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Precision plant breeding and genetic biofortification: A crop game changer

A diverse group of distinguished speakers contributed to the theme of the 13th Southern African Plant Breeding Symposium, each by elaborating on plant breeding...

COVID-19: Agriculture and food supply sector essential

The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Thoko Didiza, assured the agricultural industry that the agriculture and food supply sector are essential...

#AgriMarkets: Adequate food supplies in the face of COVID-19

The fears about the potential disruptions that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) could cause global supply chains have raised questions of whether South...

Biosecurity in SA: Taking up the mantle of accountability

Over the past three years, numerous foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreaks rocked FMD-controlled areas, which is quite normal according to Dr Pieter Vervoort,...

Standard Bank assists farmers with water shortage challenges

On a continent that’s reliant on rainfall for farming success and sustainability, are you strategising on how to do more with less when it...

Nhlanhla Nene appointed non-executive director of Grobank Ltd

Former South African minister of finance, Nhlanhla Musa Nene, has been appointed as non-executive director of Grobank Limited and GroCapital Holdings, effective...

New variety specialist, Buks Nel, is 2019 Agriculturist of the Year

Somerset West resident Buks Nel was recognised for his outstanding contribution to agriculture in the Agricultural Writers SA’s Farmer, Agriculturist and New...

Agricultural Writers SA Awards recognise 2019 top contributors

South Africa’s top contributors to agriculture have been recognised at the Agricultural Writers SA Awards. The event, sponsored by Bayer, Rovic Leers,...

Drought threatens food security and collapse of industry

Agri SA issued severe warnings at their drought press conference held recently. If the extreme drought conditions currently experienced continues, the rural...

Saai to present resolution for protection of family farmers to UN

The Southern African Agri Initiative (Saai), an agricultural interests network, announced that it will draw up a family farmer resolution that will...