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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

New body to drive transformation in the poultry industry

South Africa's black poultry producers are set to launch their own body to organise themselves into one voice for driving the transformation agenda in the industry. This follows years of no representation...

22 Jun 2020

The impact of Covid-19 on food security in Africa

Supply chains, food and nutrition security, as well as current and future production functions, have been negatively impacted by a host of factors related to the Covid-19 crisis...

By Professor Njuguna S. Ndung'u 11 Jun 2020

Above normal rainfall levels expected for 2020 winter season

Although above normal rainfall is anticipated in winter rainfall areas, soil moisture and dams levels are critically low, and not all areas might receive the expected above-normal rainfall...

10 Jun 2020

Jobs Fund crowds-in R800m for inclusive agriculture

The Jobs Fund Fund, in partnership with Atlantic Black (Pty) Ltd, has leveraged more than R 800m for job creation and broader inclusion of previously disadvantaged individuals in South Africa's agricultural sector...

9 Jun 2020

Satisfactory apple harvests for South Africa and New Zealand

The impact of Covid-19 to the 2019/2020 MY production is expected to be minimal as South Africa has harvested most of the fruit, and since the agriculture sector was classified as an essential service...

5 Jun 2020

Global food price index falls to a 17-month low

Global commodity food prices fell for the fourth consecutive month in May, as supplies appear strong and demand weakens due to economic contractions triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic...

4 Jun 2020

Agbiz, BFAP says SA's agriculture sector is stabilising

Experts in the agricultural sector are confident that the introduction of level 3 lockdown restrictions will bring relief to the food supply chain, which has experienced significant disruptions over the past two months.

3 Jun 2020

South Africa can expect bigger summer grains and oilseeds crop

South Africa's 2019/20 fourth summer crop production estimates data recently released by the Crop Estimates Committee did not introduce major adjustments from the previous estimates...

29 May 2020

Africa urged to expand food reserves, keep food supply flowing

Africa must now, more than ever, develop and implement policies to enhance capacity to compete in the agriculture sector, processing, trade and industry...

28 May 2020

Covid-19 and food safety: Are SA's food handling regulations up to scratch?

Food safety is a major concern during the Covid-19 outbreak, and consumers, retailers and producers are understandably worried about keeping production lines and outlets uncontaminated...

26 May 2020

New animated film marks International Year of Plant Health 2020

Diseases that devastate African communities are the focus of a brand new short animated film launched this week by The CONNECTED Virus Network, based at The Universities of Bristol and Newcastle in the United Kingdom...

22 May 2020

Overview of global lemon market

Argentina and South Africa, the two countries responsible for most of the exports to the European market, have already started. The favourable prices in Europe and an early start to the season provide an excellent opportunity for these countries...

20 May 2020

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