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Relaxed water restrictions brings relief to Eastern Cape farmers

In an economic boost for beleaguered Gamtoos River Valley farmers drawing water from Kouga Dam, the government has relaxed stringent water quotas...

Drones flying high over Eastern Cape farms

Eye-in-the-sky technology is taking off within the Eastern Cape farming community, with a growing trend toward the use of drones to improve...

Competition to improve communal flocks

Mount Fletcher district in the rural Eastern Cape played host to the annual flock competition with farmers coming from as far afield...

Researchers support farmer livelihood improvement

UWC’s Professor Ndiko Ludidi has demonstrated that knowledge generated in university laboratories can make a tangible difference in the world outside the halls of...

Development corporation injects R3 357 million into potato producers

The Eastern Cape Development Corporation’s (ECDC) administered Imvaba co-operative fund says it has allocated a R3.357 million incentive to seven co-operatives to boost potato production in the OR...

Martyrsford Angoras: The legacy lives on

Sean Hobson’s grandfather, Arthur Blake Hobson, once said about farming: “The way people judge you is by your integrity. Integrity is everything.” Lees dit in...

Drought aid still critically needed

The drought conditions in some parts of South Africa are still having a severe impact on the sustainability of many farms. Farmers in the...

New challenges face EC farmers after rains

Good rain in recent weeks has relieved some pressure for Eastern Cape (EC) farmers, but with cash flows all but exhausted thanks to the...

WRSA Eastern Cape crowns their champs

The recent WRSA Eastern Cape conference ended on a high note with a gala dinner and awards evening. The gala dinner evening at the...

WRSA Eastern Cape has made great strides

On Saturday, 20 October, delegates and various stakeholders in wildlife ranching in the Eastern Cape gathered in Graaff-Reinet to attend the third annual Wildlife...