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  • Fallacy to say the youth shuns farming
    Embracing diversity in agricultural policy-making is critical, writes Wandile Sihlobo

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  • Land reform farms fail to produce
    The poor performance of South Africa’s R60bn land reform project has multiple shoots growing out of insecure tenure, writes Ghalieb Dawood

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  • BEE Matters: Plan ahead to avoid being blind-sided in unpredictable realm of sector charters
    The construction industry's trauma is a cautionary tale on the importance of being prepared for whenever sector charters kick in, writes Gideon Gerber

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  • Theft ravages fruit and vegetable farms in Western Cape
    Agri Western Cape CEO warns rampant theft of produce has made it impossible to continue farming sustainably in some areas

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  • Top scientists toil in SA's citrus orchards
    It is owing to innovative research that the SA citrus industry can continue to benchmark itself against the best in the world, writes Liezl van der Linde

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  • State can make agricultural sector flourish
    A NEW report on the outlook for SA’s agriculture sector is surprisingly upbeat on its prospects, predicting that "food security" crops such as maize will stage a recovery from the drought, and points to opportunities for exportoriented crops such as fruit.

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  • Fruit growers nurture ties with Italy
    Fruit SA enters an accord to promote mutual trade and investment in Italy's booming fresh fruit sector

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  • Clarity needing to attract future farmers
    Young people are willing to enter agriculture but there is still no clarity on support measures, mentorship and access to markets, writes Wandile Sihlobo

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  • Citrus growers expect easier UK access
    African citrus growers cheer the prospect of a more lenient Britain after years of perishing EU import requirements

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  • Agriculture presents most employment opportunities
    The Land Bank should ideally expand its scope of practice to support start­up farmers, writes Christo van der Rheede

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  • Emerging citrus growers get boost
    Growers Development Company will help emerging citrus growers enter an export market hit by black spot setbacks

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  • Smaller oranges harder to sell, say concerned SA citrus growers
    SA has applied to the US Department of Agriculture to allow the sale of citrus products from all regions, not just the Northern Cape and Western Cape

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  • Drought Relief: R1bn for drought relief amid fears of rising food prices
    Pravin Gordhan also allocates R2.8bn to food security initiative Fetsa Tlala to plough into agricultural land use

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  • US opens up for more of SA's goods
    Agoa thaw leads to discussion on access for more farm produce to enter US market duty-free under trade accord

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  • SA's food price inflation not only about the drought
    Rand's demise a big factor in South Africa's food price woes this year, writes Hilary Joffe