KZN's Kwanalu 2018 Young Farmer announced
KZN's Kwanalu 2018 Young Farmer announced

The KwaZulu-Natal Agricultural Union has named Rustin Shawe as its 2018 Young Farmer of the Year at its annual Congress at the Royal Showgrounds in Pietermaritzburg...

1 day ago

Call for Famous Brands to commit to cage-free eggs
Call for Famous Brands to commit to cage-free eggs

Multi-faith environmental NGO SAFCEI has launched a public campaign urging restaurant franchisor, Famous Brands, to commit to go "cage-free" for all its hens and their eggs by 2025...

1 day ago

An overview of rural crime and prevention devices
An overview of rural crime and prevention devices

Theoretically, only three elements are needed for a crime to be committed: a motivated offender, the absence of a supervisor and an appropriate target...

By Mario van den Heever and WA Lombard 2 days ago

Russia a major destination for SA fresh produce exports
Russia a major destination for SA fresh produce exports

Russia continues to be an important market for South African fresh produce, says the Fresh Produce Exporters' Forum (FPEF)...

2 days ago

Food and agricultural technology can enable the emerging tourism sector across Africa
Food and agricultural technology can enable the emerging tourism sector across Africa

Despite travelling thousands of miles from home, travellers expect quality fresh produce; vegan options and healthy meals...

By Ogaufi Maripe 3 days ago

CRU's Africa Fertiliser Agribusiness Conference 2018 to promote investment, partnership and innovation
CRU's Africa Fertiliser Agribusiness Conference 2018 to promote investment, partnership and innovation

This year's CRU's Africa Fertiliser Agribusiness 2018 conference takes place between 24 and 26 September 2018...

18 Sep 2018

This Cape Town startup delivers restaurant-grade meat directly to your door
This Cape Town startup delivers restaurant-grade meat directly to your door

Buyfresh is online butchery supplying ethically-sourced, top quality meat at affordable prices to discerning Cape Town omnivores as well as the city's restaurant trade...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Sep 2018

Could Zambia stimulate fresh produce trade in Africa?
Could Zambia stimulate fresh produce trade in Africa?

The fresh produce industry in Zambia brims with opportunities for the development of modern fresh produce markets that can also stimulate cross-border trade-flow in the entire region...

17 Sep 2018

Buttermilk and maas continues to increase in volume and value
Buttermilk and maas continues to increase in volume and value

South Africa's buttermilk and maas category has continued to increase year-on-year in both volume and value terms during 2017, states a recently released BMi Research report...

17 Sep 2018

FairPlay's fight for VAT-free chicken picks up support in Parliament
FairPlay's fight for VAT-free chicken picks up support in Parliament

Chicken emerged as a favourite to be VAT-exempted for the support of South Africa's poor, when stakeholders presented their responses to the Woolard Panel of Expert's report in Parliament yesterday...

13 Sep 2018

Sustainable packaging solutions needed to reduce food waste, scale up trade in Africa
Sustainable packaging solutions needed to reduce food waste, scale up trade in Africa

Food losses and waste are an enormous drain on natural resources. Roughly one-third of the annual food produced globally for human consumption is lost or wasted...

13 Sep 2018

Fertiliser producer gets R30m fine for collusion
Fertiliser producer gets R30m fine for collusion

The Competition Commission has welcomed the decision of the Competition Tribunal to confirm as an order a settlement agreement reached with Omnia Fertilizer Limited...

10 Sep 2018

Dr Roelof Botha
Recession? What recession? Now let's talk land reform

Economist, Dr Roelof Botha is quite adamant that South Africa is not in a recession despite what Stats SA said...

By Nicci Botha 10 Sep 2018

Agribusiness Confidence Index declines in third quarter
Agribusiness Confidence Index declines in third quarter

The survey was conducted in August 2018 and comprised agribusinesses operating in all agricultural subsectors across South Africa...

10 Sep 2018

FAO Food Price Index remains unchanged for August
FAO Food Price Index remains unchanged for August

FAO now forecasts global cereal production in 2018 to reach 2,587 million tonnes, a small upward revision from July but a three-year low and 2.4% below last year's record high level...

