BizTrends 2018


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Key challenges for Kenya in big push to reduce post-harvest losses

Kenya estimates that 20% of cereals are lost even before reaching the market. That's a high figure, particularly since it doesn't include food waste...

By Timothy Njagi Njeru, Priscilla Wainaina 1 day ago

South African wheat production under the spotlight

Wheat production in South Africa is one of the segments worst affected by the economic realities faced by the industry. Crucial plans have therefore been put into practice to elevate wheat's status as a competitive crop...

By Andries Gouws 3 days ago

US poultry delegation scopes out opportunities in SA

The USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) hosted its international staff meeting in South Africa recently, bringing producer members to the country to explore opportunities...

16 Apr 2018

Meet the Maker: Nicole Warden from CopperFox G&T

The ready-to-drink CopperFox is distilled at the at Time Anchor Distillery, 100% natural and contains 13 African botanicals including Rose geranium, Sour Sea figs, Citrus, Fynbos and Honeybush...

By Samantha Snedorf 13 Apr 2018

China's appetite for macadamias fuel SA industry

The demand for macadamia nuts in China is on the rise and has local farmers feeling optimistic. And for good reason...

12 Apr 2018

Watch: Smart water use in SA apple orchards

Water use in the agricultural sector has increasingly become an important topic after the industry was severely affected by the drought, especially in the Western and Northern Cape...

By Ntswaki Motaung 11 Apr 2018

Kenyan agripreneurs looks to Netherlands for lessons in agribusiness innovation, advanced horticulture

Kenyan agribusiness stakeholders will be visiting the Netherlands to study innovative food production systems and agricultural export models in a three-day trade mission, focusing on horticulture but incorporating general agribusiness...

11 Apr 2018

Impact of food safety compliance on growth of food and beverage business

We have, of late, experienced an alarmingly high number of food safety-related incidents, both in South Africa and globally. Re-establishing trust in the food safety industry is more necessary than ever...

By Roy Kirby 11 Apr 2018

Orange River Cellars makes strategic expansion into raisin business

"While we have become renowned as a volume wine producer, everyone knows that bigger is not necessarily better," says Du Plessis, "especially in a wine market where too many large South African producers find themselves as price-takers instead of price-makers."

11 Apr 2018

AB InBev plans to build $100m brewery in Tanzania

Global brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) is looking to build a $100 million brewery in Dodoma, Tanzania...

9 Apr 2018

Africa's great migrations are failing but there is a solution - and you can eat it too

With colonial-era subsidies of the fencing system gone, what's left is a lose-lose system that hinders local farmers, tourism and sustainability...

By Penny van Oosterzee 6 Apr 2018

Jobs Fund and Sernick Group partners to support emerging farmers

The initiative is a comprehensive intervention in which emerging black farmers will be recruited, trained, capacitated and provided with supply opportunities through integration in Sernick's value chain...

5 Apr 2018

Darling Brew declared carbon neutral

Darling Brew in the Western Cape is the first brewery on the continent to be declared carbon neutral...

5 Apr 2018

Meet the Maker: Shanna-Rae Wilby

Gin blogger Samantha Snedorf from SamSamButDifferent recently launched a new feature called Meet the Maker. Her first maker is the prominent Johannesburg-based distiller, Shanna-Rae Wilby, who is the chief alchemist and co-owner of Time Anchor Distillery in Maboneng...

By Samantha Snedorf 4 Apr 2018

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