Farmer’s Weekly - Volume 2015, Issue 15040, 2015
Volume 2015, Issue 15040, 2015
Author Denene ErasmusSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2015 (2015)More Less
If the World Economic Forum (WEF) is to be believed, South Africans are unhealthy, poorly educated and uncooperative. Thankfully, with the strongest auditing reporting standards in the world, we should be able to verify how much money is wasted on our embarrassingly substandard education system: this year Treasury announced that approximately R650 billion would be spent on basic education over a three-year period.
Author Victor RobertsSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2015, pp 6 –7 (2015)More Less
Soil plays a critical role in the survival of people, plants and animals, yet is vastly underappreciated by the world at large. Victor Roberts, specialist soil scientist at the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, explains why this situation must change.
Source: Farmer’s Weekly 2015, pp 12 –25 (2015)More Less
Farming's widening footprint - from the writer's desk
Wool price holding while cotton plunges
SA sugar industry on track to become independent energy provider
Let them fly in peace!
Organic labelling still in the pipeline
Namibia looking for investors and partnerships to boost economy
Namibian beef and weaner derivatives to be listed on the JSE
Agri Wes Cape calls for drought strategy
Dry conditions will subside - UP prof
SA's global competitiveness ranking shows slight improvement
Bhutan aims to produce only organic food by 2020
Agriculture overview : farming in Zanzibar
The world's first underground farm in London
GM seed technology can unlock agri growth in Africa
'SA farmers should seize opportunities in Africa'
SA government preying on taxpayers - Turton
FMD shuts down Bulawayo cattle auctions
Most companies 'don't know the customer'
Informal traders key to 'majority market'
Partnerships necessary for African growth
R35 million lost to veld fires
SA eager to partner with Italians in agri processing
Modern technology to help combat cycad smuggling
WESSA awards recognise top environmental champions
Abattoirs recognised for first-rate hygiene standards
Two share 2015 Yara Prize for agriculture in Africa
Author Lushka LabuschagneSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2015, pp 26 –28 (2015)More Less
Source: Farmer’s Weekly 2015, pp 30 –31 (2015)More Less
Author Nicholas JamesSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2015 (2015)More Less
Author Jacques ClaassenSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2015, pp 36 –38 (2015)More Less
Until about two decades ago, SA racehorse breeders tended to purchase stallions that were very good, but not exceptional. In more recent years, the stallions used in South Africa are world-class. The Taberer family, owners of the Avontuur Wine Estate near Stellenbosch, have made an important contribution to the sport.
Source: Farmer’s Weekly 2015, pp 40 –42 (2015)More Less
South Africa is Africa's leader in GM crops and GM maize production is profitable for farmers in the country. The situation is very different elsewhere on the continent, with restrictive government policies on the planting of GM crops. This has had a negative impact on food security in many sub-Saharan countries, with many of these countries experiencing serious food shortages and regular domestic production deficits. However, the trend to adopt GM crops is slowly gaining ground.
Author Mike BurgessSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2015, pp 44 –47 (2015)More Less
Author Lourens SchoemanSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2015, pp 48 –50 (2015)More Less
Author Glenneis KrielSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2015, pp 52 –55 (2015)More Less
Author Joe SpencerSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2015 (2015)More Less