10 Sep 2018

MoU between Western Cape, Angola strengthen ties on business support services
MoU between Western Cape, Angola strengthen ties on business support services

CACIAAS met with Wesgro CEO Tim Harris to sign a Memorandum of Understanding - encouraging the sharing of business support services between Angola and the Western Cape...

7 Sep 2018

GDP shocker, and a further drop in agriculture output
GDP shocker, and a further drop in agriculture output

Following a stellar performance in 2017, South Africa's agriculture output shrank by massive 29.2% in the second quarter of 2018 and contributed -0.8 of a percentage point to GDP growth. This follows a contraction of 24.2% quarter-on-quarter in the first quarter of 2018...

By Paul Makube 7 Sep 2018

SA drought conditions still of concern for Agri SA
SA drought conditions still of concern for Agri SA

Despite welcome rains in certain parts of South Africa, large parts of the Eastern, Western and Northern Cape provinces are still experiencing the effects of prevailing drought conditions...

7 Sep 2018

AFASA and DAFF must work together to help black farmers
AFASA and DAFF must work together to help black farmers

The African Farmers' Association of South Africa and the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries needed to collaborate to build on AFASA's work to support black farmers in accessing markets, land, water and energy...

6 Sep 2018

Qatar, South Africa trade rises by 70%
Qatar, South Africa trade rises by 70%

The trade volume between Qatar and South Africa has increased by 70% during the post-blockade period as a result of emerging market opportunities and strong bilateral relations...

6 Sep 2018

Growth and jobs in South Africa's agricultural sector
Growth and jobs in South Africa's agricultural sector

With NEDLAC's Jobs Summit fast-approaching, agriculture is once again back in the spotlight as one of the sectors that could potentially play a role in job creation...

By Wandile Sihlobo 5 Sep 2018

SA ag economy enters recession
SA ag economy enters recession

After contracting by 33,6% quarter-over-quarter in the first quarter of this year, the South African agricultural economy entered technical recession in the second quarter following a further 29,2% q/q contraction...

5 Sep 2018

Reality of the Draft Feeds and Pet Food Bill
Reality of the Draft Feeds and Pet Food Bill

Presenting at the Feedlot Nutrition Workshop on 2 August 2018, De Wet Boshoff, executive director of AFMA provided role-players in the feedlot industry a glance into what they can expect from a new legislative environment...

4 Sep 2018

Making chicken VAT-free should be a national imperative, says FairPlay founder
Making chicken VAT-free should be a national imperative, says FairPlay founder

South Africa is processing a new report produced by an independent panel that reviewed the current list of items exempted from value-added tax...

3 Sep 2018

Sovereign Foods, Cultiver enter BEE empowerment deal
Sovereign Foods, Cultiver enter BEE empowerment deal

Sovereign said Cultiver can potentially realise a turnover of R659m over the next ten years. This, in turn, will set Cultiver on a path to become one of South Africa's largest 100% black-owned poultry hatching and rearing operations...

31 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: Michelle Adelman hits the road running on food security in Africa
#WomensMonth: Michelle Adelman hits the road running on food security in Africa

Michelle Adelman, founder of Crossover Meat and Infinite Foods shares why she chose a career in food security, the challenges she has faced and her message for women in business...

By Robin Fredericks 30 Aug 2018

AfDB, FAO commit to growing agricultural investment throughout Africa
AfDB, FAO commit to growing agricultural investment throughout Africa

The strategic alliance includes raising funds to promote food security, sustainable agriculture and rural development...

30 Aug 2018

Women at the forefront of sugarcane production in rural communities
Women at the forefront of sugarcane production in rural communities

While great strides have been made in making the sector more economically inclusive, sugarcane production is still a male dominated sector...

30 Aug 2018

President Cyril Ramaphosa held a bilateral meeting with the UK Prime Minister Theresa May earlier this year. Image source:
UK PM backs SA's land reform programme

British Prime Minister Theresa May says the United Kingdom has for some time supported land reform in South Africa...

29 Aug 2018

DAFF celebrates women in agriculture, awards top female farmers
DAFF celebrates women in agriculture, awards top female farmers

In honour of women in the agriculture, forestry and fisheries sectors, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), in celebration of Women's Month, announced the top female farmers during a ceremony held in the Eastern Cape.

28 Aug 2018

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