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  • The preliminary area estimate is mainly based on the results of a non-probability survey conducted by the directorate of statistics and economic analysis of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

  • As a child, I remember feeling hungry most of the time. Growing up in rural Tanzania, I walked to school barefoot and most of the time had one meal a day. After school, I helped my mother with various farming chores, including feeding the animals, weeding, harvesting and planting.

  •  The latest UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s annual Africa Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition Report highlighted drought as one of the key factors contributing to the continuing rise in the number of hungry people in sub-Saharan Africa. And in South Africa, the Government’s Crop Estimates Committee announced that the country would harvest 20 percent less maize in 2019 because of drought conditions. 

  • - The latest UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s annual Africa Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition Report highlighted drought as one of the key factors contributing to the continuing rise in the number of hungry people in sub-Saharan Africa. And in South Africa, the Government’s Crop Estimates Committee announced that the country would harvest 20 percent less maizein 2019 because of drought conditions.

  • The countryside of the Western Cape will be awakened again by end of this month when farmers start to prepare the soils for winter crops plantings as the 2019/20 production season approaches.

  • The study, published by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and with contributions from scientists in countries across the southern Africa region, uses available data and a variety of models to examine likely agricultural developments, particularly related to crops, in the period to 2050.

  • Genetic engineering is revolutionising crop farming, bringing benefits to farmers, the environment and consumer health. Its opponents, however, are not swayed by any of the science. On the contrary, it makes them believe the exact opposite of the truth.

  • Walk into your typical U.S. or U.K or South African grocery store and feast your eyes on an amazing bounty of fresh and processed foods. In most industrialized countries, it’s hard to imagine that food production is one of the greatest challenges we will face in the coming decades.

  • Out in the wild, it's often every creature for itself—even plants. Left to their own devices, most wild species of plants only create enough energy to put down roots and produce leaves and seeds. But humans wanted more.

  • A global study of land and agricultural methods shows dramatic differences in soil quality between farms that employ some simple management tools and those that don’t. “Clever farmers” show how we can make healthier, more productive soil.

  • Hybrid rye could fit in well to tillage farmers’ systems and encourage more fodder production agreements between tillage and livestock farmers.

  • Ongoing conflicts and dry weather conditions remain the primary causes of high levels of severe food insecurity, hampering food availability and access for millions of people, according to the Crop Prospects and Food Situation report issued today.

  • The price for US yellow Gulf corn declined by 3.3% this week. The USDA crop progress report indicated that a larger than expected number of corn acres have been planted and that 94% of the corn crop has emerged.

  • In the category of “what’s old is new again,” we recently read a Sustainable Agricultural Research & Education technical bulletin on cover crops.

  • Erratic weather conditions and more frequent droughts and floods are exacerbating uncertainty in the agricultural sector. While these have largely been a phenomenon of sub-Saharan Africa and Asian countries, the Americas are also starting to experience these harsh conditions.

  • Horrendously wet weather in 2019 already has cut deeply into U.S. corn and soybean production either by lost acreage or by very late planting. The potential production shortfall is already a significant number, but a new study by World Weather, Inc. points toward a possibly higher-than-usual potential for early-season frost and freezes this autumn.

  • South Africa's 2019 maize output expected to shrink by 13%-

  • Today, agriculture is a major contributor to challenges facing our environment: land degradation, aquifer depletion, nitrogen runoff and greenhouse gas emissions, to name a few.

  • The dry weather has left its mark in Europe this year. There is little demand for potatoes on the market, although it is now starting to recover.

  • In the 05 August 2019 note we sketched out the importance of the recently signed African Continental Free Trade Agreement to South Africa’s agricultural sector .

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