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Advancing research on bats in apple orchards

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes A PhD candidate at the University of the Free State’s (UFS) Qwaqwa Campus, Alexandra Howard, is making great progress...

UFS appoints Christo van der Rheede as adjunct professor 

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes The University of the Free State (UFS) recently appointed Christo van der Rheede, former chief executive officer of Agri...

UFS appoints Prof Paul Oberholster as dean of Natural and Agricultural...

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes The University of the Free State (UFS) has appointed Prof Paul Oberholster as dean of the Faculty of Natural...

UFS enhances food security with affordable and healthy solutions

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes Dr Brandon van Rooyen from the Department of Sustainable Food Systems and Development and Manager of the Food Innovation...

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...

Electronic auctions: The new normal?

Many auction houses, buyers and producers have embraced electronic auctions in order to adapt to the current situation. The South African livestock industry has...

Growing spineless cactus pear as livestock feed source

The University of the Free State (UFS) is promoting sun-dried spineless cactus pear (Opuntia ficus-indica) cladodes and fruit as major ruminant feed sources. Cactus...

Circular economics in agriculture

Traditional economics takes a one-way linear flow approach to production. Companies harvest and extract resources or materials and use it to manufacture a product...

The ins and outs of agricultural markets

Economic systems can be broadly defined as either free markets, also known as price systems, or command systems, which are at the other end...