Pioneers in school aquaponics still thriving

An aquaponics system at a school in the Gauteng township of Orange farm was not only the first in the country, but it has managed to support the learners and their community for ten years now. With one fish tank and two grow beds to provide healthy fresh vegetables...

GP farmers invited to showcase urban farming initiatives

With a new focus on urban farming, the organisers of the popular Agri Gauteng Expo have confirmed that the event will now be held in a virtual format in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The annual agricultural trade show has become a lifeline for young farmers and...

How to start fish farming in just 10 easy steps

Whether you’re planning to start tilapia fish farming on a modest, small scale or at a commercial scale, you will need help. The aquaculture industry is both capital and skills intensive. It is a farming activity that requires day-and-night attention, so you’ll need...

Vouchers bring great relief for subsistence farmers

Nearly 600 subsistence and communal farmers in Gauteng and Limpopo received input vouchers from the African Farmers’ Association of South Africa (AFASA) and the Land Network National Engagement Strategy in South Africa (LandNNESS). The vouchers, which were handed over...

Are you Gauteng’s next big agripreneur?

Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit that is just waiting for the right opportunity to blossom? Then join the “Grow the city” movement, an urban-based agriculture initiative that is already empowering a whole new generation of visionary entrepreneurs.  The urban...