Due to the avian influenza outbreak that hit the poultry industry as it was starting to recover from drought, the price of eggs is set to increase further. This after a significant jump in the past few months...
Kraft Heinz extended their cage-free egg policy commitment to Asia and Africa, commits to global 100% cage-free egg supply chain by 2025...
2 days ago
A recent report exposed horrific working conditions at some Brazilian poultry producers that amount to slave labour. If the report is correct, it shows totally unacceptable working conditions at facilities supplying a huge amount of chicken meat to SA...
3 days ago
The heads of the Ghanaian and South African poultry industries were among the signatories to a Memorandum of Understanding opposing the "pernicious trade practice of dumping and predatory pricing."
6 Dec 2017
Many thought it would never happen, but Robert Mugabe has left the building. In the past few weeks, a lot has been said about this major change for Zimbabwe...
4 Dec 2017
How important is modernising agricultural education to the transformation of the industry?
Cari Coetzee 30 Nov 2017
The South African wine market is saturated with thousands of brands, so launching a new wine might be risky - but for Orange River Cellars, where there is a will, there is a way...
29 Nov 2017
As part of efforts to address food shortages as well as make agriculture attractive and beneficial to Nigerians, agricultural technological firm, Farmcrowdy, has unveiled a digital application...
Sunday Okobi and Ugo Aliogo 28 Nov 2017
"State vets are working with farms to disinfect their chicken houses so that they can start restocking. Common practice is for sentinel birds to be placed in houses as a method of detecting any trace of the virus."
27 Nov 2017
The South African and Angolan governments' decision to exempt each other's ordinary passports from visa requirements is set to have a positive effect on business and leisure tourism, open doors for future trade and foreign direct investment...
24 Nov 2017
Innovative wine producer and MD of the Warwick and Vilafonté Wine Estates, Mike Ratcliffe is a founder of the annual Cape Wine Auction which raises millions of rands for charity. Ratcliffe answers some questions...
24 Nov 2017
With a global increase in demand for poultry and eggs in countries with growing populations and an increase in wealth, it follows that there is an opportunity for production growth. East-Africa has such opportunities...
23 Nov 2017
Health hazards, such as smoking inhalation are high and output of intensive labour in the traditional method of fish-smoking is often low - women in fishing communities in eastern Sri Lanka spend hours tending to fish laid out on mesh over smoking coals - but the introduction of new smoking ovens pioneered by FAO under an EU funded programme is set to change this.
22 Nov 2017
Improving soil health in farmlands could capture extra carbon equivalent to the planet-warming emissions generated by the transport sector, one of the world's most polluting industries, experts said. Soil naturally absorbs carbon from the atmosphere through a process known as sequestration which not only reduces harmful greenhouse gases but also creates more fertile soil.
Thin Lei Win 21 Nov 2017
A workshop recently hosted by the Embassy of Italy in South Africa, in collaboration with the European Union Delegation in South Africa, Wesgro and the Department of Trade and Industry hosted a workshop on the Protection and Promotion of Geographical Indications (GI) aimed to create awareness on the benefits that can be derived from the effective protection and use of GIs in South African and EU for the development of small-scale, local and rural economies, particularly in the agro-food sector, and for enhancing export opportunities and boosting international trade flows.
21 Nov 2017
Kenya exported passion fruit in the 90s and early 2000s, however, due to pest management challenges, the country has seen a decline in the production of the highly profitable crop since 2003 - this despite Kenya's potential to grow and export passion fruit.
14 Nov 2017
A growing number of startups are trying to produce meat products without using animals, with a view to addressing concerns about animal welfare and the carbon footprint of meat. However, Chris Lo, Consumer Analyst at GlobalData, reports that new products will not be ready to hit the shelves until 2021.
10 Nov 2017
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