PICTURES: Minister Didiza gives hope to North West women farmers

In their original form, Agri Parks were a blueprint for rural economic transformation, conceptualised as one-stop shops for agro-production support, processing, logistics, marketing and training within district municipalities. The concept entailed a centrally-planned,...

Aerial support to combat locust outbreak in the Northern Cape

With 33 farming towns already affected by outbreaks of brown locusts, the Northern Cape Department of Agriculture, Environmental Affairs, Rural Development and Land Reform had procured aerial support to combat the scourge. Adult locust swarms have already grown to...

How land reform transformed small towns in Zimbabwe

Our recent paper – small towns and land reform in Zimbabwe – out in the European Journal of Development Research (open access) – explores some of the themes discussed last time for the Zimbabwe setting. Over a number of years, we have been monitoring changes in three...

ICYMI: Brown locust outbreak in Northern Cape

The first brown locust swarms of the season have been seen in parts of the Northern Cape and officials say more are expected following good rainfall in recent weeks. The provincial department of agriculture, environmental affairs, rural development and land reform...