International push to improve food safety

Greater international cooperation is needed to prevent unsafe food from causing ill health and hampering progress towards sustainable development...

3 days ago

Ugandan company uses blockchain to track journey of its coffee

Uganda's Carico Café Connoisseur is using blockchain technology to track the supply chain of the coffee it sells...

13 Feb 2019

Global seed companies address climate change, nutrition needs

The Access to Seeds Index 2019 - Global Seed Companies, published by the Amsterdam-based Access to Seeds Foundation, evaluates the activities of the 13 leading global seed companies...

7 Feb 2019

Nigeria surpasses South Africa as sub-Saharan Africa's leading maize producer

Agbiz head of agribusiness research, Wandile Sihlobo compares South Africa's maize yields to a second biggest producer in sub-Saharan Africa - Nigeria...

By Wandile Sihlobo 7 Feb 2019

Finance institutions invest in blueberry farm expansion

International financial institutions recently announced a United Exports investment that will support a 180ha blueberry farm expansion and infrastructure upgrade...

6 Feb 2019

AGCO is helping African farmers access the agribusiness market

AGCO's senior vice president and general manager for Asia Pacific and Africa elaborates on the company's new Farm in a Box initiative and how it's helping African farmers...

By Robin Fredericks 5 Feb 2019

Nestlé enhances supply chain transparency by sharing list of suppliers

Swiss transnational food and drink company Nestlé will accelerate its journey to reach full supply chain transparency by disclosing its list of suppliers alongside a variety of data of its 15 priority commodities...

5 Feb 2019

FMD spill-over contained

South Africa and her trading partners took concerned notice of the Foot-and-Mouth Disease spill-over reported in January 2019. Rapid and coordinated action from government and industry followed reports of the outbreak...

By Marike Brits 5 Feb 2019

Clover receives R4.8bn buyout offer from Milco consortium

Clover has received a buyout offer from the newly-formed consortium called Milco, which has plans to delist the dairy business from the JSE and expand it across sub-Saharan Africa...

4 Feb 2019

Agri-Vie Fund acquires 36% of local FMCG manufacturer

While the beverage industry is dominated by global brands, good investment opportunities still exist in companies with excellent management, a good product offering and strong distribution channels...

1 Feb 2019

Agriculture Minister enjoys rare exposure to fruit industry

In January, Minister Senzeni Zokwana's first-ever visit to the fresh fruit industry made for a historic event on the industry calendar...

By Konanani Liphadzi 31 Jan 2019

Blockchain systems are tracking food safety and origins

When a Chinese consumer buys a package labelled "Australian beef", there's only a 50-50 chance the meat inside is, in fact, Australian beef. It could just as easily contain rat, dog, horse or camel meat...

By Nir Kshetri 30 Jan 2019

Summer crop down but better than earlier market expectations

The latest National Crop Estimates Committee (CEC) report indicates that farmers have planted 2.27 million hectares of maize this season, which is slightly down by 2.2% year-on-year. Of the three major producing provinces, the biggest decline is in the Free State with a 5% drop in the planted area...

By Paul Makube 30 Jan 2019

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