Identifying the opportunities for biodiversity management

A healthy agro-ecosystem contributes both directly and indirectly to agricultural production, and more emphasis should be placed on restoring and maintaining healthy agro-ecosystems.

Need more water, why not get rid of your aliens?

Alien invasive plants are a huge threat to water security, and therefore sustainable agriculture. By clearing alien invasive plants, not only are we making more water available, but the opportunity to explore other industries exist.

What should farmers do about biodiversity conservation then?

There are numerous practices that farmers can implement which will contribute to biodiversity conservation.

Should farmers concern themselves with biodiversity conservation?

The majority of land in South Africa is owned by farmers. This makes farmers the true stewards of South Africa’s land.