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Morgenster Estate voted best extra virgin olive oil producer
Morgenster Estate voted best extra virgin olive oil producer

Morgenster's Don Carlo Extra Virgin Olive Oil has been named the 2019 winner of the Best Extra Virgin Olive Oil in the Southern Hemisphere at the Olio Nuovo Days in Paris...

8 Aug 2019

Demand for South African beef to grow by 2028
Demand for South African beef to grow by 2028

Roelie van Reenen, Supply Chain Executive of the Beefmaster Group, discusses how the South African beef industry can capitalise on this economic opportunity...

8 Aug 2019

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Soil health: Feeding the world, protecting the earth

Studies by scientists have shown that soil health in South Africa is declining more and more every year. Looking at specific soil biological indicators that are linked to root health and nutrient mineralisation in around 10,000 soil samples over the past five years, it has been found that more than 70% have not had optimal soil biological life...

By Venessa Moodley 8 Aug 2019

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WoSA 2019 Sommelier Cup finalists announced

Wines of South Africa has announced the final line-up of country winners for the 2019 Sommelier Cup competition, which will culminate in a grand finale to be hosted in Cape Town at The Vineyard Hotel & Spa on 21 September 2019...

7 Aug 2019

Nedbank announces R25m boost to safeguard water, biodiversity and job security
Nedbank announces R25m boost to safeguard water, biodiversity and job security

Nedbank has committed R25 million towards safeguarding critical water source areas, biodiversity hotspots and rural livelihoods with a strong focus on the Eastern Cape...

7 Aug 2019

Future Farmers, Sernick partner to bolster agricultural opportunities
Future Farmers, Sernick partner to bolster agricultural opportunities

The Sernick Group has welcomed the opening of the Future Farmers office on its premises in Kroonstad, Free State.

6 Aug 2019

Innovative support towards a brighter future in agriculture
Innovative support towards a brighter future in agriculture

"Agriculture is facing several challenges both locally and internationally, which include a reduction in the number of farmers, a decrease in the size of land that is suitable for agricultural production and finding innovative ways to combat the effects of climate change..."

6 Aug 2019

SA poultry farmers upskilled in farm, financial management
SA poultry farmers upskilled in farm, financial management

Over 240 small and disadvantaged South African poultry farmers have learned new business and financial management skills in a series of workshops by the World Poultry Foundation...

5 Aug 2019

AGCO expands Future Farm training investment in Zambia
AGCO expands Future Farm training investment in Zambia

The second phase of the Future farm will include upgrades to the existing road and farm infrastructure and digitizing the mechanisation and agronomy training material...

5 Aug 2019

Global food prices slide marginally in July
Global food prices slide marginally in July

The overall drop reflects decline in cereals, dairy and sugar prices...

2 Aug 2019

Financial analysis promotes sustainable growth in agriculture
Financial analysis promotes sustainable growth in agriculture

According to Nico Groenewald, head of agribusiness at Standard Bank, certain criteria that measure the effectiveness and sustainability of your farm can help to either sustain or even impede your financial growth, depending on how you utilise it...

2 Aug 2019

#Newsmaker: Nqabisa Gabriel on driving sales of plant-based protein products
#Newsmaker: Nqabisa Gabriel on driving sales of plant-based protein products

Infinite Foods, a distributor, licensor and manufacturer of plant-based protein products, has appointed Nqabisa Gabriel as its area sales manager...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 Aug 2019

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Agri EC congress highlights new partnerships, unity in agriculture

Organised agriculture and traditional leaders in the Eastern Cape have committed to working together to initiate agricultural development as a means to sustainable land reform in the province...

1 Aug 2019

The best spirits and liqueurs available in South Africa
The best spirits and liqueurs available in South Africa

The awards winners for the inaugural Old Mutual Trophy Spirits Show were announced at a ceremony held in Sandton on 31 July...

1 Aug 2019

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FSA responds to advisory panel report on property rights

According to Francois Wilken, President of Free State Agriculture, FSA remains opposed to expropriation without compensation and issues surrounding it will also be discussed at the annual FSA congress, which takes place between 7 and 8 August 2019 in Bloemfontein...

