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Laboratory Scientist


Farmers Pride International het by die Global aangesluit  Navorsingsaktiwiteite in Landbou,  nou met tegnologie in gebruik

  Daar word beraam dat die hoeveelheid kennis wat mense besit in minder as sewe maande verdubbel. Met ander woorde, binne minder as sewe maande vanaf die tyd dat jy hierdie lees, sal ons samelewing twee keer soveel kennis van die wêreld om ons hê as wat dit vandag het.


Ons beplan om te implementeer  Landbou wetenskap  wat aktief poog om prosedures te ontdek wat vee- en oesopbrengste sal verhoog, landbougrondproduktiwiteit sal verbeter, verlies weens siektes en insekte sal verminder, doeltreffender toerusting sal ontwikkel en algehele voedselkwaliteit sal verhoog.

Ons navorsingsaktiwiteite in Landbou soek maniere om boere se wins te verhoog en die omgewing te beskerm. Dit sal verbruikers in staat stel om minder vir hul kos- en veselprodukte te betaal, wat hulle in staat stel om hul geld aan ander goed te bestee.

Value Chain Measurement.

The research and development objectives, partnerships, and institutional structure of the FPI-I evolve around challenges confronted by the world's poor and disadvantaged. Today, productivity improvement and natural resource management are the twin pillars of the FPI-I research on food crops, conservation of genetic resources (biodiversity), forestry and agroforestry, livestock management, aquatic resources, soil and water nutrients, water management, and agriculture-related policies, as well as in its endeavours to strengthen scientific capacity in developing countries

The agricultural R&D world is changing, and in ways that will definitely affect future global patterns of poverty, hunger, and other outcomes. The overall picture is one in which the middle-income countries are growing in relative importance as producers of agricultural innovations through public investments in R&D and have consequently better prospects as producers of agricultural products, although the important role of privately performed R&D gives a substantial innovative edge to the higher income countries where most of this R&D takes place.

Public investment in agricultural research and development (R&D) is important for global food security and environmental sustainability. Although public agricultural R&D projects are associated with high economic returns, they are characterized by long time horizons and temporal lags. The inherent lag, between when R&D investment takes place and when it comes to fruition, implies that its stability is critical. Existing studies on the stability of public agricultural R&D expenditure are restricted to Sub-Saharan Africa and find evidence of considerable volatility in these expenditures when compared to other developing regions. Read more>>>>

FPI-I invests much of its resources in bringing good results as it implement the RUAIPP , for great results we have borrowed ideas from FAO's Agroecology Principles stated on the diagramdiagram below:

Agroecology Principles.

Agriculture Economics:


Throughout history and in every part of the world, innovation in agriculture has played crucial roles in economic development by increasing farm productivity, enhancing the incomes of poor farmers and making food ever-more abundant and cheaper for consumers, while reducing the demands placed on natural resource stocks. Nevertheless, governments and markets consistently fail to do enough of the right kinds of R&D (research and development)—at least if we are to believe the evidence on rates of return to research—and technological choices on farms are becoming ever-more constrained. Read More>>>>

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In the late 19th century public agricultural research institutions were set up in the advanced industrialized nations of today. These paved the way for technological change and transformation in the agricultural systems of these countries (Ruttan, 1982). In the last 50–100 years, dramatic changes in agricultural productivity and production have taken place, driven in large part by investments in public and private agricultural research (Alston and Pardey, 2014). These increases in agricultural productivity have by and large occurred across the globe, encompassing high-income (Andersen and Song, 2013Khan et al., 2017Thirtle et al., 2008) as well as middle- and low-income countries (Adetutu and Ajayi, 2020Fan et al., 2000Suphannachart and Warr, 2011), and involving their respective public sector agricultural R&D organizations. Today, nearly all countries in some form or another have national agricultural research institutes (Fuglie, 2018).

Thus, public sector agricultural research and development (R&D) has played an important role in increasing agricultural total factor productivity (TFP) across countries (Fuglie, 2018Rawat and Akter, 2020). These past patterns of growth in agricultural productivity have had important implications for food security and poverty (Alston et al., 2009a). In current times the role for agricultural R&D has expanded further. From boosting agricultural productivity and improving food security, agricultural R&D is now also viewed as a powerful means to ensure environmental sustainability and tackle climate change (Acevedo et al., 2018). The former through interventions and innovations that can minimize ecological damage while increasing productivity (Swaminathan, 2017); the latter through research that focusses on combatting potential threats and adverse effects arising from a mean rise in temperature, and also by mitigating the effects of global green-house gases resulting from agriculture (Lobell et al., 2013).

According to the 2019 Global Agricultural Productivity Report, in order to sustainably meet the needs of an estimated 10 billion people in 2050, global agricultural productivity would need to increase from the current average annual rate of 1.63% to a rate of 1.73% per annum (Steensland, 2019). Given the limited natural resources and degradation of the resources already in use (Fuglie, 2015), increases in agricultural productivity would need to accrue from intensification, i.e. by raising the yield per hectare. This makes the role of public agricultural R&D in raising agricultural productivity critical. Thus, stagnant or declining levels of public investment in agricultural R&D put future agricultural productivity growth at risk (Fuglie, 2015).



