Small-scale farmers need information, skills

Small-scale farmers must create platforms where they can inform government about their problems. This according to Dr Brylyne Chitsunge, a successful small-scale farmer from Gauteng. At a dairy day Dr. Faffa Malan, manager at the Ruminant Veterinary Association of South Africa, referred to her as a problem-solver. During the annual…

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Informal markets keeping economy afloat

The South African economy is actually growing between 3% and 4% - in contrast to the current figure of 2% - because the informal market is vastly underestimated, says Ernst Janovsky, agricultural economist. Janovsky, who addressed delegates at the AGM of the South African Grain Information Service (Sagis) about the…

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Wool road show highlights importance of sharing information

The recent communal NGWA road show in the Eastern Cape provided valuable information for farmers to enhance their wool farming practices, said the newly elected chairperson of the Communal Wool Growers Association, Lawrence Maduna. The National Wool Growers Association, in partnership with several role players in the wool industry, went…

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Farmers taking notes during the road show.

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