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SA's lower food price inflation story could soon be over

South Africa's food price inflation numbers continue to surprise us. The figures recently released by Statistics South Africa show that food price inflation remained unchanged in March 2019 at 2.3% for the third consecutive month...

By Wandile Sihlobo 3 days ago

AAVF creates platform for vertical farming network

Vertical farming has many benefits such as year-round production, increased profitability, fewer space requirements and a reduced carbon footprint, but it is not without its challenges, some of which include the cost of infrastructure, reliable electricity supply and knowledge and skills...

17 Apr 2019

SA's black farming community needs sustainable agribusiness support says AFGRI

According to AFGRI, access to finance, training and entrepreneurship is critical to building SA's black farming community...

17 Apr 2019

Campbell sells fresh food producer Bolthouse Farms for $510m

Campbell Soup Company will sell Bolthouse Farms to an affiliate of private equity firm Butterfly Equity, for $510 million...

16 Apr 2019

Researchers help Eastern Cape farm explore new opportunities to improve livelihoods

UWC's Professor Ndiko Ludidi has shown that the knowledge generated in university laboratories can make a very tangible difference in the real world...

15 Apr 2019

SAPPO confirms outbreak of African swine fever in the North West

The outbreak occurred outside South Africa's control zone for the disease and may be linked to contact with wild animals...

12 Apr 2019

Creep feeding gives sheep farmers the edge

In the contemporary agricultural landscape, scientific advances help farmers boost production, good genetics are available and affordable, additional infrastructure improves margins and management is geared towards marketing the maximum number of lambs...

10 Apr 2019

AFGRI creates grain storage platform to strengthen food security

AFGRI Group Holdings and a consortium of leading South African institutional investors have created a strategic grain storage platform vehicle to support growth and strengthen food security in South Africa and on the African continent...

8 Apr 2019

Western Cape commodity groups commit to farmer development

The private sector has shown its commitment to developing black smallholder farmers in the province, with all 11 of the agricultural commodity groups that have been part of the Western Cape department of agriculture's commodity approach to land reform, signing new MOUs last week...

8 Apr 2019

350 African researchers to benefit from training in how to tackle crop disease

UK-based Connected Virus Network and Biosciences Eastern and Central Africa - International Livestock Research Institute (BecA - ILRI) recently partnered to run a crop disease training course in Nairobi, Kenya...

5 Apr 2019

Support of SA cattle farmers is the key to a thriving beef economy

The last few months have not been easy for the South African beef industry, which has been hard hit by a high maize price, a debilitating drought and a stagnant economy...

By Roelie van Reenen 5 Apr 2019

Giba Communal Property Association signs partnership agreement with private investor

Facilitated through Vumelana Advisory Funds' community-private partnership model, the Giba Communal Property Association (CPA) has signed off 127 hectares for two lease agreements with private investor W van R Schmidt...

4 Apr 2019

FAO, ADEPT partner to promote potential of African diaspora in agribusiness

Signing an agreement on the side-lines of the high-level event on Food and Agriculture in Times of Crises, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the Africa-Europe Diaspora Development Platform (ADEPT) have joined efforts...

4 Apr 2019

Competitiveness of the agro-chemical industry investigated

The National Agricultural Marketing Council is currently engaged in a desktop study to determine the factors which have a significant impact on the competitiveness of the agro-chemical value chain...

3 Apr 2019

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