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Gamtoos farmers buckle under stringent water quotas

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Farmers in the citrus-rich Gamtoos River Valley are closing shop amid crippling water restrictions and the prolonged drought. Successive years...

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...

#flashbackfriday Plaas TV 6 to 10 June

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes This week Plaas TV brought viewers more interesting content and this is #flashbackfriday. Below is a recap of the...

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...

A fodder bank requires careful management

The production and maintenance of a fodder bank as insurance against unfavourable farming conditions, is particularly relevant during times when large parts of the country are...