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10 March

Whether you’re planning to start tilapia fish farming on a modest, small scale or at a commercial scale, you will need help. The aquaculture industry is both capital and skills intensive. It is a farming activity that requires day-and-night attention, so you’ll need as much help as you can get before even thinking of jumping in to get your hands dirty, or in this case, wet. As a practicing fish farmer with more than 30 years’ practical experience, David Fincham, founder of the Gauteng-based David Fincham Aquaculture, believes the small-scale farmer is vital to the food security of any economy. He offers ten tips to get aspiring fish farmers off the ground and in the water.

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08 January

Datamars Livestock Africa: Enhancing Animal Production With RFID Technology Datamars Livestock Africa (previously RFID Experts) is the leading Systems Integration Solution Provider in Africa. We specialise in – but are not limited to – the agricultural market. In this field, Datamars Livestock provides system based solutions to reduce the cost of labour and increase efficiency […]

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28 December

Sudan: African Development Bank Group commits nearly $74 million to boost wheat production Picture: Daf’Allah Mohamed Ahmed is one of more than 1,400 farmers and stakeholders taking part in the TAAT program, set to expand under the African Emergency Food Production Facility program for Sudan approved by the African Development Bank Board.” The Board of […]

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13 December

Centre Pivot Irrigation Ideal In Water Scarce Environment  In a water scarce farming environment like often the reality in South Africa and many other parts of the African continent, water management for farmers is one of the most important aspects of their farming operations. Although certain parts of the continent traditionally receive abundant seasonal rainfall, […]

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04 July

European Investment Bank to Support Increased Rice Production in Liberia The EIB’s first support for agricultural investment in Liberia is expected to cover the entire value chain including rice production, storage and distribution. The European Investment Bank is planning to support large-scale investment to increase rice production and enhance food security in Liberia. The EIB’s […]

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16 March

Every year the Lowveld gold kiwi crop gains in mass Malcolm Deacon – Gold Tree Farms   The gold kiwi harvest at Gold Tree Farms ended in the last week of February 2022 in White River, Mpumalanga, with two containers that were shipped to France beginning of March, says Malcolm Deacon, managing director of Gold […]

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12 November

Fabrinox Supports Local Agricultural Innovation Agriculture is one of the oldest human undertakings and has come a long way since stone tools and ox-powered machinery. Automation is the name of the game on the modern farm – and is on the increase – allowing farmers and agri-processors to standardize operations and utilize costly manpower in […]

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11 November

Young Farmer of the Year uses Farm Costing Solutions to Manage Labour Expenses   Alexander Gibson of Doornkraal Agri Alexander Gibson of Doornkraal Agri – an apple and pear grower in the Witzenberg Valley – was named Agri Western Cape and Santam Agriculture’s Young Farmer of the Year in May. The judges commended Gibson’s strong […]

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10 November

Farming of Biofortified Crops Empowers Young Female Farmers in Uganda by Angella Atero | HarvestPlus Uganda   Ruth Tugabirwe is one of fifteen young women farmers from the Rwemirokora village in Uganda who received training from HarvestPlus in early 2020. This training focused on methods of farming biofortified crops such as vitamin A-biofortified orange sweet […]

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08 November

AJ Power recently completed the commissioning of an AJ110 synchronising generating set to work in tandem with a hybrid PV/Battery system in rural Tanzania.   How the village was electrified:                                    Diagram explaining how the village was electrified   […]

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