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Drought puts maize harvest in peril

Small crop likely to push food prices higher because maize prices underpin food prices locally

Climate change hampering world food production, say scientists

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12 day(s) ago

Acceleration of climate change and its impact on agricultural production means profound societal changes will be needed to feed the world’s growing population

Rooibos revolution for Cape wine

Workers load Rooibos onto a tractor. Audacia Wines in Stellenbosch has found a way to  use indigenous Rooibos wood to produce a preservative-free wine.  Picture: REUTERS//MIKE HUTCHINGS
2 day(s) ago

Western Cape winery patents indigenous Rooibos wood to replace traditional methods of preserving wine

Foreign agricultural land ownership clarified

Gugile Nkwinti. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 day(s) ago

Long-term leaseholds which will be available to foreigners for agricultural land will be for a minimum of 30 years

Land Holdings Bill to be submitted to Parliament this year

Gugile Nkwinti. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
4 day(s) ago

Minister says long-term leaseholds that will be available to foreigners for agricultural land will be for minimum of 30 years and that land bill be in Parliament soon


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