Climate smart crops: A necessity for future food and nutrition security

19 September 2017 – Climate change is taking a severe toll on farmers, as they watch their livelihoods disappear with the onslaught of floods, droughts and rising sea levels and temperatures. With agriculture currently employing over 1.3 billion people throughout the world, or close to 40 percent of the global workforce, it is imperative that […]


2017 South Africa Special Report on Cape wine

19 September 2017 – Award-winning British journalist and Master of Wine Tim Atkin has released his 2017 South Africa Special Report and notes that the Cape is making the best wines in its 358-year history and that its industry is “dynamic, exciting and still evolving.” Read more…






New cultivars & production methods for guava industry

15 September 2017 – The Western Cape Department of Agriculture is funding research to stimulate and sustain the growth and development of minor crops in the province, a move that promises to transform the guava industry in the region. Read more…


Beef Cattle Information Day at Agri-Expo Livestock

14 September 2017 – Beef cattle farmers and other interested parties can once again learn from the experts at the annual Beef Cattle Information Day on Friday 13 October 2017 during Agri-Expo Livestock at Sandringham outside Stellenbosch. This year’s program once again includes speakers from across the country, such as Dr Gillian Declercq (State Veterinarian at […]