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The risk of listeriosis lingers
The risk of listeriosis lingers

Product-related risk is one of the biggest perils facing businesses today, with significant amount of increased recalls revealing the potential for larger and more complex losses in the past decade...

By Catia Folgore 1 day ago

Nigeria's Farmcrowdy wins Digital Business of the Year Award
Nigeria's Farmcrowdy wins Digital Business of the Year Award

Nigerian agri-tech startup Farmcrowdy has won the African Digital Business of the Year Award for its solution that makes farms available for sponsorship...

By Tom Jackson 1 day ago

5 top wine estates in the Robertson Wine Valley
5 top wine estates in the Robertson Wine Valley

The Robertson Wine Valley is rich in history, tradition, and award-winning wine farms recognised locally and internationally. We've listed a few 'must-see' wine farms you have to experience on your trip to the Robertson Wine Valley.

By Tatum-Lee Louw 1 hour ago

New Pan-African B2B marketplace "a one-stop-shop for all things African"
New Pan-African B2B marketplace "a one-stop-shop for all things African"

Afrimart, a Pan-African business to business (B2B) e-commerce platform for products made in Africa, has just been launched, offering growth prospects for the less exploited intra-Africa trade...

3 hours ago

Maximising profitability of biogas plants
Maximising profitability of biogas plants

In order to attain profitability, developers need to analyse different feedstock and technology sources, and biogas plant decision-makers require data under conditions mirroring those in full-scale reactors...

By Idan Chiyanzu 1 day ago

KWV named Brandy Producer of the Year at global spirits competition
KWV named Brandy Producer of the Year at global spirits competition

KWV scooped the 2018 trophy for the Brandy Producer of the Year at the International Spirit Challenge (ISC), in a ceremony held in Bishopsgate, London last week...

2 days ago

FairPlay demands enquiry into SA sugar tariff debacle
FairPlay demands enquiry into SA sugar tariff debacle

The FairPlay movement has called for a public enquiry into the fiasco that saw a zero tariff for sugar being set and gazetted in South Africa last year, which allowed importers to bring in and stockpile sugar duty-free...

2 days ago

Farmers curb crime with technology
Farmers curb crime with technology

The Agri Securitas Trust Fund has recently allocated funding for the protection of farmers and their farm workers through specialised technology. The money from the Trust Fund and the plans of farmers, help to protect themselves as well as their farm workers against crime and violence...

13 Jul 2018

Meet the Maker: Love-Gin
Meet the Maker: Love-Gin

Sam Snedorf introduces mother and son duo, Sandra and Heinrich Swanepoel, who owns Love-Gin - a product that gets you to create your very own juniper spirits...

By Samantha Snedorf 13 Jul 2018

Expropriation without compensation: Is it negatively affecting investment for SA agriculture?
Expropriation without compensation: Is it negatively affecting investment for SA agriculture?

Of late, a number of commentaries have surfaced arguing that the discussions about the proposed expropriation without compensation have not negatively affected investment in the agricultural sectors, suggesting that investment has actually increased over time...

By Wandile Sihlobo and John Purchase 13 Jul 2018

Kenya's Apollo Agriculture secures $500k funding
Kenya's Apollo Agriculture secures $500k funding

The funding comes in the form of a $250,000 convertible grant from the FMO MASSIF Fund and a $250,000 loan from the Rabobank Foundation, which Apollo Agriculture chief executive officer (CEO) Eli Pollak said would allow it to expand its lending reach and greatly accelerate its rate of learning...

By Tom Jackson 12 Jul 2018

How I became a "Nederburg Wooded Wine Expert" in just one day
How I became a "Nederburg Wooded Wine Expert" in just one day

A glass of heartwarming sweet wine, a couple of smiling faces, and mouth-watering canapes welcomed us upon arrival at Nederburg in Paarl...

By Ilse van den Berg 12 Jul 2018

Bayer SA committed to supporting smallholder farmers
Bayer SA committed to supporting smallholder farmers

Bayer South Africa has undertaken to deliver shearing equipment to four farming community's wool production initiatives in Umzimkhulu, KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape...

12 Jul 2018

Fishery management needs to be reworked to counter effects of climate change
Fishery management needs to be reworked to counter effects of climate change

A range of fishery management tools already exist that can be used to respond to climate change, but many will need to be retooled to respond to specific needs in specific contexts...

