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How to be a profitable watermelon farmer?
Watermelon farming is profitable. Succeeding however means getting the basics right and understanding the best techniques that works for your farming operation. In this edition, Food For Mzansi journalist, Nicole Ludolph chats to watermelon farmer, Leshalagae Mojapelo, who shares the basics to get started, tips to deal with pests and his experience growing this crop…
Mechanisation: Game changer for Mzansi farmers!
Here's a question - does mechanisation have to be expensive? John Deere believes mechanisation could actually double farmers’ outputs and be a game-changer for small-scale and newly commercialising farmers across Africa. We chat to John Deere’s managing director for business in Africa and the Middle East, Jaco Beyers.
How to deal with common chicken diseases!
Time and time again, experts emphasize that irrespective of the farming operation, from commercial layers, broilers or broiler breeders, keeping chickens healthy and productive should always be a priority. Retha Engels, technical advisor at Meadow Feeds joins us now to break down some of the more common chicken diseases, treatments, and overall standard practice all farmers should know and understand from day one!
The ultimate guide to growing canola!
In Mzansi canola pods are mostly used to make canola oil or blended with other edible oils. It’s considered an excellent rotation crop and this week we share a guide to get started and tips for newly commercialised farmers to up their game. Food For Mzansi journalist, Nicole Ludolph chats to Johan Pyper, agronomist at Southern Oil.
Minister Didiza’s take on biosecurity and #Soilsista, Tsholofelo Gaechose’s found healing in farming
As a farmer protecting the health of your animals, the environment and ultimately consumers comes down to one thing, BIOSECURITY! Inadequate biosecurity measure has caused major setbacks for livestock farmers in Mzansi and a drastic turnaround is critical.
In an exclusive with Thoko Didiza, the minister of agriculture, land reform and rural development, she reassured the industry that the ministerial task team appointed in September 2021 to tackle biosecurity has identified clear weaknesses and objectives to avoid the continuous animal disease outbreaks in Mzansi.
As promised an inspiring story to warm your heart up next. Our #Soilsista, Tsholofelo Gaechose’s profound journey in agriculture is why she was selected for the Corteva Women Agripreneur 2022 programme a year long blended development programme at the Gordon Institute of Business Science Entrepreneurship Development Academy.
Tsholofelo shares more about how she was drawn to the industry, quitting her coperate job and how she found healing in farming
Four reasons farmers should consider insurance
Insurance is crucial to running an agribusiness but often the last thing on farmers lists. Theo
Potgieter, Director of Insurance at UNIGRO list the reasons farmers should consider insurance.
Very Informative Podcast !!!!
I was introduced to this podcast by a fellow farmer I know in my area. What a privilege to have access to such a fantastic podcast. My wish is that you can cover how and where small holding farmers i.e. 12ha land can hire harvesting equipment. As a Sunflower farmer myself it is the most difficult and stressful period to find farmers or companies willing to hire out this equipment due to the size of land being too small. Physical labour is just to expensive for small holding farmers with 10ha to 15ha of land during harvesting.
A podcast with heart, soul and mind
Thank you, Farmer’s Inside Track, for taking the time to celebrate black agricultural excellence in this particular way. Jacky Goliath’s inspires not only those in the agricultural sector, but everyone everywhere.