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The impact of agricultural drought on smallholder livestock farmers

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes Climate change has a significant impact on global food production and food safety.Agricultural drought has a significant impact on...

Madagascar receives over US$700 000 following drought

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes Representatives from the African Risk Capacity (ARC) Group and the African Development Bank (AfDB) presented a symbolic US$797 049 (approximately...

R48,1 million in fodder support for Western Cape drought areas

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes Despite the recent rains, large parts of the Western Cape, specifically the Central Karoo, Little Karoo, and the Northern...

Climate-smart livestock farming (part 5): Mitigate the effects of drought

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes Drought is a recurring phenomenon in the arid and semi-arid regions of Southern Africa. In fact, there is 100%...

Impact of drought on apple farmers in Western Cape

For key wheat and apple production regions, the recent multi-year drought was the most severe in 30 years. Dr Simone Theron did a study...

Drought lessons from the Kalahari

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes In one of Adam Tas’s poems, he describes a farmer as a man who does not waver when droughts...

Silage production can be a lifeline during a drought

Silage production has been around for at least 3 000 years and is used as a natural source of forage for both sheep and cattle....

Prickly pears – a buffer against drought

“I have been farming in the Roggeveld for 30 years now. In this time we have experienced an annual seasonal drought which, in some...

Agriculture boosts Western Cape’s economic recovery and food security

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes The Western Cape cabinet put its focus on the Overberg region, visiting the town of Bredasdorp during the Cabinet...

RSG Landbou: 19 September 2022 – geborg deur SOILL

“Opkomende boere moet saam met besluitnemers om die tafel sit om ’n verskil te maak.” Dít was die woorde van Kallie Schoeman van Die...