The Zimbabwean government had asked for more vigilant border controls to stop the spread of the PPR (Peste des petits ruminants) virus in Zimbabwe, and to countries outside its borders,
Dr Job Mthombeni has come a long way since his days as a farm labourer. Thanks partly to a successful construction business, he has been able to make his farming dreams come true. Hard work, planning and the ability to learn from his mistakes have also played a huge role in Job’s path to commercial farming. He talks to Peter Mashala about lessons learnt, and the way forward.
African Farming is back with season two! Brand new host Lindiwe Sithole heads to Gauteng to spend time with award-winning commercial farmer and Soweto activist Pinky Hlabedi.
As a teenage mango trader, Sibusiso “Sbu” Zwane learnt lessons in agriculture young and put them to good use later as he rose through the ranks in the pig sector. Now a commercial pig farmer who runs his own business, Sbu shares his experiences with African Farming’s Peter Mashala.
Conservation Agriculture Western Cape (CAWC) and the Soil Health Support Centre are once again offering a special learning opportunity for grain, fruit and mixed livestock farmers during the CAWC Jack Human Conservation Agriculture Week.
Positive encouragement from her parents, solid training and the right attitude set Lerato Senakhomo on the path to success in the farming world. Not a woman to let failure stand in her way, she takes advantage of opportunities to learn about agriculture and surrounds herself with excellent mentors. Lerato speaks to Peter Mashala about her thriving agri-business.
Agricultural Economist from the University of Pretoria, Dr. Mmatlou Kalaba discusses opportunities in agriculture with Bathabile Modutoane.
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