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Pandemics through the eyes of History

It may seem sudden to us, it may also seem like we are living through exceptionally unique circumstances, but history has seen it all before. Disease and plague have been a part of history for as long as the earth has existed.

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Agri Value Chain Virtual Discussion Series – Informal Trade Part2

Session 10 of the Agri Value Chain Virtual Discussion Series continues to explore the complex world of Informal Trade in South Africa. The panel for this discussion is diverse and representative the different components of the entire agricultural value chain.

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Hydroponics - Farming for the future

Hydroponics is a subset of hydroculture, which is a method of growing plants without soil by instead using mineral nutrient solutions in a water solvent. Plants commonly grown hydroponically include tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and lettuces.

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The business of cannabis

In September 2018, the South African Constitutional Court decriminalised the growing and processing of cannabis for personal consumption. This meant that recreational users of marijuana could peacefully enjoy the use of the herb in their private spaces without worrying about breaking the law.

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