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Summer winners of #SeasonsOfLourensford Instagram comp announced

The winners of the summer category for Lourensford Estate's #SeasonsOfLourensford Instagram competition has been announced. The competition features the beauty of the farm as it transforms throughout the seasons...

19 hours ago

Winter veggie planting: seeds that thrive in cooler temperatures

April is the best time for planting winter vegetables in South Africa. For those looking forward to warm meals cooked at home with fresh ingredients from the garden, RAW shares some ideas for seeds that thrive in cooler temperatures...

13 Apr 2017

Global wine production falls in 2016

Bad weather in many regions was behind the 3.2 percent fall in global production to 267 million hectolitres (mhl) from 276 million in 2015, the International Organisation of Vine and Wine said at a news conference...

12 Apr 2017

Hello Kiwi set to change trade relations between SA and Greece

Currently, South Africa exports fresh fruit to Greece while Greece only exports processed fruit and vegetables to South Africa, but the European Union's ‘Hello Kiwi' programme is set to change the situation...

12 Apr 2017

Improving cassava production in Nigeria through sustainable seed systems

Businesses selling improved varieties and high-quality cassava stems for cultivation could help African farmers significantly raise their productivity...

6 Apr 2017

What are the implications for Western Cape agriculture as drought conditions continue?

While the agriculture sector as a whole has managed to survive the worst of the recent drought, the Western Cape has not been as fortunate...

6 Apr 2017

Meet the menagerie at the Rand Show's animal farm

It just wouldn't be a show without the animals, which is why the Rand Show is bringing together a whole cast of flying, flapping, trotting, waddling, scurrying and slithering entertainers to delight families this year, at the Rand Show's animal farm...

Issued by Rand Show 5 Apr 2017

Water saving Garden in a Box keeps vegetable gardens going

Food Lover's Market has partnered with Reel Gardening on a product range that still allows for gardening while saving 80% of water during the germinations phase...

5 Apr 2017

Harvest season reveals South Africa's unique terroir

In a global marketplace, the grape is a precious commodity for a country where unemployment levels are a constant concern. Agriculture is South Africa's financial bedrock and winemaking is its star...

5 Apr 2017

Best in wine tourism crowned at Klink Awards after record-breaking votes

After a record 19,879 votes cast by wine loving consumers and wine farm visitors, the best of wine tourism were announced at the fifth annual Klink Awards...

4 Apr 2017

Farmers need to develop agility to prosper despite uncertainties

Although the macroeconomic environment is likely to remain uncertain in the short to medium term, primary producers can still prosper if they focus on...

31 Mar 2017

Groot Constantia launches Visitors Route Experience

The Visitors Route Experience follows a specially designed circular route that allows guests to experience each of the estate's key attractions...

29 Mar 2017

The Sommeliers Selection, BLACC reaching out to emerging wine enthusiasts

The Sommeliers Selection has joined forces with BLACC which is powered by Vula Afrika, an organisation that reaches out to emerging African wine enthusiasts...

27 Mar 2017

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International

New FAO satellite tool helps African farmers optimise water productivity

With FAO's new tool, the WaPOR open-access database going live, measuring how efficiently water is used in agriculture, particularly in water-scarce countries, is going high-tech. The new tool taps into satellite data to help farmers achieve reliable agricultural yields and allows for the optimisation of irrigation systems.

19 hours ago

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