FairPlay demands enquiry into SA sugar tariff debacle

The FairPlay movement has called for a public enquiry into the fiasco that saw a zero tariff for sugar being set and gazetted in South Africa last year, which allowed importers to bring in and stockpile sugar duty-free...

7 hours ago

The empowering impact of macadamia trading on the SA economy

From humble beginnings to an export powerhouse, the South African macadamia industry is the largest producer of macadamia nuts worldwide...

11 Jul 2018

Rising import food bill a challenge for poorer countries

The world food import bill has broadly tripled since 2000 to reach $1.43tn in 2017, while it has risen around fivefold for countries that are the most vulnerable to food shortages...

10 Jul 2018

#AgriMarkets: Soya bean remains at the heart of US-China trade war

Soya bean production remains at the heart of the US-China trade war, hence prices were under pressure on Friday (6 July 2018) on the back of the introduction of tariffs. For context, China is the world's largest soya bean consumer and heavily reliant on imports.

By Wandile Sihlobo 9 Jul 2018

Food Price Index shows 1.3% drop for June

The decline is driven primarily by lower benchmark price quotations for wheat, maize and vegetable oils including those made from soybeans...

5 Jul 2018

#AgriMarkets: The weather remains a vital part of the discussion in SA wheat market

Although the recent rainfall in the province was not evenly distributed, almost all wheat growing regions of the province received a fair amount, which should improve crop growing conditions...

4 Jul 2018

Organic concentrated tomatoes the preferred choice for global markets

The organic revolution has had a huge impact on concentrated tomato production...

3 Jul 2018

Forecast of 2018 summer crop increased

The area planted estimate and fifth production forecast of summer crops for the 2018 production season was recently released by the National Crop Estimates Committee...

28 Jun 2018

Consider integrated farming - Makgato

Women have been advised to take advantage of business opportunities in integrated farming...

By Irene Kgakgamatso 28 Jun 2018

Four million coffee seedlings distributed to farmers

The distribution of seedlings forms part of Ghanaian government's Planting for Export and Rural Development programme which seeks to develop eight commodity value chains including cashew, coffee, cotton, coconut, citrus, oil palm, mangoes and shea...

26 Jun 2018

PMA's Centre for Growing Talent is committed to developing the fresh produce industry

The Produce Marketing Association's Center for Growing Talent will provide opportunities, between 15-16 August 2018, to network with peers and leaders in the fresh produce industry...

22 Jun 2018

New EU cashew nut project offers hope to 15,000 farmers

The launch of the Sh240m European Union-funded cashew nut and sesame value chain project early in the week has revived hopes for 15,000 farmers in Kilifi, Kwale and Lamu counties...

By Kazungu Samuel 18 Jun 2018

Baobab trees have more than 300 uses but they're dying in Africa

Baobab trees keep soil conditions humid, favour nutrient recycling and avoid soil erosion. They also act as an important source of food, water and shelter for a wide range of animals...

By Aida CunĂ­ Sanchez 15 Jun 2018

Agricultural policies need to address child labour concerns

Driven in part by an increase in conflicts and climate-induced disasters, the number of child labourers in agriculture worldwide has increased substantially from 98 million to 108 million since 2012 after more than a decade of continuous decline, according to the latest estimates...

13 Jun 2018

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