Mega trends in African agriculture – farming structure changing because of farm size

Farming is slowly but surely moving from small farms to much bigger ones. Prof Ferdi Meyer, director at the Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP), said it is one of the biggest trends on the continent, as well as in  sub-Saharan Africa. Speaking at the recent Farmers Weekly Agribusiness Africa…

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SA mega farmer: ‘All farmers must produce’

Smaller farmers should not be overlooked in food production, says South African mega farmer, Charl Senekal. He says although mega-farmers are the main producers of agricultural products and utilise the most recent technology, smaller farmers also play an important role in South African farming. Senekal is a mega sugar farmer…

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Weather app for South African small farmers

South Africa’s Agricultural Research Centre (ARC) is planning a weather service to better assist small farmers. The aim of the Rain for Africa (R4A) project is to provide useful information – at the right time – to farmers. The ARC, in collaboration with the South African Weather Service, already provides…

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