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An award-winning science research project by two Cape Town matric pupils is hoping to fast- track the eradication of toxins in maize crops that can cause growth stunting in children and cancers, and potentially save thousands of lives.
Run by PhD candidate Kenalemang Kgoroeadira, Thojane Organic Farm combines traditional African knowledge with modern permaculture techniques to produce retail-worthy organic produce and a sustainable source of income.
New legislation will require organic farmers to use only organically produced seed to grow crops and feed livestock, but no one in South Africa produces 100% organic seed. Now an empowerment company has taken the gap and set up a community seed production project in the Klein Karoo.
Innovative use of cellular technology is helping small-scale sugar farmers in northern KwaZulu-Natal improve their crops. A pilot project is bringing the advantages of technology to the farmers and, at the same time, making the most efficient use of their scarce water resources.