Cape Town to host Agritech Africa conference, exhibition in 2020
Cape Town to host Agritech Africa conference, exhibition in 2020

Cape Town and the Western Cape Convention Bureau, together with the support of the South African National Convention Bureau will play host to Kenes Exhibitions' Agritech Africa 2020 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 17 to 19 June 2020.

1 day ago

Moringa Cooperative project to transform 60 farmers lives in Limpopo
Moringa Cooperative project to transform 60 farmers lives in Limpopo

Moringa Cooperative is transforming sixty farmers lives from the Blouberg Municipality in Limpopo by means of a project aimed at creating jobs, alleviating poverty and contributing towards the socio-economic development of the local communities.

1 day 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 that might lead to further action to block dumped imports of frozen chicken.

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. South Africa issued a recall of all processed meat products and ordered the closure of some processing plants, including two belonging to Tiger Brands, in March after the disease killed more than 200 people.

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

UFS graduate's crop research to diversify SA food security
UFS graduate's crop research to diversify SA food security

Marcele Vermeulen, a graduate in the Department of Plant Sciences who will receive her PhD at the December graduation ceremonies at the University of the Free State (UFS), is part of a team that is working hard to add to the diversity of staple foods in South Africa.

7 Dec 2018

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

Unbox the festive season
Unbox the festive season

Festive goodwill is part and parcel of the holiday season! Here at Biz we're wrapping up our year with promotional goodies as a small way of thanking you for your amazing presence on the site in 2018. The last newsletter this year will be sent on 18 December 2018 and will resume again on 7 January 2019, but the website will be updated with daily news, job ads and events throughout the festive season.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 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. Malnutrition is real, but so too is the obesity crisis. But when everyone agrees, you can afford to be a little sceptical. Because food is about much more than just calories and nutrients. Food is also part of a wider cycle of products and services that we consume - and they also play a part in this story.

By Martin Cohen 6 Dec 2018

BizTrendsLIVE! January 2019 speaker line up
BizTrendsLIVE! January 2019 speaker line up

Bizcommunity invites you to join us as four 'Afro-futurists', all published authors, all experienced global keynote speakers and trend consultants, impart their knowledge in one intensive morning session that will set the course into 2020 and beyond.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 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

A key inhibitor to achieving long-term sustainability for Africa's agricultural practitioners, particularly small-holder and subsistence-level farmers lies in accessing adequate financing. "There is a real need to unlock financing for small-holder farmers to give them access to mechanisation and other technologies but there is no use in helping them buy a tractor and then they don't have money to buy seed and fertiliser," says Antois van der Westhuizen, managing director of John Deere Financial.

6 Dec 2018

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

Living Soil is a 60-minute documentary that features innovative farmers and soil health experts throughout the USA. It was directed by Chelsea Myers and Tiny Attic Productions based in Columbia, Missouri, and produced by the Soil Health Institute through the generous support of The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation.

6 Dec 2018

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Smartphone cattle weighing technology set to expand

A smartphone accessory is helping producers weigh their cattle without the use of any scales or yard infrastructure.

5 Dec 2018