Agriculture Trends 2020

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Parmalat SA is now Lactalis South Africa

Lactalis South Africa is the new name for dairy company Parmalat SA...

3 days ago

Newly launched agricultural development agency to bring industry players together

The launch of the Agricultural Development Agency at the Africa Agri Tech Conference and Expo in Pretoria has been heralded as a landmark in the history of South Africa. The new organisation will be a private business initiative that will work closely with the government in all aspects of agriculture...

19 Feb 2020

Ban on livestock auctions has been lifted

The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Thoko Didiza, has announced that the blanket ban on animal gatherings, including livestock auctions, has now been lifted.

18 Feb 2020

Agbiz responds to the 2020 State of the Nation Address

"A key challenge identified by the President, and one of great concern to the agribusiness environment, is the deteriorating capability of the state, including state-owned enterprises (SOEs), to deliver basic services."

14 Feb 2020

SA agri industry players join forces to support new era of farmers

Kagiso Trust, AFGRI Agri Services and Potatoes South Africa (PSA) have signed an agreement to address challenges faced by South Africa's new era of farmers. The agreement will provide sustainable solutions for farmers access to technical support, access to finance and access to markets...

13 Feb 2020

Local wine shines at Russian trade show

South African wine companies are making inroads at the Prodexpo international trade show currently underway in Russia...

12 Feb 2020

Why increased poultry tariffs will do SA's economy more harm than good

The Association of Meat Importers and Exporters has welcomed reports that the government has finalised tariffs to be imposed on poultry product imports. However, the association cautions that an increase in trade protection will lead to job losses and increased chicken prices...

12 Feb 2020

Renewable energy the way to go

Nedbank recently financed South Africa's first commercial floating solar farm. This innovative development was installed at Marlenique farm near Simondium, Paarl...

Issued by Nedbank Business Banking 12 Feb 2020

Santam, Sanlam donate R3m to alleviate impact of drought on farming communities

The donation will assist commercial and emerging farmers currently impacted by the devastating drought that has hit large parts of the country...

11 Feb 2020

AGDA to launch at 2020 Africa Agri Tech Conference

The Agriculture Development Agency will be launching at this year's Africa Agri Tech Conference and Expo. The launch will serve as the opening event of the conference and will cover topics ranging from the local and international agricultural economy...

11 Feb 2020

Africa's youth want to cultivate careers, not just crops

"We need to ensure that Africa's future farmers not only grow crops but careers as well," argues Sylvia Ng'eno...

By Sylvia Ng'eno 10 Feb 2020

UN food agencies offer support to China

In a joint letter to President Xi Jinping, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, International Fund for Agricultural Development and World Food Programme paid tribute to the resilience of the Chinese people...

6 Feb 2020

Limpopo foot and mouth disease under control

"To date, 130 properties have been investigated and precautionary quarantine notices lifted on 87 properties."

6 Feb 2020

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