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

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

Fresh produce trade in Africa continues to be a market leader
Fresh produce trade in Africa continues to be a market leader

Africa's under-utilised resources, rapidly-increasing urbanisation and modern demand-driven consumer food-buying patterns provide vast opportunities to sell fresh produce to the young, informed and modernising consumer...

18 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

West Rand partners sign MoU, forms agri-processing hub
West Rand partners sign MoU, forms agri-processing hub

The hub will promote sustainable economic activity through the development of large-scale agriculture and bio-energy in areas of the greater West Rand district...

14 Sep 2018

The evolution of rooibos tea, and why we love it
The evolution of rooibos tea, and why we love it

Rooibos tea has become an integral part of South Africans' way of life and is considered by many as our national beverage...

14 Sep 2018

AfDB supports Cameroon livestock, fish farming with €84m loan
AfDB supports Cameroon livestock, fish farming with €84m loan

The loan will support the modernisation of beef, pork and fish production, with significant improvements to food and nutrition in the country...

14 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

Empowering small, subsistence farmers in SA
Empowering small, subsistence farmers in SA

Land reform has put rural development and food security at the top of the national agenda. However, subsistence farmers have limited skills and knowledge to manage their livestock effectively...

12 Sep 2018

Nespresso's plans to boost coffee production in Zimbabwe
Nespresso's plans to boost coffee production in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is set to be the next country of origin for Nespresso's popular range of coffees. The unit of Nestle SA expects to start selling limited-edition Zimbabwe coffee capsules to global consumers in 2019.

10 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

The outbreak of listeriosis is over - Motsoaledi
The outbreak of listeriosis is over - Motsoaledi

Grocery stores have been given the green light to once again stock processed meat on shelves and pack them in lunch boxes...

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

#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

SA's best beers revealed at SANBT 2018
SA's best beers revealed at SANBT 2018

The country's best beers were awarded at this year's South African National Beer Trophy competition. It's the largest beer tasting competition in Africa to date with 212 entries and more than 20 judges...

30 Aug 2018

Education and technology are key to bettering lives of rural women
Education and technology are key to bettering lives of rural women

Women have a significant role to play in alleviating poverty and providing stability for their children. To turn the tide of poverty, these women need to be empowered. Educating them from a young age will empower and arm them with the ability to transform their lives economically as well as socially...

By Vimala Ariyan 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

Sea Harvest diversifies with R527m Ladismith Cheese acquisition
Sea Harvest diversifies with R527m Ladismith Cheese acquisition

Fishing and food business Sea Harvest Group has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Cape Harvest, has concluded a share purchase agreement of R527 million to acquire Ladismith Cheese...

29 Aug 2018

These are South Africa's best olive oils
These are South Africa's best olive oils

SA's standout extra virgin olive oils were awarded at the annual SA Olive Awards held in Franschhoek last week...

27 Aug 2018

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Africa well positioned to feed the world

Africa has all the ingredients to drive global agripreneurship. The continent has land and resources that are pivotal to meeting global food and agricultural needs...

By Heather Dugmore 27 Aug 2018

Focusing on women and youth to transform agriculture
Focusing on women and youth to transform agriculture

Empowering African youth and women with entrepreneurship could boost agriculture in Africa, writes Michael Hailu...

By Michael Hailu 23 Aug 2018

The potential of agri, food systems to create job opportunities for Africa's youth
The potential of agri, food systems to create job opportunities for Africa's youth

Food and Agriculture Organisation director-general has stressed the need to create more jobs for youth and build capacity in rural areas to use digital technologies...

21 Aug 2018

GIB calls on private landowners to action against EC's invasive alien plant species
GIB calls on private landowners to action against EC's invasive alien plant species

Landowners are urged to join the fight to increase run-off to dams amid crippling drought...

21 Aug 2018

Delays in South Africa's wheat tariff publication not helpful
Delays in South Africa's wheat tariff publication not helpful

The delays in the publication of adjustments to the South African wheat import tariff are once again causing an interesting pattern...

By Wandile Sihlobo 20 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: Just keep growing says Renshia Manual of GrowBox
#WomensMonth: Just keep growing says Renshia Manual of GrowBox

Entrepreneur and owner of GrowBox, Renshia Manual has obtained many accolades to her name, from being named a winner of the #YouthStartCT in 2016 to being selected for RedBull Amapiko in 2017...

By Robin Fredericks 20 Aug 2018

A bee economist explains honey bees' vital role in growing tasty almonds
A bee economist explains honey bees' vital role in growing tasty almonds

It's sometimes reported that one in every three bites of food depends on bees. As is often the case when an easy to grasp notion spreads, there's a dose of truth and a dollop of exaggeration...

By Brittney Goodrich 20 Aug 2018

Agri Conference looks at ICT, entrepreneurship in boosting youth employment in Africa
Agri Conference looks at ICT, entrepreneurship in boosting youth employment in Africa

The conference aims to foster an exchange among stakeholders on knowledge and best practices regarding the interfaces between agriculture, youth employment, entrepreneurship, ICT innovations, leading to prioritising interventions going forward...

17 Aug 2018

Kenya's 'fruitless years' in South Africa come to an end with avocados re-entering the market
Kenya's 'fruitless years' in South Africa come to an end with avocados re-entering the market

The return of avocados from Kenya to the South African market will be a significant period for both subsistence and commercial farmers in the country...

17 Aug 2018

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