Category: News

31 March

6 trends driving investment into Africa Primed for trade, investment and mutually beneficial partnerships, Director Raju Jaddoo highlights six trends driving Africa’s economic potential and how international financial centres are helping to catalyse growth across the continent. Publisehd by ocorian  BY Raju Jaddoo – Director At the time of writing it is unclear whether African nations will […]

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28 March

Four Essential Fish Farming Publications from Aquaculture Innovations Publication 1: Profit from your farm dam Draw more than Water from your Liquid Assets. Every farm has surface water in dams that can be used for raising a crop of fish to generate revenue. These Fish Farming Publications introduces the various options for earning money from […]

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25 March

Manual & Plans available: Small Scale poultry housing in Africa With renewed interest in and focus on small-scale poultry farming in South Africa some years ago, the ARC Agricultural Engineering unit set about the task to compile a comprehensive manual on housing facilities and equipment needed for small-scale poultry production. It covers production facilities for […]

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25 March

Biggest pumpkin in SA for 2020! You won’t believe it! Pumpkin farmer Peet Joubert takes gold again but daughter Megan steals the show at SA’s biggest pumpkin festival  BY ALEX PATRICK Farmer Peet Joubert has won the Transvaalse Landbou-Unie’s annual Goliat van Gat Pumpkin Festival competition for the biggest pumpkin for the second successive year.  He […]

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24 March

Agribusiness placement in Africa service relaunched Many agriculture ventures in Africa have failed due to a lack of appropriate technical and/or business skills. “The most important aspect of operating an agriculture-related business in Africa is to have the right management on the ground, with the right skills and expertise to manage and execute on the […]

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24 March

Poultry and Piggery Equipment by Plasson SA: A world leader From humble beginnings in 1964, Plasson has grown to one of the most respected poultry and piggery equipment suppliers in the international agricultural sector. Plasson SA, formerly known as PPA, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Plasson and was established when there came a realisation that […]

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24 March

Aqua Africa News: Tilapia Breeding options available Some populations of animals all breed at the same time, producing young simultaneously to overwhelm predators or make use of a limited optimal season for the growth of the young.  This includes mammals such as impala, birds such as puffins and fish such as salmon.  Other creatures do […]

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23 March

Manual & Equipment available: Agro-processing of Poultry By Theresa Siebert, ARC Agricultural Engineering Faced with the current economic realities, farmers worldwide are searching for new options of surviving, as well as expanding their business. One of the many opportunities to grow markets, turnover and profits, is by adding value to farm produce through further processing. […]

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23 March

Catching some rain to grow food The availability of water is one of the biggest issues that rural South Africans face every day. Rural Integrated Engineering (RIEng) has developed with partners a system that will catch rainwater from the ground surfaces, like roads at rural households. These systems are usually installed in conjunction with roof […]

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22 March

Farm Costing Solutions: TMS System Worth Every Dollar Gerhard van Rooyen says that after the cell phone, the Farm Costing Solutions (TMS Systems) electronic labour management system is the best invention ever. Gerhard and Annekie van Rooyen farm in the Mooinooi district, in the North West Province.On 90 hectares they cultivate guavas, peaches and blueberries. […]

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