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What would farming be without water?

What would farming be without water?

23 April 2018
Colleen Janse Van Rensburg

Although it is difficult to imagine just one day without water, it has become a real threat to the Western Cape, as the possibility of Day Zero approaches. Unless the region ... Read more

Climate change affect on day zero

Climate change affect on day zero

16 April 2018
Sahinah Ncongwane

"Day Zero" - Capetonians were warned was the day when the city and the area were going to run out of water - has now been moved forward to 2019. The extension of Day Zero was mainly due to inhabitants and farmers in the... Read more

Evaluation of February Long-Range Forecast

Evaluation of February Long-Range Forecast

26 March 2018
Juanita Van Zyl

During the last couple of months, the GIS Group at Manstrat focused their research on short term and long-term forecasts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). January 2018... Read more

Postharvest handling and food losses

Postharvest handling and food losses

12 March 2018
Portia Phahlane

Post-harvest food loss is amongst the many challenges in agriculture contributing to food insecurity. The Food and Agriculture Organisation estimates that as much as one-third of the food produced globally for human consumption is lost or... Read more

The Threat of #LivestockDisease Outbreaks to the Human Food Chain

The Threat of #LivestockDisease Outbreaks to the Human Food Chain

26 February 2018
Colleen Janse Van Rensburg

The recent outbreak of avian influenza in South Africa caused widespread losses in the poultry egg industries. The current South Africa outbreak of Listeriosis is the biggest outbreak of the disease on record... Read more

The Human Food Chain in Perspective

The Human Food Chain in Perspective

19 February 2018
J. Lapham

Food is required as a source of energy by all living organisms to grow, reproduce and survive and humans are an integral part of the food network. The first step in the food chain is the capturing... Read more

NOAA Climate Forecast System - Looking into the future

NOAA Climate Forecast System - Looking into the future

22 January 2018
Juanita Van Zyl

Manstrat GIS research, over the last 6 months, focussed mainly on short-term (daily - up to 16 days), and long-term (monthly predictions - up to 12 months) weather predictions. Short term predictions... Read more

Become A Successful Entrepreneur in Agribusiness

Become A Successful Entrepreneur in Agribusiness

09 January 2018
Zandisiwe Manyathela

Food is the one commodity that both man and animals need to survive. The supply of food through agribusinesses is, even in our current economic environment where agricultural inputs have become costly, remain pivotal, and continue to provide business opportunities to agricultural... Read more

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