November 4, 2018
Pakhouse-El Niño

Predicting the El Niño effect

Admittedly, it is too early to tell how most Southern African countries will cope with the expected weak El Niño in the summer season. Typically, an El Niño weather phenomenon would lead to drier weather conditions […]
November 1, 2018

R46m for North West smallholder farmers

The North West Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development MEC, Mannketsi Tlhape, recently announced that 812 smallholder farmers would be supported with crop production inputs to cultivate 14,000ha to be planted during the 2018/19 planting […]
October 29, 2018

Drought conditions still pervasive in Eastern Cape, despite rain

Farmers in parts of South Africa’s second largest province, the Eastern Cape, were still suffering under hot, dry conditions and water restrictions, while others had received improved rainfall. Doug Stern, Agri Eastern Cape (Agri EC) president, […]
October 26, 2018

South Africa’s Table Grape Industry experiences growth this 2018-2019 season

The South African Table Grape Industry (SATI) has forecast volumes for the 2018-19 season of between 63.2 and 70.1 million 4.5 kg-equivalent cartons. The current record stands 67 million cartons produced in the 2016-17 season. Last season saw […]