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Drinking yoghurt increases in volume, value
Drinking yoghurt increases in volume, value

BMi Research has released its report on the drinking yoghurt category, which continued to grow in volume and value in 2016...

2 hours ago

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Rwanda's essential oils offer big profits from little land

The pioneer of essential oils in Rwanda said he understood over a decade ago "the need to develop high-value crops" in his hilly nation of just 2.6m hectares...

By Stephanie Aglietti 2 hours ago

Cape Town bag manufacturer offers employees direct shareholding
Cape Town bag manufacturer offers employees direct shareholding

With funding from the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), PP Excel officially opened its Cape Town plant this week...

6 hours ago

Branding Chenin blanc as a South African specialty
Branding Chenin blanc as a South African specialty

According to the managing editor of Wine Enthusiast, South Africa stands the strongest chance of making an impact in the US by linking its wine marketing message with a single varietal...

1 day ago

Developing countries urged to set international food standards
Developing countries urged to set international food standards

The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) have issued a joint statement calling on countries to develop international food standards...

1 day ago

Selling Brazilian fashions, the women of Angola's ‘suitcase trade' spot trends and pedal dreams
Selling Brazilian fashions, the women of Angola's ‘suitcase trade' spot trends and pedal dreams

Angola, a Portuguese-speaking country, is strongly influenced by the cultural output of Brazil...

By Léa Barreau Tran 3 days ago

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Drought slashes apple, pear exports

The drought has slashed apple exports by 9%, says fruit industry body Hortgro. Pear exports are down 6% on last year. Now there are fears about the 2018 season as temperatures remain high and rainfall low...

11 Jul 2017

East Africa containerised trade volumes grow 1% Q1 2017
East Africa containerised trade volumes grow 1% Q1 2017

The 2017 First Quarter East Africa Trade Report issued by Maersk Line Eastern Africa reveals that aggregate trade levels in the region have improved slightly since 2016...

11 Jul 2017

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Decisive action needed to contain bird flu outbreak

As a result of the bird flu outbreak, exports will now be negatively impacted as neighbouring countries have imposed import bans...

By Wessel Lemmer 10 Jul 2017

Two major Chinese expos set to deepen trade relations
Two major Chinese expos set to deepen trade relations

The China Homelife Fair and co-located China Machinex will offer a meeting ground for business opportunities...

5 Jul 2017

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Pome fruit export volumes down due to continued drought

Despite the initial pome fruit crop estimate anticipating a 5% growth in export volumes, the volumes have not materialised due to the continued drought in the major pome fruit production areas...

4 Jul 2017

How Cape firms secured R100m in halaal export deals
How Cape firms secured R100m in halaal export deals

Nine South African companies that participated in a trade mission to Senegal have clinched orders for halaal products totalling more than R100m over five years...

By Bekezela Phakathi 30 Jun 2017

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Opening of Musina Intermodal Terminal to benefit region

The opening of the Musina Intermodal Terminal (MIT) earlier this week signalled a new era of promoting regional economic integration...

29 Jun 2017

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SA's neighbours ban poultry imports over bird flu

Four of South Africa's neighbours have banned poultry imports from the rainbow nation following a serious outbreak of a highly contagious strain of avian influenza...

28 Jun 2017

Astral doing 'all in its power' to contain bird flu
Astral doing 'all in its power' to contain bird flu

Poultry company Astral has created a "war room" to contain the outbreak of bird flu on its farm in Villiers. The outbreak on Astral's farm was the first of two that have been confirmed...

28 Jun 2017

Left to Right: Fresh Produce Exporters Association of Kenya Chairman Apollo Owuor welcomes newly-appointed Chief Executive Officer, Hosea Machuki to the association
Kenya's horticulture sector to undergo major changes as new standard comes into play

According to FPEAK Chairman, Apollo Owuor, Kenya's horticulture sector is set to undergo major changes as the country fights to consolidate its international markets...

28 Jun 2017

Appletiser plant in Elgin ramps up annual production
Appletiser plant in Elgin ramps up annual production

The Appletiser plant in Elgin is ready to almost double its annual production by October, following its merger last year of the non-alcoholic ready-to-drink bottling operations...

28 Jun 2017

Golden Delicious brings stability to apple season
Golden Delicious brings stability to apple season

The colour on Pink Lady isn't great this year. However, this year is already turning out to be a stable apple season for South African exporters, especially regarding Golden Delicious...

27 Jun 2017

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Avian influenza confirmed in Mpumalanga

DAFF has confirmed that highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N8 has been confirmed at a broiler breeder site in Mpumalanga. The affected farm has been quarantined and culling of the affected animals has been completed...

27 Jun 2017

China Guangxi business matchmaking opens at SAITEX
China Guangxi business matchmaking opens at SAITEX

The ‘Brands of China African Showcase' was launched at Gallagher Convention Centre, alongside the Southern African International Trade Exhibition...

27 Jun 2017

Ugandan traders turn to Dar es Salaam port
Ugandan traders turn to Dar es Salaam port

With about six weeks left for Kenyans to go to the polls, the private sector in neighbouring states are now beginning to look at the Dar es Salaam port as an alternative route to import and export goods...

27 Jun 2017

Adéle’s Mohair near Fish River Mouth has been providing employment for rural communities for over 30 years. Here founder and Agri EC Adéle Cutten (left) and long-time employee Liz Dyakala (right) inspect the team’s new uniforms. (Image: Supplied)
EC farming communities battling unemployment with innovative small businesses

Amid the pared down farming units focused on food security, Agri Eastern Cape members have become innovative in battling the spiralling unemployment rate in their communities...

26 Jun 2017

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Avian influenza H5N8 outbreak confirmed in SA

An outbreak of the highly pathogenic Avian influenza H5N8 - a strain of avian influenza which is believed to be transmitted by wild migratory birds - has been confirmed in the Villiers area in the Free State...

23 Jun 2017

Climate imperils Ethiopia's coffee output: study
Climate imperils Ethiopia's coffee output: study

Climate change could wipe out more than half of Ethiopia's coffee production unless farmers move to higher ground, scientists warned. Climbing temperatures and dwindling rainfall have already degraded prime growing areas...

20 Jun 2017

Opening up international markets for clothing and textile manufacturers
Opening up international markets for clothing and textile manufacturers

I am often asked what it is that prevents clothing and textile manufacturers from breaking into the international market. There are several answers to that question...

By Christian Gerling 20 Jun 2017

Export orders, container shipping on the rise
Export orders, container shipping on the rise

Stronger global trade is expected this year and as reported by the World Trade Organisation (WTO), indicators like export orders and container shipping are on the rise at the beginning of 2017...

19 Jun 2017

Inaugural Africa-ASEAN Business Expo kicks off in November
Inaugural Africa-ASEAN Business Expo kicks off in November

The inaugural Africa-ASEAN Business Expo (AABE) 2017 launches 6-8 November at the Sandton Convention Centre to establish a new trading launch pad...

12 Jun 2017

Global food prices climb in May: FAO
Global food prices climb in May: FAO

Global food commodity prices rose for the first time in three months in May 2017, with the FAO Food Price Index averaging 172.6 points...

12 Jun 2017

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SA bans poultry imports from Zimbabwe after bird flu outbreak

South Africa has halted poultry imports from Zimbabwe after a recent outbreak of highly contagious avian influenza at a farm in the neighbouring country...

9 Jun 2017

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