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New report: Insights into Africa's chicken meat market
New report: Insights into Africa's chicken meat market

The market value increased at an average annual rate of +1.8% over the period from 2013 to 2018; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations being recorded in certain years...

15 hours ago

Regulating commercial use of hemp products
Regulating commercial use of hemp products

Governments regulation of the commercial use of hemp products will undoubtedly benefit the agriculture sector and possibly fast track transformation by allowing a large number of small-scale farmers to be the key players in the cannabis industry...

By Zamikhaya Maseti 14 hours ago

Agbiz participates in initiatives to best manage Covid-19
Agbiz participates in initiatives to best manage Covid-19

Covid-19 is an unprecedented viral disease that is and will in future have a massive impact on society and the global economy.

20 Mar 2020

First SA black-owned wine lab launched
First SA black-owned wine lab launched

Through its financial support and mentoring, Spier Wine Farm has assisted former employee, Merecia Smith, launch South Africa's first black-owned wine analysis laboratory...

19 Mar 2020

Why plantations are not green deserts
Why plantations are not green deserts

Ahead of the United Nations' International Day of Forests on 21 March, Forestry South Africa research and protection director Dr Ronald Heath talks about how the commercial forestry industry is leading the way in conserving and rehabilitating areas of high biodiversity value. He also challenges people to think differently about plantations...

By Dr Ronald Heath 19 Mar 2020

A farmer's guide to coronavirus measures
A farmer's guide to coronavirus measures

The minister of agriculture, Thoko Didiza, called an urgent meeting on 16 March to deliberate regarding the measures that the agricultural industry should take, following the announcement about the country's coronavirus strategy. The meeting was attended by industry role-players such as representatives of organised agriculture bodies.

By Ursula Human 19 Mar 2020

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Boosting Nigeria's fertiliser supply to 200,000 farmers

The Africa Fertiliser Financing Mechanism (AFFM) has launched a $2.2m project to provide fertiliser suppliers in Nigeria with financial support to improve supply for 200,000 smallholder farmers...

18 Mar 2020

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New seed varieties help cocoa crops thrive in Cameroon

A new seed variety called "Brazilian cacao" is now widely in use, providing far better yields to Cameroonian farmers...

18 Mar 2020

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Global Berry Congress postponed due to coronavirus

Global Berry Congress, the world's leading event for the international soft fruit industry, has been moved to June in response to the coronavirus outbreak...

17 Mar 2020

Agri SA calls on agricultural sector to curb the spread of Covid-19
Agri SA calls on agricultural sector to curb the spread of Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic is not just an epidemiological problem, but a global health problem...

16 Mar 2020

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SA's agribusiness confidence improves in Q2 2020

The survey of the first-quarter data was conducted between the final week of February and the first week of March 2020, which is a period before the spread of COVID-19 intensified across several geographies...

16 Mar 2020

Increased tariffs on chicken imports necessary to protect local markets
Increased tariffs on chicken imports necessary to protect local markets

"The South African chicken industry is in trouble because imports have grabbed nearly 30% of the local market. Real protection for the local industry, and a spur to job creation, would be to limit imports to 10% of local sales."

13 Mar 2020

Plant health in the spotlight at Pannar Extravaganza
Plant health in the spotlight at Pannar Extravaganza

This year's Pannar Extravaganza focused on plant health; a theme specifically selected to tie in with the United Nations' International Year of Plant Health 2020.

By Ursula Human 13 Mar 2020

Fry's joins new global plant-based food collective The Livekindly Co.
Fry's joins new global plant-based food collective The Livekindly Co.

A new global plant-based food collective, called The Livekindly Co., launched in New York and has joined forces with The Fry Family Food Co...

12 Mar 2020

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Rooibos retains GI protection status in the UK

"A GI links a product to a specific geographical area, which indicates the origin of where the product is produced, processed or prepared."

12 Mar 2020

The canna revolution - Q&A with Cannabis Expo director Silas Howarth
The canna revolution - Q&A with Cannabis Expo director Silas Howarth

The Cannabis Expo has been postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The Cannabis Expo returns to Cape Town from 19 to 22 March 2020 at GrandWest. We got in touch with expo director Silas Howarth to find out what goes into putting on an event of this nature, shifting stigmas, advice for budding entrepreneurs and CBD trends...

