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31Jul 20
Boschendal – South Africa

Boschendal – South Africa

One of the oldest farms in South Africa, founded in 1685, Boschendal farm is set in the Drakenstein Valley surrounded by dramatic mountain landscapes, lush gardens and vines, and the original farmstead complex with a history which dates back more than 300 years. Today, Boschendal is a Cape winelands icon and a cherished wine and food destination. The vineyards and fruit trees have been joined by vegetable gardens and a growing herd of Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World…

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15Apr 20
COVID-19 Will Be Tough On Farms. Here Are A Few Ways You Can Help.

COVID-19 will be tough on farms. Here are a few ways you can help.

As COVID-19 deepens its impact, A Greener World is working to protect our staff and communities (see more about our response here), but farmers are going to need support from all of us. Now is the time to be rallying around our independent farmers. Because of this epidemic, they could see orders from restaurants and food vendors be severely restricted or indeed canceled. This is an area that causes us grave concern, as most of our certified farmers supply markets…

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03Apr 20
All Hands On Deck

All Hands On Deck

We know that everyone will be impacted by COVID-19. Many will lose their lives; many more will suffer personal and financial hardships. As this unfolds, it is impossible to predict the long-term impacts; only to do the best we can in the moment. At A Greener World our team quickly adjusted to meet present needs: working remotely, not collecting on invoices for farmers, and completely shifting focus to support those in our orbit struggling in this new environment. See full…

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25Mar 20
COVID-19 Collected Resources For Farmers

COVID-19 Collected Resources for Farmers

We are compiling a list of resources for farmers who are working through challenges brought about by COVID-19.  This list is a work in progress, so please check back frequently. News and Updates South Africa is food secure and consumers are urged to stop panic buying amid COVID-19 - https://www.agrisa.co.za/news/ca9e7313ab5347f9e6fb5712b5dae97b Agri SA's tips for safe workplaces during COVID-19 - https://www.agrisa.co.za/news/a737c26fd4986b9f5bc5f3424d7a50c8 COVID-19: Tough times ahead for SA economy - https://www.agrisa.co.za/news/a6b48df6b2f9ee2aa3d520036b01e7fa South African Government Guidance - https://www.gov.za/Coronavirus Food in the time of…

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24Mar 20
Farming In The Shadow Of COVID-19: Plan And Plan–and Then Plan Some More

Farming in the shadow of COVID-19: Plan and plan–and then plan some more

Following the global outbreak of COVID-19, we know that many farmers (particularly those who supply the hospitality sector) have lost the majority of their markets almost overnight. We also know some farmers with established home delivery services, online sales or farm shops have been inundated by desperate customers. At the same time, many of the services and supply chains that farmers rely on—think animal feed or veterinary services—are at risk of disruption. Regardless of business model, many farmers are now…

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