Developing future-fit smallholder farmers

Without struggle there is no progress... Agricultural development in South Africa has been a gigantic struggle; one that has left many aspiring farmers in the dust and not to the promised land. Despite the noble efforts of a multitude of stakeholders and millions of...

SA should learn from Brazil on tackling ‘hidden hunger’

South Africa faces a double burden of hunger and malnutrition, on the one hand, and obesity with associated non-communicable diseases (NCDs), on the other. In many countries, in both the global North and South, malnutrition and obesity frequently co-exist in the same...

How digital technologies can help Africa’s smallholder farmers

Digitisation could change the game for agriculture in Africa. That’s a key message in a report recently released by an international institution that enhances smallholder farming in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries. The Centre for Agricultural and Rural...

SMME fund to help innovative start-ups

Science and Technology Minister Dr Blade Nzimande says progress has been made towards the establishment of a five-year R5 billion SMME fund aimed at helping innovators commercialise their products. “I am pleased to report that progress has been made towards...

Large Skills Development Investment Projects in South Africa

Large skills development investment projects proposed by South African national training entities in partnership with companies will benefit from €3 million EUR grants by the Skills Initiative for Africa (SIFA). Successful projects under this window will receive a...

AFGRI, STANLIB, Wiphold and Land Bank collaborate to grow SA’s grain storage capacity

AFGRI Group Holdings (“AGH”), the investment holding company with interests in food, agriculture and financial services related companies providing products and services to ensure sustainable agriculture and food security (collectively, the “AFGRI Group”), announced...

AFGRI renames Harvest Time to Lemang Agricultural Services

Access to finance, training and entrepreneurship critical to building SA’s black farming community. This is according to AFGRI’s recently-renamed Lemang Agricultural Services, created specifically to train, develop and mentor new era farmers, and focused on the...

Ubizo community gets their land back

The handover of land back to its rightful owners is the first step in correcting the wrongs of the past, says Deputy President David Mabuza. “We believe that today we finally have the opportunity to right the wrongs of the past by ensuring the restoration of land to...

Zokwana to launch small-scale fisheries sector in KZN

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister, Senzeni Zokwana will on Tuesday, 19 March, launch the Small-Scale Fisheries Sector in KwaZulu-Natal which will see a total of 2 184 fishers in the province being declared as small-scale fishers in terms of the Marine...

Ad Hoc Committee adopts report on amending consitution

The Ad Hoc Committee to Amend Section 25 of the Constitution today adopted a report on its work into a possible amendment of the Constitution in order for the state to expropriate land without compensation, in the public interest. Committee Chairperson Ms Thoko Didiza...

Developing future-fit smallholder farmers

Without struggle there is no progress... Agricultural development in South Africa has been a gigantic struggle; one that has left many aspiring farmers in the dust and not to the promised land. Despite the noble efforts of a multitude of stakeholders and millions of...

read more

SMME fund to help innovative start-ups

Science and Technology Minister Dr Blade Nzimande says progress has been made towards the establishment of a five-year R5 billion SMME fund aimed at helping innovators commercialise their products. “I am pleased to report that progress has been made towards...

read more

AFGRI renames Harvest Time to Lemang Agricultural Services

Access to finance, training and entrepreneurship critical to building SA’s black farming community. This is according to AFGRI’s recently-renamed Lemang Agricultural Services, created specifically to train, develop and mentor new era farmers, and focused on the...

read more

Ubizo community gets their land back

The handover of land back to its rightful owners is the first step in correcting the wrongs of the past, says Deputy President David Mabuza. “We believe that today we finally have the opportunity to right the wrongs of the past by ensuring the restoration of land to...

read more

Zokwana to launch small-scale fisheries sector in KZN

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister, Senzeni Zokwana will on Tuesday, 19 March, launch the Small-Scale Fisheries Sector in KwaZulu-Natal which will see a total of 2 184 fishers in the province being declared as small-scale fishers in terms of the Marine...

read more

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