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Gupta dairy deal in Free State allegedly proceeds of crime

Dramatic disclosures in court papers filed by the NPA place the Guptas at the heart of a conspiracy to "swindle" R220m from the Free State meant for emerging black dairy farmers...

By Stephan Hofstatter 1 day ago

Murky world of the imported meat industry exposed

A recent episode of Special Assignment looked into how unsafe imported chicken ends up in consumers' pots...

1 day ago

Listeriosis outbreak shines a light on food safety in SA

The current spike in the incidences of listeriosis serves as a stark reminder of the importance of having the means to timely identify and act on food safety threats...

2 hours ago

Mondelez International cocoa MoU to help protect Ghana's forests

Mondelez International is contributing $5m over five years to the GCFRP, which aims to significantly reduce the high rate of deforestation and forest degradation, as well as their associated greenhouse carbon emissions, from cocoa farming...

2 hours ago

New wheat breeding programme cuts a decade off new varieties

NASA experiments to grow wheat in space have inspired Australian scientists to develop a world-first speed-breeding programme that cuts a decade off the time it takes to deliver new varieties...

39 minutes ago

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...

22 hours ago

Western Cape drought: When panic begins to set in, cool heads are needed

How organised agriculture responds in mobilising and supporting its members and the public during this unfolding disaster will define our role in South Africa...

By Janse Rabie 23 hours ago

International community must work together to achieve a sustainable, low-carbon livestock industry

"With improved and climate-smart practices, we can quickly put in place more sustainable and 'greener' livestock supply chains."

2 days ago

#BizTrends2018: More innovation, not more animals key to ensuring food security

The absolute and undeniable reality is that we have to produce more and do it with less. This can only be done through innovation in food production...

By Andre Westerveld 2 days ago

Even smaller wine grape harvest predicted

The South African wine industry has reached a challenging stage in the harvest season due to the continuing drought and low water supplies in the Western Cape...

1 day ago

On land expropriation without compensation: Be aware of the risks

NERPO has, according to reports, come out in favour of expropriation of farmland without compensation. We expect that there are other groups that will do the same over the coming weeks. However...

By Kerwin Lebone 19 Jan 2018

Eat green 2018: Sustainable consumption, plant-based foods the order of the day

In South Africa, we raise more than one billion farm animals for food every year. Now is the time to join the green revolution, with sustainable food consumption on the rise and plant-based protein predicted to be one of the biggest food trends in 2018...

19 Jan 2018

Firm rolls out new crop of tyres to boost productivity in farming sector

The growing world population is presenting enormous challenges for the agricultural industry...

19 Jan 2018

Smaller table grape crop forecasted

Due to the persistent drought in the Western Cape, the South African Table Grape Industry has released a lower estimate in the third Crop Estimate for the 2017/18 table grape season...

19 Jan 2018

The future of food production: Robots revolutionising agriculture

With the aim to revolutionise the farming industry as well as increase their market reach and revenue, organisations have been gearing up for new robotic technologies in recent years...

By Piyush Mandhare 18 Jan 2018

Attack on chicken import limits revived

South African poultry producers will be getting another opportunity to mount a legal challenge against the chicken import restriction that was introduced in Namibia as an infant industry protection measure...

By Werner Menges 18 Jan 2018

Will future powerhouse economies have an appetite for beef?

Growth theory postulates that as economies develop, their consumers' protein intake tends to increase substituting the starch. Looking at beef consumption, we find a similar consumption pattern...

18 Jan 2018

What the amended B-BBEE Sector Codes mean for your industry

The long-awaited amendments to the Financial, Agricultural and Construction Sector Codes were announced recently - but what changes do these codes mean for companies in 2018...?

17 Jan 2018

South African litchis enter empty European market

"When litchi volumes from Madagascar, Mauritius and Réunion are low, it makes a massive difference for us."

17 Jan 2018

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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.

17 Jan 2018

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

Wines and their labels: Crafting narratives that speak to us

Marketing professionals often consider packaging to be a product's primary means of communication. It communicates explicit and implicit messages to the consumer, particularly through its visual aspect.

By Franck Celhay 14 Dec 2017

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