AfDB offers new financing opportunities for Zambia's water and agriculture sectors
AfDB offers new financing opportunities for Zambia's water and agriculture sectors

AfDB's support to the agriculture sector will be private sector-led. It will support Zambia to reform its agricultural trade policies that allow for private sector participation in the export of agricultural commodities...

14 hours ago

#WomensMonth: Adding glamour and sparkle to the agro-processing sector
#WomensMonth: Adding glamour and sparkle to the agro-processing sector

Silvana Dantu and Shareen Parker are the producers of Zari Sparkling Grape juice, a local brand which has set out to disrupt the male-dominated agro-processing sector with its sparkling, alcohol-free beverage brand...

By Terry Levin 1 day ago

Increased global consumption of poppy seed
Increased global consumption of poppy seed

According to the report, World: Poppy Seed - Market Report: Analysis and Forecast to 2025, recently published by IndexBox, the global poppy seed market was estimated at 111,000 tonnes in 2016, which was 6% more than in the previous year...

1 day ago

Cybercellar launches subscription service curated by SA wine fundis
Cybercellar launches subscription service curated by SA wine fundis

Online wine retailer Cybercellar has launched a new wine subscription service called Liquid Social, allowing customers to purchase a package of wine which is delivered to them on a monthly or quarterly basis...

1 day ago

Mensa merges wine quaffing with digital storytelling
Mensa merges wine quaffing with digital storytelling

With South Africa being home to a host of world-class wine brands, newly released expressions can easily go unnoticed because consumers are faced with so many quality options...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

#WomensMonth: Women in winemaking with Nederburg's Elmarie Botes
#WomensMonth: Women in winemaking with Nederburg's Elmarie Botes

Elmarie Botes is one of the latest members of the Nederburg winemaking team. Having just completed her first harvest, Botes is responsible for the winery's white wine...

By Robin Fredericks 2 days ago

Kleine Zalze: Introducing the best new world producer of the year
Kleine Zalze: Introducing the best new world producer of the year

As managing director of Kleine Zalze over the last 15 years, Kobus Basson and his family have evolved the wine estate into the most awarded in Stellenbosch; marrying agricultural knowledge and business acumen to produce successful results...

By Robin Fredericks 2 days ago

South Africa and Zambia's maize supplies are in good shape
South Africa and Zambia's maize supplies are in good shape

The United States Department of Agriculture has just released its World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, which covers most major grains and oilseeds estimates for the 2018/19 production season...

By Wandile Sihlobo 2 days ago

South African land reform debates reflect a tricky balance of power post Jacob Zuma’s rule. GCIS
South Africans differ on land reform. But there needs to be a meeting of minds

President Cyril Ramaphosa's late night announcement that the government was going to push ahead with implementing...

By Roger Southall 2 days ago

Africa should be the breadbasket of the world says AfDB president
Africa should be the breadbasket of the world says AfDB president

African Development Bank Group president, Akinwumi Adesina has requested that farmers across the African continent be given agriculture technologies to optimise farming outputs and transform agricultural production...

10 Aug 2018

Meet the Maker: Jacqueline Grobler
Meet the Maker: Jacqueline Grobler

Meet Jacqueline Grobler, owner of Angel Heart Liqueur, Ginifer gin, Westcliff gin, Luvoa Vodka and Venom Moonshine as well as a set of all natural bitters; quite the repertoire for just one lady. Here, Samantha Snedorf sits down and experiences a day in the life of this master distiller...

By Samantha Snedorf 10 Aug 2018

Weekly wrap on local #AgriMarkets
Weekly wrap on local #AgriMarkets

This week (ending 10 August 2018) there were no major data releases in the South African agricultural market. The weaker Rand against the US Dollar, coupled with higher Chicago grain prices provided support to the domestic grain and oilseed market...

By Wandile Sihlobo 10 Aug 2018

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What's driving persistent poverty in rural Kenya

Like most of sub Saharan African countries, Kenya has registered a decline in the poverty rate over the past decade...

By Timothy Njagi Njeru 10 Aug 2018

How to show consumers the benefits of genetically modified foods
How to show consumers the benefits of genetically modified foods

Genetically modified (GM) foods for human consumption have long been a subject of intense public debate, as well as academic research...

