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A positive outlook for SA's agricultural exports

Canada, Brazil, the US and Ireland continue to report closures of meat-processing plants because of Covid-19 infections. This essentially means that if the disruptions in various meat plants persist for some time and spill over into the global market, SA would not be spared from the price impact, particularly on poultry products...

By Casey Delport 18 May 2020

Global food commodity prices drop in April

FAO expects subdued usage to push up cereal stocks in 2019/20 and FAO's first forecast for wheat markets in 2020/21 points to continued growth in inventories...

7 May 2020

Wholesalers requested to provide list of agricultural products

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development requests all interested wholesalers, distributors or agribusiness outlets to provide a list of specific agricultural production inputs they have in stock...

21 Apr 2020

African farmers lose export market access amidst Covid-19 crisis

Millions of African smallholder farmers who grow fruits and vegetables (FFV) for export have lost market access as flights are cancelled and borders restricted around the world...

16 Apr 2020

Food For Mzansi, Grobank hosted free webinar

Food For Mzansi and Grobank presented a free webinar under the theme 'We shall overcome: South African agriculture beyond Covid-19'...

Issued by Grobank Limited 15 Apr 2020

#BizTrends2020: Sustainability to drive coffee growth in 2020

Coffee has fuelled people's mornings for hundreds of years, and like other fuels, it comes with its own unique environmental issues...

By Jonathan Robinson 9 Jan 2020

Ensuring fishers' safety while managing aquatic resources

"Every hour four fishers die doing their job - not just men, women too. Human rights violations and unacceptable practices at different stages of the value chain are increasing in fisheries and aquaculture."

22 Nov 2019

Global food prices rise in October

Export prices rise for wheat, maize, sugar and palm oil, but decline for cheese, poultry and sunflower oil...

7 Nov 2019

Agreement ensures Khoi, San earn share of Rooibos trade

The Khoi-Khoi and San communities are set to benefit from the commercialisation of Rooibos, following the signing of a historic Access and Benefit-sharing agreement...

4 Nov 2019

Ghana's cocoa farmers are trapped by the chocolate industry

The chocolate industry is worth more than $80bn a year. But some cocoa farmers in parts of West Africa are poorer now than they were in the 1970s or 1980s...

By Michael E Odijie 11 Oct 2019

Agricultural diversification driving economic growth in KZN

The agricultural sector in KwaZulu-Natal is growing at around 12% per annum, compared to single digit growth in other provinces...

By Dawie Maree 9 Oct 2019

Global food prices held steady in September - FAO Food Price Index

According to the FAO Food Price Index, global food prices were steady in September, as lower sugar prices were offset by increased quotations for vegetable oils and meat...

8 Oct 2019

Legalisation is killing our market, say small-scale dagga growers

On a frigid September morning in Mkumbi, a remote village in the Pondoland region of the Eastern Cape, 63-year-old Sizane Nompethu rose at dawn and walked at a brisk pace down a rocky path to work her family's small plot of land, just as she had every day since she was 15...

By Christopher Clark 7 Oct 2019

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by 2 Oct 2019

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