Argiewe

The Loss of Topsoil in Agriculture

Humanity needs to double food production by the 2060s – but the basic resources to do it are become scarce, heightening the risk of famines, wars and mass migration.

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skaapboerdery

Dieregesondheid: Miltsiekte ent nóú

Miltsiekte word deur die bakterium, Bacillus anthracis, veroorsaak, vandaar die Engelse naam van die siekte, anthrax. Bacillus anthracis is ’n spoorvormende organisme wat lang tye in die grond kan oorleef.

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Government to develop more black commercial farmers

Government is set to fast-track the transformation of the agriculture sector by increasing the number of black commercial farmers. This will ensure ownership and control of the agricultural value chain by previously disadvantaged groups.

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State of SA’s agriculture sector

South Africa has a well-developed agricultural sector, which will stand the country in good stead in the face of continuing uncertainty both economically and in terms of the weather.

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When towns run dry

The municipality has repeatedly appealed to the national Department of Water and Sanitation for interventions at Calvinia and Loeriesfontein, but no definite plans are on the table.

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Invest in agriculture, Africa urged

African governments should invest in agriculture, giving particular attention to the small scale farmers on whom the sector and the continent’s economic transformation are premised.

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Hofsaak oor hernuwing van vuurwapenlisensies begin

Die Suid-Afrikaanse Jagters- en Wildbewaringsvereniging het ‘n hofsaak ingedien teen die minister van polisie oor die vernuwing van vuurwapens. Die SA Jagters bevraagteken die hantering van die vernuwing van vuurwapenlisensies, met die hofsaak wat in die Noord-Gautengse hooggeregshof sal plaasvind, volgens AgriOrbit.

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Goodhouse residents fear dam will wipe them out

While a proposed dam on the lower Orange River, near Vioolsdrif, would bring relief to farmers and towns in this drought stricken area, people are still wary of this project. The community of Goodhouse in particular says it will change their way of life forever, according to SABC News.

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Redwater outbreak: What to do?

Numerous reports have been received of cattle dying due to Asiatic redwater, according to the monthly report on livestock disease trends as informally reported by veterinarians belonging to the Ruminant Veterinary Association of South Africa (RuVASA).

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Veesiektes: Vrotpootjie

Vrotpootjie is hoogs aansteeklik en enige wonde soos bosluis bytplekke, beserings of stukkende plekkies, is moontlike plekke waar kieme die kloue kan binnedring.

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How urbanisation can benefit farmers

With rapid urbanisation dramatically shifting demographics across the developing world in recent years, this year’s report focuses on how urbanisation is changing food systems, health, and development.

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Trekkerverkope in Februarie is 8% minder

Die huidige vlakke van verkope dui op ’n groot mate van omsigtigheid in die mark. Die huidige marksituasie is van so ’n aard dat boere besluite oor aankope vir ’n rukkie kan uitstel.

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agriculture

Excellent raisin harvest expected

Two-week delay for those awaiting South African raisins, primarily the European Union, North and South America, North Africa, the Middle East and the Far East.

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Wildbedryf gaan gereguleer word

Nuwe regulasies sal die verwerking van wildsvleis soos volstruis, bosvark en sebra dieselfde inspeksies as rooivleis soos bees en skaap moet ondergaan.

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Pecan farming advice from New Mexico

The pecan industry in South Africa is still very young and in a developing phase, therefore visiting farmers had many questions to ask the US producers with their long history in the New Mexico pecan industry.

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Africa needs to adapt to changing climate

The South African Weather Services suggested that an El Niño weather pattern, which is typically associated with hot and dry weather conditions, may potentially return around August 2017.

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