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Plant breeders ‘Think Again’

The Southern African Plant Breeders’ Association (SAPBA) held its 14th symposium at The Protea Hotel by Marriott Stellenbosch. The steering committee decided to focus...

Climate-smart livestock farming (1): Make every drop count!

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes There is ample scientific evidence indicating that the variability of climate over the past two decades has dramatically altered...

How ancient pollen can predict our future climate

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes Ancient pollen grains found in sediment cores dating back thousands of years are helping scientists to shed light on...

Rainfall outlook and climate change: Be sure to plan ahead

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes Many producers in the Kalahari and the Northern Cape have been hard hit by severe drought conditions over the...

ARU extends mountain research across Africa

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes The Afromontane Research Unit (ARU) of the University of the Free State (UFS), based in Phuthaditjhaba, South Africa, is...

An interdisciplinary approach to climate change

Given the changes in our climate, knowledge dissemination in the agricultural sector could lead to a change in agricultural practices with evident shifts in...

New forum launched for global soil health

A global community advocating action to improve root and soil health was launched on 1 March with the inaugural One Earth, Root and Soil...

Undercover farming helps overcome climate change challenges

Climate change involves rising average temperatures and extreme weather events; as global weather patterns change, certain parts of South Africa have significantly warmed since 1960. To...

Holistic management is what we need

Sarah Savory is the daughter of Zimbabwean ecologist and advocate of holistic management, Allan Savory. She lives and works in Zimbabwe and is a...