Agri MEC tells own staff to quit working in silos

Put your differences and ideologies aside, and work together to serve the farmers of the province. This was North West agri MEC Desbo Mohono’s very direct message to the staff in her department while consulting with them about the next financial year’s work. The...

Kenyan middlemen killing research funds flow to researchers.

Professor Paul Kimani, a plant breeder and lecturer at the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences at Kenya’s University of Nairobi, has extensively researched a variety of drought-tolerant beans in Kenya. Over the years, his research has been made possible by...

Podcast: Measures essential to curb African Swine Fever

Since April 2019, South Africa had 102 African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreaks. Dr Dorothea Mostert, a production consultant from CS Vet veterinary production consultancy, says that ASF poses a significant risk to small-scale pig farmers in the country, but that...

New in the animal health game

The animal healthcare products contribute about R80.8 billion to the agricultural economy. Of the 20 established vet pharmaceutical companies in the country, with 40-60 years combination of experience, it is hard to locate black veterinary companies.  Khomotso...