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Higher grain, vegetable and fruit price inflation is a great concern to poor consumers

Land Bank economist, Tebogo Mashabela provides inflation commentary on the CPI release from Statistics SA...

By Tebogo Mashabela 14 hours ago

What young Zambians have to say about making farming more attractive

Agriculture is well placed to provide employment for millions across the African continent...

By Thomas Daum 16 hours ago

Mon Choco's eco-friendly Easter eggs

As Easter approaches, all over the world orders ramp up for chocolate bunnies and Easter eggs. But, have you ever thought about where chocolate comes from and its environmental impact?

18 Apr 2019

SA's lower food price inflation story could soon be over

South Africa's food price inflation numbers continue to surprise us. The figures recently released by Statistics South Africa show that food price inflation remained unchanged in March 2019 at 2.3% for the third consecutive month...

By Wandile Sihlobo 18 Apr 2019

AAVF creates platform for vertical farming network

Vertical farming has many benefits such as year-round production, increased profitability, fewer space requirements and a reduced carbon footprint, but it is not without its challenges, some of which include the cost of infrastructure, reliable electricity supply and knowledge and skills...

17 Apr 2019

Campbell sells fresh food producer Bolthouse Farms for $510m

Campbell Soup Company will sell Bolthouse Farms to an affiliate of private equity firm Butterfly Equity, for $510 million...

16 Apr 2019

Meet the family behind SA's new Loxtonia Cider brand

Loxtonia Cider's Larry Whitfield and his daughter Ali prove that the apple certainly does not fall far from the tree...

15 Apr 2019

Smallholders benefitting from digitised agriculture

A project in Uganda that uses information and communication technologies in agriculture is transforming the livelihoods of smallholders...

By Nelson Mandela Ogema 15 Apr 2019

SA's fruit industry - Doing more with less

Doing more with less is a theme that's found its way into the narratives of all our economic sectors, in one way or another. The agricultural sector - and the fruit industry - has certainly not been spared, especially when it comes to the dwindling natural resource of water...

By Konanani Liphadzi 12 Apr 2019

SAPPO confirms outbreak of African swine fever in the North West

The outbreak occurred outside South Africa's control zone for the disease and may be linked to contact with wild animals...

12 Apr 2019

R400m food manufacturing plant launches in Gauteng

The doors have officially opened to a new 22,700m² food production facility belonging to In2food, in the OR Tambo Special Economic Zone in Johannesburg...

10 Apr 2019

Creep feeding gives sheep farmers the edge

In the contemporary agricultural landscape, scientific advances help farmers boost production, good genetics are available and affordable, additional infrastructure improves margins and management is geared towards marketing the maximum number of lambs...

10 Apr 2019

Western Cape commodity groups commit to farmer development

The private sector has shown its commitment to developing black smallholder farmers in the province, with all 11 of the agricultural commodity groups that have been part of the Western Cape department of agriculture's commodity approach to land reform, signing new MOUs last week...

8 Apr 2019

Research shows SA remains efficient in global chicken production

According to the latest research from the Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy, South Africa chicken production remains high globally, with chicken production being cheaper than European Union countries...

3 Apr 2019

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