Farmer’s Weekly - Volume 2016, Issue 16029, 2016
Volume 2016, Issue 16029, 2016
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One of the reasons why farming has been able to make such impressive strides in productivity in our lifetime is that farmers today have the tools and ability to access a vast amount of knowledge that can be applied to make informed production decisions. A phrase often repeated by farmers I have interviewed is 'Om te meet is om te weet' ('To measure is to know').
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Nico Strydom and Jean Struweg, researchers in the Department of Finance and Investment Management at the University of Johannesburg, recently published an article in Agrekon, titled, 'Malthus revisited: Long-term Trends in South African Population Growth and Agricultural Output'. The paper discusses whether the agricultural sector can sustain South Africa's rapidly increasing population.
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South Africa and Nigeria to sign agricultural MoU
Namibia to export beef to USA
Fracking - watch those dragonflies
Peanut consumption down 47% due to poor harvests, high prices
Record prices show impact of drought - Potatoes SA
Stock thieves cost Free State farmers millions of rand
SABIO condemns dilution of honey
Drought recovery could take years
Labelling to differentiate milk products
Agri SA calls for more support for drought-stricken farmers
KZN rhino poaching at 'worst levels in province's history'
Dairy farmers 'renting out' cattle due to drought conditions
SA's lion breeders committed to ethical breeding
Time for Africa to withdraw from CITES?
Turnaround plan for Zimbabwe's state-owned beef company
First-ever illustrated contract for fruit pickers
Farming manual for new farmers
Expansion of sugar factory to benefit smallholder farmers
African countries must address 'instabilities' to achieve growth
Bushveld Festival champions
Celebrating Mandela Day
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The SA sugar industry is bracing itself for the tax on sugar-sweetened beverages announced by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in his budget speech earlier this year. The tax, which is set to take effect on 1 April 2017, aims to reduce the prevalence of obesity in South Africa. Obesity has become a global epidemic and South Africa is no exception: annual per capita consumption of sugar in the country was 34,42kg last year, up from a record low of 27kg in 1999.
Author Lloyd PhillipsSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2016, pp 38 –41 (2016)More Less
Author Alita Van der WaltSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2016, pp 42 –45 (2016)More Less
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