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New EU cashew nut project offers hope to 15,000 farmers
New EU cashew nut project offers hope to 15,000 farmers

The launch of the Sh240m European Union-funded cashew nut and sesame value chain project early in the week has revived hopes for 15,000 farmers in Kilifi, Kwale and Lamu counties...

By Kazungu Samuel 18 Jun 2018

Baobab trees have more than 300 uses but they're dying in Africa
Baobab trees have more than 300 uses but they're dying in Africa

Baobab trees keep soil conditions humid, favour nutrient recycling and avoid soil erosion. They also act as an important source of food, water and shelter for a wide range of animals...

By Aida Cuní Sanchez 15 Jun 2018

Agricultural policies need to address child labour concerns
Agricultural policies need to address child labour concerns

Driven in part by an increase in conflicts and climate-induced disasters, the number of child labourers in agriculture worldwide has increased substantially from 98 million to 108 million since 2012 after more than a decade of continuous decline, according to the latest estimates...

13 Jun 2018

Tru-Cape to retain shareholder revenue amid reduced crop production
Tru-Cape to retain shareholder revenue amid reduced crop production

"We have to balance our customer demands with realised supply. Over the years we have established a strong reputation as a reliable supplier and it is important that we maintain our focus on customer delivery and continue to supply a quality product."

12 Jun 2018

Why climate-smart agriculture is crucial to Africa
Why climate-smart agriculture is crucial to Africa

Agriculture is a risky business in Africa due to dangers such as uncertain weather and poor rural infrastructure, but a new detailed guide on the status of and opportunities for climate-smart agriculture (CSA) could offer farmers the much-needed break.

By Eldon Opiyo 11 Jun 2018

Potatoes SA announces first Enterprise Development Farmer of the Year
Potatoes SA announces first Enterprise Development Farmer of the Year

Phophi Raletjena is the first ever Potatoes SA Enterprise Development Farmer of the Year. He ascribes his success to firstly, increasing his yield and secondly, the ability to source and access information and to learn from others...

By Hanrie Greebe 11 Jun 2018

How farmers' associations are ploughing seeds of change for small-scale farmers
How farmers' associations are ploughing seeds of change for small-scale farmers

The Underberg Farmers Association, to integrate and work more closely with their neighbouring small-scale farmers, actively implements social and community-building strategies to assist them with any aspect of farming...

8 Jun 2018

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Key insights into the global sesame seed market

The increased global consumption of sesame seeds is mainly due to the heightened demand for the product from the growing Asian and African populations...

8 Jun 2018

Wesgro, Matzikama District strengthens Western Cape aquaculture industry with MoU
Wesgro, Matzikama District strengthens Western Cape aquaculture industry with MoU

"Abalone has become a key export market for the Matzikama District and our department will remain committed to trying to further boost investment into this potentially lucrative market."

8 Jun 2018

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Fresh produce markets an effective link between traders and farmers

Fresh produce markets have created employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for thousands of people from sales agents to street hawkers...

6 Jun 2018

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EAC tea consumption to increase in the next decade

East African countries could lead the world in growth in consumption of tea during the next decade, even as they occupy top positions in exports of the commodity...

By Maryanne Gicobi 6 Jun 2018

Meet the maker: Mark Taverner of Silver Creek Distillery
Meet the maker: Mark Taverner of Silver Creek Distillery

Silver Creek Distillery has been around since 2014. Mark Taverner started his journey with Shanna-Rae of Time Anchor Distillery as one of his mentors, as well as Lucy Beard from Hope on Hopkins. Even with these local influences, his alcohol has a unique twist to it...

By Samantha Snedorf 6 Jun 2018

It's time for Malawi to quit tobacco
It's time for Malawi to quit tobacco

While World No Tobacco Day generally focuses on the health risks of smoking, the harms the tobacco industry inflicts are even broader. It has benefited from exploiting farmers in low-income countries like Malawi...