1 Aug 2019

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Agricultural sector creates jobs despite unemployment rate rising

The latest Quarterly Labour Force Survey results released by Statistics South Africa shows that the official unemployment rate in South Africa jumped to 29% in the second quarter of the year, an increase of 1.4 percentage points from the rate of 27.6% in the first quarter of 2019...

By Tebogo Mashabela 31 Jul 2019

How SAB (almost completely) localised its supply chain
How SAB (almost completely) localised its supply chain

The South African Breweries sources nearly all of its raw materials - used in the brewing process - from local South African suppliers...

31 Jul 2019

National conference to focus on farmworker struggles
National conference to focus on farmworker struggles

The conference takes a South Africa-wide perspective and will highlight the centrality of farmworkers in the national economy and food system...

31 Jul 2019

Illovo Sugar Africa and partners launch LandAssess Tool
Illovo Sugar Africa and partners launch LandAssess Tool

In order to implement its land rights policies and commitments, Illovo Sugar Africa has collaborated with Landesa and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) in the development of a new Landesa LandAssess Tool...

31 Jul 2019

Winetech Pitching Den calls on agritech innovators to enter
Winetech Pitching Den calls on agritech innovators to enter

The SA Innovation Summit has partnered with the French Embassy in South Africa and Vinitech, to announce the prize for the top South African start-up in the 2019 Winetech Pitching Den, which takes place on 12 September in Cape Town...

31 Jul 2019

SAPA responds to AMIE broiler chicken study
SAPA responds to AMIE broiler chicken study

The South African Poultry Association has responded to the Association of Meat Importers and Exporters study on the South African chicken industry, which has claimed that a decision to increase tariffs will have dire consequences for consumers.

31 Jul 2019

Captive lion breeding in South Africa: the case for a total ban
Captive lion breeding in South Africa: the case for a total ban

A new report by global NGO, World Animal Protection, provides a damning indictment on the captive predator breeding industry.

31 Jul 2019

The AFDA guide to Open Day 2019
The AFDA guide to Open Day 2019

Ready to arrive for Open Day at your nearest AFDA campus? We've put together a guide so that you can get the very best out of your AFDA Open Day experience...

Issued by AFDA 30 Jul 2019

Irrigation earns flood-prone farmers US$4,344 a hectare
Irrigation earns flood-prone farmers US$4,344 a hectare

According to researchers, several African communities in areas prone to floods grow crops in soils left behind by floods - a practice called flood recession agriculture - and thus they aimed to identify conditions under which this practice yields maximum benefits in northern Ghana.

30 Jul 2019

Summer crop estimate revised higher
Summer crop estimate revised higher

The revised area and sixth production forecast and summer crop estimate was recently released by the Crop Estimates Committee...

30 Jul 2019

When tree planting actually damages ecosystems
When tree planting actually damages ecosystems

Ecological literacy is needed to guide global tree-planting initiatives to avoid damaging some ecosystems...

By Kate Parr and Caroline Lehmann 29 Jul 2019

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FMD ban lifted in selected South African provinces

Based on the results of recent risk assessments, the Veterinary Authority of China has stated that the ban due to foot-and-mouth disease has been lifted in selected South African provinces...

29 Jul 2019

Advisory panel releases final land reform report
Advisory panel releases final land reform report

The Presidential Expert Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture has proposed for the amendment of the Constitution that clarifies that expropriation without compensation may be necessary in limited circumstances...

29 Jul 2019

Pernod Ricard acquires majority stake in SA spirit maker Inverroche
Pernod Ricard acquires majority stake in SA spirit maker Inverroche

Drinks giant Pernod Ricard, through its affiliate Pernod Ricard South Africa, is acquiring a majority stake in South African craft spirit brand Inverroche...

26 Jul 2019

Africa: The land of milk and honey, and... entrepreneurs
Africa: The land of milk and honey, and... entrepreneurs

With the economic landscape in southern Africa showing great promise, new industries are emerging, existing ones growing stronger and entrepreneurship flourishing. What does this mean to the produce industry?...

Issued by Produce Marketing Association 26 Jul 2019

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