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YOUTH IN AGRICULTURE – THE HORTGRO STUDENT SERIES

This is the fourth interview in the series about the Hortgro Science post-grad students. By Thomas Davidson. Dian Craven is a 24-year old student at Stellenbosch University doing his M.Sc in horticulture. He recently finished with data collection and is…

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YOUTH IN AGRICULTURE – THE HORTGRO STUDENT SERIES

June is Youth Month. Over the next couple of months, we will introduce you to several of the Hortgro Science post-grad students. We are kicking off the series with Ansuli Theron, who told her story to Thomas Davidson. My name…

Hortgro Young And Old Need To Work Together

YOUNG AND OLD NEED TO WORK TOGETHER

By Elise-Marie Steenkamp More and more young people, many of whom have no farming experience, are drawn to the agriculture sector.  With youth month around the corner, we spoke to four youngsters that have found an accidental home in agriculture.…

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Two entomologists receive SU research excellence awards

By Grethe Bestbier At the start of a new year, many people reflect on the successes and failures of the past. For two of Stellenbosch University’s researchers, their successes were rewarded with research excellence awards. Prof Pia Addison and Prof…

Hortgro Bursary 2019

WITH “HOPE AND TRUST” HORTGRO INVESTS R5.3M IN STUDENTS

Anton Rabe, Hortgro Executive Director, who spoke at a recent event for their bursary holders, expressed his pride in the bursary programme and what it aims to achieve. The event was attended by staff from Stellenbosch University, industry leaders, directors from South African pome and stone fruit boards, Hortgro management, and bursary holders.
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Agriculture key to future

“Agriculture holds the key to the future of this country. It has the potential to resolve and unlock many of our most pressing problems, such as land reform, food security, job creation, and how to manage climate change, to name but a few. “

HORTGRO invests R3,7m in students

This year HORTGRO is contributing R3,7 million in bursaries and training at higher education institutions nationwide, including Stellenbosch University, the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Elsenburg, and the universities of Limpopo, Pretoria and Free State.
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