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Capewine showcase raising the bar on sustainability in Mzansi's wine industry
Despite the latest restrictions on travel and tourism, the South African wine industry is expecting a boost to recover from the serious setbacks of covid-19 pandemic.
We’re connecting with Wines of South Africa CEO, Siobhan Thompson to tell more about their work promoting the export of all South African wines in key international markets.
How to start a sunflower farm in Mzansi!
Sunflower farming is South Africa’s third largest grain crop, according to Grain SA. This week on Farmer’s Inside Track Free State sunflower farmer Happy Letsitsa, gives us some insider tips into growing the crop!
At its 190th-anniversary celebrations, Agri-Expo honoured, Joyene Isaacs, for her contribution to agriculture during her term as head of department at the Western Cape Department of Agriculture. She says the award and recognition is to all women and people of colour in Mzansi’s agri sector.
Controlling biological pests and diseases effectively can be difficult. In our Farms, Food and Future segment powered by Andermatt Madumbi Sias Leipoldt, platform lead for business development commercial agriculture at Andermatt Madambi, says that a holistic approach to pest control is your best bet.
From cordials and preserves to hand sanitiser and household cleaning products...This week’s “Agripreneur 101” features, Patricia Manicom who took a chance drive through, Robertson in the Western Cape and found the perfect farm on which to start a retirement business.
On the top of our book pile, is “The Resilient Farmer” by Doug Avery. And, our farmer tip of the week comes from Western Cape poultry farmer, Jo-Andra Cloete Gregory.
New farmers strengthens Mzansi’s barley production
Farmers and especially new farmers face numerous challenges, however with the right partners, mentors and investment, growth is inevitable.
Through its agricultural development programme, launched five years ago the South African Breweries has been able to develop and capacitate over 920 new farmers and increased local barley production by 63% as compared to 2016 output levels within the sector.
Zoleka Lisa, the Vice President of Corporate Affairs at South African Breweries joins us to talk about how this programme has changed the game for new farmers in Mzansi.
As promised in our previous episode we now chat to Audrey September a third-generation agri worker from Uitkyk farm in the Bergrivier region, who was announced as the 2021Western Cape Prestige Agri Awards winner.
Here's how to get a gun license in South Africa
Gun licensing in South Africa is under scrutiny again after the introduction of the recent Firearms Control Amendment bill. This week on Farmer’s Inside Track gun expert, Mark Mulder, outlines, the current firearm application process for Mzansi farmers.
We share highlights from Food For Mzansi’s Pan-African Summit on Youth in Sustainable Agriculture where minister Thoko Didiza called on young people of Africa, to engage and grow a vibrant agricultural sector – for the sake of sustainable food security on our continent.
We’re also joined by Western Cape minister of agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer who recognised the more two-hundred-thousand agri workers contributing to food production in the province – saluting, third-generation agri worker, Audrey September who was announced as the 2021 Western Cape Prestige Agri Awards winner.
Sibonginkosi Msipha, joins our “Agripreneur 101” segment. Her chocolate chip cookies had clients at Amazing Spaces running back for more and now she proudly markets her own cookie range, called https://mamabongi.co.za/ (Mama Bongi).
On the top of our book pile, is “The lie of 1652” by Patric Tariq Mellet. And, our farmer tip of the week comes from beekeeper and founder of Eden Roots Metsana Kojane.
SA FMD outbreak update, plus tips of plant health & vitality
In June 2021, the department of agriculture, land reform and rural development declared a https://nahf.co.za/update-report-foot-and-mouth-disease-outbreak-kzn-mtubatuba-05-november-2021/ (disease management area (DMA)) in KwaZulu-Natal to mitigate a foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak. In our Farmer's Inside Track weekend edition, Dewald Olivier, chief executive officer of the South African Feedlot Association, unpacks this.
Plus, business innovation lead at Andermatt Madumbi, Dr Brendon Neumann talks all things plant health and vitality.
Marketing your grain crop, the why and the how!
Wheat harvesting is off to a good start in Mzansi and this week, on Farmer’s Inside Track, we share a few insider tricks and tips when it comes to marketing your grain crop – the why and the how!
Southern Cape farmers are being chastised for the illegal use of water including the diversion of rivers, which the Department of Water Affairs and Sanitation has described as unacceptable. Agricultural legal expert Katlego Ngwane, also known as the legal boeremeisie shares a few handy tips for up-and-coming farmers.
We’re back with Farms, Food and Future powered by Andermatt Madumbi. Our focus: Biorational crop solutions and this week we’re focusing on plant health and vitality with business innovation lead at Andermatt Madumbi, Dr Brendon Neumann.
Minister Thoko Didiza has vowed to support 13 black owned wine brands currently trading from the new trading hub for black wine brand owners. She described the new facility as a breakthrough moment in Mzansi’s wine industry.
Vhongani Shumba, joins our “Agripreneur 101” segment. Her compounded butter brand called Mybutter is a testament to her love of gourmet cooking.
On the top of our book pile, is The Science of Animal Agriculture, by Ray V Herren. And, our farmer tip of the week comes from David Fincham director of David Fincham Aquaculture in Gauteng.
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