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Poultry industry pushes master plan progress post Covid
Poultry industry pushes master plan progress post Covid

"It has been gratifying to achieve significant progress despite the huge logistical and financial implications of Covid-19, and now that the initial threat has abated somewhat, attention is being refocused very strongly on the Master Plan."

1 day ago

Rainfall outlook for the summer season
Rainfall outlook for the summer season

During a webinar hosted by Agricultural Writers SA, Gariep branch, Johan van den Berg, an independent weather expert and climatologist, took a closer look at expected rainfall patterns for the coming summer months, meteorological droughts and contributing factors, global warming, and the effect of the sun on the planet...

By Carin Venter 2 days ago

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#DoBizZA: Buy local, drink responsibly to kickstart craft beer recovery

With tasting rooms shut for months and retail sales restricted, many local breweries have shed jobs, and some have been forced to shut down entirely...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day ago

Goedgedacht Trading now selling D2C under new brand goed

Goedgedacht Trading has made its proudly South African extra virgin olive oils and food products available online and direct to consumer under its new label 'goed'...

2 days ago

Low rates continue to spur confidence in agriculture

The Sarb considered risks to both growth and inflation as balanced, and signalled no intention to make further cuts for the remainder of 2020. However, in the second half of 2021 we may see the first round of hikes...

By Paul Makube 18 Sep 2020

Joint effort keeps South Africa's agricultural sector thriving during pandemic

At the outset of the Covid-19 lockdown, agriculture and the food sector were classified as essential services to avoid disrupting the nation's food supply. But there were always concerns about whether the agricultural value chains and logistics could work efficiently when most other sectors of the economy had ground to a halt...

By Wandile Sihlobo 18 Sep 2020

New voluntary levy for winter cereal industry

New voluntary levy for winter cereal industry

17 Sep 2020

Agribusiness confidence rebounds in Q3

After deteriorating from the 50-point mark to 39 in the second quarter, the Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index (ACI) rebounded to 51 in the third quarter of 2020...

14 Sep 2020

Covid-19 threatens the South African potato industry

The South African potato industry is under threat due to a surplus of frozen and processed potato products in Europe. This surplus is a result of a decreased demand brought on by the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic...

11 Sep 2020

Citrus industry gets green light to export to the Philippines

Following eleven years of negotiation, the South African citrus industry has been given the go-ahead to export to the Philippines after signing a work plan between the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development and the Philippines Bureau of Plant Industry...

10 Sep 2020

SA agriculture posts strong growth in Q2 of 2020

Following a good start to 2020 with first quarter agriculture GDP rebounding strongly by 28.6% quarter-on-quarter seasonally adjusted annualised, the sector posted another impressive growth of 15% in the second quarter of 2020 which made it the only positive contributor with a 0.3 of a percentage point...

By Paul Makube 9 Sep 2020

R100m Covid-19 grant funding set aside for smallholder farmers

The fund will be made available to existing Land Bank smallholder farmers; this includes the banks farmers who are serviced through the bank's intermediary partners...

8 Sep 2020

Will Zimbabwe's ambition to notably lift its maize production in 2020/21 materialise?

In the period between 2015 and 2019, Zimbabwe's maize imports averaged 17% of overall agricultural imports which were valued at US$795m, according to data from Trade Map. But last Zimbabwean government made an important statement aiming to boost its maize production...

By Wandile Sihlobo 7 Sep 2020

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