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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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19Mar 20
Responding To COVID-19

Responding to COVID-19

We’ve been in touch with our team and farmers, and wanted to also share with our wider community how we are addressing the challenges that arise from COVID-19. We have suspended travel since March 5 and will be reviewing this decision regularly. As an organisation we are respectful of our team members and many stakeholders’ varying health risks, and recognize it would be reckless to travel at a time when we are not certain of the location or spread of…

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25Oct 19
GK Landman – Queenstown, South Africa

GK Landman – Queenstown, South Africa

GK Landman raises Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World (AGW) and Certified Non-GMO by AGW beef cattle in Queenstown, South Africa. The cattle at GK Landman are rotationally managed, grazing one section of pasture before being moved to fresh fields. This type of management allows grass to recover before cows return to graze again; it also keeps the soil properly fertilised and minimises the build-up of internal parasites, thereby avoiding reliance on chemical treatments. In addition to being Certified Animal Welfare…

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