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Southern Africa could face another season of poor agricultural output
Southern Africa could face another season of poor agricultural output

A recent report from the Group on Earth Observations Global Agricultural Monitoring Initiative indicates a high probability of below-normal rainfall in Southern Africa between December 2019 and February 2020...

By Wandile Sihlobo 19 hours ago

FMD-outbreak spotlights need to safeguard SA's beef industry
FMD-outbreak spotlights need to safeguard SA's beef industry

"We need to take responsibility and accountability as an industry collective to prioritise the health of the herd. While it is easy to point fingers at government to do more, the crisis can be overcome, if all role-players - farmers, auctioneers, feedlots and everyone in the beef supply chain - work together."

20 hours ago

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Unilever unveils €85m food innovation centre in the Netherlands

Unilever has invested €85 million in a new food innovation centre in the Netherlands, as the consumer goods giant looks to address "major global food system challenges".

19 hours ago

Black-owned wine brands make history at ProWine China

Eleven black-owned wine brand made history as the biggest delegation to attend the annual ProWine China trade show in Shanghai, China held from 12 to 14 November 2019...

3 days ago

South Africa is missing out on fresh fruit export growth. What it needs to do

South Africa's urgent need to create jobs requires that the country take advantage of opportunities in the global economy that it can convert into quick wins. The fruit industry presents such an opportunity...

3 days ago

Global food prices up 2.7% in November

World food prices rose significantly in November, reaching their highest point in more than two years, driven by jumps in the international prices of meat products and vegetable oils...

3 days ago

FMD: Nationwide live auction ban to curb further spread

On 4 December 2019 the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries published an update on the new prescribed regulatory control measures relating to foot-and-mouth disease in the Government Gazette. This was done in a bid to curb further spread of the disease throughout the country...

By Claudi Nortjé 5 Dec 2019

Agribusiness Confidence Index declines in Q4 of 2019

The Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index fell slightly from 46 points in the third quarter to 44 in the last quarter of 2019. A level below the neutral 50-point mark implies that agribusinesses are still downbeat about business conditions in South Africa...

By Wandile Sihlobo 5 Dec 2019

Ethiopia is making maps to help improve soil health

Ethiopian researchers put together maps which show where there are soil fertility issues and whether nutrients are missing...

By Ermias Betemariam 5 Dec 2019

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