Funding for agricultural research and development (R&D), both public and private, has decreased over the years. The success of the Green Revolution may have resulted in a complacent attitude among funding agencies. Given the recognition of the need for food and the cost of research and development, most people now view this reduction in funding as a huge mistake. Several agencies, NGOs, and private sector firms are now reversing this trend. Private funding plays an important role in taking the new developments to the farmer. However, many of the breakthroughs in research happen in the public sector. An investment in the public sector is essential to create breakthroughs in helping the world meet the food demands of the future.


  1. Agriculture Economics

  2. The state of public agricultural R&D today

  3.  A shift in the traditional bastions of agricultural research

  4. Sustainable Food Systems and Agriculture

  5. Cluster Farming in Agriculture

  6. Agriculture in Fragile States 

  7.  Agriculture Production

  8. Integrated Management of Soil Fertility

  9. The benefits of Technology in Agriculture 

  10. AR&D in fighting poverty and Hunger in Africa

  11. Agroecology systems in Agriculture 



Landbounavorsing blyk die oudste vorm van georganiseerde navorsing ter wêreld te wees. Landbounavorsing kan breedweg gedefinieer word as enige navorsingsaktiwiteit wat daarop gemik is om produktiwiteit en kwaliteit van gewasse te verbeter deur hul genetiese verbetering, beter plantbeskerming, besproeiing, bergingsmetodes, plaasmeganisasie, doeltreffende bemarking en 'n beter bestuur van hulpbronne.



Kwantitatiewe Navorsing  

Dit is die insameling en ontleding van numeriese data om 'n hipotese te toets, voorspellings te maak of patrone te vind. Sulke data kan op tabelle, grafieke of grafieke voorgestel word.

Die belangrikheid van kwantitatiewe navorsing vir die landbou en vissery kan nie oorbeklemtoon word nie, want dit is nuttig om siektepatrone in gewasse te vind, daardie bedreigings uit te skakel en te voorkom dat dit in die toekoms voorkom.

Plant Biologist

Vordering deur navorsing

Oor die algemeen is die toekoms van landbou blink.


Ons moedig meer belegging in Landbounavorsing aan, deur die hulp van landbounavorsing en volgehoue toetsing, kan verwag word dat die lewenstandaard wat ons vandag geniet, sal verbeter.

Diere-immunisering— Histories was siektes verwoestend vir veeproduksie-ondernemings. Die bekendstelling van entstowwe en medisyne het die gesondheid van vee verbeter. Diere-immunisering, die proses om diere weerstand teen siektes te gee deur inenting of inenting, het siektes verminder. Diere in 'n siektevrye omgewing kan teen 'n baie laer koste vir produsente grootgemaak word, en die besparings word aan verbruikers oorgedra.

Kunsmatige inseminasie - Superior diere is die produkte van superieure ouers. Kunsmatige inseminasie is die plasing van semen in die vroulike voortplantingskanaal deur kunsmatige tegnieke. Met die bekendstelling van kunsmatige inseminasie het die oordrag van gene vanaf 'n meerderwaardige vaar, of manlike ouer, dramaties toegeneem. Deur moderne tegnieke van semenversameling, berging en verspreiding kan byna enige produsent toegang hê tot die beste gene in die bedryf .

Biologiese beheer— Plae verminder landbouproduktiwiteit aansienlik. Een manier van plaagbestuur is biologiese beheer. Sommige metodes van plaagbestuur deur biologiese beheer behels roofinsekte, bakterieë, swamme en virusse. Die inbring van parasitiese wespe in die kweekhuisomgewing om witvlieë te beheer, is 'n voorbeeld van biologiese beheer. Die volwasse perdebye lê hul eiers op witvlieglarwes. Wanneer die eiers uitbroei, verorber die wesplarwes die witvlieglarwes. Nog 'n voorbeeld is die gebruik van die bakterie Bacillus thurengiensis om insekplae van veld- en groentegewasse te beheer.

Gespesialiseerde gewasproduksie— Navorsers werk daaraan om gewasse te ontwikkel wat vir spesifieke kommersiële gebruike gespesialiseer is. Voorbeelde sluit in gewasse met spesifieke eienskappe, soos hoë proteïen-, olie- of styselinhoud. Sommige mieliebasters is spesifiek vir etanolproduksie ontwikkel. Boonop word gewerk om gewasse met hoër voedingswaarde te produseer.

Presisietegnologieë— Die globale posisioneringstelsel (GPS), geografiese inligtingstelsels (GIS), mikrorekenaars en masjineriebeheerders is presisietegnologieë wat die doeltreffendheid van boerdery verbeter het.


Satelliete wat om die aarde wentel, word aan 'n grondontvanger in 'n veld of op toerusting gekoppel. Die stelsel vind presiese punte op GIS-roosterkaarte op om masjineriebedrywighede in die veld te beheer. Hierdie tegnologie is veral nuttig vir die toediening van kunsmis en die verkryging van oesdata

Ons landbounavorsing poog om prosedures te ontdek wat vee- en oesopbrengste sal verhoog, landbougrondproduktiwiteit sal verbeter, verliese weens siektes en insekte sal verminder, doeltreffender toerusting sal ontwikkel en algehele voedselkwaliteit sal verhoog. Navorsers soek maniere om boere se wins te verhoog en die omgewing te beskerm.


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