In this week’s episode of Farmer’s Inside Track…How to set up a verticle farm! By 2050, the world’s population is expected to grow to a whopping 9.7 billion people. Growing food and feeding everyone will be a huge challenge but verticle farming could be our saving grave!
That’s great, but are indoor vertical farms really the future of agriculture? We chat to investment banker-turned-farmer Stuart Oda. He explains how this method can maintain better safety standards, save money, use less water and help provide for future generations.
Our book of the week takes a bit of a twist. Food For Mzansi’s Sinelizwi citizen journalist Melanie Baumeister reviews “Recipes for Love and Murder” by renowned South African author Sally Andrews.
And then… the very latest Stats SA update shows further growth in agriculture, bringing the sector’s overall 2020 performance to 13-point-one percent. Dawie Maree, head of agriculture information and marketing at FNB Agri-business speaks about the factors influencing agriculture’s strong performance.
Also in today’s show…our farmer tip of the week comes from Gauteng urban rooftop farmer and owner of Mcebo Wealth Rooftop Farm - Sibongile Cele.