The Agri Handbook for South Africa

The Agri Handbook for South Africa

Welcome to our new website, bringing the comprehensive printed and PDF reference material that you have trusted since 2003, into an easy-to-navigate web format.

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Getting Started

This is the online edition of the Agri Handbook , and our first attempt at bringing this 400+ page resource to the internet. If you want to get started, the best way is to navigate to "Book" and select one of the main section headings, then click on the arrow to reveal chapters in that section.

Once you navigate to a chapter, you will be able to read up on your chosen topic and access thousands of links to other agri resources and providers. Note the Published Date at the top of each article and drop us an email if you are aware of updates in the Contact Us page.

To find agri specialists to assist you click on the Agri Suppliers link in the navigation menu. You will then be able to view their adverts as they appear in the printed Handbook, and clicking on their ads will take you to their websites.

Frequent updates on developments in the sector can be accessed by visiting our Blog.


How to Get the new 6th edition (2017)

Click on the Shop link on the navigation bar, and order a free downloadable Volume or get all 14 Volumes in a single, 464 page, searchable, printable PDF eBook, for only R300.

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If you would like to contribute information to the Agri Handbook, you can do so by emailing Craig Macaskill on the Contact Us page.


Thank you for making use of this resource to grow agriculture on our continent. We hope you enjoy using the Handbook as much as we have enjoyed creating it.

Key Features

The Agri Handbook is more than just solid information. The features below are just a few of the tools incorporated in the book to ensure you get the help you need with the absolute minimum effort and fuss.


The Agri Handbook lists thousands of role-players including hundreds of specialist service providers to make sure you get the help you need. Download the free Supplier Directory for immediate access to hyperlinked provider display adverts.


We don't pretend to know everything. We give you the overview and link to the detail if you want more.


Not sure which chapter to read? Use the Search box above to browse the site by keyword searches. Alternatively buy the 400+ page book and search offline with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader (TM).