By Julia Smith 4 Jun 2018

Zambia's eMsika helping farmers buy agricultural inputs
Zambia's eMsika helping farmers buy agricultural inputs

Zambian startup eMsika is helping farmers find, buy and receive agricultural inputs in a fast, trustworthy and convenient way, as well as access markets for their produce...

By Tom Jackson 4 Jun 2018

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Rhodes Food Group grows turnover

The food producer grew regional sales by 19.5%, and by 7.6% excluding acquisitions. International sales increased by 3.6%. However, the business was impacted by the increased costs of canned fruit due to the ongoing drought in the Western Cape...

4 Jun 2018

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SA's macadamia industry shows strong growth for 2018

Representing the South African macadamia industry, Valley Macadamias chairman, Alan Sutton shared feedback on the INC's annual report and discussed key statistics on the growth and global supply of macadamias...

1 Jun 2018

Winners of the 2018 Shiraz Challenge announced
Winners of the 2018 Shiraz Challenge announced

This year's Shiraz Challenge, presented by Shiraz SA for the sixth time, saw three Shiraz blends and 12 Shiraz - out of a total of 192 wines - stealing the limelight...

1 Jun 2018

Key insights into the global cinnamon market
Key insights into the global cinnamon market

Driven by the growth of population, the popularity of spices, and the growth of the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry, the cinnamon sector is expected to continue an upward consumption trend...

31 May 2018

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What is driving the rise in global tea consumption and production?

Tea consumption has grown particularly rapidly in China, India and other emerging economies, driven by a combination of higher incomes and efforts to diversify production to include speciality items such as herbal teas, fruit fusions and flavoured gourmet teas...

30 May 2018

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Wesgro, Western Cape businesses attending PLMA 2018

Wesgro, together with five Western Cape-based companies are participating in the Private Label Manufacturers Association Trade Show in Amsterdam to showcase agri-processed products...

30 May 2018

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Growing macadamia nut industry poised for future success

Some publications go as far as to sight a global vegetarian population by 2050. The estimated $750m - $800m macadamia industry seems perfectly poised to answer this...

30 May 2018

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How Nando's creates shared value for farmers in southern Africa

Sam Hirst, Nando's Peri-Peri Farming Initiative manager shared how Nando's creates shared value for small farmers in southern Africa who farm their unique African Bird's Eye Chillies used in the Peri-Peri flavour Nando's is famous for...

28 May 2018

South Africa's top Muscadel wines awarded
South Africa's top Muscadel wines awarded

"The ongoing drought of the past few years has resulted in high sugar content and rich raisin aromas in the grapes - this led to beautiful, full wines with exceptional muscat flavours."

28 May 2018

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Agro-food, plastics, printing and packaging trade shows move to Abidjan

The agriculture and food industry, particularly in Abidjan, have been very dynamic - both in production and processing - and both sectors enjoy a prominent regional position as they also supply to other francophone countries in the region...

28 May 2018

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High packout the sweet spot for improved apple strain, Flash Gala

Flash Gala, the trademarked fruit of Bigbucks trees, joins other global top fruit brands such as Pink Lady, the improved Cripps Pink strain and is poised to disrupt the global fresh fruit industry...

25 May 2018

SA gets taste for Sharon fruit
SA gets taste for Sharon fruit

After a series of successful market promotions, the South African Sharon fruit is gaining traction in the domestic market...

24 May 2018

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Insights into the global strawberry market

The healthy food trend is becoming increasingly popular on the developed markets, thereby encouraging the consumption of natural products, including fruit and berries. This trend is expected to continue in the coming years...

24 May 2018

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Nampo 2018: South African agriculture is live and well

Despite the uncertainties currently facing South African producers, Nampo 2018 saw a new record in attendance figures, with positive feedback from exhibitors...

24 May 2018

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Premier Fishing and Brands Limited set on growth path

JSE-listed Premier Fishing and Brands Limited, one of the largest black-owned and managed fishing companies in South Africa, announced sterling results for the interim period to 28 February 2018...

22 May 2018

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