Farmer’s Weekly - Volume 2015, Issue 15043, 2015
Volume 2015, Issue 15043, 2015
Source: Farmer’s Weekly 2015 (2015)More Less
The agendas of Afasa and Agri SA's recent conferences, held a week apart at the same venue in Pretoria, had striking similarities. At both events land reform took centre stage, supported by presentations on the availability and cost of food, with socioeconomic transformation as the underlying focus.
Author Annelie ColemanSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2015, pp 6 –7 (2015)More Less
Namibia's commercial farmers have endured hardship over the past year, with their resilience tested by a harsh extended drought and ongoing foot-and-mouth disease. Derek Wright, exiting president of the Namibian Agricultural Union (NAU), paid them tribute at the official opening of the 2015 NAU congress in Windhoek.
Source: Farmer’s Weekly 2015, pp 13 –25 (2015)More Less
Truck of wool worth R1,2 million hijacked
Wool price slightly higher, backed by demand from Chinese buyers
Water charges for catchment management areas rise
Antibiotics still essential
Government must be involved in the development of smallholder farmers - WFO president
Government spending questioned at Afasa conference
Agriculture overview: Moldova farming
Moldovan farmers need new market for fruit
Scientists make liquid variant of traditional fertiliser
KZN on 'cusp of humanitarian crisis'
El Niño leaves millions food-insecure in Southern Africa
Northern Cape drought conditions worsen
SA livestock threatened by drought, ticks and toxic plants
Eskom commits to resolving budgetary constraints on renewable energy
Agriculture has the power to save (more) electricity
SA poultry industry calls foul on US AGOA allegations
Eastern Cape bound for thriving maritime economy
Africa has big agricultural investment opportunities
KZN police units recover large haul of stolen livestock
World-class bull testing facility launch
Stock theft escalating in the Free State - UFS researcher
Zim cuts electricity supply to its only ammonium nitrate manufacturer
Genetics key to success for cattle farmers - Aldam Stockman's School
Cane growers rewarded for perseverance
Top KZN farmer breaks new ground
Source: Farmer’s Weekly 2015, pp 26 –28 (2015)More Less
Author Koos CoetzeeSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2015 (2015)More Less
Author Luyolo MkentaneSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2015, pp 36 –37 (2015)More Less
Money cannot be lent responsibly without collateral, a constraint that has long hobbled the ability of commercial banks to lend money to communal farmers. The Land Bank is now exploring alternative models of funding these farmers. Its CEO, TP Nchocho, spoke to Luyolo Mkentane about its strategy.
Source: Farmer’s Weekly 2015, pp 38 –40 (2015)More Less
Global vegetable oil prices have appreciated sizably on the back of increased palm oil prices. The South East Asia region is experience lingering drought conditions at a time when there is a deficit in palm oil production. It is expected that global sunflower seed prices will remain high until June 2016. If local sunflower seed producers cash in on this opportunity, additional new season plantings and sunflower seed production can be expected.
Author Jay FerreiraSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2015, pp 42 –45 (2015)More Less
Within four years of its launch, a micro cheese enterprise in Darling is experiencing macro demand from gourmet outlets across the Western Cape for its soft European-style cheeses - a rarity in South Africa. Jay Ferreira visited Carla Bryan of Udderly Delicious Cheese to find out more.
Author Mike BurgessSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2015, pp 46 –48 (2015)More Less
Author Glenneis KrielSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2015, pp 54 –56 (2015)More Less
Author Mike CordesSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2015 (2015)More Less
I heard a new proposal recently from a distinguished 'market man' whose opinion I rate highly. He started by saying that South Africa's markets are destined to follow the pattern of businesses all over the world - the big get bigger and the small either get swallowed up or vanish. I'm inclined to agree, as many of our markets under the current municipal dispensation are already teetering on the brink.