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    The foot and mouth disease outbreak in Chisamba, in the exact area where the Agritech show was held, came as a huge shock and initially put a damper on the show. Many farmers were reluctant to attend, afraid to spread the virus from or to their farms. The livestock exhibition had to be cancelled and […] More

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    ProAgri Zambia 28

    Land reform is a hotly debated issue in Southern Africa. Even Zambia recently got onto the bandwagon with draft legislation in which significant land reform is proposed. This will change the ownership scene of land drastically. In Zambia, the attitude towards commercial farmers is normally very positive and there is a good chance that government […] More

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    Expropriation of private property without compensation might be a foreign concept for Zambian farmers. Virtually all the land in Zambia belongs to the traditional leaders or the state, which are categorised as customary or leasehold land respectively. Most of the small-scale farmers are settled on customary land, governed by the local chief, and commercial farmers […] More

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    ProAgri SA – 216

    As dit pap reën moet jy skep, is ‛n bekende Afrikaanse uitdrukking. Suid-Afrikaanse boere weet egter dit reën nooit pap nie. Ook nie vleis nie. As ons gelukkig genoeg is om reën te kry, dan is dit nog lank voor daar pap of vleis uit die reën kom. Gelukkig verstaan ons boere ook die uitdrukking […] More

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    The new season is in full swing and serious farmers are occupied by their crops, which need to be nurtured and checked regularly. Most of the maize should be above shoulder height already and the soy beans are forming canopies. The FISP-system is causing many farmers serious headaches. In the Kalomo district, farmers were let […] More

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    ProAgri 215 – Januarie 2018

    Wonderlike tegnologie en ontwikkelings maak dit moontlik om water tot op die laaste druppel doeltreffend te gebruik. Ons kan water opvang, berg, skoonmaak, ontsout, struktureer (lees meer daaroor op bl 21), selfs waterdamp uit die lug trek en laat kondenseer, maar al die slim mense in die wêreld het dit nog nie reg gekry om […] More

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    For many of us, it is time of year to leave the farm. That is if you are fortunate enough to have the time and money and reliable managers to look after your interests while you enjoy your well-deserved holiday. But as a rule, the beginning of the year is not a good time to […] More

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    ProAgri 214 – Desember 2017

    Met hael wat tot 75 cm diep lê by Heilbron, ‘n tornado deur Deneysville, brande in Bainskloof, verspoelings in die ooste, droë damme in die Wes-Kaap en sakke vol mieliepitte wat nog wag om geplant te word in die sentrale westelike dele, lyk dit of die weer nog vir baie koöperasiepraatjies, moeilike besluite en seergeknielde […] More

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