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Vodacom extends footprint with food security project

Vodacom has extended the footprint of its food security programme into every province in the country to reach more than 50,000 families in need.

21 Jul 2014 09:40

Zokwana's budget speech - a pragmatic approach to challenges in agriculture

The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Senzeni Zokwana delivered his first budget speech for 2014/2015 on Wednesday.

18 Jul 2014 15:30

Packaging and labelling challenges faced by the agrochemical industry

Packaging and labelling plays an important role in communicating vital information to consumers of the agrochemical and crop-protection industry. Whether the products are pesticides or garden-care, agrochemical labels come with a set of legal requirements.

Issued by Pyrotec 16 Jul 2014 14:43

A project to empower women with skills to start a business

Agri SA is now in a position to enable women in the Keimoes area to make use of business opportunities relating to agriculture and food production, promote creativity and also help with the development of children.

15 Jul 2014 08:00

$4m in projects to strengthen Tanzania's agricultural productivity

More than 100,000 smallholder farmers in Tanzania will benefit after today's announcement of US$4.25-million in new grants.

14 Jul 2014 09:50

Profitable partners or partners facing painful problems?

To share 50% of your worldly possessions with your farm workers, especially those who have been at your side for many years, seems a noble idea.

By Derick van der Walt 11 Jul 2014 09:00

[Climate changing the face of agriculture]: Part 2 - Farmers fight against climate change

Rising temperatures and volatile weather conditions are not only affecting agricultural production but also influencing farming methods and practices.

By Rudi Massyn 3 Jul 2014 08:30

African leaders told to Do Agric at AU Summit

ONE.org's Do Agric petition, which calls on African leaders to recommit to spending at least 10% of national budgets on effective agriculture investments, has gathered more than two million signatures of support from African citizens across the continent.

30 Jun 2014 09:00

Tiger Brands launches Mandela Day 2014 food security initiative

Tiger Brands will kick off Nelson Mandela Day by making every day in July a 'Mandela day' by distributing over 17,000 food parcels to primary school learners in Alexandra Township, Gauteng.

27 Jun 2014 11:30

R7bn to support farmers

More than R7bn will be spent on conditional grants for provinces to support about 435,000 subsistence and 54,500 smallholder farmers.

24 Jun 2014 09:54

[Climate changing the face of agriculture]: Part 1 - An African perspective

The impact of climate change on global agriculture is forcing farmers to speedily adapt to volatile weather conditions to ensure sustainability.

By Rudi Massyn 24 Jun 2014 08:30

Farmers expected to give away 50% of their farms

Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti has published policy proposals requiring commercial farmers to hand over half their farms to farmworkers.

By Jan-Jan Joubert 23 Jun 2014 08:47

An open letter to AU's heads of state

Judging from the daily outpouring of commentary, opinions and reports, you would think that there were two African continents.

By Kanayo F. Nwanze 21 Jun 2014 10:00

[Agribusiness & Food World Forum] Enabling small-scale farmers to meet modern retail demand

The increasing demands placed on farmers to provide food safe products to retailers create a considerable challenge for small-scale farmers to enter the retail market.

By Louise Brodie 20 Jun 2014 15:45

[Agribusiness & Food World Forum] David vs. Goliath: a revolution in Africa's farm structures

Should development follow the current small farmer route (David), the large-scale agribusiness development route (Goliath), or a combination of the two?

By Louise Brodie 19 Jun 2014 12:58

[Agribusiness & Food World Forum] IFAMA's Academic Symposium summary

The Agribusiness & Food World Forum is underway after opening with a summary of the scientific research symposium on Monday, 16 June.

By Louise Brodie 17 Jun 2014 15:00

New protocol to help curb forced labour

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has adopted a new legally binding Protocol designed to strengthen global efforts to eliminate forced labour.

12 Jun 2014 11:15

Agribusiness & Food World Forum to address Africa's growth potential

All eyes will be on Africa next week when the continent's enormous growth potential in agribusiness comes under the lens at the IFAMA/CCA Agribusiness & Food World Forum.

12 Jun 2014 09:15

WWF-SA expert to address Food Security Seminar

Environmental media and sustainability company, alive2green, has confirmed that environmental enthusiast, Inge Kotze, will be one of the speakers at the Food Security Seminar on 19 June in Pretoria.

10 Jun 2014 06:43

Food security in spotlight at AgriYouth Indaba

The 2014 AgriYouth Indaba will be held from 23-24 June at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg. The event will be attended by speakers who will touch on solutions to food security, urban agriculture support and agro-processing opportunities in the economic hub of Africa.

6 Jun 2014 06:52

Succession in family firms a difficult issue

A study has found that family businesses are finding it difficult to implement proper succession planning and that most of the future generation of owners have failed to beef-up their academic qualifications.

By Mpho Sibanyoni 3 Jun 2014 10:28

Small-scale maize millers will boost food security

Maize millers can expect more competition with the planned roll-out of 24 micro mills as part of an initiative by the Department of Trade and Industry to improve food security and reduce the price of maize meal by up to 37%.

3 Jun 2014 07:10

New ministers and their portfolios

Jacob Zuma has announced the creation of new ministries in a bid to transform the economy and to restore the confidence of foreign investors in the country.

26 May 2014 09:42

Taung agricultural hub to connect farmers to markets

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in the North West has officially started building the Taung Agro-Hub, which will enable fruit and vegetable producers to gain better access to markets in a more sustainable way.

21 May 2014 11:18

Astral Foods diluted earnings up 308% to 386c

Poultry producer Astral Foods reported a 308% jump in diluted headline earnings per share to 386c for the six months to March‚ but the strong results come off a low base compared with the prior interim period.

20 May 2014 06:55

New training centre to empower black farmers

A R60m multi-purpose training and development centre, to be built at the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) in Roodeplaat, Pretoria, is expected to give up-and-coming black commercial farmers a boost.

14 May 2014 08:46

Africa's farms could feed the world

With two-thirds of Africans relying on farming and fishing for their livelihoods, these sectors must be revolutionised if Africa is to make growth more dynamic and inclusive.

By Claire Bisseker 13 May 2014 10:16

Zimbabwe central bank has 'no tools' to fix economy

Zimbabwe's new central bank chief said the country's economy was weakening and the bank did not have the tools to fix it.

8 May 2014 10:57

Climate change impact must figure in food production efforts

Countries need to shift to more sustainable food systems, stepping up action to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told participants at the seventh Forum on Agriculture in Morocco.

24 Apr 2014 06:46

Competition Tribunal allows Afgri, AgriGroupe merger

The Competition Tribunal has explained its decision to include an agreement reached between government departments and merging groups Afgri and AgriGroupe as part of its condition to approve the transaction.

16 Apr 2014 10:35

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