The annual percentage change in the producer price index (PPI) for final manufactured goods was 5.8% year-on-year (y/y) in November‚ compared with 6.3% y/y in October‚ Statistics SA figures showed on Thursday (12 December).
13 Dec 2013 08:36
The wool market reached a new high at the final sale before Christmas with the Cape Wools Indicator closing the day at R117.36/kg‚ up 0.7% from the previous sale.
13 Dec 2013 06:50
HARARE: The drying-up of credit lines to the Zimbabwe government, apparent donor fatigue and a determined stand against GM foods are pushing up the price of the staple grain, maize, by nearly a third in some drought-hit areas compared to a year ago, according to humanitarian organisations and economists.
12 Dec 2013 08:55
The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) has announced a five-year project that will aim to increase incomes of smallholder farmers through the creation of an enabling policy environment in Africa. The initiative - Micro Reforms for African Agribusiness (MIRA) - will identify, prioritise and reform specific agricultural policies and regulations that currently deter or limit private investment in small- and medium-sized agribusinesses operating in smallholder agricultural value chains.
12 Dec 2013 06:44
"It's by now very evident that the game industry of Southern Africa has been growing at a rapid pace, and all indications show that this trend will continue for some years to come," says Gert Pienaar of Kuda. Kuda has aimed to position itself as a major player in this market.
11 Dec 2013 12:41
Several voices have been raised to urge the European Parliament (EP) members to reject the EU-Morocco Fisheries Protocol.
10 Dec 2013 09:30
PRETORIA: North West Premier Thandi Modise has conducted a sod-turning ceremony for the construction of an R80-million mega farm school in Lykso, near Vryburg.
10 Dec 2013 09:01
Agri-Vie has acquired a 49.9% stake in Intelichem, the holding company of Terason and Technichem. The Intelichem Group of companies is a leading provider of crop protection solutions, specialised plant nutrition and seeds to the agricultural industry and related peripherals through its subsidiaries Terason and Technichem. Agri-Vie is a private equity fund focused on food and agribusiness investments.
10 Dec 2013 08:39
NEWSWATCH: Cape Times' editor Alide Dasnois has been fired, reports Mail & Guardian. Dasnois' removal appears to coincide with the publication of an article on Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's finding on fisheries minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson, reports IOL.
By Rod Baker 9 Dec 2013 08:00
"Nelson Mandela's life and contributions served as an example to South Africa and the world of dignity and leadership," said Agri SA president Johannes Möller after the passing of this icon.
6 Dec 2013 11:02
The price of Rooibos tea will rise by 15% from January next year because of supply constraints and growing demand, producer Rooibos Limited said on Tuesday (3 December).
4 Dec 2013 08:40
FNB Commercial Agriculture, together with the Cane Growers Association recently held a Farmers Day programme in Eston and Noodsberg in KwaZulu-Natal to engage with cane farmers on economic and agricultural prospects, which show signs of improving in 2014.
3 Dec 2013 10:19
PRETORIA: Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson will open the 3rd Global Conference on Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Security and Climate Change in Johannesburg on Tuesday, 3 December 2013.
3 Dec 2013 06:47
MBOMBELA: Four Mpumalanga Communal Property Associations (CPAs) have been identified to trade their produce in the Sultanate of Oman. This follows a three-day visit to Mpumalanga by a delegation from the country last week.
3 Dec 2013 06:33
Indications are that the braai might be a rarity these Christmas holidays because of a shortage of red meat.
2 Dec 2013 10:04
Large, international companies entering the South African fertiliser market has led to fierce competition in the industry, says Frank Winder, managing director of sustainable agricultural products provider Advanced Nutrients.
2 Dec 2013 07:01
The South African wool market came under pressure at this week's national sale says Cape Wools.
28 Nov 2013 10:05
Helen Zille, Premier of the Western Cape, has awarded the 110% Green Flagship status to organic compost provider, Reliance. The 110% Green Flagship project is an important initiative of the Western Cape Government, calling organisations to commit to the Green Economy.
28 Nov 2013 08:58
Omnia Holdings reported that its diluted headline earnings per share rose from 527c for the six months to September last year to 592.8c for the same period this year.
28 Nov 2013 06:53
Many African countries are farming countries, where agriculture is both a major component of gross domestic product growth as well as local employment and food supply.
By Shaun Harris 26 Nov 2013 07:03
Unseasonal downpours and hailstorms that caused flooding in many parts of the Western Cape during the 16-17 November resulted in massive crop losses. Some farmers have not yet been able to ascertain the full extent of their losses.
26 Nov 2013 06:35
Pioneer Food Group reported a 12% rise in its adjusted headline earnings per share to 456c in the year to September‚ compared with figures for last year.
25 Nov 2013 11:47
Discussions about the regeneration of Johannesburg's inner city usually revolve around refurbishment of buildings and attracting business and residents into the city. But an award-winning project in downtown Johannesburg with the ambitious long-term aim of feeding poor people in the inner city is changing the conversation.
25 Nov 2013 10:21
NIGEL: South Africa has donated tons of maize to Lesotho to help victims of hunger in that country.
25 Nov 2013 09:52
ABIDJAN: Protracted land disputes in western Côte d'Ivoire have driven some residents to occupy protected government forests, contributing to extensive deforestation and leaving just a fraction of the forest cover that existed at independence
25 Nov 2013 09:33
A recent study shows that South Africa's small number of fat cats consume more goods than everyone else in the country put together.
By Mpho Sibanyoni 20 Nov 2013 16:20
The Nigerian Strategic Grain Reserve (SGR) and Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) this week conducted a technical analysis of a pioneering electronic warehouse receipt platform deployed by Africa Exchange Holdings (AFEX), which enables Nigerian farmers, cooperatives and traders to safely store their produce at accredited warehouses and access financing.
20 Nov 2013 12:04
Technology specialist retailer Incredible Connection has partnered with Maxwell Technology‚ a satellite-based Internet and data solutions provider‚ to roll out reliable high-speed broadband to areas where there is limited or no data coverage.
By Bekezela Phakathi 19 Nov 2013 09:28
Black farmers will approach the competition authorities on Wednesday in an 11th-hour bid to block a R2.5bn takeover of agricultural services group Afgri (AFR)‚ arguing that the sale to US investors is anticompetitive and will "further isolate blacks from the food value chain".
By Shannon Sherry 19 Nov 2013 07:24
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