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#ConsciousLiving: SA whisky maker works towards a sustainable future for liquor
#ConsciousLiving: SA whisky maker works towards a sustainable future for liquor

The James Sedgwick Distillery, home to Three Ships Whisky and Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky, is being globally recognised for making sustainability an integral part of its business practice...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 16 Oct 2020

#2020AfricaBrandSummit: Taking emerging commercial farmers seriously - the battle royale of growing food value chains
#2020AfricaBrandSummit: Taking emerging commercial farmers seriously - the battle royale of growing food value chains

This year's Africa Brand Summit event, which took place between 5 and 8 October as a hybrid event, saw CEO of Green Terrace, Mbali Nwoko, share her thoughts around food value chains and what key challenges emerging commercial farmers are facing...

By Robin Fredericks 16 Oct 2020

Calls for South Africans to buy local to reignite growth
Calls for South Africans to buy local to reignite growth

If South Africa is to adopt the right localisation policy at a larger scale, about 3.2 percentage points could be added to the country's annual GDP, says President Cyril Ramaphosa...

16 Oct 2020

Alcohol supplies cut off to 44 Western Cape traders flouting regulations
Alcohol supplies cut off to 44 Western Cape traders flouting regulations

The alcohol industry has cancelled supplies to the 44 alcohol outlets in the Western Cape whose licences have been revoked by the provincial Liquor Authority...

15 Oct 2020

Green, integrated approaches could address food security challenges
Green, integrated approaches could address food security challenges

According to advisors from food & drink technology Africa (fdt Africa), IFAT Africa, and analytica lab Africa, agriculture and food production does not happen in isolation, and to maximise food production and address world hunger, stakeholders across a broad value chain have to start working more collaboratively and sustainably...

15 Oct 2020

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Covid-19 and AfCFTA: why now is the time to maintain momentum despite the global pandemic

The buzz and excitement around the continent's trade agreement, hailed as the answer to a fully integrated pan-African economy, has undoubtedly slowed its pace since the secretariat became operational in April 2020...

By Zuneid Yousuf 15 Oct 2020

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SA Agricultural Crime Prevention Institute helps to fight crime

It is the mission of the SAACPI and its official partners to improve and maintain agricultural security through the proactive prevention and combating of serious and violent crimes in South African farming communities...

15 Oct 2020

New campaign to highlight the versatility of potatoes
New campaign to highlight the versatility of potatoes

"We want South Africans to reconsider their relationship with potatoes, especially in the face of so many families struggling to feed themselves because of the economic downturn caused by the recent pandemic."

14 Oct 2020

Your backstory is a front page story on Biz
Your backstory is a front page story on Biz

You've put so much into your marketing activations, now give them the attention they deserve, with BizTakeouts and promotional options that keep you on the front page on Bizcommunity...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 14 Oct 2020

Changes in South Africa's rainfall seasons could affect farming and water resources
Changes in South Africa's rainfall seasons could affect farming and water resources

Trends across the different rainfall zones can be linked to changes recorded for large-scale climate systems...

By Sarah Roffe and Jennifer Fitchett 14 Oct 2020

Cultivating agri development, economic growth in Africa
Cultivating agri development, economic growth in Africa

At a time when the rest of the world is re-thinking its approach to commercial agriculture, Africa has a clear opportunity to refresh its approach to the sector and become an emerging force.

13 Oct 2020

Local spirit takes top accolade at inaugural SA Rum Awards
Local spirit takes top accolade at inaugural SA Rum Awards

De Vry Distillery's Die Warm Rasta Rum, produced in the Free State, has won the top award in the 2020 South African Rum Awards.

13 Oct 2020

Expropriation Bill submitted to Parliament
Expropriation Bill submitted to Parliament

The Expropriation Bill 2020 has been submitted to Parliament for introduction...

12 Oct 2020

Government plan to release land for farmers a step in the right direction
Government plan to release land for farmers a step in the right direction

Availing government land is one step of contributing to the growth of agricultural fortunes and job creation...

By Wandile Sihlobo 12 Oct 2020

Engen, AgriSA partnership brings much-need relief to SA's agriculture sector
Engen, AgriSA partnership brings much-need relief to SA's agriculture sector

Over a six-month period, Engen contributed R1 to AgriSA's Drought Aid Fund for every litre of participating Engen lubricant sold nationwide, raising R700, 000 from April to September...

