August 10, 2018

Agriculture commodity price on exports drop significantly

According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation’s (FAO) latest food price index, global agricultural food commodity prices fell sharply in July, as all the major traded items experienced notable declines led by dairy and sugar. The […]
August 7, 2018

How Free State maize farmer survived the drought

Sabrina Dean visited maize farmer AC van Wyk on his farm in the Free State, to gain some insight into how an award-winning farmer tackles a difficult planting season. Maize producer AC van Wyk does his […]
May 8, 2018

Better governance can enhance an inclusive and just food system in South Africa

Food security and food safety do not feature strongly in the laws, policies, and programmes of most municipalities in South Africa.Where it does, it is mostly concentrated on food production, rather than facilitating access to safe food.
May 7, 2018

Free State soil acidity levels worryingly high

Speaking to Farmer’s Weekly, Dr Pieter Haumann, CEO of FERTASA, said that all soils were prone to acidification if cultivated and fertilised. Deep water table soils and relatively sandy soils in the central to western region of the Free […]