Concrete beehives empower smallholder farmers AND save bees

When industrial design student Ivan Brown from the University of Johannesburg had to choose a topic for his Master’s Degree, he was looking for ways improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers. The outcome, the Beegin project, provides a tool for smallholder and urban farmers to increase their income, as well…

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Deceiving tsetse flies with waterbuck ‘perfume’

Researchers may have found a solution to keep tsetse flies away – a perfume collar that deters the fly with the scent of the waterbuck. A team of researchers from the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), the Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources, the Centre for Development Research…

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Creep feeder from farmer patent applied everywhere

Greg Miles from Bare Acres, Stutterheim, has applied this farmer patent on his farm. This farmer patent designed by CA van Niekerk from the farm Ratelfontein near Calvinia has been adapted in various ways and has been used in various forms. Click below to watch the video. https://youtu.be/VvDw3ME47qc

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