Understanding local knowledge has become a central academic project among those interested in Africa and developing countries. In South Africa, land reform is gathering pace and African people hold an increasing proportion of the livestock in the country.
When 170 000 black farmers occupied 4 000 white farms in Zimbabwe in 2000, it caused world-wide shockwaves. A decade later, Zimbabwe Takes Back Its Land finds that the new farmers are doing relatively well, improving their lives and becoming increasingly productive, especially since the US dollar became the local currency.
If you are concerned about the health of our planet then turn your attention to what lies under your feet. In the soil below are creatures at work that play a pivotal role in producing the food we eat and impacting the quality of our food crops.
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Agri-Business NQF4 Student's Book
Ample language support is offered in the numerous "Words & Terms" boxes. Relevant case studies contextualize content. "Assess yourself" exercises encourage students to self-test.
'Covering all major aspects of pasture production and management in South Africa, this text's particular strengths are species selection, pasture establishment, fertilizer, grazing and forage management, and feed budgeting, amongst others.
Focusing on the application of biotechnology to agricultural development, this work begins with a farmer's view, assesses farmer-based and science-based technology, and then looks at the socio-political context.