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New head leads Fairtrade Label SA in achieving 2017 goals
New head leads Fairtrade Label SA in achieving 2017 goals

Leán Muller has recently been appointed as the new head to direct Fairtrade Label in accomplishing the vast goals it has set for 2017...

By Cari Coetzee 3 days ago

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Citrus farmers face R600m loss

Sundays River Valley citrus farmers are set to lose up to R600m as half of their navel production has been lost due to abnormal weather patterns...

By Riaan Marais 23 May 2017

Robots, AI transforming future supply chain workforce
Robots, AI transforming future supply chain workforce

According to Kamendran Govender of Accenture Consulting, advances in automation are transforming the supply chain workforce of the future...

19 May 2017

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Sovereign Foods reports increase in revenue despite difficult trading year

Poultry producer, Sovereign Foods released its annual audited financial results for the 2017 financial year ending 28 February 2017, which showed a revenue increase of 25% to R2,2 billion...

18 May 2017

Why small producers have big concerns about multinationals joining Fairtrade
Why small producers have big concerns about multinationals joining Fairtrade

Fairtrade was established as the champion of small producers but as the market has grown it has become more attractive to big companies...

By Agatha Herman 15 May 2017

E-commerce platform for local artisans launches in Western Cape, KZN
E-commerce platform for local artisans launches in Western Cape, KZN

A new app ecosystem, Advance, allows people to order their favourite artisanal and handcrafted goods from local producers online or using the app...

15 May 2017

Researchers: SA suffers from fragmented policymaking in agriculture and food security
Researchers: SA suffers from fragmented policymaking in agriculture and food security

The review process has generated interesting connections, and it has highlighted important questions to start asking - like who holds the power in food value chains, and how this affects changes in food prices...

12 May 2017

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Headway made in bringing Greek kiwifruit to SA stores

The European Unions's Hello Kiwi Programme is further building relationships with key players in the South African market in order to export Europe's kiwifruit to South Africa and have Greek kiwifruit sold in major retail stores...

11 May 2017

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Egg prices to rise sharply due to drought-induced shortage

Egg prices are likely to rise by about 8% due to a shortage caused by many small farmers going bankrupt, the South African Poultry Association warned...

By Robert Laing 8 May 2017

From left to right: ECDC Imvaba Co-operative Fund manager Simphiwe Ntshweni; Matyeni Agricultural Co-operative deputy chairperson Langa Zophondle; and Eastern Cape MEC for Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Sakhumzi Somyo at the launch of the Matyeni Agricultural Co-operative processing plant
Eastern Cape cooperative launches livestock feed and maize meal processing facility

In a quest to enter the commercial agro-processing and meat production market, the Matyeni Agricultural Co-operative launched a processing facility which produces livestock feed and maize meal...

25 Apr 2017

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Apple touts greater use of recycled metal in gadgets

Apple wants to "one day" end the need to mine materials from the earth to make its gadgets, the technology giant said in its annual environmental responsibility report out Thursday.

21 Apr 2017

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Uganda's second Slow Food Earth Market launched in Manafwa

The objectives of the Manafwa Earth Market is preserving traditional and local products and bringing together small-scale food producers and consumers...

13 Apr 2017

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Keeping track of fish from sea to plate to keep illegally caught fish off store shelves

Guidelines on CDS will act as an internationally-recognised "gold standard" for governments and businesses looking to establish systems that can trace fish from their point of capture through the entire supply chain - from sea to plate...

13 Apr 2017

Call to register for global supply chain challenge
Call to register for global supply chain challenge

The game is on for South African supply chain experts to test their skills against the world's best in the annual Fresh Connection Global Challenge...

12 Apr 2017

Recognising the value of fresh produce market agents to the industry
Recognising the value of fresh produce market agents to the industry

In principle, the fresh produce markets, together with the integrated role of market agents, are critical to the South African and southern African industry to enable market access for all producers and buyers...

By Lindie Stroebel and Tommie van Zyl 12 Apr 2017

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Hello Kiwi set to change trade relations between SA and Greece

Currently, South Africa exports fresh fruit to Greece while Greece only exports processed fruit and vegetables to South Africa, but the European Union's ‘Hello Kiwi' programme is set to change the situation...

12 Apr 2017

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First African-Asian B2B meeting on cotton trade in Bangladesh

The International Islamic Trade Financing Corporation has organised its first B2B meeting between African cotton suppliers and Bangladesh cotton importers, as part of its Cotton Development and Partnership Programme...

12 Apr 2017

Zeder aims to level portfolio
Zeder aims to level portfolio

PSG-controlled agribusiness investor Zeder continues to be dominated by its 27.1% "kingmaker" stake in consumer brands giant, Pioneer Foods...

By Marc Hasenfuss 11 Apr 2017

SA Florist improves supply chain efficiency with BrandChat bot
SA Florist improves supply chain efficiency with BrandChat bot

BrandChat has built a unified dashboard that allows businesses, such as SA Florist, to create and manage a bot and do customer support...

6 Apr 2017

12 tips to create solid support for franchise networks
12 tips to create solid support for franchise networks

By incorporating an efficient franchisee support structure in your network, you will ensure that franchisees are more motivated...

By Sasha-Lee de Bod 5 Apr 2017

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McCain adapts to drought with changing business model, water strategy

The impact of South Africa's drought on agricultural yields, quality and price have forced companies like McCain South Africa to...

4 Apr 2017

Adcock opts to snap up Virtual Logistics
Adcock opts to snap up Virtual Logistics

Adcock Ingram has acquired private group Virtual Logistics, a national and cross-border fine-distribution firm, as it looks to expand its distribution capacity...

By Alistair Anderson 4 Apr 2017

Coca-Cola Supplier Development Conference aims to grow local procurement
Coca-Cola Supplier Development Conference aims to grow local procurement

In terms of the agreed public interest conditions, which were approved by the Competition Commission, Coca Cola Beverages South Africa held its Supplier Development Conference...

3 Apr 2017

No collusion in fresh produce, say RSA Group
No collusion in fresh produce, say RSA Group

The RSA Group has moved to quash allegations by the Competition Commission that it, along with eight other fresh produce groups, has been fixing prices...

By Colleen Goko 31 Mar 2017

How efficient is your freight management system?
How efficient is your freight management system?

In the logistics world, freight management is an essential aspect of getting your cargo from point A to point B. It's also a complex process, that has many moving parts - pun intended...

By Mike Challman 31 Mar 2017

Bidcorp's Joffe to bow out and list new firm
Bidcorp's Joffe to bow out and list new firm

Bidcorp executive chairman Brian Joffe will step down at the end of June 2017, taking up the role of nonexecutive director of the foodservice company...

By Mark Allix 29 Mar 2017

Competition Commission spreads tentacles in fruit and veg crackdown
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...

27 Mar 2017

SA e-courier startup Pargo raises $1.2m
SA e-courier startup Pargo raises $1.2m

South African e-courier startup Pargo has closed a R15 million ($1.2 million) funding round led by SAAD Investment Holdings...

By Gabriella Mulligan 24 Mar 2017

China's Alibaba to set up logistics hub in Malaysia
China's Alibaba to set up logistics hub in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Alibaba and Malaysia announced on Wednesday that they will set up a logistics and e-commerce hub in the Southeast Asian country to boost small and medium-sized companies...

23 Mar 2017

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