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News 07/09/2011

September is Arbour Month

Thousands of trees are expected to be planted in South Africa during September. September has been branded as Arbour Month. However Arbour month is not only a time to plant trees, it is also a time to conserve trees. We conducted a telephonic interview with Jeunesse Park the Founder of Food & Trees for Africa. Read More


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News 24/08/2011

Indigenous Knowledge Systems Awareness Workshop

The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform will be conducting Indigenous Knowledge Awareness workshops all over the country. The project aims to educate the communities about preserving, managing and restoring the indigenous knowledge. The first workshop will be held in Giyani (Muyexe), 27 August 2011. Read More


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News 11/08/2011

Minister Nkwinti To Visit Recapitalised Farms In The Free State

The Minister for Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR), Gugile Nkwinti will be visiting 11 recapitalised farms in Free State on the 12 August 2011. The purpose of the visit is to monitor progress made thus far. Read More


Generic Marketing Campaign of the South African Mushroom Farmers Association photo

News 10/08/2011

Generic Marketing Campaign of the South African Mushroom Farmers Association

It seems as if the generic marketing by the South African Mushroom Farmers’ Association is bearing fruit. According to SAMFA there has been an increase in the sales of mushrooms in South Africa. We spoke to Martmarie van Greunen: Geneneral Manager : SA Mushroom Farmers’ Association. Read More


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News 08/08/2011

Wildlife Ranching

There were considerable increases in the prices paid for several game species this year. This tendency may be a good indication that the game ranging industry is thriving despite challenges related to government policy issues. For more on this we spoke to Dr Gert Dry the Vice president of Wildlife Ranching South Africa. Read More


Record Growth in Soya Production Possibilities photo

News 02/08/2011

Record Growth in Soya Production Possibilities

South African producers planted the most soya beans ever in the country’s history this planting season. Since 1997 the South African soya industry grew by 723 %. The growth in production is now creating possibilities for growth in the soya processing industry. We conducted a telephonic interview with Nico Hawkins: Manager: Industry Services at Grain SA Read More


Coats for Goats photo

News 28/07/2011

Coats for Goats

While much of South Africa is still in the icy and snowy grip of one of the coldest winters in many years, the mohair industry is experimenting with coats for angora goats. These coats will unfortunately not be in time for some goats which have already died due to the frigid weather. The mortalities are not expected to have a big impact on the industry. Read More


Report on Agricultural Flood Damage photo

News 25/07/2011

Report on Agricultural Flood Damage

Agri SA is currently studying the final report of the National Disaster Management Centre about the extent of flood damage in the agricultural sector earlier this year. According to reports the final amount of the costs of damages is more than 2 comma 7 billion rand less than original estimates. Agri SA already asked for a meeting with authorities in this regard. Read More


Emu Products photo

News 20/07/2011

Emu Products

South Africa is currently self sufficient with regards to its emu oil needs. The South African Emu Association says the industry needs to start expanding the South African market for emu products. On this we conducted a telephonic interview with Dirk Lubbe the National Chairperson of the South African Emu Association. Read More


Nelson Mandela Celebrates his 93rd Birthday photo

News 18/07/2011

Nelson Mandela Celebrates his 93rd Birthday

Nelson Mandela the former President of South Africa and one of the greatest Statesmen the world has ever seen is celebrating his 93rd birthday today. All of the staff at AgriTV and Media World wish him a Happy Birthday. In honour of his birthday we had a cross section of people popping up throughout the programme passing on their birthday wishes. Read More