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- Growing global awareness of future water insecurityJames Brand, executive for natural resources and environment at ENSafrica, and Cheri Young, senior associate of its banking and finance, say water management has to be stepped up to ensure sustainability. Read more »
- Black rot: take care to prevent this destructive diseaseXanthomonas campestris can destroy a cabbage plant. It can also occur on dead organic matter under the proper conditions, warns Bill Kerr. Read more »
- Botswana border shut could lead to cheaper fresh produce in SABotswana has extended its import ban on fresh produce from South Africa, continuing to defy the free trade agreement that is in place. Read more »
- Conservation farming key to a sustainable futureThe theme for this year’s World Soil Day, which is celebrated on 5 December, is ‘Soil and water: A source of life’, and aims to raise awareness about the importance and relationship between soil and water in achieving sustainable and resilient agrifood systems. Read more »
- Coffee and macadamias prove to be a great match in the same orchardLowveld farmers have limited options to get around the cost-price squeeze in order to remain profitable amid rising input costs and decreasing crop prices. Father-and-son team Charles and Carel Burger have an innovative approach: they are intercropping coffee and macadamias to maximise returns. Lindi Botha reports. Read more »
- Namibia’s livestock industry excelled in third quarter of 2023The Namibian meat industry recorded a top performance during the third quarter of 2023 in comparison with the third quarter of 2022. Read more »
- Au Albidus Brahmans’ and Guest Sellers’ 6th Production SaleThe Au Albidus Brahmans and Guest Sellers 6th Production Sale was held at the Warmbad Veemark on 28 October. Read more »
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