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ZNFU welcomes Republican President’s decision to declare drought a national ...

THE Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) welcomes the declaration of drought as a national disaster by the Republican President Mr. Hakainde Hichilema and the measures that will be taken to ...

1 Mar 2024 · 4 min read

Kynoch is a fertiliser fundi! | KynoFulvate Yellow

Hentie Cilliers is a Kynoch agronomist. He tells us more about KynoFulvate Yellow. This is a brown-yellow liquid product. It contains 10% fulvic acid. The small carbo-chains that it ...

1 Mar 2024 · < 1 min read

Zamhatch providing happy and healthy chicks since 2015

In a world where the demand for nutritious, sustainable protein in form of chicken has risen, one name stands out: Zamhatch. As one of the leaders in broiler chick production, Zamhatch ...

29 Feb 2024 · 4 min read

From cows to kittens, here’s how to curb the spread of zoonotic diseases

Humans and animals share a special and close bond, especially when it comes to our beloved pets and our livestock. But think twice before giving your parakeet an affectionate peck on the ...

29 Feb 2024 · 6 min read

For Tradestuff it’s all about service, service service! | AGCO

"There are three words that matter in my business and they are service, service, service". So says managing director of Tradestuff, Rudi Barnard. On this evening Tradestuff celebrated ...

28 Feb 2024 · 2 min read

Business

A billion-dollar bet for Zimbabwe’s green exports

Last year Zimbabwe emerged as a major player in the global production of horticulture produce, despite faltering in other agriculture sectors. For years Zimbabwe has staked its ...

20 Feb 2024 · 4 min read

Budget Review 2024: Navigating uncertainty in challenging times

Minister of Finance Enoch Godongwana will deliver the 2024 Budget Review to Parliament next week as the South African economy faces a gloomy economic outlook. The economy is still ...

16 Feb 2024 · 4 min read

Small-town investment in Heidelberg drives high-tech efficiencies at South Africa’...

Eskort, South Africa’s leading pork manufacturer, has expanded its Gauteng production capacity by 50% with a factory extension officially launched in mid-February. The 10,000m² ...

16 Feb 2024 · 3 min read

Agriculture funding in Africa is ripe for innovation

by Roux Wildenboer, Sector Head: Agriculture at Absa CIB and Simon Kinuthia, Head: Agribusiness at Absa Bank Kenya    How does the bank which funds the largest number of agriculture ...

6 Feb 2024 · 5 min read

Go solar in Zambia with VenYou Zambia

CIDRZ Limited, trading as VenYou Zambia, was founded in 2017 and has experienced significant growth and continues to do so at a rapid pace. VenYou Zambia operates four business lines: solar ...

19 Dec 2023 · 2 min read

Livestock

Zamhatch providing happy and healthy chicks since 2015

In a world where the demand for nutritious, sustainable protein in form of chicken has risen, one name stands out: Zamhatch. As one of the leaders in broiler chick production, Zamhatch ...

29 Feb 2024 · 4 min read

From cows to kittens, here’s how to curb the spread of zoonotic diseases

Humans and animals share a special and close bond, especially when it comes to our beloved pets and our livestock. But think twice before giving your parakeet an affectionate peck on the ...

29 Feb 2024 · 6 min read

What is cool about freeze-branding? Dry Ice International has the answer

Every farmer cares for his cattle. One sign of care would be to switch to freeze-branding. Caring is only one of the reasons why so many stud breeders and commercial producers prefer this ...

28 Feb 2024 · 4 min read

Raise healthy pigs: How to take care of piglets and weaners

A healthy pig starts with a healthy sow and the most critical period in the life of a pig is from birth to weaning. Once a piglet is born, it has basic needs that need to be ...

14 Feb 2024 · 4 min read

Zimbabwe cattle auctions slow down, but the numbers need to grow

Cattle auctions have historically been big business in Zimbabwe's low rainfall southwest, where cattle ranching formed a large part of the country's agri-economy. Commercial farmers who ...

13 Feb 2024 · 4 min read

Innovation

Get the best ROI by protecting crops with agricultural net

A successful farm is not just a piece of land where crops are grown and animals are reared. A successful farm is a business that needs to consider input costs to profitably grow a product ...

28 Feb 2024 · 5 min read

Thermal imaging, the saviour you need on your farm

Thermal imaging is not only for spies in action movies anymore. These days owning a thermal imaging device can save your life and possessions. Ultranexus are leaders in the field of ...

27 Feb 2024 · 5 min read

Every braai is a breeze with the Braai Butler | Blue Swallow Catering

Blue Swallow has recently launched a product called the Braai Butler. This little, adjustable braai grid is small enough to wedge in anywhere when traveling but can still hold a kilogram of ...

23 Feb 2024 · < 1 min read

Durable and elegant – Blue Swallow Catering brings unbreakable tableware solutions

Samantha Nothnagel, branch manager at Blue Swallow Catering in Centurion, tells us more about Blue Swallow Catering and what they have to offer. This company produces dinner plates, ...

23 Feb 2024 · < 1 min read

Overcoming Agricultural Education Obstacles: Empowering Farmers to study on the Farm

For the past two decades, Agri Skills Transfer has stood as a beacon of excellence in agricultural training and skills development. With our practical approach to teaching, we have ...

