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New accord to boost trade between Kenya and Egypt

Kenya and Egypt have agreed to remove double taxation on imports in a bid to improve trade between the two countries...

By Aggrey Mutambo 22 Feb 2017

Phenomenal growth in South African blueberry industry

The South African blueberry industry is in a period of robust growth, due to high demand from the UK and the EU for blueberries, in particular, as well as nascent domestic interest...

21 Feb 2017

Local plum exports affected by smaller fruit

The plum season in South Africa is two-thirds underway, with varieties such as African Delight, Flavour King, Laetitia, Songold, Southern Belle and Angeleno currently being picked...

15 Feb 2017

SONA 2017 failed to address job losses, says Fair Play

In his 2017 State of the Nation address, President Jacob Zuma made frequent references to the need to create jobs and government's job creation initiatives...

14 Feb 2017

Lobster crash erodes West Coast way of life

Minister Senzeni Zokwana accused of reneging on recovery plan...

By Craig Dodds 14 Feb 2017

Poultry industry is efficient - experts

Astral Foods has presented research to dispute suggestions that SA's poultry industry operates inefficiently...

By Marc Hasenfuss 10 Feb 2017

Fair Play Movement takes EU to task over chicken dumping

The Fair Play Movement is bringing international experts to help stop the proliferation of the predatory trade practice of dumping worldwide...

9 Feb 2017

Rwanda to export fortified foods

Rwanda will start exporting fortified foods, next month, thanks to a new modern factory launched last week Thursday...

By Peterson Tumwebaze 7 Feb 2017

Astral Foods H1 profits to drop as high feed costs and imports bite

Astral Foods expects its first-half profit to come under tremendous pressure as high input costs and a steady stream of poultry imports take their toll...

By Andries Mahlangu 7 Feb 2017

Question marks over the future of AGOA

One of the questions posed by Trump's team particularly probed AGOA, which gives some products made in Africa duty-free access to the US...

By Hamlet Hlomendlini 7 Feb 2017

Update on agricultural commodity markets

Wandile Sihlobo, head of economic and agribusiness intelligence at Agbiz, shares highlights in his update on agricultural commodity markets...

6 Feb 2017

FAO Food Price Index approaching two-year highs

Led by sugar and cereals, while global markets remain well supplied, the FAO Food Price Index rose significantly in January - averaging 173.8, its highest value in almost two years...

3 Feb 2017

Zimbabwe slaps VAT on basic foodstuffs

Zimbabwe started levying a 15 percent value-added tax on basic foodstuffs Wednesday, the government said, dealing a further blow to cash-strapped consumers...

3 Feb 2017

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