Archive: 08/01/2019

 

High density grazing can improve sustainability of livestock farming

An article by Bizcommunity investigates on improving rangelands through high density grazing. Managed correctly, the system improves the soil structure, increases water retention capacity, creates a more favourable environment for microbes, and eventually improves the grazing... Read more about 'High density grazing can improve sustainability of livestock farming '...


Case study: Adaptation key to vegetable farmer’s sustainable growth

Farmer's Weekly looks at Viking Farm's 20 year journey and lessons learnt from vegetable production in Valhalla, Eastern Cape. This includes converting a portion of the farm to hydroponic production,as well as, staying... Read more about 'Case study: Adaptation key to vegetable farmer’s sustainable growth'...


Climate change impacts on Southern African agriculture

Farmer's Weekly report that the average temperature increase in Southern Africa due to climate change is taking place at twice the global rate. The resulting lower rainfall figures and increase in the number... Read more about 'Climate change impacts on Southern African agriculture'...


Biological farming case study: ZZ2

An article by Netwerk24, describes fruit and vegetable giant ZZ2's journey to farming biologically. The article highlights that there are no shortcuts, but with patience, spectacular results are possible. It further investigates the value... Read more about 'Biological farming case study: ZZ2'...