Land Bank develops new asset insurance, including options for emerging, small-scale farmers

The Land Bank insurance branch in cooperation with TWK Agri has developed a new asset insurance product tailored for the agricultural sector. It also caters to the needs of small and emerging farmers. Kobus Stapelberg, manager or corporate insurance at TWK Agri, said their research showed general comprehensive insurance which…

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Small-scale farming implements at the biggest farming show in Africa

Here are a few agricultural implements for small-scale operations exhibited at the annual Nampo Harvest Day at Bothaville in South Africa. Prices are rounded-off and include Value Added Tax. Zambian Kwacha prices were calculated from the exchange rate at the time of publishing, and exclude any transport or export costs.…

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A small 14 row disc plough selling at R62 260 (K45 000) through Southtrade. Enquiries: Southtrade, tel. +2721 981 6044.

Black farmers mustn’t pin hope on government

Forget about government and its promises – rather forge partnerships with commercial farmers. That’s the advice given to prospective black farmers from Sernick Agriculture Group’s Nick Serfontein. Serfontein was a panellist at the Nampo harvest day in South Africa’s North West Province where he discussed the Land Bank’s new financial…

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