Archive: 25/08/2016

 

Aerial crop sprayer destroys 170 hives near Tulbach

Chemical pesticides do not only destroy the targeted pest and its negative environmental effects are well known. Biopestides is a growing industry, although not yet completely viable for South Africa. Integrated Pest Management is... Read more about 'Aerial crop sprayer destroys 170 hives near Tulbach'...


Natural crop resilience to pests, diseases and environmental challenges

Farmers who are concerned with both profitability and sustainability should strive to reduce their reliance on farm chemicals, and instead enhance the natural resilience of their crops. The goal is to produce a plant... Read more about 'Natural crop resilience to pests, diseases and environmental challenges'...


Factsheets: Agrobiodiversity- the key to food security, climate adaptation and resilience

Agrobiodiversity plays a crucial role in food security and nutrition, as well as in the provision of environmental services and livelihoods. It is critical to the sustainability, resilience and adaptability of agricultural production systems. Read... Read more about 'Factsheets: Agrobiodiversity- the key to food security, climate adaptation and resilience'...


Why African rural development strategies must depend on small farms

The Institute of Poverty Land and Agrarian Sciences (PLAAS) at the University of the Western Cape did a study on the importance of resource productivity for small holder farmers to attend rising food needs.  Read... Read more about 'Why African rural development strategies must depend on small farms'...


Participate in holistic planned grazing study

Proper veld management is directly linked to the stocking rates and overall condition of livestock but is high-density grazing allowing farmers to increase stocking rates and improve veld and animal production? Or is... Read more about 'Participate in holistic planned grazing study'...