Households ‘can fight their own food insecurity’

Households should bear in mind that the right to access to food does not mean relying only on government provisions, argues Pamela Matyolo, agricultural economist at the National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMAC) under the Markets and Economics Research Centre...

Transformation can futureproof agriculture

A wider representation of blacks (particularly women and young people) in commercial farming linked with the right production conditions and incentives has the potential to directly impact on agricultural productivity and household food security, argues Hamlet...

Covid-19: Agri will show its worth in third wave

The second wave of Covid-19 infections appears to be moderating across South Africa, bringing hope for the start of economic recovery. But let’s not get our hopes up too soon, warns Lucius Phaleng, agricultural economist at the National Agricultural Marketing...

Didiza: ‘Maluti PALS will stimulate rural economy’

The birth of Maluti Farming PALS, a brand-new land reform initiative in the Free State, will stimulate the rural economy and ensure equitable access to land for economic development and agrarian transformation, says the minister of agriculture, land reform and rural...