Passing of Ms Ntombi Msimang, Chairperson of ASUF
“It is with great sadness and shock that the Agri-Sector Unity Forum (ASUF) this morning learnt that its Chairperson, Ms Ntombi Msimang, had passed away on Sunday night, the 13th of April 2014. ASUF wishes to extend its sincerest condolences to the Msimang family, who have lost a very special and loved mother, grandmother and wife”, said Mr Japie Grobler, Deputy Chairperson of ASUF.
The 2014 North West Young Farmer of the Year
Sakkie van Zyl from Wolmaranstad is the 2014 North West Young Farmer of the Year.

Sakkie farms on Rietfontein Farm and his farming business comprises rainfed maize and sunflower production and commercial cattle and sheep production.

WTO upgrades 2014 global trade forecast to 4.7%
World trade is expected to grow by 4.7% in 2014 and at a slightly faster rate of 5.3% in 2015, World Trade Organisation (WTO) economists said on Monday, upgrading their growth prediction for the year from a preliminary forecast of 4.5% trade growth for the 12 months.
New research centre to boost food security
PRETORIA: Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom will on Tuesday, 15 April 2014, launch the Department of Science and Technology (DST)-National Research Foundation (NRF) Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Food Security at the University of the Western Cape.
Ticks help spread lumpy skin disease among cattle
…and lowered fertility of cattle, says Dr Lubinga. Restrictions on animal movement and trade can be imposed on infected areas. Disease a ticking…


Passing of Ms Ntombi Msimang, Chairperson of ASUF
“It is with great sadness and shock that the Agri-Sector Unity Forum (ASUF) this morning learnt that its Chairperson, Ms Ntombi Msimang, had passed away on Sunday night, the 13th of April 2014. ASUF wishes to extend its sincerest condolences to the Msimang family, who have lost a very special and loved mother, grandmother and wife”, said Mr Japie Grobler, Deputy Chairperson of ASUF.
The 2014 North West Young Farmer of the Year
Sakkie van Zyl from Wolmaranstad is the 2014 North West Young Farmer of the Year.

Sakkie farms on Rietfontein Farm and his farming business comprises rainfed maize and sunflower production and commercial cattle and sheep production.

WTO upgrades 2014 global trade forecast to 4.7%
World trade is expected to grow by 4.7% in 2014 and at a slightly faster rate of 5.3% in 2015, World Trade Organisation (WTO) economists said on Monday, upgrading their growth prediction for the year from a preliminary forecast of 4.5% trade growth for the 12 months.
New research centre to boost food security
PRETORIA: Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom will on Tuesday, 15 April 2014, launch the Department of Science and Technology (DST)-National Research Foundation (NRF) Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Food Security at the University of the Western Cape.
Ticks help spread lumpy skin disease among cattle
…and lowered fertility of cattle, says Dr Lubinga. Restrictions on animal movement and trade can be imposed on infected areas. Disease a ticking…
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