Agriculture Trends 2018

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In defence of the fruit fly

Fruit flies are able to inflict immense damage to a wide range of fruit and vegetables, significantly impacting farming, food production and market economics, however...

3 days ago

#BizTrends2018: Zooming in on two top wine trends to watch for 2018

A rapidly changing world necessitates that we use the knowledge that has now been garnered to find a way to the future. With the decline in vineyard plantings, ensuing drought and the rising cost of wine growing...

By James Pietersen 3 days ago

Five major trends in South Africa's agro-food system

Agro-food systems often differ considerably from country to country, depending on the level of development, resource availability, business sophistication and agro-food policies and legislation adopted...

By John Purchase 12 Jan 2018

Satellites help Cape farmers use water more efficiently

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture is providing the FruitLook service, brainchild of Dutch company eLEAF, without charge to fruit farmers...

9 Jan 2018

Five wine trends to watch for in 2018

The South African wine industry is experiencing one of its most exciting phases in history. So, what are some of the emerging trends in 2018?

By Roland Peens 9 Jan 2018

#FreshOnTheShelf: Carrol Boyes Wines releases SA-branded Champagne

Carrol Boyes Wines has released a South African-branded, limited-edition Champagne label approved by the committee of Champagne...

29 Dec 2017

Chef Jan Hendrik crafts two wines under his own label

South Africa's first Michelin-starred chef, Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen has launched his first wines under his own label...

20 Dec 2017

BMi Research wine report released

The wine report recently released by BMi Research revealed that the wine category saw only a limited growth in volume during 2016...

18 Dec 2017

AgriColleges international gets accredited

The Agriculture Sector Education Training Authority, AgriSeta, has granted online agriculture education platform, AgriColleges international, accreditation as an education and training provider in agriculture...

15 Dec 2017

Wines and their labels: Crafting narratives that speak to us

If wine brands want to signify their differences and tell a story, be it real or fictional, about their product, they do so primarily through label design...

By Franck Celhay 14 Dec 2017

Stellenbosch celebrates a year of wine, food and tourism success

Thanks to a consistent string of local and international awards for wines and winemakers of the region, recognition of its food offering and destination marketing magic, Stellenbosch will again be on display as...

13 Dec 2017

Smallest wine grape harvest in a decade

The South African wine industry is bracing itself for what might be the smallest wine grape harvest in more than a decade. Drought, a shrinking area under vines and frost damage will have the greatest effect on the crop size...

12 Dec 2017

Changing face of retail presents opportunity for the wine trade

Embrace the chaos brought by the mobile phone-fueled digital age and look to Portugal for a road map to success in the USA...

8 Dec 2017

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International

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.

1 day ago

Blockchain Food Safety Alliance formed to enhance supply chain transparency

CHINA - In an effort to achieve greater transparency across the food supply chain Walmart, JD.com, IBM and Tsinghua University National Engineering Laboratory for E-Commerce Technologies have formed a Blockchain Food Safety Alliance, which will kick off with a collaboration designed to enhance food tracking, traceability and safety in China.

19 Dec 2017

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