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Founder of Reel Gardening walks away with Agripreneur of the Year Award

The top eight finalists of the Future Agro Challenge faced off on a global stage with South African agripreneur Clair Reid, founder of Reel Gardening, walking away with the Agripreneur of the Year Award...

20 Mar 2017

New aquaponics facilities to feed primary schools

Mondelez International Foundation and INMED is building two aquaponics facilities, one in PE and the other in Soweto, to provide primary schools with access to fresh, nutritious produce...

15 Mar 2017

CiTi joins Helen Zille on mission to Singapore, Japan

The Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi) is joining Western Cape premier, Helen Zille, on a working visit to Singapore and Japan...

10 Mar 2017

February tractor sales are down

The February tractor sales of 675 units were almost 8% less than the 731 units sold in February last year. On a year-to-date basis tractor sales are now approximately 12% down on last year...

9 Mar 2017

Could 'resurrection' crops survive drought and feed a hungry planet?

Could harnessing the power of "resurrection plants" - with the ability to survive severe water shortages for years - hold the secret to feeding a hungry planet?

By Peter Lykke Lind 9 Mar 2017

Holistic approach needed for agriculture to play the role the NDP envisions

Agriculture can contribute tremendously to growth in South Africa, but policymakers and key role players must "pull together"...

7 Mar 2017

MasterCard assists 1.1 million African smallholder farmers

The MasterCard Foundation has committed a total of $38.3 million for programmes to improve productivity and market access for farmers in 11 African countries...

7 Mar 2017

Cipla to sell its 100% stake in SA agri and vet businesses

Pharmaceutical company, Cipla, agreed to divest its 100% stake in Cipla Agrimed, South Africa and Cipla Vet, South Africa for a total consideration of R375m...

6 Mar 2017

SABMiller, AB InBev to increase South African hops production and export

“We are bringing the brewing world to South Africa because of the huge potential of South African grown hops."

3 Mar 2017

Is your honey the real deal?

A quick and user-friendly method for producers and distributors of honey to detect whether the products they are selling are the real thing or not has been developed by food scientists and analysts from...

2 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: Concrete beehive helps create a more sustainable beekeeping industry

The beekeeping model being exhibited at Design Indaba aids in the survival of bees; offers a more sustainable option for beekeepers and additional income sources for small-scale farmers...

2 Mar 2017

Dairy farmers to benefit from solar-powered coolers

Researchers at Germany's University of Hohenheim have developed solar-powered milk cooling refrigerators for small dairy farmers...

By Kennedy Senelwa 1 Mar 2017

Three key ingredients to achieve food security in Africa

African farmers face one of the greatest balancing acts of the 21st century - feeding a rapidly expanding population without causing irreparable damage to the environment they rely on...

By Nicolas Mounard 28 Feb 2017

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