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IDC Empowered Nguni Farmers

Writes Tjonane Matla The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), a South African economic development parastatal approached the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and the North...
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Lessons learned from Nguni Study Tour

Writes Tjonane Matla The Silo Magazine in association with the Nguni Cattle Breeder’s Society (SA), Impact Genetics (BW) and Local Enterprise Authority (BW) organised...
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Fruit production in Leribe

Writes; Mofana Makakane Situated in the northern part of Leribe, Likhothola Fruit Farming Company is a privately owned business that produces different kinds of...
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LNWMGA Donates equipment to Ministry of Agriculture

Writes Maele ‘Neko At a ceremony held at the Lesotho National Wool and Mohair Growers Association (LNWMGA) headquarters in Maseru last month, the Ministry...
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Tunnel Farming gaining momentum in Lesotho

Writes Tjonane Matla A reasonable number of emerging small commercial farmers are erecting greenhouses in the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho. The aim is to...
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Is Research only a Government role?

Writes Tjonane Matla If the Lesotho Government could attempt to foster agricultural development and innovation by setting up funding facilities in extension programs and...
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Wine making in Lesotho made very simple

Writes Tjonane Matla Once again we invited Sani Wine Estate to present at our Expo 2014, this time around Mothiba Thamae of Thamae Wine...
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Supplementary feed for 250 ewes not a problem

Writes Tjonane Matla Danie Steyn of Soutpan in South Africa’s Free State Province farms mainly with Dorpers and currently keeps 250 ewes. A smart...
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Lesotho Mohair Production

Writes Tjonane Matla “Wool and mohair are the main agricultural exports and Lesotho is the world’s second largest producer of mohair, producing 14% of...
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Lesotho Wool & Mohair sponsors Merino 2014

The Lesotho National Wool and Mohair Growers Association sponsored the key-note session of the Cape Wools 9th World Merino Conference (held in Stellenbosch from...
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His Majesty in Merino 2014

His Majesty King Letsie III delivered a welcoming speech at the Merino 2014 Conference on the 29th of April 2014. Lesotho’s monarch forms part...
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Remake of the old MF 135

For many farmers MF 135 was a dream come true in the olden days. The MF 135 is still available in most areas of...
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Botswana’s Applied Earth Scientist launches a World Class Embryo Transfer, Artificial Insemination and Semen Collection Centre.

Monty Chiepe, one of the Batswana Geologists, renowned businessman and beef cattle farmer, with a long experience in the field of mining and founder...
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Lesotho’s first wine produce ranked top 5 in Groot Parys blind tasting

“It was in February last year when we hosted wine writers and farmers, at which gathering there were some writers and wine makers from...
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The La Motte Wine Estate in Franschhoek

La Motte is home to some of South Africa’s finest wines, recognized internationally for their exceptional quality