December 5, 2019 / Latest News

UPDATE on Foot and Mouth Disease: Molemole Outbreak Follow-up Report

In November 2019, an outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) was confirmed on a farm in the Capricorn district...
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November 21, 2019 / Latest News

Partnership helps small-scale African farmers grow wheat

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA — As part of a partnership with Tiger Brands and development agencies, a group of small farmers...
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September 9, 2019 / Latest News

Agriculture performs poorly despite 3,1% GDP growth

Statistics South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) data for the second quarter of the year showed a growth of 3,1%,...
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August 22, 2019 / Latest News

Empowering small-scale women farmers in SA

The Women Farmers Programme, piloted in 2018 by the Vodacom Foundation in partnership with UN Women and South African Women...
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August 11, 2019 / Latest News

Ramaphosa heads to Tanzania for state visit and SADC summit

Pretoria - President Cyril Ramaphosa will undertake a state visit to Tanzania on August 14 and 15 at the invitation...
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July 20, 2019 / Latest News

Food gardens and small-scale farmers hold key to food system transformation.

South Africa has recently seen a resurgence of food gardens and small scale agriculture. This is an important marker of...
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July 9, 2019 / Latest News

Smallholder crop farming is on the decline in South Africa – Here’s why it matters

Over half a million households in South Africa’s former homelands disengaged from farming between 2011 and 2016, according to Statistics...
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May 27, 2019 / Latest News

About 30% of food produced in Mzansi is lost or wasted

Lack of knowledge of farming practices causes food waste South Africans can’t afford, It is estimated that one-third of the...
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May 15, 2019 / Latest News

‘Many factors impact vegetable price fluctuations’

The Fresh Produce Market Trends report released in the first week of May by Absa senior agricultural economist, Wessel Lemmer,...
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April 25, 2019 / Latest News

People in Southern Africa demand for more Social Accountability in the Agriculture Sector

Lusaka, March 2019. People in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have called for Member States to progressively allocate budgets...
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