11 Jul 2018

The empowering impact of macadamia trading on the SA economy
The empowering impact of macadamia trading on the SA economy

From humble beginnings to an export powerhouse, the South African macadamia industry is the largest producer of macadamia nuts worldwide...

11 Jul 2018

AFASA's Young Farmers Summit is a contribution to food security for the future
AFASA's Young Farmers Summit is a contribution to food security for the future

The African Farmers Association of South Africa (AFASA) invites young farmers to attend its third annual AFASA Young Farmers Summit (AAYFS) and interact with stakeholders from 28 to 29 August 2018...

10 Jul 2018

Rising import food bill a challenge for poorer countries
Rising import food bill a challenge for poorer countries

The world food import bill has broadly tripled since 2000 to reach $1.43tn in 2017, while it has risen around fivefold for countries that are the most vulnerable to food shortages...

10 Jul 2018

On the standardisation of wine tasting and education
On the standardisation of wine tasting and education

Training programmes have emerged and some large entities such as the Wine and Spirit Education Trust have begun offering standardised tasting programs designed to be rolled out wherever demand surfaces...

By Gildas L'Hostis 10 Jul 2018

#AgriMarkets: Soya bean remains at the heart of US-China trade war
#AgriMarkets: Soya bean remains at the heart of US-China trade war

Soya bean production remains at the heart of the US-China trade war, hence prices were under pressure on Friday (6 July 2018) on the back of the introduction of tariffs. For context, China is the world's largest soya bean consumer and heavily reliant on imports.

By Wandile Sihlobo 9 Jul 2018

Traditional land not affected by Section 25 amendment
Traditional land not affected by Section 25 amendment

A meeting of a Ministerial Task Team and National House of Traditional Leaders has resolved that the traditional land would not be affected by the proposed amendment of Section 25 of the Constitution...

9 Jul 2018

Wesgro has secured agribusiness, green economy investments
Wesgro has secured agribusiness, green economy investments

"This is an outstanding achievement, especially considering the drought, economic uncertainty and a general slowdown in globalisation faced in the first quarter of this year."

9 Jul 2018

Forests are critical to livelihoods says FAO director general
Forests are critical to livelihoods says FAO director general

Forests and trees contribute far more to human livelihoods than is commonly known, playing crucial roles in food security, drinking water, renewable energy and rural economies...

6 Jul 2018

Meet the Maker: Durbanville Distillery
Meet the Maker: Durbanville Distillery

The distillery as it turns out is not run as part of the wine estate, but rather as a separate entity which allows for them to focus on their distinctive gin and distillation process...

By Samantha Snedorf 6 Jul 2018

AWIEF's #Value4Her programme is empowering women agri-entrepreneurs in Africa
AWIEF's #Value4Her programme is empowering women agri-entrepreneurs in Africa

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum's #Value4Her project launch took place in Nairobi, Kenya over two days and saw 15 southern Africa-based women agri-entrepreneurs attend stakeholder workshops and keynotes from key gender empowerment and agri-business drivers...

6 Jul 2018

AGT Foods Africa expands focus to launch superfoods
AGT Foods Africa expands focus to launch superfoods

AGT Foods Africa has announced that it will soon be hopping on the superfoods trend with the launch of its own line of superfoods...

5 Jul 2018

Listeriosis can be rallying call for the industry
Listeriosis can be rallying call for the industry

The recent listeriosis outbreak is a timely reminder that the food supply chain is constantly under attack from outside threats. In this, there is a lesson for the rest of the industry, writes Emma Corder, Nilfisk South Africa country manager.

By Emma Corder 5 Jul 2018

Agricultural census to kick off soon
Agricultural census to kick off soon

The census of agriculture provides data on the size, maturity and structure of the agriculture industry...

By Elmarie Helberg 5 Jul 2018

Food Price Index shows 1.3% drop for June
Food Price Index shows 1.3% drop for June

The decline is driven primarily by lower benchmark price quotations for wheat, maize and vegetable oils including those made from soybeans...

5 Jul 2018

Zimbabwe's YouFarm helps farmers raise funding
Zimbabwe's YouFarm helps farmers raise funding

Zimbabwean startup YouFarm is providing collateral-free funding to farmers by allowing users to invest in crops and livestock, and share the profits with the farmer when the produce goes to market...

By Tom Jackson 5 Jul 2018

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