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    “Mag jou ooie almal lam en mag jou lammers almal ooie wees.” Dit was die goeie wens waarmee ՚n gesoute boer my begroet het toe ek so twee dekades gelede my eerste landbouradioprogram, Landboukorrels, aangebied het. Synde ՚n stadsjapie, het ek maar so ՚n rukkie gevat om te verstaan wat die man aan my probeer […] More

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    As Africans, not all of us are lucky enough to farm close to the equator where rainwater is in abundance. The further we move away from the centre line of the earth, the bigger the risks and the tougher it becomes to plan our farming operations ahead, since rainfall can stay away for inconvenient long […] More

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    “Ek gee om vir my goed; ek het hard gewerk daarvoor,” vertel ’n suksesvolle Vrystaatse boer. Na vyf- of sesduisend uur se werk lyk sy trekkers nog of hulle nuut op die handelaar se vloer staan. Nie eers stof word in ‘n kajuit toegelaat nie en sy mense weet, jy maak nie ’n trekker of […] More

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    A number of massive agricultural acquisitions were seen over the past two years. Bayer bought Monsanto for $63 billion in a transaction completed in June this year. This was a two year long process and had to be approved by the anti-monopoly authorities of 30 countries. The value of this transaction is more than two […] More

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    Hoeveel woorde lê in 24 jaar se tydskrifte? Hoeveel masjiene het ons al op ProAgri se bladsye laat leef en werk? Met hoeveel boere en verskaffers het ons al gesels sedert die eerste ProAgri in November 1994 trots en vars van die rolpers af die landbou-omgewing gegroet het? Dit is ’n onmoontlike taak om te […] More

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    Small, frustrating steps. That is how farmers are fighting to sell their maize at a reasonable price.  Minister of Agriculture, Michael Katambo, recently imposed an administrative measure on the export of maize, but he emphasized that it is not a ban. The old argument was put forward – food security is paramount to free market […] More

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    Blinkoog, oopgesig en met ’n vriendelike “Hallo Tannie” kom groet hulle wanneer ek op die plaas aankom om ’n artikel te skryf. Die boerekinders help op die plaas en speel buite en hulle gesigte straal selfvertroue en hoop uit. Wanneer ’n nuwe masjien op die plaas aankom, is dit hulle wat die opwinding wys wat […] More

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    Agriculture in Zambia will soon experience the long, but inevitable chain effect of corruption. The disappearance of $4,3 million from the Social Cash Transfer Programme came as a shock to the entire country and the ripple effect is already in motion. While the investigation is going on, aid from the International Monetary Fund as well […] More

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    Stof is ons en tot stof sal ons terugkeer… Al gooi die stedelinge die grond toe onder teer en beton, verskans hulleself agter elektriese drade, staalheinings, glasvensters en vind hulle inkomste deur op swart plastiekboksies op nagemaakte houttafels in lugversorgde kantore te tik. Al koop hulle kos in verseëlde plastiekpakke en smul aan nagemaakte geure, […] More

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    Zambia has just lost its biggest honey export contract. Apparently a recent consignment of pure honey arriving in South Africa was contaminated with the American Foulbrood (Paenibacillus larvae) disease. This batch came from one farm, but South African authorities cancelled all import permits for pure honey from Zambia with immediate effect. The South African Bee […] More

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    ‘n Leier moet mos voorloop. Die pas aangee… So waarom wys Cyril Ramaphosa ons nie hoe hy sy eiendomme beskikbaar stel vir onteiening sonder vergoeding nie? Of dit nou ‘n wildsplasie, beesplasie of ‘n huisie by die see is, die land se “grondhonger” massas sal dit sekerlik met groot vrug kan beplak. Ons weet almal […] More

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    The maize price crisis is not resolved yet, and this is so important that it already took a lot of my advertorial space and will probably take up a lot more in editions to come. “Maize is a poor mans’ crop.” I love this quote from the Green Party’s President, Peter Sinkamba, which he repeated […] More

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