PMA's Centre for Growing Talent is committed to developing the fresh produce industry
PMA's Centre for Growing Talent is committed to developing the fresh produce industry

For its 2018 conference and trade show, The Produce Marketing Association's (PMA) Center for Growing Talent has committed itself to develop and retain talent to the fresh produce industry through a Student Career Pathways programme, a Young Professionals Breakfast and a Women's Fresh Perspectives session.

9 hours ago

Key insights into the global lemon market
Key insights into the global lemon market

The global lemon market totalled $13.9bn in 2016, which was 19% more in 2015. This according to the World: Lemons and Limes - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025, released by IndexBox.

15 hours ago

Western Cape trade expands on Ethiopian, Africa footprint
Western Cape trade expands on Ethiopian, Africa footprint

The Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce has committed itself to a joint trade mission to Cape Town and the Western Cape in 2018 - this follows a meeting between Wesgro, local businesses and members of the chamber. Wesgro is currently leading a delegation of local businesses to Ethiopia on a trade and investment mission, aimed at increasing the Western Cape's presence in the country and generating export and partnership opportunities in key sectors of the province's economy.

1 day ago

The risk of unsustainable agricultural practices should not be underestimated
The risk of unsustainable agricultural practices should not be underestimated

According to More People, More Food, Worse Water? A Global Review of Water Pollution from Agriculture, launched by FAO and the International Water Management Institute at a conference in Tajikistan, the biggest source of water pollution today is found in agriculture - not cities or industry. The report cautions that unsustainable practices pose a serious risk to human health and the planet's ecosystem - a problem often underestimated by policymakers and farmers.

2 days ago

Why agribusinesses see IoT data security as a challenge
Why agribusinesses see IoT data security as a challenge

Against the backdrop of a worldwide demand for food, a changing climate and a limited supply of water, fossil fuels and arable land, the Internet of Things (IoT) is empowering the digital transformation of the agriculture industry.

2 days ago

SA fishing industry broadens on BBEEE transformation
SA fishing industry broadens on BBEEE transformation

Sea Harvest, a consortium of black-owned companies and a subsidiary of Brimstone - a leading black-owned, and managed, investment holding company which holds a 54.9% stake in Sea Harvest - has received confirmation from the Competition Tribunal on its transaction to acquire the fishing business, Viking Group.

2 days ago

MEC Alan Winde on launching annual awards for agricultural workers
MEC Alan Winde on launching annual awards for agricultural workers

Minister of Economic Opportunities, Alan Winde has officially opened the 2018 Prestige Agri Awards. This year marks the seventh year that the Department of Agriculture has partnered with supermarket giant Shoprite to sponsor the awards. The competition aims to celebrate excellence among those working in the Provence's agricultural industry, across 11 categories and in 16 districts.

3 days ago

Registration now open for The Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference
Registration now open for The Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference

Set to take place at the Spier Wine Estate in Stellenbosch on 17 October 2018, The Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference, now in its third year, will feature a panel of local and international speakers who will centre their respective topics on the theme of innovation.

3 days ago

New EU cashew nut project offers hope to 15,000 farmers
New EU cashew nut project offers hope to 15,000 farmers

The launch of the Sh240m European Union-funded cashew nut and sesame value chain project early in the week has revived hopes for 15,000 farmers in Kilifi, Kwale and Lamu counties.

By Kazungu Samuel 18 Jun 2018

Travellers urged to comply with SA's import regulations
Travellers urged to comply with SA's import regulations

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has called all international travellers, who will be visiting South Africa during the June and July school holidays, to comply with the country's import requirements for agricultural and related regulated products.

18 Jun 2018

Mossel Bay factory goes drought-friendly by extracting water from cow's milk
Mossel Bay factory goes drought-friendly by extracting water from cow's milk

Nestlé South Africa has transformed its Mossel Bay dairy factory into a "zero water" manufacturing site. Over the past six years, the company has installed new water recovery, treatment and recycling technology at the factory which will enable it to re-use and recycle water from its dairy operations.

18 Jun 2018

Agribusiness Confidence Index: SA agribusiness remains optimistic albeit index decline
Agribusiness Confidence Index: SA agribusiness remains optimistic albeit index decline

With the Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index results still above the neutral 50-point mark, although having declined marginally from 58 to 54 index points, the agribusiness sector remains optimistic about business conditions in South Africa. Conducted between 4 June and 15 June 2018, the survey comprises agribusinesses operating in all agricultural subsectors across the country.

18 Jun 2018

FAO calls for greater resilience against drought in Africa
FAO calls for greater resilience against drought in Africa

In a new report, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has called for a more proactive approach to addressing the risk and management of drought in the Near East and North Africa region. Although drought is a familiar phenomenon in the region, it has become more widespread, prolonged and frequent over the last four decades, likely due to climate change.

18 Jun 2018