Agriculture Trends 2017

Subscribe to industry newsletters

BizTrends 2017


Download the complete BizTrends 2017 PDFs with over 100 trends contributors across 18 industry sectors.

Download PDF | Order printed book

#BrandManagerMonth

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...

5 hours ago

Collective land tenure is under threat in Kenya. Why it needs to be protected

Pastoralism is the main production system practiced by communities who live in rangelands and dry lands which are usually arid or semi-arid. But pastoral communities are facing increasing pressure on their land...

By Timothy Njagi Njeru 6 hours 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...

9 hours ago

New research vessel explores oceans for the sake of better marine resources management

"This new vessel allows us to improve research and activities where marine observations are extremely limited, and better understand the impacts of climate change on aquatic ecosystems and our oceans."

13 hours 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...

1 day 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...

1 day 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 1 day ago

'World's strongest coffee' lists on Amazon

Black Insomnia Coffee Company, which launched in Cape Town in July 2016 and lays claim to having the strongest coffee in the world, has listed on Amazon...

1 day 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...

1 day 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...

1 day ago

The Sommeliers Selection, BLACC reaching out to emerging wine enthusiasts

The Sommeliers Selection has joined forces with BLACC which is powered by Vula Afrika, an organisation that reaches out to emerging African wine enthusiasts...

1 day ago

SA suspends imports amid Brazilian meat scandal

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has suspended imports of meat from establishments suspected...

24 Mar 2017

Measures for poultry relief on the wing

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies is expected to announce a range of measures shortly, including incentives and other forms of support, for the beleaguered poultry industry...

By Linda Ensor 24 Mar 2017

Sea Harvest casts its net back onto JSE after 17 years

About 17 years after delisting from the JSE, fishing group Sea Harvest - now with Australian operations complementing its core frozen hake offering - trawled quietly back onto the bourse...

By Marc Hasenfuss 24 Mar 2017

BCC to ensure health of Benguela Current ecosystem through sustainable management

Supporting fisheries, tourism, recreation, and thousands of jobs, a sustainable Benguela Current ecosystem is the lifeblood of the ocean economy on South Africa's West Coast...

24 Mar 2017

Concern over land ceilings and its affect on sustainable redistribution of land

The concept of land ceilings has been hotly debated since 2011. International experience demonstrated that land ceilings had many negative impacts...

24 Mar 2017

Competition body accuses fresh-produce agents of cartel behaviour

The commission said it suspected the larger players of colluding to hold prices low until their smaller competitors ran out of fresh fruit and vegetables to sell, after which they sharply increased prices...

By Robert Laing 23 Mar 2017

Maximising the potential of wastewater in agriculture

"We need to use water in agriculture in a more efficient, productive, equitable and environmentally friendly way where quality is not compromised."

23 Mar 2017

Dumping is causing poultry crisis, Sapa says

SA's crisis-stricken poultry industry - and whether the crisis has been caused by "dumping" of EU bone-in chicken portions - was the subject of heated debate in parliament...

By Linda Ensor 23 Mar 2017

Show more

Latest jobs

Agricultural Sales Representative
UpingtonWorldwide Positions (Pty) Ltd
Procurement Quality Control Specialist
NelspruitMPRTC Recruitment
Key Account Manager
GrabouwElgin Free Range Chickens (Pty) Ltd.
Sales Representative
GrabouwElgin Free Range Chickens (Pty) Ltd.
Dean - AgriSciences
StellenboschStellenbosch University
Agro Ecology Project Officer
DurbanFood & Trees for Africa
Regional Sales Manager
GeorgeMPRTC Recruitment
Operations Head Irrigation
DouglasMPRTC

More jobs >

Other industry news

Automotive
Lifestyle
Logistics & Transport
ICT
Tourism
Education
Property
Legal
HR
Building
Finance
CSI & Sustainability
Energy & Mining
Retail
Healthcare
Marketing & Media