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Western Cape agriculture under threat

Agriculture and food security in the Western Cape are under threat due to increased heat, water stress on crops and livestock and droughts resulting from climate change.

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New packhouse technology increasing productivity at Two-a-Day

The new sorting and packing facility imported from The Netherlands, at a multi-million rand investment, uses the latest technology and robotics to better sort fruit and correctly pack it for delivery-ready storage...

3 hours ago

Tribunal nod for PIC holding in Distell

The Competition Tribunal has approved the Public Investment Corporation's (PIC) acquisition of Anheuser-Busch InBev's 26.5% stake in Distell...

By Ann Crotty 4 hours ago

South African reefer market soars due to high fruit demand

Even though 2016 saw the South African reefer (refrigerated cargo solutions) market contract by about 3%, refrigerated container trade still makes up about 19% of total South African container exports...

1 day ago

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...

1 day ago

Advanced technology the difference between profit and loss in the dairy industry

To succeed, dairy businesses need the ability and the agility to respond quickly and effectively to changing market dynamics...

By Jane Thomson 1 day ago

How urbanisation can benefit farmers

The 2017 Global Food Policy Report finds that cities provide an opportunity to boost farmers' incomes if they are effectively connected through strong value chains...

2 days ago

Red meat prices soar as farmers rebuild herds

South African consumers should prepare to fork out more for their favourite cuts of beef as analysts predict that beef prices will soar beyond 30% this year as livestock farmers battle to rebuild their herds...

2 days ago

Investing in people to ensure a better future for South African agriculture

Africa is a continent with abundant natural resources and huge market potential but the agriculture sector is in dire need of better management...

2 days ago

Competition Commission spreads tentacles in fruit and veg crackdown

The Competition Commission has extended its search and seizure operation involving fresh produce market agents to premises in Cape Town and Durban...

3 days ago

Solar technology applied in an ingenious way

A solar power system was considered the logical way in which to provide electricity to power the irrigation pumps on a new macadamia farm on the outskirts of Hazyview, Mpumalanga...

3 days ago

Monsanto internship call for entry

Application for Monsanto's year-long internship programme is now open for entry to recent graduates or final year students in the fields of Agriculture...

3 days ago

Africa needs its own version of the vertical farm to feed growing cities

The continent has unique opportunities for vertical farms. Future innovators and entrepreneurs should be thinking of how to specialise growing vegetables to meet a rise in demand of Africa's super vegetables...

By Esther Ndumi Ngumbi 3 days ago

The natural approach to Healey's champion cheese

Healey's hand-made Slow Matured Cheddar received SA Champion status at this year's SA Dairy Championships in the Raw Milk Semi Hard or Hard Cheese category. The cheese is made with unpasteurised milk...

3 days ago

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International

Indian Ocean states move to avert tuna stocks depletion

Tuna Fisheries are to feature prominently in future as the South West Indian Ocean (SWIO) Commission now moves to adopt a draft protocol on access to fishing grounds by foreign vessels, all intended to establish a common access regime of tuna and tuna-like species in the region.

By Sylivester Domasa 17 Feb 2017

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