Grootbos Privaat Natuurreservaat net buite Gansbaai bied soveel meer as ’n luukse lodge. Onder die vaandel van die Grootbos-stigting word verskeie projekte hier bestuur – een daarvan sluit navorsing oor fynbos en die hervestiging van hierdie unieke plantbioom in die Walkerbaai-bewarea in, skryf Maryke Roberts.
Packaging material capable of releasing antioxidants into food in response to storage conditions have the potential to increase the shelf life of products because the released antioxidants act upon free radicals and microorganisms which may develop when food is improperly stored or when food is stored for longer periods.”
“Sowat tien miljoen hektaar van ons landbougrond gaan jaarliks wêreldwyd weens erosie verlore. Die skrikwekkende spoed waarteen bewerkbare grond verlore gaan, noop ons daartoe om te dink oor wat ons vir ons nageslag agterlaat.” sê dr. Margaretha Brand, Hoof: Navorsing en Ontwikkeling van OmniBio® by Omnia Nutrilogie®
Checkers is expanding its partnership with Farmer Angus to launch an exclusive range of charcuterie.
We learn more about chickens and eggs under the tutelage of the enlightened Andre and Kait Kauerauf of Bramleigh Farm. Andre, a sound engineer turned solar energy expert turned farmer. And Kait, a fine arts and psychology major turned farmer and soon-to-be mother.
South Africa is among the world’s 17 megadiverse countries containing the majority of the planet’s species and is home to iconic wildlife such as the Big 5. These animals are not only famous around the world but remain major tourism drivers, making them crucial to the local economy.
The grazing management strategies followed on livestock or game farms are the main aspect determining long-term sustainability (financial and environmental) of the farming business. Poor grazing management results in a reduction in grazing capacity of the veld, which then necessitates the reduction of animal numbers and/or the provision of supplement feeding at a cost. Continuous poor grazing management may even lead to a permanent reduction in grazing capacity if topsoil and nutrients are lost through erosion.
In a recent drive to upskill and empower his farmworkers, regenerative livestock farmer, Angus McIntosh, of Farmer Angus on the Spier Wine Estate in Stellenbosch, sold 85% of his egg business (51% black women owned) to some of his former employees. This has made them instant business managers and shareholders. As one of South Africa’s largest retailers, Checkers offers the new owners the opportunity to expand their model nationally.
In a report for Call to Earth, CNN visited the Knepp estate, a 3,500-acre area in the south of England, where a traditional farm has been transformed into a biodiversity hotspot through rewilding. Since starting the process in 2001, Knepp has become a celebrated conservation success story, attracting many rare species and transforming the landscape from an English country farm to untamed wilderness.
Bruce Jack is ‘n bekende wynmaker wat kreatief en biodinamies met sy omgewing omgaan om ‘n leefstyl en produk te skep wat ewe genotvol as volhoubaar is.