FarmBiz is available as a monthly magazine focussing on agribusiness issues relating to agriculture in South African and across the African continent. Read all about the economy, empowerment, management practices, legislative issues and much more. The magazine also contains our value chain magazine, Farmlink Africa, as a permanent supplement to FarmBiz.

Read FarmBiz in April

Read FarmBiz in April

FarmBiz is a unique monthly magazine aimed at agribusinesses and top farmers. Once again enjoy a treasure of knowledge in the April 2017 edition of FarmBiz.

Some scholars believe that the adoption of research and development (R&D), particularly of mechanisation technologies, is playing a significant role in the decline of farming jobs. However, its impact on the sector, especially in terms of job creation, is unclear. Dr Aart-Jan Verschoor, senior manager of Strategic Information Management at the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) in Pretoria, was asked to review the effects of R&D on the sector. Carin Venter spoke to him about this issue.

Also look forward to articles on:

  • Outsourcing labour risks
  • A response to the budget speech
  • The cost of labour
  • Value-added tax
  • Challenges in the local mango industry
  • The 2016 Santam Agriculture SA silage king
  • Piquanté peppers
  • Pig farmer, Eric Ntlaba
  • An innovative solution with solar panels

In the Farmlink section you can look forward to a delicious Farm Fare recipe for pizza on the fire and a story on olive farming in Still Bay.

Keep an eye out for the magazine in selected retail stores or phone Rochelle Mabebe on 074 153 8380 to subscribe. Or SMS “Subscribe” and your phone number to 074 153 8380 and we will phone you back. FarmBiz is now also available as a digital magazine. Please click here to purchase the digital version of the April edition of FarmBiz.

Subscribe to the printed version

Send an email to Rochelle Mabebe at or phone 012 664 4793 or SMS your name and “Subscribe” to 074 153 8380.