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Vergelegen completes eroded watercourse rehabilitation programme

Vergelegen Wine Estate's environmental undertaking on five sites has seen the removal, storage and replanting of some 15,000 indigenous plants that were housed temporarily while the programme was underway...

20 May 2021

Cannabis Master Plan to be presented to Nedlac

DALRRD Minister Thoko Didiza says as the legalisation and the commercialisation of cannabis remains at the forefront of public debate and on top of the agenda for policymakers globally, the plan will be presented to the National Economic Development and Labour Council by the end of May 2021...

14 May 2021

Zimbabwe's horticultural sector blooms

There is an overall increase in area and production under horticultural crops this season, with the area under emerging crops such as blueberries increasing across the provinces...

By Elita Chikwati 7 May 2021

Cyclone Eloise's damage could have implications for South Africa's maize price outlook

Mozambique's National Institute for Disaster Management suggests there has been notable damage in some fields...

By Wandile Sihlobo 29 Jan 2021

SA's first organic pollinator programme launched

Twenty trainees have been chosen to help scale organic production in South Africa...

25 Jan 2021

Agriculture's 3rd quarter 2020 GDP outcomes still impressive

South Africa's agriculture GDP still came out impressive in the third quarter of 2020 at 18.5% quarter-on-quarter seasonally adjusted, annualised with a 0.6 percentage point contribution, according to Statistics South Africa (StatsSA)...

By Paul Makube 9 Dec 2020

New tissue culture facility opens in the Western Cape

A state-of-the-art Tissue Culture Facility has been opened by Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, at Bernheim Farm, outside Paarl. The initiative is an effort to keep up with international trends and to make sure local producers have access to world-class plant material...

9 Nov 2020

Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!

Congratulations to the SME companies who have won full-page BizListing entries in Bizcommunity's business directory...

Issued by 26 Oct 2020

New animated film marks International Year of Plant Health 2020

Diseases that devastate African communities are the focus of a brand new short animated film launched this week by The CONNECTED Virus Network, based at The Universities of Bristol and Newcastle in the United Kingdom...

22 May 2020

Rescuing Kenya's flower sector amid Covid-19

Devastating scenes of flower workers disposing tens of thousands of blooms on a daily basis, empty grading halls and packhouses have come to symbolize the extent of the damage the coronavirus has visited on the Kenya floriculture sector as global supply chains haemorrhage under the crisis.

By Nelson Maina 30 Mar 2020

Invasive alien plants and their impact on water use

Experts warn that in addition to the energy crisis, South Africans face another looming disaster in the form of severe water scarcity. The Department of Water and Sanitation warned that unless urgent actions are taken, South Africa will experience a water shortage of approximately 3,000 billion litres by 2030...

By Louise Stafford 28 Oct 2019

Growing demand for natural honey from happy bees

The demand for certified organic honey is rising rapidly worldwide and supply cannot keep up with demand...

24 Oct 2019

Philippi land to be sold is not useful for farming, court told

Farm workers packed the back rows of the courtroom on the second day of the campaign by Philippi farmers against the City of Cape Town and the MEC for Local Development, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning...

By Madison Yauger 17 Oct 2019

Philippi farmers challenge City on development of agricultural land

Farmers and workers held posters and sang on the steps of the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday. They were protesting against plans to rezone part of the Philippi Horticultural Area (PHA) in Cape Town for development...

By Madison Yauger 16 Oct 2019

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