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    John Deere is running a campaign to remind South Africa’s farmers of the world-class technology, advice and support available via its aftermarket parts service delivered by more than 300 dedicated John Deere technicians out of 64 state-of-the-art workshops across the country.  The multimedia campaign, titled #partofyourstory, recognises that on life’s journey, change is a sign ...
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    Successful farmers not only understand crop or stock management – they keep an eye on the day-to-day maintenance needs of agricultural equipment too. This may range from large-scale machinery like tractors and combine-harvesters, to farm vehicles and smaller machinery, such as bakkies, trucks, trailers and mowers, among others. “We understand that farmers need to stretch ...
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    A statement from the Regional Desert Locust Alliance Nairobi, 23 March 2020 – While the attention of the global community is drawn to COVID-19, the unprecedented desert locust invasion across the Greater Horn of Africa remains an added threat to food security and livelihoods in ten countries. It is critical that activities to control locusts ...
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    Farmers, it’s official. You are not on lockdown. Food For Mzansi can confirm that farming and agricultural processing are considered an essential service, and therefore exempted from the 21-day lockdown announced last night by Pres. Cyril Ramaphosa to try and curb the deadly spread of the coronavirus. The nationwide lockdown takes effect on Thursday, 26 ...
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    The COVID-19 outbreak is an unpreceded occurrence, and the global pandemic has, in a short space of time, impacted organisations in countless ways. We’re living through a year that is uncharted, and things around us are changing extremely fast. Following the stringent measures implemented by the South African Presidency, which included prohibiting gatherings of more ...
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    South Africa’s largest exporter of apples and pears, Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing, owned by Two-a-Day in the Elgin, Grabouw, Villiersdorp and Vyeboom valleys and Ceres Fruit Growers in Ceres in South Africa’s Western Cape says it is ready to meet its local and export commitments and protect its staff and customers during Covid-19. Tru-Cape Managing Director, ...
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    The Africa Fertiliser Financing Mechanism (AFFM) has launched a $2.2m project to provide fertiliser suppliers in Nigeria with financial support to improve supply for 200,000 smallholder farmers. The trade-credit guarantee project is AFFM’s first in the West African nation and will involve 10 fertiliser suppliers, 12 hub agro-dealers and 120 retail agro-dealers. The project will ...
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    The minister of agriculture, Thoko Didiza, called an urgent meeting on 16 March to deliberate regarding the measures that the agricultural industry should take, following the announcement about the country’s coronavirus strategy. The meeting was attended by industry role-players such as representatives of organised agriculture bodies. In a press release the TAU SA stated that ...
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    Montgomery Events East Africa, the organiser, has today announced that the Kenyan Food, Hospitality & Drinks Events, scheduled to take place at the New Sarit Exhibition Centre 21 – 23 April will be rescheduled following the recent announcement of Kenya’s first case of COVID-19. Following the announcement, the Cabinet Secretary of Health has suspended all public gatherings ...
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    Case IH has signed Techno Plant to distribute its tractors in Jordan, with the new partner firm already having taken delivery of a fleet of six units, spanning three different models, for demonstration to farmers across the country – and more are on the way. While Jordan has a relatively small market for new tractor sales, it is one which Case IH – a brand of CNH Industrial ...