Black farmers plead: ‘Stop calling us emerging farmers’

Farmer and farming development leader Sinelizwi Fakade says black farmers have had enough of being treated like the forgotten child of South African agriculture. They have a wealth of potential that deserves to be recognised and invested in by government and the rest...

Didiza: ‘Break barriers and see each other as human beings’

Instead of taking up arms the agricultural sector should sit down and resolve its problems, urged Thoko Didiza, the minister of agriculture, land reform and rural development. In an interview with Food For Mzansi shortly after a memorial service this week for the late...

Farmers, follow these steps to get access to 896 state farms

While Mzansi’s agricultural community celebrate the announcement of nearly 700 000 hectares of state land being made available for agricultural purposes, some leaders have raised red flags. This follows an announcement earlier today by the minister of agriculture,...

Women leadership in agriculture

On women month day, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that 40% of all department’s procurement should be reserved for women. “We have made gains in advancing women’s rights, in broadening women’s access to education, in the provision of health care and social...