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Winners of Muskadel SA Awards 2017 announced

The top Muskadel producers in SA was awarded at the 15th annual Muskadel SA Awards function. The quality of entries was exceptionally high this year, with four platinum and four gold awards awarded...

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Now in its second year, online retailer is increasing its offering to South African wine lovers...

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MEC: Drought already cost Western Cape grape farmers R500 million

Western Cape Agriculture MEC Alan Winde has said the ongoing drought in the province will cost grape producers an estimated R500m...

25 May 2017

AgriFood Youth Opportunity Lab to help youth access employment

MasterCard Foundation is partnering with MSU for the AgriFood Youth Opportunity Lab which will support 15,000 young people in Nigeria and Tanzania to access employment and entrepreneurship opportunities...

18 May 2017

SA making strides in leafroll virus management

The South African wine industry has made great strides to halt the spread of leafroll virus which poses a major threat to wine grape producers...

16 May 2017

Introducing the Greenhouse In a Box

From Indian startup Kheyti, the modular greenhouse is an affordable solution for low-income farmers...

16 May 2017

#UrbanAgri: Let It Grow Foundation helps communities grow their own urban farms

The Let It Grow Foundation is driven by three men with the purpose to heal the soil and teach South Africans to live sustainable and healthy lives through urban farming projects using permaculture methods...

By Cari Coetzee 15 May 2017

African agribusiness partnerships driving growth on the continent

Despite coming relatively late to large-scale food production and export, the continent has a number of advantages driving its ability to boost food production and access new global markets...

15 May 2017

Agricultural training initiative celebrates the future of KZN farmers

KZN-based agricultural training initiative, Future Farmers, recently celebrated its 11th anniversary. The event included many future farmers who shared impassioned tales of their experiences on farms locally and overseas...

12 May 2017

New e-learning institution to help create Africa's next generation of farmers

The ongoing and severe shortage of well-trained personnel entering the agri-sector and agri-related industries, including farm managers, section managers, and sales personnel, poses a significant risk to food security on the continent...

11 May 2017

Dry days, cooler nights bolsters 2017 SA wine grape harvest

Following a dry season, the 2017 South African wine grape harvest 1.4% larger than last year at 1,425,283 tonnes according to wine industry body, VinPro and consumers can look forward to exceptional wines from the 2017 vintage...

10 May 2017

Upper Blaauwklippen vintners hosts annual wine tasting experience

The winemakers of three Stellenbosch wine farms - Kleinood, Keermont and De Trafford - are collaborating to host their second annual wine tasting experience...

9 May 2017

The four Ds of 21st century agri-tech: depth, dispersal, development and drive

Increased demand for food will be one of the key trends shaping business and society in the next 20 years. Agriculture and technology must collaborate and develop at a phenomenal pace to meet the challenges of this demand...

4 May 2017

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Highly contagious disease can decimate tilapia populations

A highly contagious disease is spreading among farmed and wild tilapia, one of the world's most important fish species for human consumption. According to a special alert issued by FAO's Global Information and Early Warnings Systems, the outbreak should be treated with concern and countries importing tilapias should take appropriate risk management measures by intensifying diagnostics testing, enforcing health certificates, deploying quarantine measures and developing contingency plans.

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Headway made in bringing Greek kiwifruit to SA stores

Hello Kiwi recently exhibited at the Food and Hospitality Exhibition (HOSTEX) and held a convention for stakeholders and media where the Greek Kiwi Producers Association discussed the importance of the trade relationship with South Africa as well as regulations with the Fresh Produce Imports Association. Thus, the European Unions's Hello Kiwi Programme is further building relationships with key players in the South African market in order to export Europe's kiwifruit to South Africa and have Greek kiwifruit sold in major retail stores.

11 May 2017

John Deere drops merger plan with Monsanto unit

WASHINGTON, US - US farm equipment giant John Deere has dropped plans to acquire a unit of Monsanto amid concerns the merger would be challenged by regulators.

3 May 2017

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.

24 Apr 2017

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