17-01-2011 – AsgiSA Eastern Cape (EC) says cost reduction, refurbishing silos and temporary grain storage methods are measures planned to counter negative impact of maize price dips, funding and logistical challenges. The rural development agency, says it will reduce cropping by less than 10% from this year due to financial... Read more
Rural cattle stock in the former Transkei get boost with the delivery of 100 bonsmara cattle. 03-12-2010 -Cattle farmers in Elliot in the former Transkei received a “commercial” boost last week on Friday when rural development agency AsgiSA Eastern Cape (EC) loaned 102 bonsmara and beef master bulls to... Read more
Provincial deal to help fast track development in former Transkei 23-11-2010 – AsgiSA Eastern Cape (EC) and the House of Traditional Leaders (HTL) last month signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in East London. The aim of the MOU is to establish partnership between the two parties to drive AsgiSA’s... Read more
Community could benefit by almost doubling the current amount of land set aside for future forestry development                         23-11-2010 – AsgiSA Eastern Cape (EC) has helped the rural community of Mkambati to team up with Sappi Forests, a division... Read more
Rural development agency pleased with focus on key sectors.   23-11-2010 – AsgiSA Eastern Cape (EC) chief executive officer Simpiwe Somdyala has described the national budget speech by finance minister Pravin Gordhan as “positive and pragmatic.” More importantly, the speech spelt out how jobs will be created by, amongst others,... Read more
Zingqayi’s a landmark example for communities in rural development.   23-11-2010 – AsgiSA Eastern Cape (EC) has expanded its dry-land cropping programme this season from 6,700 hectares (ha) to 12,000 ha. Government is encouraged with progress made by AsgiSA EC, particularly in ensuring food security to the people of the... Read more
Rural development agency pumps R2 million into former Transkei.   23-11-2010 – Rural development agency AsgiSA Eastern Cape (EC) says it expects a 150 ton yield from the soya bean harvest underway in Nqadu Transkei. According to the development agency, RNRF, a Rainbow Natural Renewable Fuel (RNRF) has put forward... Read more
Twelve silos to be refurbished in Butterworth which will give a combined storage of 30,000 tons.   23-11-2010 – To alleviate the chronic shortage of maize storage space for farming communities in the former Transkei R40 million is required for constructing new silos and refurbishing existing ones. Following a recent... Read more
Matatiele farming community to celebrate successful first harvest
The Ongeluksnek community in Matatiele will receive its 10% share from its first harvest as part of AsgiSA Eastern Cape’s (EC) dry-land cropping programme on Thursday, 11 March 2010. The community will also be signing a social charter which will formalise relationships between the AsgiSA EC, farmers, government and... Read more
Record harvest for former Transkei community.   23-11-2010 – The farming community outside Butterworth is expecting to harvest a whopping 5 000 tons of maize this season – a 200% improvement from last year. The harvest forms part of AsgiSA Eastern Cape’s (EC) integrated dry-land cropping programme which has expanded... Read more