Earthworm tea gives soil life a kickstart

After much trial and error, a businessman at Hermanus, in the Western Cape of South Africa, has developed a method of producing “tea” from earthworm castings on a scale large enough to be used in agriculture. Organic fertilisers and pesticides are not all that popular with farmers because they are inclined…

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More labour intensive industries moving up into Africa

The high cost of electricity, labour legislation and land reform in South Africa mean labour intensive agricultural industries are set to move to African countries with more favourable conditions. “There are certain industries that are slowly moving past South African borders, like the banana industries that moved to Mozambique,” said…

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