Happy 100th birthday, Landbouweekblad!
We have our problems…. Farmers are getting fewer. We’re losing about 1500 farmers per year…Chris Burgess, Editor-in-chief - Landbouweekblad
Agriculture is far more transformed than people know…Chris Burgess, Editor-in-chief - Landbouweekblad
Our farmers are some of the best in the world… All the expertise is there… truly world-class… The most extraordinary managerial talent…Chris Burgess, Editor-in-chief - Landbouweekblad
Media24’s Landbouweekblad is 100 years old.
The Afrikaans language publication is South Africa’s most popular and influential magazine about agriculture.
The magazine was founded in 1919; before the state officially recognised Afrikaans.
The magazine has the latest farming news and scientifically researched articles about a wide range of farming practices.
It had an average weekly circulation of 22 353 copies in the first quarter of 2019.
Listen to the interview in the audio below (and scroll down for more quotes from it).
The print product is still the flagship…Chris Burgess, Editor-in-chief - Landbouweekblad
There should be a lot less tension around land… It became a political football… [Kgalema Motlanthe] said the problem with land reform is the state…Chris Burgess, Editor-in-chief - Landbouweekblad
We basically batted people with positivity for two days… People weren’t aware of the positive work being done around land reform…Chris Burgess, Editor-in-chief - Landbouweekblad
It was one of Naspers’ first titles and one of three or four that are still standing after 100 years...Chris Burgess, Editor-in-chief - Landbouweekblad
The best covers are those we receive from readers.Chris Burgess, Editor-in-chief - Landbouweekblad
It [mission of Landbouweekblad] is to make sure that agriculture is still around after 100 years. It’s not good enough to just dispense information… Our other big drive is regenerative farming [getting by with fewer inputs] … and to illustrate best practice… And to build an inclusive and productive agricultural sector…Chris Burgess, Editor-in-chief - Landbouweekblad
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