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Die ad hoc-komitee wat getaak is met die wysiging van artikel 25 van die Grondwet se sperdatum vir die afhandeling van hul werk was vandag, 31 Mei. Op die laaste nippertjie het die ANC verdere wysigings aan artikel 25 voorgestel.
Jeandie Leone sê die verpligtings van ondernemings onder die wet sluit in om die gebruik van persoonlike inligting te beperk, om dit te kan regverdig en om sekuriteitsmaatreëls in plek te hê om die inligting te beskerm.
Brandstofpryse het die eerste keer dié jaar teruggesak ná ‘n daling van 2 persent in internasionale ru-olie-pryse en ‘n 3 persent versterking van die Suid-Afrikaanse rand in April relatief tot die vorige maand.
The family farming organisation Saai and the employers’ organisation National Employers Association of South Africa (Neasa) on 22 April 2021 signed a partnership agreement to bridge labour issues in agriculture and to assist farmers with labour problems, as well as policy influencing.
Growers could reduce consumption of pre-emergence herbicides by more than 80% using targeted spraying rather than blanket application judging by comparative trials with John Deere’s new See & Spray Select system.
Die organisasie Business for SA sê die enigste manier om ware ekonomiese herstel in die land te bewerkstellig, is om werklike en fundamentele strukturele hervormings in te stel en die Covid-19 inentingsprogram te versnel.
Die jongste Suid-Afrikaanse BBP syfers toon goeie groei in die landbou-sektor. Die gunstige 2020-2021 La Nina weerverskynsel het ook gehelp om landbou 'n hupstoot te gee in die buurland. Dawie Maree, Hoof van Landbou Inligting en Bemarking by FNB Agri-besigheid in Suid-Afrika...
Grown-up giraffes just aren’t huggy, cuddling, demonstrative animals. So it took identity-recognition software grinding through five years of data to reveal that female social life matters to survival.
Hollard Insure, along with Farmingportal.co.za and Agri News Net, invites submissions for the Young Agri Writers Competition. This is an opportunity for aspiring young writers to be published and win prizes for their efforts.
The competition is open to any young writers under the age of 28. Learners, students, postgraduates and those already employed are encouraged to take part. Participants may not be published journalists.
Vertical farms are indoors and can be placed anywhere, making them crucial in a time where farmable land is on decline. Plenty, which is an ag-tech startup in San Francisco co-founded by Nate Storey, is reinventing and revolutionizing farms and farming.
Lions vs hyenas. The fractious and competitive relationship between lions and spotted hyenas is well-documented and has been observed across Africa wherever the two species are present in the same place.
Heavy farm machinery results in soil compaction, which can damage the root growth of crops and reduce crop yields. By using permanent lanes in the fields – known as controlled traffic farming – in the production system of organic vegetables, the yield can be increased.
There are many ag-robots for sale. Does this mean you shouldn’t buy a new tractor anymore? I don’t think so, robots are not a one-on-one replacement for tractors. Any farmer knows how to use a tractor. A new one, even when it’s a different type, doesn’t take long to get used to. That’s different with robots, even the ones that look like a tractor.
The market is growing at a faster pace with the growing importance of healthy eating and consumers are more frequently choosing nuts as a healthy snack option and incorporating them into their daily diets. In addition, organic macadamia is also gaining popularity with increasing demand coming majorly from the European countries.
Dung beetles are the cleaners of Africa! Of all the animals on earth, who wants to be a dung beetle? I guess no-one and yet without them no other animal would have survive as they are our fertilizers on earth.
This comes after the Dutch parliament last year adopted a motion that expresses opposition to expropriation without compensation. In terms of this motion, Minister Blok had to convey the Netherlands’ disapproval of this policy to the South African government.
As a result of his activism, young farmer Willem Petzer has rocketed to fame, becoming one of the loudest voices representing his community with, for instance, over 100 000 people having viewed his YouTube video on farm arson posted four days ago.
The hearts of Saai and its members across South Africa go out to the farmers in the Hertzogville area who have lost livestock, pastures, fences and other infrastructure, income of assets in the destructive fires that raged in the area between Christina, Hoopstad, Dealsville and Bultfontein.
It’s a simple question: Will we be able to feed everyone if the population of the planet rises from about 7 billion people today to 9-10 billion in 2050? If you are a student of Thomas Malthus and buy into his Essay on the Principles of Population, then you believe this type of population increase will result in famine and poverty.
Fanie Brink, Independent Agricultural Economist- Already after the creation of the earth when the population increased rapidly there were people who had needs for food and clothing that were noticed by the "entrepreneurs" of that time.
There is a desperate need for farmers to control rodents because they destroy 15% of the crops growing in African fields. The most common solution is to use poison. But this can be expensive and can kill many other species. On top of this, rodents eventually become resistant.
