Agriculture welcomes drought relief for Cape areas

The agricultural sector has welcomed yesterday’s declaration by the National Disaster Management Centre that it would give farmers in the drought stricken areas of the Western Cape, Northern Cape and Eastern Cape much-needed relief. The National Disaster Management...

Growing SA’s new crop of female farmers

Agriculture provides significant opportunities for empowering women both personally and for society at large. About 80% of the world’s food is produced by small-scale farming, with women comprising on average 46% of this agricultural labour in sub-Saharan...

President to hand over land, title deeds to farmers

President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead the hand over by government of land and title deeds to farmers in Tafelkop, in the Groblersdal district of Limpopo, this weekend. In a statement released on Wednesday, the Presidency said the handover ceremony is the culmination of...

Minister engages farmers on evictions

Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Thoko Didiza, together with the Mpumalanga MEC of Agriculture, Rural Development, Land and Environmental Affairs, Mandla Msibi, has met with farmers and farmer organisations to discuss farm lease agreements,...

Government offers farmers support through input vouchers

Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister Thoko Didiza says as part of government’s economic stimulus package, the department will provide input vouchers to subsistence farmers to retain jobs. Didiza said this when she, along with Public Works and...
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