Tag Archives: Agriculture

Farmers in distress due to COVID-19 given 2 weeks to apply for assistance

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintThando Kubheka, Eyewitness News, 7 April 2020 Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister Thoko Didiza has given small-scale famers who are in distress due to the COVID-19 outbreak two weeks to apply for assistance to help boost the country’s … Continue reading

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‘Smart farming’ set to revolutionise SA agriculture – researchers

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintANA Reporter, 27 February 2020 A team of researchers are set to uncover the secrets in microbiomes that inhabit soil, with a view to enabling farmers to reduce input costs and raising yields. Read More

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New agriculture development agency aims for R25bn in investment

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintCarin Smith, Fin24, 19 February 2020 The South African Agricultural Development Agency was officially launched in Pretoria on Tuesday, and hopes to facilitate investments of R25 billion in the agricultural sector over the next ten years. Read More

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Agriculture unlikely to rebound in 2020, expert says

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintAmanda Watson, The Citizen, 17 December 2019 ‘Erratic weather’ combined with foot-and-mouth disease in Limpopo and an unfavourable agricultural policy environment were key to the downbeat mood. Read More

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SA bans livestock imports from Lesotho

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintSouth African Government News, 30 May 2019 The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has banned livestock imports and their products from Lesotho into South Africa, following a report of a susceptible anthrax outbreak. Read More

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Thoko Didiza looks to break new ground on all things land, agriculture and rural development

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintAlex Mitchley, News24, 30 May 2019 As the new Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister, Thoko Didiza looks set to dig her heels into the newly merged ministry, with fast tracking land reform high on her agenda. Read More

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