Land reform: Look closer at subdivisions, adequate farm sizes, says researcher

6 April 2021. The process of land redistribution can be made more successful if more attention is given to providing benefiting emerging farmers with farms that are of an adequate and manageable size. Read more…


Sustainability around the globe

6 April 2021. In addition to the environmental aspect, it includes social and economic considerations and implementation. Read more…


Experts point ways to better crops and farmer incomes

9 March 2021. The first One Earth Root and Soil Health Forum which took place on 1 March 2021 saw over 800 people in attendance to discuss how to unlock the potential of better soil and root health to help transform food systems. Read more…


SA agricultural employment down 8% y/y in Q4, 2020

4 March 2021. Although South Africa’s agricultural economy performed robustly in 2020, and possibly grew by between 10 and 13%, according to Agbiz and Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP) estimates, employment numbers remain disappointing. Read more…


Agriculture on positive growth trajectory, key to economic recovery

2 March 2021. In the South African National Budget Review for 2021, it was revealed that government’s recovery plan focuses on raising the economy’s long-term growth rate by supporting industries with high employment potential, such as agriculture. Read more…


Why it pays to link products to places – and how African countries can do it

24 February 2021. Around the world, people commonly associate certain foods and products with particular geographical areas. These products are known for characteristics like aroma, flavour, and the traditional knowledge systems used to make them. Legal and agricultural scholars speak of these characteristics as terroir. Read more…


Safeguarding the well-being of SA’s agricultural workers

23 February 2021. Agriculture played a major role in softening the economic blow of the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa, but the businesses throughout the entire agricultural value chain will have to take care of workers proactively to ensure that the industry takes it rightful place as an indispensable partner in the rebuilding of the country. Read more…


South African farmer organisations opposed to new minimum wage

18 February 2021. Major agriculture bodies in South Africa are concerned about the new R21,69/hour national minimum wage for farmworkers, which will come into effect on 1 March. Read more…


#BestofBiz 2020: Agriculture

15 December 2020. We’ve compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2020 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity’s Agriculture, Horticulture & Forestry site over the past year below. Read more…