22 Feb 2024 · 3 min read

Mechanisation

For Tradestuff it’s all about service, service service! | AGCO

"There are three words that matter in my business and they are service, service, service". So says managing director of Tradestuff, Rudi Barnard. On this evening Tradestuff celebrated ...

28 Feb 2024 · 2 min read

N & M Boerdery: “Valtrac is the best I’ve ever had!”

N & M Boerdery was started by spouses Nico and Mariana Hendriks. They farm in the Ellisras area. Not only do they plant potatoes and onions, but also have a cattle branch. In 2014, ...

28 Feb 2024 · < 1 min read

New Holland makes big waves with new T7 tractor series

Jaco du Preez, marketing manager of New Holland for Southern Africa, tells us more about the new T-7 tractor series from New Holland. The T7.260 is the largest tractor in the range. Two ...

28 Feb 2024 · < 1 min read

The new Jooste HDPE Float Valve

Jooste Cylinder & Pump Co. (PTY) Ltd was established by Christie Jooste in 1967. He manufactured the first Stainless Steel Windmill Borehole Cylinder in 1989 and won the “Cullinan ...

27 Feb 2024 · 2 min read

Mahindra’s special Karoo Pik Up range is as unique to SA as the Karoo

Intentional adventure. This is the goal behind Mahindra Pik Up Karoo's special range which has been designed and manufactured on South African soil. Why? Because Mahindra knows what their ...

26 Feb 2024 · 3 min read

Crops

Kynoch is a fertiliser fundi! | KynoFulvate Yellow

Hentie Cilliers is a Kynoch agronomist. He tells us more about KynoFulvate Yellow. This is a brown-yellow liquid product. It contains 10% fulvic acid. The small carbo-chains that it ...

1 Mar 2024 · < 1 min read

KynoHumate Black: The secret to your soil’s success | Kynoch

Hentie Cilliers is a Kynoch agronomist who tells us more about the KynoHumate Black. Organic matter releases humic acids when it decomposes which are beneficial to your plants and soil. ...

26 Feb 2024 · < 1 min read

Growing agriculture in Botswana, apple by apple

If Ipeleng Ramatlhakwane from Malolwane, east of Gaborone in Botswana, gets her way, the whole strip of land running just a kilometre away from the banks of the Madikwe/Marico River on the ...

21 Feb 2024 · 7 min read

Farming for pleasure and profit: The road to success is paved with Kynoch’s advice...

Smallholder farmers tend to farm in areas that have vast potential, yet the challenges facing these farmers are countless. To turn passion into productivity requires effective solutions, ...

21 Feb 2024 · 6 min read

Corteva Agriscience Crop Protection – Keep Growing

Our Crop Protection Solutions are at the Heart of Agriculture Crop protection products from Corteva Agriscience™ give you the power to fight insects, diseases weeds. Find the right ...

21 Feb 2024 · 4 min read

People

Overcoming Agricultural Education Obstacles: Empowering Farmers to study on the Farm

For the past two decades, Agri Skills Transfer has stood as a beacon of excellence in agricultural training and skills development. With our practical approach to teaching, we have ...

22 Feb 2024 · 3 min read

African smallholders struggle despite increased international support.

While African countries have received generous support from international agencies and philanthropists to boost agriculture production, critics note that this has not been enough to deal ...

14 Dec 2023 · 5 min read

Merry Christmas and Many Thanks from Gallagher Animal Management

From the Gallagher family, thank you for a wonderful year. It was an absolute privilege working with each and every one of our special clients. We wish you a lovely and safe holiday ...

1 Dec 2023 · < 1 min read

Tapeworm is spreading, endangering people

Echinococcus granulosus is a type of tapeworm which is a harmful parasite. It’s a zoonotic disease, which means it spreads from animals to people, with a life cycle involving humans, ...

28 Nov 2023 · 8 min read

Southern Africa small-scale farming success featuring individual success story

Incubation eliminates entry barriers for small-scale farmers: Access to loan financing is a game changer. Access to loan financing and the lack of skills to manage cash flow in small ...

28 Nov 2023 · 7 min read

News & Events

ZNFU welcomes Republican President’s decision to declare drought a national ...

THE Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) welcomes the declaration of drought as a national disaster by the Republican President Mr. Hakainde Hichilema and the measures that will be taken to ...

1 Mar 2024 · 4 min read

Xylem: Make water the champion in 2024

We already have solutions to water problems—it's time we started using more of them. It would be incorrect to say the world does not care about water. It's our most precious resource: ...

27 Feb 2024 · 3 min read

HUNTEX2024: The hunt starts here!

Can you feel the vibe? HuntEx, the annual kick-off to the long-awaited hunting season, is around the corner. Preparations started in May 2023 to ensure that hunters, shooters and outdoor ...

27 Feb 2024 · 5 min read

What an excellent trip for Jupidex at Kverneland in Germany

Jupidex kicked off their tour in Germany with a visit to the Kverneland factory in Soest. As the sole distributor for Kverneland products in Africa, this experience was a great ...

23 Feb 2024 · < 1 min read

Zimbabwe’s agri-loans headache

As the planting season approached last year, Zimbabwe's Agriculture Ministry declared that there were limitless loans available for farmers to upscale their food production. Outlining ...

20 Feb 2024 · 5 min read
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