Improve agricultural training in SA

Agriculture is no longer a popular career choice, and a ministerial committee should be appointed to discuss urgent problems. This was one of the recommendations from a panel of the Academy of Science of South Africa (Assaf) in the report “Revitalising Agricultural Education and Training in South Africa.” Several panel…

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New training academy to improve agriculture production in Zimbabwe

A new training academy which recently opened in Zimbabwe will provide the opportunity for local farmers to embrace mechanization in on-field experiences.  The Case IH Training Academy is on the BlueSky Farms and will be run in partnership with Case IH, its Zimbabwean distributor Agricon and BlueSky Farms. The Academy,…

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As pork gains traction, Elder Phiri consults a growing number of pig farmers

One experienced pig farmer unlocks the potential of aspirant pig farmers, and farm workers, by using the pig farms of his clients as his classroom. He takes his teaching to where it makes a real difference to people and pigs. Elder Phiri (50) of Chilanga, Lusaka, spent 30 years working…

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Zimbabwean thrives as top farm manager in South Africa

Alexious Shoko was a trained agricultural advice official in Zimbabwe before coming to South Africa to seek a better opportunity – and that he did on a fruit farm in the Western Cape. In January 2016, he was crowned the Western Cape’s Agricultural Worker of the Year. Alexious describes the…

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Zimbabwean thrives as top farm manager in South Africa
Alexious, with his wife, Tabita, and Tinevimbo (7), one of their sons.

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