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Acting early to mitigate impact of natural disasters

Intervening early in countries predicted to be hit by natural disasters can prevent threats from becoming humanitarian emergencies, or can mitigate their impacts, according...

Drought might impact European potato production

Based upon the latest North-Western European Potato Growers (NEPG) calculations the consumption potato area planted in the combined 5 North-Western European countries is 595...

Fighting drought with fruit peels

Kiara Nirghin, a 16-year-old girl from Johannesburg, has designed a project aimed at combating drought in South Africa. Her project combats the effects of...

USA takes in more RSA citrus

Summer Citrus from South Africa (SCSA) previously announced that it is entering the 2018 campaign in the United States (US) in a positive mood...

Extend your vineyard’s lifetime with these tips

South African wine grape producers can extend the lifetime of their vines through effective water usage, well-planned root management and by eliminating harmful viruses,...

Drought-hit farmers’ water allocations cut

Drought-hit farmers in the Gamtoos River Valley have had their already stringent water allocations from the Kouga Dam – the largest in the region...

FAO calls for more pro-active planning against droughts

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has called for a fundamental shift in the way drought is perceived and managed in the Near...

Climate-smart agriculture is crucial to Africa

Agriculture is a risky business in Africa due to challenges such as uncertain weather and poor rural infrastructure, but a new detailed guide on...

SA ag economy contracted by 24.2% in the first quarter

The negative effects of the Western Cape drought are evident in the first quarter GDP data, which showed that South Africa’s agricultural economy contracted...

Cape Town’s first desalination plant comes on line

Cape Town’s first temporary desalination plant came on line on 22 May 2018 in Strandfontein‚ where three million litres a day are currently pumped...