Agriculture Trends 2017

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Earth's soil carbon reservoir poses massive risk to climate change mitigation

Fijian president Jioji Konousi Konrote warned of colossal negative impacts on the environment and human societies if the massive stores of carbon trapped in Earth's soils are released...

19 hours ago

DGB named Best South African Producer at international wine event

DGB has been announced as the Best South African Producer at MUNDUS VINI International Award and Spring Tasting and was honoured among the world's greatest on the first day of wine trade fair ProWein in Düsseldorf...

21 hours ago

Consumer inflation slows as food prices moderate

Consumer inflation slowed in February, as food inflation moderated, but remained outside the South African Reserve Bank's 3%-6% target range...

By Tammy Foyn 24 minutes ago

Aquaculture boost for youth development

Developments in Eastern Cape aquaculture could offer the province's youth some unique opportunities in the near future...

18 hours ago

Forestry SA launches online guide to industry

The new portal offers itself as a beginner's guide to forestry in SA and covers the basics of forestry and forest products, and everything from water-use to recreation, pest control, ownership, and end-uses...

21 hours ago

Who is profiting from chicken dumping?

A faceless group is lining its pockets with the profits made from tons of European Union (EU) chicken that is dumped in South Africa...

2 days ago

Africa's food security challenges driving technological innovation

"Smart farming solutions will become the cornerstone of global food production over the next decade."

2 days ago

Urban farming project to deliver Harvest of Hope

UCook will contribute a portion of its gross profits to Abalimi Bezekhaya, its preferred supplier of organic produce, to support the organisations upskilling urban farming project, Harvest of Hope...

2 days ago

Parmalat's Mature Gouda crowned SA Dairy Product of the Year 2017

Parmalat's Mature Gouda (10 months) made especially for Woolworths was crowned as the 2017 SA Dairy Product of the Year at the Agri-Expo Qualité Awards Gala...

2 days ago

Founder of Reel Gardening walks away with Agripreneur of the Year Award

The top eight finalists of the Future Agro Challenge faced off on a global stage with South African agripreneur Clair Reid, founder of Reel Gardening, walking away with the Agripreneur of the Year Award...

2 days ago

Cocoa industry agrees plan to tackle deforestation

Major chocolate makers, including Ferrero, Nestle, and Mars, agreed on a landmark initiative to tackle deforestation in top cocoa producers Ivory Coast and Ghana...

17 Mar 2017

Nine interesting facts you may not know about rice

Rice is a delicious cooking staple that is readily available, relatively cheap and can be eaten alongside a variety of dishes. But, there are certain details of rice you probably didn't know about...

17 Mar 2017

Eyes in the sky and on the ground are helping forest conservation in Cameroon

The main driver of deforestation and forest degradation in Cameroon is agriculture. A new project facilitates information sharing between forest dependent communities and satellite images...

By Arend de Haas 17 Mar 2017

Government hard at work to avoid poultry sector job losses

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says the government is doing all it can to avoid job losses in the poultry industry amid concerns of poultry products dumping and unfair trade practices...

17 Mar 2017

Research on grapevine diseases sees Zim friends receive PhDs

Friends and classmates, Dr Providence Moyo and Dr Mukani Moyo, received their PhD degrees in agricultural sciences from SU. The newly capped doctors both researched diseases that are associated with grapevines...

16 Mar 2017

Grenache masterclass with one of SA's top winemakers, David Sadie

David Sadie who is at the forefront of the Swartland winemaking revolution and the maker of some of South Africa's best Grenache is the special guest at Wine Menu's first wine tutorial for the year...

16 Mar 2017

Edible oils now on EAC list of sensitive goods

Regional trade ministers have included edible oils manufactured in the EAC on the list of sensitive products, paving the way to increase the import duty levied on them...

By Christabel Ligami 16 Mar 2017

Late plums take advantage of empty markets and early springtime

South African exporters can send plums to the Northern Hemisphere at a time when consumer appetite for stonefruit is rising, along with temperatures...

16 Mar 2017

EAC states now act on overfishing to save stocks in Lake Victoria

Faced with dwindling fish stocks in Lake Victoria, East African states have moved to institute stringent measures to control fishing in the shared water body...

By Halima Abdallah 15 Mar 2017

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