Most of the focus in curbing climate-warming gas emissions has focused on the most abundant, carbon dioxide, and one of the most potent, methane, with the fossil fuel industry under pressure to drastically curtail both.
Then there are localised swarms of the African migratory locust (Locusta migratoria migratorioides) in southern Africa. Two other locust species – the red locust (Nomadacris septemfasciata) and the brown locust (Locustana pardalina) – are known to have swarmed and caused agricultural damage in southern Africa.
But this year it is a hard act to follow due to several lingering, significant developments from the 2019/2020 summer crop season. Most notable of these is the persistent upsurge of summer grains and oilseed prices.
South Africa’s agricultural sector has been one of the few bright spots in the economy, posting brisk growth of more than 15% in the second quarter (Q2) of 2020 when everything else imploded under the weight of the pandemic and associated lockdowns.
While launching a report entitled “Fuelling the pandemic crisis: Factory farming and the rise of superbugs” World Animal protection has warned that Factory farming is also laying foundations for another devastating health crisis currently sitting in Covid-19’s shadow - Antimicrobial Resistance and the rise of Superbugs.
My intention is not to introduce doubt to the current favourable rainfall forecasts for the 2020/21 production season, but rather to reflect on the scars of the previous year. While most regions received late rains and proceeded well, parts of the Eastern Cape did not get sufficient rains to improve dam levels. This was muted until recently, with now increasing reports of a potential “day zero” in Port Elizabeth and surrounding areas
Across Africa, agriculture is the primary source of livelihoods and the majority of households consume at least a portion of the food they produce. All too often, however, the way food is produced, distributed and consumed in Africa is at odds with the natural capital on which both people and wildlife depend. Unsustainable agricultural practices are driving biodiversity loss and leading to increased human wildlife conflict, land conversion and the loss of critical habitats, declines in water quality and quantity, soil degradation, and increased pollution. With Africa 's population expected to grow to 2.5 billion by 2050, there will be even more growing pressure to convert more land for agricultural production, further threatening wetlands, forests, grasslands, soil health, water quality, and the resilience of the smallholder farming communities that depend on them.
International price movements in these commodities do influence trading conditions in the domestic market to an extent. For rice, wheat and soybean meal, of which SA is a net importer, global market conditions matter even more. The livestock and poultry industries, which rely heavily on maize and soybean meal for feed, often bear the brunt of global grain market aftershocks
In a nutshell, the favourable rains that the Western Cape received in the past couple of weeks, and good soil moisture in other provinces has been of immense benefit to the South African winter crops. We can now safely say – with caution, of course, as the season is still at early stages – that South Africa will not only have one of the good summer crops seasons but a brilliant agriculture season. I have discussed elsewhere the good outputs coming out of the horticulture sub-sector, and also recovery in the livestock industry, which completes the statement I have made about 2020 having been a season of abundance in South Africa’s agriculture. Wandile Sihlobo
Since the start of the agricultural evolution, the sector has been defined by research and innovation to increase productivity to meet the food demand of the world. More recently research and innovation include technology development that is adopted throughout the value chain, comprehensive and inclusive digital solutions, and very importantly ethical and safe practices – both for industry role players, consumers and the environment. In this week’s episode of Tech Terrain Tony Ndoro talks to two distinguished academics on the value of research for the sector. Matome Ramokgopa, Managing Director: Enza Zaden South Africa discusses the application of agricultural research on the African continent. You can also look forward to a discussion with Admire Mutsvario, Business Operations Analyst: John Deere Sub-Saharan Africa (JD SSA) and Hein Snyman, Territory Sales Manager: JD SSA on the 6M tractor, that is all about choice.
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Agri SA has already approached the Minister of Police for a meeting to discuss the safety of the agricultural community in an attempt to find solutions to the culture of violence experienced in farming are
As SA’s summer crop — which includes maize — is set to be one of the best on record, focus now shifts to the outlook for winter crops, specifically wheat. Alas, for wheat farmers the 2020/2021 season had a bad start because of dry weather conditions, and production forecasts looked bleak.
To zoom into the details, the downward revision of US maize production resulted in a 2% decline in the 2020/21 global maize production from June estimates to 1.16 billion tonnes. Nevertheless, this is still 4% higher than the previous season, supported by expected large production in South America, Europe and parts of Asia.
Farm profitability can be measured using earnings before interest, taxes, and amortization (EBITA), net farm income, operating profit margin ratio, rate of return on farm assets, and rate of return on farm equity.
Dwarsoor die wereld is familieboerdery deesdae deel van die algemene gesprekke in landbou en voedselsekerheid. Dit is die behoud van die wereld se familiewaardes en daarmee saam bied dit ook voedselsekuriteit aan baie mense.