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
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...read more
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...read more
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
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...read more
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...read more
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
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
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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