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Ultra-modern fruit drying machine opens export markets for hundreds of Kenyan smallholder farmers

Over 500 smallholder farmers in Eastern Kenya have found ready market for their horticultural produce, thanks to an automated air drier

21 hours ago

Stellenbosch celebrates a year of wine, food and tourism success
Stellenbosch celebrates a year of wine, food and tourism success

Thanks to a consistent string of local and international awards for wines and winemakers of the region, recognition of its food offering and destination marketing magic, Stellenbosch will again be on display as...

1 day ago

AgriColleges international gets accredited
AgriColleges international gets accredited

The Agriculture Sector Education Training Authority, AgriSeta, has granted online agriculture education platform, AgriColleges international, accreditation as an education and training provider in agriculture...

3 hours ago

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Wines and their labels: Crafting narratives that speak to us

If wine brands want to signify their differences and tell a story, be it real or fictional, about their product, they do so primarily through label design...

By Franck Celhay 20 hours ago

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Smallest wine grape harvest in a decade

The South African wine industry is bracing itself for what might be the smallest wine grape harvest in more than a decade. Drought, a shrinking area under vines and frost damage will have the greatest effect on the crop size...

2 days ago

FairPlay urges enquiry into unsafe labelling of chicken imports
FairPlay urges enquiry into unsafe labelling of chicken imports

The FairPlay anti-dumping movement says it was dismayed to discover bulk packs of chicken for sale at a Makro store with a label claiming nine possible countries of origin...

3 days ago

Top 12 major issues in agriculture
Top 12 major issues in agriculture

John Purchase, CEO of Agbiz, gives an overview of the major issues that are currently affecting agriculture in South Africa...

By Ursula Human 3 days ago

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Festive season will see higher egg prices due to avian flu

Due to the avian influenza outbreak that hit the poultry industry as it was starting to recover from drought, the price of eggs is set to increase further. This after a significant jump in the past few months...

8 Dec 2017

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Kraft Heinz extends 100% cage-free egg commitment to Africa and Asia

Kraft Heinz extended their cage-free egg policy commitment to Asia and Africa, commits to global 100% cage-free egg supply chain by 2025...

8 Dec 2017

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SAPA calls for investigation into Brazil's chicken producers

A recent report exposed horrific working conditions at some Brazilian poultry producers that amount to slave labour. If the report is correct, it shows totally unacceptable working conditions at facilities supplying a huge amount of chicken meat to SA...

7 Dec 2017

MoU unites African countries against chicken dumping, fights for level playing field
MoU unites African countries against chicken dumping, fights for level playing field

The heads of the Ghanaian and South African poultry industries were among the signatories to a Memorandum of Understanding opposing the "pernicious trade practice of dumping and predatory pricing."

6 Dec 2017

Will Zim agriculture revive and if so, how?
Will Zim agriculture revive and if so, how?

Many thought it would never happen, but Robert Mugabe has left the building. In the past few weeks, a lot has been said about this major change for Zimbabwe...

4 Dec 2017

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#AgriIndaba: Modernised, scalable agri-education is key in training and feeding the masses

How important is modernising agricultural education to the transformation of the industry?

By Cari Coetzee 30 Nov 2017

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New wine brand makes its mark on SA wine market

The South African wine market is saturated with thousands of brands, so launching a new wine might be risky - but for Orange River Cellars, where there is a will, there is a way...

29 Nov 2017

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Farmcrowdy launches farmers' digital app to empower farmers

As part of efforts to address food shortages as well as make agriculture attractive and beneficial to Nigerians, agricultural technological firm, Farmcrowdy, has unveiled a digital application...

By Sunday Okobi and Ugo Aliogo 28 Nov 2017

Western Cape set to get poultry sector going again
Western Cape set to get poultry sector going again

"State vets are working with farms to disinfect their chicken houses so that they can start restocking. Common practice is for sentinel birds to be placed in houses as a method of detecting any trace of the virus."

27 Nov 2017

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Cultivar and technology agency launched

The SACTA was officially launched with the purpose of addressing the lack of new technology for self- or open-pollinated grain and oilseed crops in South Africa...

By Lise Roberts 27 Nov 2017

Angola-South Africa visa-free exemption opens doors for trade and foreign direct investment
Angola-South Africa visa-free exemption opens doors for trade and foreign direct investment

The South African and Angolan governments' decision to exempt each other's ordinary passports from visa requirements is set to have a positive effect on business and leisure tourism, open doors for future trade and foreign direct investment...

24 Nov 2017

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Quantum Foods earnings leap on lower input costs

Quantum Foods on Thursday reported a big jump in its full-year earnings, benefiting from lower commodity prices...

By Andries Mahlangu 24 Nov 2017

Extravagant philanthropy: Meet the man behind the Cape Wine Auction
Extravagant philanthropy: Meet the man behind the Cape Wine Auction

Innovative wine producer and MD of the Warwick and Vilafonté Wine Estates, Mike Ratcliffe is a founder of the annual Cape Wine Auction which raises millions of rands for charity. Ratcliffe answers some questions...

24 Nov 2017

Opportunities in the East-African poultry sector
Opportunities in the East-African poultry sector

With a global increase in demand for poultry and eggs in countries with growing populations and an increase in wealth, it follows that there is an opportunity for production growth. East-Africa has such opportunities...

23 Nov 2017

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Tobacco hurts more than just your lungs - it damages the communities that grow it

Tobacco impacts the health and well-being of the people who grow it and the environment where it is grown, often with devastating consequences. So why do farmers grow tobacco?

By Eleanor Jew 23 Nov 2017

Good to know (perhaps) that food is being 'nuclearised'
Good to know (perhaps) that food is being 'nuclearised'

"Using nuclear sciences to feed the world" have led to some major success stories. FAO provides seven examples of how nuclear technology is improving food and agriculture...

By Baher Kamal 23 Nov 2017

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Monsanto to become carbon neutral by 2021

Monsanto Company recently announced at COP23 that they have made significant progress toward getting its operations carbon neutral by 2021...

22 Nov 2017

New fish-smoking tech first introduced in Africa launched in Asia
New fish-smoking tech first introduced in Africa launched in Asia

Health hazards, such as smoking inhalation are high and output of intensive labour in the traditional method of fish-smoking is often low but the introduction of new smoking ovens pioneered by FAO is set to change this...

22 Nov 2017

Lower feed costs boost Astral's earnings
Lower feed costs boost Astral's earnings

Astral Foods has raised its final dividend by a hefty 775% to R8.75 after the poultry producer nearly doubled its full-year headline profit. Lower input costs benefited the company tremendously in the year to end-September...

By Andries Mahlangu 21 Nov 2017

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Partnership on GIs to boost rural development, exports of traditional food products and wine

"GIs add value to products and promote the origin and heritage of the products. South Africa abounds with unique and high quality agricultural and traditional products that evoke the rich heritage of our country's diverse regions."

21 Nov 2017

Efforts to tackle AMR on farms and in food systems gaining momentum
Efforts to tackle AMR on farms and in food systems gaining momentum

Antimicrobial medicines are widely used in livestock, poultry and aquaculture operations to treat or prevent diseases, but efforts to confront the problem are gaining momentum...

20 Nov 2017

#AgriIndaba: A gateway to investment opportunities in African agriculture
#AgriIndaba: A gateway to investment opportunities in African agriculture

"The African Agri Investment Indaba seeks to strengthen the continent's agriculture sector and identify investment and growth opportunities. Africa is poised to play a significant role in ensuring global food security..."

20 Nov 2017

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