Agriculture Trends 2018

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Concerted campaign helps women in Kenya's flower industry get a better deal

Women form an estimated 75% of workers at production level in Kenya and have seen some positive improvements in their employment conditions and rights over the years. But it hasn't been an easy journey...

By Lara Bianchi 2 days ago

Bird flu wipes out R954m, SA turns to imports

Due to the avian flu outbreak, farms affected have had to cull all birds and recall and destroy all eggs. The decline in the production of eggs and chickens has resulted in SA relying on imported chickens to meet demand...

3 days ago

Food trends could drive production decisions

Consumer requests at food outlets travel back through the value chain to the producers of the necessary raw products, which will again go through new types of processing to reach the consumer at some point in the future...

By Frikkie Maré 3 days ago

More Farmer Field Schools: Ongoing agricultural education needed to meet challenges

Demand across the world for Farmer Field Schools are increasing due to their ability to help smallholder farmers cope with complex challenges...

3 days ago

Cherries show export potential for the Western Cape

Once a very small-volume crop in the Western Cape, cherries have more than quadrupled their export market share over the last four years and continue to show excellent potential as an alternative crop...

14 Feb 2018

Green business is good business: A sustainable approach to growing flowers in Kenya

Oserian Development Corporation has come up with a raft of measures aimed at maintaining production over a long period of time without compromising on natural systems or its responsibility to workers, suppliers and the local communities...

14 Feb 2018

NAMC establishes committee to come up with a smart drought disaster management plan

"The NAMC must step in to use its convening advantages to bring together agribusiness, the banking sector, academia, government and other stakeholders to deal with this serious matter."

14 Feb 2018

Zim white farmers who lost their farms 'may soon be compensated'

The Zimbabwean government has reportedly set up a committee that will spearhead the process of compensating white farmers whose farms were seized during the country's controversial land reform programme...

13 Feb 2018

Top 10 research projects in agri for 2018

A list of ten interesting and important agricultural research projects being started or completed in 2018...

13 Feb 2018

How Nigeria's Thrive Agric is crowdfunding farmers

Nigerian startup Thrive Agric is using a crowdfunding platform to provide farmers with the finance they need to grow their businesses and offer ordinary people the chance to invest in agriculture...

By Tom Jackson 13 Feb 2018

Towards a food-secure Africa

"To achieve food sufficiency and turn the continent into a net food exporter, Africa must empower smallholder farmers, who constitute 70% of the population and produce 80% of the food consumed in the continent."

By Raphael Obonyo 12 Feb 2018

New SA table grape launched in Berlin

Meet Joybells. Undoubtedly one of the most promising table grape varieties to emerge from South Africa...

9 Feb 2018

Drought impacts Pinotage volumes but boosts quality and flavour

The 2018 harvest will be characterised by smaller berries, lighter bunches and lower yields, however, the quality of the grapes is very promising - exceptional even...

9 Feb 2018

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International

Abalone poaching: 'Hong Kong sucking up mountain of poached SA seafood'

With Chinese New Year celebrations just around the corner, millions of people will be tucking into a mountain of tasty seafood delicacies very soon - much of it plucked illegally from South African marine waters.

By Tony Carnie 12 Feb 2018

Country to import vegetables following heavy rainfall

Following the heavy rainfalls that have affected the local vegetable production since the beginning of January 2018, Mauritius will inevitably resort to importing from South Africa, India and Egypt.

23 Jan 2018

Joint venture set to bring superior blueberries to market

Combining their skills and strengths, Migiva Group and OZblu - currently one of the largest producers of blueberries in South Africa and Australia - have signed a joint venture agreement to form OZblu America. Through the production and delivery of exclusively patented varieties offering sweeter, juicier and crunchier blueberries, the joint venture will bring a superior blueberry consumer experience to market.

17 Jan 2018

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