By Ruth Cooper 12 Mar 2020

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Rainfall and other climate conditions for March

Short-term outlooks for rain are negative and can cause further drought damage to the maize crop in some areas, mainly the eastern Free State and Mpumalanga...

12 Mar 2020

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Agri tech investment vital for industry output, export growth

South African agriculture needs more investment and the implementation of the latest technology to boost output, not only for local consumption, but also for vitally needed exports to boost foreign exchange earnings...

11 Mar 2020

Destroying Nigeria's riverside forests is bad for the freshwater ecosystem
Destroying Nigeria's riverside forests is bad for the freshwater ecosystem

Population growth and attendant human activities are destroying a freshwater ecosystem...

By Emmanuel O. Akindele 11 Mar 2020

Biosecurity protocol for livestock expos and shows now available
Biosecurity protocol for livestock expos and shows now available

The presenters and organisers of six of South Africa's biggest livestock events, have jointly committed themselves to a science-based biosecurity protocol for the hosting of their various events in 2020, as well as future events.

9 Mar 2020

Nigeria needs to close the financial inclusion gap for women smallholder farmers
Nigeria needs to close the financial inclusion gap for women smallholder farmers

Nigeria needs to adopt gender specific strategies to financially include women smallholders in agriculture.

By Olayinka Adegbite, Elizabeth Mkandawire and Lepepeule Machethe 9 Mar 2020

Mobile network operators can drive the revival and growth of agricultural sector
Mobile network operators can drive the revival and growth of agricultural sector

The telecommunications industry is set to become an increasingly pivotal player in ensuring digital solutions are harnessed to boost productivity and competitiveness for the agriculture sector...

By David Lupafya 6 Mar 2020

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Soybeans can help combat Africa's agriculture and food security woes

It won't be without its challenges, but soybean could well be the answer to Africa's agricultural and food security woes...

5 Mar 2020

The Cannabis Expo returns to Cape Town in March 2020
The Cannabis Expo returns to Cape Town in March 2020

The Cannabis Expo has been postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The 2020 Cannabis Expo will be held at the GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World in Cape Town from 19 to 22 March...

5 Mar 2020

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Tridge maps effect of coronavirus on fruit prices

According to Tridge, the coronavirus outbreak is causing fluctuations in fruit prices across the globe...

4 Mar 2020

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Partnerships, sector stability and access to markets key to unlocking full potential of SA's agri sector

It is no secret that the country's agriculture sector is in recession having contracted in the first three-quarters of 2019. But this is a sector with the potential to address unemployment on a major scale...

By John Hudson 4 Mar 2020

Shoprite hosts first Market Day in Botswana
Shoprite hosts first Market Day in Botswana

In a first for Shoprite Botswana, local producers sold their produce directly to the public at selected Shoprite and Checkers supermarkets...

3 Mar 2020

Petrol and diesel price decrease brings relief to farmers
Petrol and diesel price decrease brings relief to farmers

The latest drop in the fuel and diesel prices of 19c and 55c a litre, respectively, as a result of lower oil prices on the back off the coronavirus, will provide relief for farmers...

By Paul Makube 3 Mar 2020

2020 Feedlot Challenge: Students beef up their skills
2020 Feedlot Challenge: Students beef up their skills

As one of the major sponsors of the competition, which is held each year by the Department of Production Animal Studies at the University of Pretoria's Faculty of Veterinary Science, Beefcor is loaning the competitors 160 calves with all of the accompanying feed necessary to make this year's challenge a success...

By Claudi Nortjé 3 Mar 2020

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Final winter crop estimates for 2019 production season released

The area and final production estimate of winter crops for 2020 was recently released by the Crop Estimates Committee...

2 Mar 2020

Tracking systems can help farmers combat the outbreak of FMD
Tracking systems can help farmers combat the outbreak of FMD

Establishing a Livestock Identification and Traceability System is of utmost importance, says Agri EC...

28 Feb 2020

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