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Sustainability heavyweights take aim at environmental impacts of soy, beef, palm oil

By Jamey Anderson

September 6, 2017
A new effort is aiming to minimize the environmental impacts of soy, beef and palm oil with some significant players in sustainability.
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‘Time to fix things now’

By Jamey Anderson

August 7, 2017
In the farming town of Matatiele, a partnership is protecting Africa’s most biodiverse grassland and bringing prosperity through livestock auctions.
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In parched South Africa, herders find ally in nature

By Tori Linder

May 2, 2017
Higher prices for cattle plus healthier rangelands means small-scale ranchers are better prepared for the next drought.
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South Africa’s ‘Ecorangers’ Preserve Grasslands, Reduce Livestock Loss

By Gerbrand Nel

May 23, 2014
These tech-savvy herders monitor pastures as they move their animals, making sure the land is not overgrazed.
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Humane Predator Control Methods Double Income for South African Farmers

By Malinda Gardiner

March 14, 2013
Charles Schreuder hated killing predators to protect his livestock. Now he doesn’t need to.
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