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#BizUnity: How UCook's paying it forward as partners feel the pinch

'Together apart' has been the global rallying call as humanity unites in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, and UCook, through a number of its initiatives, has stepped up in answer...

By Sindy Peters 10 hours ago

Farmers donate grain seed to colleagues in drought stricken Matzikama

Producers in the Matzikama district haven't had a harvest in five years. Parts of the area have had some rain over the past few weeks and some producers have already started planting the donated seed for grazing for livestock in the summer.

16 hours ago

How a global pandemic could strengthen agribusiness in Africa

As supply chains around the world are disrupted and the demand for certain types of food drops in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak, questions have begun to emerge about Africa and its ability to ensure food security for its citizens...

By Louis van Ravesteyn 2 days ago

Cape Town's port problems cause citrus exports to be redirected

"In the last month or so, vessels have been waiting outside the port for two weeks before they could berth, some export orders from three months ago have not been shipped yet, and several importers have been waiting for more than a month after the delivery date to receive their containers."

By Fred Meintjes 3 days ago

Unlocking Africa's agribusiness potential with platform thinking

Despite the continent's abundance in arable land and water resources, its economies and communities are yet to reap the benefits. Agribusinesses in Africa still face serious challenges and as a result, the sector remains largely untapped...

By Louis van Ravesteyn 1 Jul 2020

Positive weather conditions help lift agriculture GDP output

The latest GDP update from Statistics South Africa shows an impressive rebound in agriculture forestry and fishing industry sector fortunes for the first quarter of 2020...

By Paul Makube 1 Jul 2020

UCook Market Box launched to support small-scale farmers

Looking to help local, small-scale food producers make ends meet during the Covid-19 crisis, UCook has launched the UCook Market Box...

30 Jun 2020

Bizcommunity - community, immunity and unity are in our name

This July #BizUnity Month will replace the former Mandela Month but, still, retain the same objectives - focusing on companies standing together for good! This is a prime opportunity for a sponsor to be seen to be standing up and together for SA business...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 29 Jun 2020

SA leads Africa's maize trade during Covid-19

The ongoing Covid-19 crisis has brought significant uncertainty to global trade, largely due to disruptions in supply chains and weakening demand...

By Casey Delport 29 Jun 2020

Measures in place to support farmers amid drought

Measures have been put in place to support farmers as a result of persisting drought conditions, Deputy President David Mabuza announced during the National Assembly on Tuesday, 23 June...

29 Jun 2020

Despite lower Mpumalanga yields, overall harvest outlook still impressive

After lifting the 2019/20 maize harvest estimate by 2.4% to 15.89 million tonnes in its May 2020 report, the National Crop Estimates Committee (CEC) made a downward revision of the total maize output to 15.51 million tonnes...

By Paul Makube 26 Jun 2020

Cross-border crimes threaten Free State farming communities

Free State Agriculture, which represents more than 3,500 commercial farmers in the Free State, is very concerned about the increase in cross-border crimes occurring in farming communities located between the South African and Lesotho border...

24 Jun 2020

How important is a brand name in modern agriculture?

Tech Terrain is an exciting new online agricultural talk show focusing on the role of technology and mechanisation in the modern agricultural landscape. Tech Terrain will also cover the bigger issues influencing this important industry...

Issued by Tech Terrain 24 Jun 2020

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