Namibia’s communal grain farmers honored for bumper harvests 2017

The Champion Communal Grain Farmers’ Awards in the Zambezi Region in Namibia have returned after an absence of two years, with champion farmers delivering bumper harvests in 2017. The Namibian Agronomic Board (NAB) crowned Alex Siseho the dry-land white maize champion farmer in the Zambezi Region for 2017, while Fred…

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Communal wool project improving lives of thousands in SA’s Eastern Cape

The National Wool Growers’ Association of South Africa is making an invaluable contribution to communal areas in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. The role the NWGA played in improving wool production in communal areas over the past 20 years was explained during the sixth congress for Eastern Cape communal farmers in…

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SA black farmers tired of waiting for support

South African smallholder farmers are unhappy about the slow pace of land reform and support to farmers and want to discuss these issues. The African Farmers’ Association of South Africa (AFASA) is the host for a conference on transformation in the agricultural sector from July 30 to August 1. The…

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Communal farmers do more with less

Through the support and motivation of the Underberg Farmers Association (UFA), black farming communities in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) have increased their yields, improved their knowledge and learnt new skills. The UFA has a mission to bridge the knowledge gap in a practical way by teaching improved methods of planting…

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