9 Oct 2020

Global forest sector: Providing solutions for pandemic recovery
Global forest sector: Providing solutions for pandemic recovery

In its statement released in Rome, Italy today, the Advisory Committee of Sustainable Forest-based Industries referenced the essential role that forestry and forest products have played during the pandemic - and how they can help drive much-needed economic recovery...

9 Oct 2020

Getting real about virtual events
Getting real about virtual events

2020 sure has been event-ful. Online platforms have proven increasingly valuable, especially in the business-to-business space, enabling more knowledge sharing, wider audience reach and networking opportunities than ever before!..

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 9 Oct 2020

Global food prices up 21% in September
Global food prices up 21% in September

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations' Food Price Index averaged 97.9 points during the month, up 2.1% from August and 5.0% higher than its value in September 2019...

8 Oct 2020

Explainer: What's behind the locust swarms damaging crops in southern Africa
Explainer: What's behind the locust swarms damaging crops in southern Africa

Locust outbreaks are driven by unusual climatic conditions...

By Frances Duncan 8 Oct 2020

New TV show puts Mzansi's new era farmers on the map
New TV show puts Mzansi's new era farmers on the map

A brand-new show saluting the unsung heroes of Mzansi agriculture hit the small screen on Thursday evening and, the producers say, it's raw, real and cutting-edge - a first for local television...

Issued by YehBaby Digital 8 Oct 2020

Nedbank, Boland Trees for Bees to safeguard honeybees
Nedbank, Boland Trees for Bees to safeguard honeybees

In a bid to alleviate the impact of climate change, major biodiversity loss and ecosystem collapse, Nedbank Agriculture Western Cape has committed to planting 100 trees annually in line with the objectives of the Boland Trees for Bees Pledge Fund...

7 Oct 2020

Absa Top 10 Pinotage winners announced
Absa Top 10 Pinotage winners announced

he partnership between Absa and the Pinotage Association has, especially, seen the progress the industry has made over the years and is testament to the success of wine being synonymous with the country...

7 Oct 2020

Food provenance platform set to boost SA beef supply chain
Food provenance platform set to boost SA beef supply chain

BeefLedger SA lifts the veil on its blockchain security and payments platform...

Issued by YehBaby Digital 7 Oct 2020

Fuel price drop, a boost for 2020/21 summer crop planting season
Fuel price drop, a boost for 2020/21 summer crop planting season

The drop in fuel prices comes at the right time and coupled with the above-mentioned factors will afford farmers an opportunity to expand their operations...

By Paul Makube 7 Oct 2020

Sustainable use of land vital for fynbos protection
Sustainable use of land vital for fynbos protection

As the world looks for ways to tackle both an unprecedented health crisis and the ongoing climate crisis, the Flower Valley Conservation Trust in the Western Cape is working hard to bring to light the importance of fynbos protection through sustainable land use.

6 Oct 2020

How McCain is working towards a sustainable food chain in SA
How McCain is working towards a sustainable food chain in SA

it is now more important than ever for food producers and supply chains to accelerate efforts to build a sustainable future - one in which they produce less waste, address food security...

2 Oct 2020

SA agricultural jobs decline by 5% year-on-year in Q2
SA agricultural jobs decline by 5% year-on-year in Q2

This is unsurprising as the social-distancing regulations introduced at the end of March 2020, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, meant that farmers and agribusiness were not able to increase employment...

By Wandile Sihlobo 2 Oct 2020

Outlook for the agricultural sector into 2021
Outlook for the agricultural sector into 2021

Against the backdrop of a contracting overall economy with South Africa's gross domestic product (GDP) for 2020 forecast to decline by over 8% year-on-year, there is a silver lining in the agricultural sector outcomes for the next season...

By Paul Makube 1 Oct 2020

October - The official start of the 4th quarter
October - The official start of the 4th quarter

While your competition might be slowing down, the fourth quarter allows you the element of surprise, finish 2020 strong and in pole position for the first quarter of 2021...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 1 Oct 2020

Local soil preparation publication receives international award
Local soil preparation publication receives international award

Local publication Soil Preparation for Sustainable Wine and Table Grape Production (Soil Preparation), by Dr Johan van Zyl and Dr Eduard Hoffman, has won the Sustainable Vitiviniculture category at the 2020 International Organisation of Vine and Wine Awards...

By Lucinda Heyns 1 Oct 2020

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