By David Di Zhang and Grant Alexander Wilson 8 Aug 2018

Cape Town, Western Cape launches inaugural Africa Halal Week 2018
Cape Town, Western Cape launches inaugural Africa Halal Week 2018

The Western Cape, City of Cape Town, Wesgro and its supporting partners have announced the launch of the inaugural Africa Halal Week 2018, which will foster business links, conversations and opportunities across tourism, trade and investment...

8 Aug 2018

Tapioca starch market to exceed revenue by 2028
Tapioca starch market to exceed revenue by 2028

High in carbohydrates, and devoid of gluten, grain and nut, tapioca starch has witnessed application in the prevention of food allergies, gluten sensitivity and celiac disease...

8 Aug 2018

Farming innovations changing the South African agricultural landscape
Farming innovations changing the South African agricultural landscape

As South Africa establishes itself ever more securely in the modern world, so South African farmers must adapt to a set of new challenges...

By Bruce Hakutizwi 8 Aug 2018

UQ welcomes Africa's emerging leaders in agriculture
UQ welcomes Africa's emerging leaders in agriculture

Sixty emerging leaders from African agricultural industries are in Queensland for an intensive development programme to help them tackle challenges of sustainable economic development in their own countries...

7 Aug 2018

'Scotch whisky' now registered as a certification trademark in South Africa
'Scotch whisky' now registered as a certification trademark in South Africa

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has registered 'Scotch whisky' as a certification trademark in South Africa, which is the seventh largest Scotch whisky market by volume...

7 Aug 2018

Agribusiness Africa Conference: Agricultural investment in Africa remains strong despite challenges
Agribusiness Africa Conference: Agricultural investment in Africa remains strong despite challenges

As agricultural trade continues to become ever more globalised, Africa farmers need to be given a fair chance to join global value chains...

7 Aug 2018

Market overview for July 2018
Market overview for July 2018

Dr. Frikkie Maré, academic departmental head of the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of the Free State provides a monthly market overview of agricultural commodity markets...

6 Aug 2018

Is East African agriculture at risk of playing second fiddle to oil wealth?
Is East African agriculture at risk of playing second fiddle to oil wealth?

The World Bank economist was in Uganda and spoke to Charles Mpagi on the prospects for the sector in the face of oil discoveries in Uganda, Kenya and South Sudan...

6 Aug 2018

Big jump in employment in South Africa's aquaculture industry
Big jump in employment in South Africa's aquaculture industry

Within the aquaculture space, a notable uptick in jobs was in fish hatcheries and fish farms, with a modest uptick in ocean and coastal fishing jobs...

By Wandile Sihlobo 6 Aug 2018

ERP to underpin food traceability market
ERP to underpin food traceability market

The food traceability market is expected to reach almost $20bn by 2022 as increased consumer awareness, strict governance requirements, and advances in technology are resulting in growing standardisation...

By Stuart Scanlon 3 Aug 2018

Research identifies plant disease impact on Africa's food crop
Research identifies plant disease impact on Africa's food crop

Plant diseases significantly limit the ability of many countries to produce sufficient staple and cash crops. Research conducted by Connected focuses on addressing its spread by vector-insects that transmit a disease from one plant to another...

3 Aug 2018

Meet the Maker: Triple Three Distillery
Meet the Maker: Triple Three Distillery

Tucked away in Blaauwklippen Wine Estate, is a lovely little distillery that produces a top quality gin. Most people visit the estate for the grape-based alcohol but Samantha Snedorf's sole purpose was juniper based - as usual...

By Samantha Snedorf 3 Aug 2018

Groot Constantia wins big at 2018 Novare Terroir Awards
Groot Constantia wins big at 2018 Novare Terroir Awards

Groot Constantia has been awarded the Novare Trophy for SA Terroir Top Producer, as well as Top Wine Estate in the 2018 Novare SA Terroir Awards...

3 Aug 2018

Agriculture commodity price on exports drop significantly
Agriculture commodity price on exports drop significantly

Food and Agriculture Organisation's latest food price index shows that export prices for cereals, dairy, sugar, meat and vegetable oils have all declined...

2 Aug 2018

Agriculture packaging market expects a rapid growth by 2028
Agriculture packaging market expects a rapid growth by 2028

The global agriculture packaging market is estimated to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 5.3%, owing to numerous factors, about which Future Market Insights offers thorough insights and forecasts in its latest report...

2 Aug 2018

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