia received below normal rainfall for five of the past seven years. This led to...