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Improving the soybean value chain
Improving the soybean value chain

The Protein Research Foundation (PRF) recently facilitated a soybean planning session which highlighted the soybean industry and its significant progress over the last five years, with local production doubling and the processing of local soybeans increasing...

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Stellenbosch University student develops first gut probiotic for broiler chickens
Stellenbosch University student develops first gut probiotic for broiler chickens

A PhD student in microbiology at Stellenbosch University's Faculty of Science has successfully developed and patented a probiotic for broiler chickens. This based on microbiota from the guts of free-range chickens.

7 hours ago

Import tariffs increase encouraged to protect SA poultry sector
Import tariffs increase encouraged to protect SA poultry sector

Economists, trade unions and civic organisations including Fair Play and Proudly SA have added their support to a new application by the SA Poultry Association for a steep increase in import tariffs...

1 day ago

Tiger Brands reopens Enterprise Foods factory in Polokwane
Tiger Brands reopens Enterprise Foods factory in Polokwane

Ready-to-eat chilled processed meats, such as polony and viennas, will soon return to shelves following the reopening of the Enterprise Foods factory in Polokwane, Limpopo...

2 days ago

Boosting R&D capacity for sustainable agriculture
Boosting R&D capacity for sustainable agriculture

Africa's over-reliance on external institutions is undermining the continent's capacity to strengthen agricultural research and development for improving the livelihoods of millions of people...

By Nteranya Sanginga 2 days ago

Study explores the bitter taste of honeybush tea
Study explores the bitter taste of honeybush tea

What makes some cups of honeybush tea taste bitter and others not?

2 days ago

Why citrus pectin demand dominates in 2018
Why citrus pectin demand dominates in 2018

A new study by Fact.MR's has found that global consumption of citrus pectin is expected to reach 10,000 tonnes in 2018, a marginal rise of 400 tonnes over 2017...

7 Dec 2018

Seeing food wasted makes us mad - but should it?
Seeing food wasted makes us mad - but should it?

There is currently a grand consensus of academics, policymakers and food campaign groups that "something must be done" to reduce food wastage...

By Martin Cohen 6 Dec 2018

Feeding cities in the 21st century: Why urban-fringe farming is vital for food resilience
Feeding cities in the 21st century: Why urban-fringe farming is vital for food resilience

This article is part of a series focusing on the politics of food - what we eat, how our views of food are changing and why it matters from a cultural and political standpoint...

By Rachel Carey, Jennifer Sheridan and Kirsten Larsen 6 Dec 2018

Africa farmers need finance that is focused on the entire value chain
Africa farmers need finance that is focused on the entire value chain

Access to finance is needed to unlock Africa's agricultural potential but it cannot be focused on just one aspect of the value chain at the expense of others...

6 Dec 2018

Living Soil: A documentary for all of us
Living Soil: A documentary for all of us

Our soils support 95% of all food production, and by 2060, our soils will be asked to give us as much food as we have consumed in the last 500 years...

6 Dec 2018

A brief history of South Africa's maize production
A brief history of South Africa's maize production

A recently published research paper by agricultural economists Jan Greyling and Philip Pardey in the Agrekon Journal brings home some key points about South Africa's maize production in terms of commercial and smallholder share contribution...

By Wandile Sihlobo 3 Dec 2018

Processed food sales gets a boost from the growing meat market
Processed food sales gets a boost from the growing meat market

Growing meat production, increasing demand for affordable animal protein, and preference for convenience is expected to grow the processed meat market...

29 Nov 2018

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Market access sustains SA's fresh fruit industry

It's the time of year when we tap into our affinity for relationships, which we hardly view alongside billions of rands or the creation of thousands of much-needed jobs. Well, when it comes to market access, SA's R44bn fresh fruit industry does just that...

By Konanani Liphadzi 27 Nov 2018

New paperless system saves SA fruit export R250m
New paperless system saves SA fruit export R250m

After a successful pilot introduction and implementation by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, the roll-out of a new e-Certification IT platform to the fruit industry in 2019 will save the industry at least R250m over the next five years...

26 Nov 2018

Kenyans can celebrate food price relief, but they are not out of the woods
Kenyans can celebrate food price relief, but they are not out of the woods

Celebrations were in order when Kenya recovered from the 2017 drought, when food price inflation was at double digits, causing political tension during the general election, however...

By Wandile Sihlobo 23 Nov 2018

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Kelp: How sea weed stimulates plant growth

From 15 November to 16 November, Afrikelp hosted an introductory tour for the agricultural writers of South Africa to learn more about how kelp is used in the agriculture and food industry...

23 Nov 2018

Cognitive robots impact poultry sector
Cognitive robots impact poultry sector

Scientists have clinched funding from a €3m pot to develop cognitive robots for flexible agro-food technology, which could make a real difference in the poultry meat sector...

22 Nov 2018

KWV bottling operations affected following fire
KWV bottling operations affected following fire

The KWV production facility in Paarl has been damaged after a fire broke at the premises between 06:30 and 07:00 on Tuesday morning...

21 Nov 2018

SA's top retailers on improving access to fresh and healthy food
SA's top retailers on improving access to fresh and healthy food

In an environment where many households are food insecure and some face malnutrition, rural food hubs are a sustainable business model that can deliver affordable, nutritious food...

21 Nov 2018

China set to produce 63% of global macadamia crop by 2025
China set to produce 63% of global macadamia crop by 2025

Predominantly, macadamias are consumed in kernel form as a snack, and specifically in China, in-shell. Appetite from the ingredients sector is expanding rapidly...

13 Nov 2018

Urban farming project Hola Harvest launched in Joburg
Urban farming project Hola Harvest launched in Joburg

Looking to making farming more attractive to SA's youth, SAB and AB InBev Africa has introduced its first group of urban farmers in Johannesburg's inner-city...

7 Nov 2018

Plant-based Beyond Burger launches in South Africa
Plant-based Beyond Burger launches in South Africa

Infinite Foods recently launched the plant-based Beyond Burger in South African at an event held in Johannesburg. The burger's claim to fame is that it looks, cooks and reportedly tastes just like beef...

6 Nov 2018

#FoodNextAfrica: How to ensure sustainable growth of plant-based foods
#FoodNextAfrica: How to ensure sustainable growth of plant-based foods

With the population expected to exceed 9 billion by 2050, the search has intensified for alternative protein sources to not only feed us all, but to do so sustainably by minimising the environmental impact...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 Nov 2018

#CreativeMornings: How these dark chocolate makers stay Honest
#CreativeMornings: How these dark chocolate makers stay Honest

How honest can two artisanal dark chocolate makers be? That's the question Honest Chocolate founders Anthony Gird and Michael de Klerk tried to unpack at Creative Mornings...

By Maroefah Smith 29 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

Tanqueray and Ginologist Floral Gin triumph at Lifestyle Gin Awards
Tanqueray and Ginologist Floral Gin triumph at Lifestyle Gin Awards

Ginologist Floral Gin and Tanqueray came out on top at the Sunday Times Lifestyle Gin Awards, presented in partnership with Makro and Fitch & Leedes...

23 Oct 2018

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Fruit South Africa: Sow the critical seeds of fruit consumption amongst our kids

We owe it to our children to advocate for their awareness around nutrition and obesity, and their fruit consumption seems a good place to start...

By Konanani Liphadzi 19 Oct 2018

Listeriosis risk lingers in rural, informal trade
Listeriosis risk lingers in rural, informal trade

Listeria bacteria remains present in food samples obtained from rural areas and the informal sector. This is despite the fact that Listeriosis levels have declined in South African ready-to-eat meat...

17 Oct 2018

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