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Agriculture: R8.3 million boost for sustainable agriculture

Nov 20, 2012 Agriculture-South Africa - Nedbank has invested R8.3-million in conservation group WWF South Africa's Sustainable Agriculture Programme, which aims to tackle food security challenges as well as protect natural resources in the country. "A recent United Nations report titled 'Food and Agriculture: The future of sustainability' stresses the urgent need for the worldÂ’s farmers to be empowered to produce more food per unit of land, water and agrochemicals, while confronting…

Reviving traditional ideas for sustainable agriculture

Dr Ghazanfar Ali Khan & Dr Babar Shahbaz 21 October 2012: VERY much peculiar and pinching fact has come on the scenario that we are mostly entrapped within a sphere that innovators (the people who first of all adopt the innovation) are the best categories of farmers in the perspective of adoption of agricultural innovations and the laggards (who are resistant to change) are criticized. There remains a paradoxical and perplex situation to decide whether there is any place for…

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