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Farming for the future

Farming for the future New technology will play an important role in enhancing agricultural productivity and sustainability. By Clive Roberts According to a new report by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation  (FAO), Tracking progress on food and agriculture-related SDG indicators 2023 ,15 years since the establishment of the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, agriculture-related […]

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South Africa’s maize surplus could fill Zimbabwe’s import gaps

South Africa’s maize surplus could fill Zimbabwe’s import gaps From a maize supply perspective, South Africa is in a relatively strong position. According to recent estimates by the Crop Estimates Committee, the country’s 2022/23 commercial maize production could reach 16,1 million tonnes, up 5% year-on-year and the third largest on record. By Wandile Sihlobo Given

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Pandamatenga: Tillage or no-tillage?

Pandamatenga: Tillage or no-tillage? The soils in the Pandamatenga farming region in Botswana needs intensive management to continue producing satisfactory yields.   By Leon Louw founder and editor of WhyAfrica The Pandamatenga farming area in northern Botswana was established in 1984 when the government allocated an initial 25,000 hectares of virgin bush to commercial farmers. The

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Glaring challenges for SA farmers despite bumper season

Glaring challenges for SA farmers despite bumper season There was a big focus was on technology on the first day of the Nampo agricultural show in Bothaville in the Free State Province of South Africa  last week. As input costs soar, farmers are aiming to maximise efficiencies through investing in innovative technology and more effective

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