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Tanzanian farmers don't vaccinate against foot and mouth disease. Here's why
Tanzanian farmers don't vaccinate against foot and mouth disease. Here's why

Foot-and-mouth-disease is one of the world's most contagious and economically damaging diseases. Infected animals develop lesions on the feet, mouth, and/or mammary glands which cause lameness, loss of appetite and decreased milk yields.

By Ashley Railey 2 days ago

How load shedding compromises the survival of agricultural animals
How load shedding compromises the survival of agricultural animals

The National Council of SPCAs have shared its concerns for the animals that depend on electricity for survival during Eskom's scheduled load shedding...

20 Mar 2019

No-deal Brexit and its impact on South African poultry
No-deal Brexit and its impact on South African poultry

Britain's tortuous progress towards leaving the European Union presents an opportunity for South African poultry producers as post-Brexit trade deals are negotiated...

2 days ago

SA wool market resilient despite China's suspension
SA wool market resilient despite China's suspension

Despite China's decision to suspend wool imports from South Africa in February following the outbreak of foot-and-mouth-disease in January, the South African wool market remains resilient, underpinned by good demand from Europe.

20 Mar 2019

Nederburg included in World's Most Admired Wine Brand top 50 list
Nederburg included in World's Most Admired Wine Brand top 50 list

For the fourth consecutive year, Nederburg has been included in the top 50 list of The World's Most Admired Wine Brands by UK-based publication, Drinks International.

19 Mar 2019

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Prospects of South Africa's avocado exports

The South African avocado market faces a threat due to a possible future ban...

By Gilberto Biacuana 19 Mar 2019

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Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index improves marginally in Q1 2019

The survey was conducted between 28 February and 15 March and comprised agribusinesses operating in all agricultural subsectors across South Africa...

By Wandile Sihlobo 18 Mar 2019

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Zokwana to launch small-scale fisheries sector in KZN

The launch is part of the national rollout of the small-scale fisheries sector in South Africa's coastal provinces in previously disadvantaged or marginalised fishing communities...

18 Mar 2019

#Gulfood2019: SA beef export market reopens to the Middle East
#Gulfood2019: SA beef export market reopens to the Middle East

Unlocking exporting opportunities, especially within the agricultural sector, could be a major contributor to the South African economy...

18 Mar 2019

Skills development summit considers agriculture
Skills development summit considers agriculture

Food and agriculture came under the spotlight in discussions at the Haggai Education and Training Skills Development Summit, held at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Tshwane...

By Deidre Louw 18 Mar 2019

Africa takes centre stage at Blue Belt Initiative Conference for sustainable fisheries, aquaculture
Africa takes centre stage at Blue Belt Initiative Conference for sustainable fisheries, aquaculture

Launched in 2016 by Morocco, the initiative provides a unified framework, exploring the emergence of low carbon and low ecological footprint on the ecosystems, in building a sustainable and prosperous fisheries economy...

15 Mar 2019

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AGT Foods to sponsor Greenpop tree planting festivals

AGT Foods Retail & Food Ingredients has teamed up with Greenpop as sponsor for its tree planting festivals taking place in Africa...

15 Mar 2019

Agritech Expo Zambia 2019 announces AgriTeach programme lineup
Agritech Expo Zambia 2019 announces AgriTeach programme lineup

AgriTeach workshops are focused on skills development, aimed at addressing current farming challenges and offer practical, smart and innovative solutions to ensure quality farming and maximum production...

15 Mar 2019

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Status report: FMD outbreak

Since the last positive case was reported on 4 February, five weeks ago, there have been no new clinical cases of FMD or serologically positive test results in the epidemiological groups surveyed...

15 Mar 2019

Deforestation management needed to sustain global soybean industry
Deforestation management needed to sustain global soybean industry

International investors representing $6.3tn in assets under management have backed a call for agribusinesses to disclose and eliminate the risk of deforestation within the soybean supply chain...

14 Mar 2019

Agri SA, SAAFWUA signs MoU to enhance water resource management
Agri SA, SAAFWUA signs MoU to enhance water resource management

Both organisations will collaborate on initiatives and projects that advance and facilitate the development of support mechanisms, for the Local Water Resource Management Institution to ensure the effective use of water by all South African farmers...

14 Mar 2019

Migration and displacement: the human face of climate change
Migration and displacement: the human face of climate change

The World Economic Report on Global Risk by the World Bank lists elements of climate change and climate risk in its top 10 list of risks the world faces today...

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Mar 2019

Time to reframe the discipline of finance to focus on sustainability
Time to reframe the discipline of finance to focus on sustainability

Millions of Africans still suffer from water shortages due to problems of uneven distribution and management of existing supplies...

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Mar 2019

What to expect from Allée Bleue's #MayDayMeander
What to expect from Allée Bleue's #MayDayMeander

This March, a select group of bloggers attended the #MayDayMeander media day at Allée Bleue in Franschhoek...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Mar 2019

Rooibos exports to Japan hit record high in 2018
Rooibos exports to Japan hit record high in 2018

More than 2,000 tonnes of rooibos was shipped to Japan in 2018 - the largest consignment since the South African indigenous tea was first introduced to the Japanese in the '80s...

13 Mar 2019

A look at Lourensford's wine harvest for 2019
A look at Lourensford's wine harvest for 2019

Lourensford Estate is mid-way through their 2019 harvest and while the winemaking team wait for the remaining grapes to reach perfect ripeness over the next three weeks, Cellarmaster Hannes Nel reports back...

13 Mar 2019

BI to unveil new products at NAMPO 2019
BI to unveil new products at NAMPO 2019

Bearings International (BI) will unveil a range of new products for the agricultural industry at Grain SA's NAMPO Harvest Day from 14 to 17 May 2019 in Bothaville in the Free State

12 Mar 2019

Aerobotics named Best Tech Company of the Year 2019
Aerobotics named Best Tech Company of the Year 2019

The award recognises the technological achievements of a company's sound strategy, which ensures the successful delivery of its commercial advantages and shareholder value...

12 Mar 2019

Govt support for poultry industry must translate into policy and action - FairPlay
Govt support for poultry industry must translate into policy and action - FairPlay

Last week's statement of government support for the South African poultry industry does not end the industry crisis caused by dumped imports. But it could mark the start of a new era of co-operation...

12 Mar 2019

Citizen science helps farmers adapt to climate change
Citizen science helps farmers adapt to climate change

The selection of seed varieties adapted to a particular climate could be refined if farmers themselves assess their performance, using their plots as small, experimental laboratories...

By Cecilia Rosen 12 Mar 2019

Dedicated cannabis expo set for Cape Town in April
Dedicated cannabis expo set for Cape Town in April

The Cannabis Expo, a trade and consumer exhibition dedicated to the cannabis industry, is set be held at Sun Exhibits at GrandWest in Cape Town from 4 to 7 April...

11 Mar 2019

Ethiopia needs to improve production of its "golden crop" Teff. Here's how
Ethiopia needs to improve production of its "golden crop" Teff. Here's how

Teff is in demand because it has various health benefits. It's high in fibre and rich in iron, calcium, magnesium, protein, and amino acids. But what's really contributed to its enormous popularity, is that it's gluten free...

11 Mar 2019

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Global hydroponic markets to reach estimated CAGR of 6.5% by 2025

With the advent of advanced agricultural infrastructures and procedures, hydroponics is gaining widespread popularity with its ability to address the need for green vegetables...

11 Mar 2019

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