• FARMING, A WAY OF LIFE FOR MOST0

    Armed with over five years experience in selling farming machinery and implements, Jezer Rampa, has embarked on Agricultural entrepreneurship. The young man’s passion for tractors was sparked by driving his father’s tractor whilst at primary school. After working for fi ve years as a Marketing Manager for a big farming equipment, 29-yearold Rampa decided to

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  • TO PLOUGH OR NOT TO PLOUGH0

    The seed to become a farmer came was first planted in 2007 when we ploughed a small garden in Marokolwane. We decided to plough two hectares and with the good rains, we reaped beyond our wildest expectations. In the 2010 farming season we ploughed 10 hectares and were surprised to harvest over 70 bags of

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  • NO RAIN, NO LIFE…0

    Despite the trials and tribulations facing farmers due to the unpredictable weather conditions, Penepene Meswele says he will never give up farming. The 70-year-old retired Electrician who resides in Mochudi and farms in Marokolwane believes arable farming is a worthwhile economic activity in spite of the challenges it offers. A recipient of the Presidential Certifi

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  • SATISFIED0

    Government urged to monitor ISPAAD if it is to be a successful initiative A young farmer in the Kgatleng District is happy with the government supported Integrated Support Programme for Arable Agricultural Development (ISPAAD). Speaking to AgriVoice on Wednesday, 28-yearold Bokang Setshwane of Moganetsi ward, Mochudi said ISPAAD is a good initiative that only needs

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  • ISPAAD SET FOR REVIEW0

    Government is aware that tractor owners are not happy with the money they get paid under the Integrated Support Programme for Arable Agricultural Development (ISPAAD). This was revealed by the Ministry of Agriculture official Gloria Nnanaki Mashungwa when answering a questionnaire from AgriVoice on behalf of ISPAAD Director Dr. Pharoah Mosupi on Tuesday. “The issue

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  • GREEN IS THE WAY0

    NDB encourages youth to invest in Farming projects National Development Bank (NDB) Communications Manager, Karabo Musa says more young people must venture into arable, subsistence and commercial farming. Musa said with the dominance of technology in modern Agriculture, farming has become too technical and required access to information which enhances the quality of modern farming.

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  • IT’S TIME0

    That the Ministry of Agriculture is to review the Integrated Support Programme for Arable Agricultural Development (ISPAAD) is a call for celebration. That the Ministry of Agriculture spokesperson is disappointed by farmers who neglect their fields is a call for action. It is a sheer indication that the time has come to evaluate and review

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  • BOTSWANA CATTLE FOR ZIMBABWE0

    The Botswana government has extended its export deal of live cattle to Zimbabwe for an indefinite period. The meat deal which was signed between the two governments has so far seen 6000 beasts since March this year heading for the Zimbabwe’s slaughter facility in Bulawayo. “An agreement was signed last year August to export live

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