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#BizTrends2020: Sustainability to drive coffee growth in 2020
#BizTrends2020: Sustainability to drive coffee growth in 2020

Coffee has fuelled people's mornings for hundreds of years, and like other fuels, it comes with its own unique environmental issues...

By Jonathan Robinson 9 Jan 2020

Ensuring fishers' safety while managing aquatic resources
Ensuring fishers' safety while managing aquatic resources

"Every hour four fishers die doing their job - not just men, women too. Human rights violations and unacceptable practices at different stages of the value chain are increasing in fisheries and aquaculture."

22 Nov 2019

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Global food prices rise in October

Export prices rise for wheat, maize, sugar and palm oil, but decline for cheese, poultry and sunflower oil...

7 Nov 2019

Agreement ensures Khoi, San earn share of Rooibos trade
Agreement ensures Khoi, San earn share of Rooibos trade

The Khoi-Khoi and San communities are set to benefit from the commercialisation of Rooibos, following the signing of a historic Access and Benefit-sharing agreement...

4 Nov 2019

Ghana's cocoa farmers are trapped by the chocolate industry
Ghana's cocoa farmers are trapped by the chocolate industry

The chocolate industry is worth more than $80bn a year. But some cocoa farmers in parts of West Africa are poorer now than they were in the 1970s or 1980s...

By Michael E Odijie 11 Oct 2019

Agricultural diversification driving economic growth in KZN
Agricultural diversification driving economic growth in KZN

The agricultural sector in KwaZulu-Natal is growing at around 12% per annum, compared to single digit growth in other provinces...

By Dawie Maree 9 Oct 2019

Global food prices held steady in September - FAO Food Price Index
Global food prices held steady in September - FAO Food Price Index

According to the FAO Food Price Index, global food prices were steady in September, as lower sugar prices were offset by increased quotations for vegetable oils and meat...

8 Oct 2019

Legalisation is killing our market, say small-scale dagga growers
Legalisation is killing our market, say small-scale dagga growers

On a frigid September morning in Mkumbi, a remote village in the Pondoland region of the Eastern Cape, 63-year-old Sizane Nompethu rose at dawn and walked at a brisk pace down a rocky path to work her family's small plot of land, just as she had every day since she was 15...

By Christopher Clark 7 Oct 2019

FoodNext.Africa, a successful f&b conference championing change and providing value to the market
FoodNext.Africa, a successful f&b conference championing change and providing value to the market

At the FoodNext.Africa Cape Town series key industry experts met to discuss the latest innovations driving new partnerships, shared new ideas and products to meet the growing demand for safe, traceable and nutritious food from farm to fork...

Issued by dmg events Africa 3 Oct 2019

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office
Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

#FoodNextAfrica: How to whet the appetite of food investors
#FoodNextAfrica: How to whet the appetite of food investors

The global food and beverage business is brimming with innovation. Competition is stiff between FMCG giants and startups racing to get their latest product onto retail shelves and into the hands of consumers...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 30 Sep 2019

Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019
Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019

Bizcommunity is excited to announce the relaunch of our Biz Product and Rate Card, featuring all-new product infographics, descriptors and more...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 27 Sep 2019

Coffee co-operatives - every cup tells a story
Coffee co-operatives - every cup tells a story

When you visit co-operatives and see what goes into producing your coffee, you gain a new appreciation for your morning cup...

23 Sep 2019

#FoodNextAfrica: The SA food startup championing traditional African flavours
#FoodNextAfrica: The SA food startup championing traditional African flavours

Young entrepreneur Sipamandla Manqele is using food to inspire pride in indigenous African ingredients, while uplifting the small-scale farmers and communities involved in their cultivation...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 17 Sep 2019

Total working to close the gender gap in SA's agriculture, forestry, fishery and mining industries
Total working to close the gender gap in SA's agriculture, forestry, fishery and mining industries

In South Africa, the agriculture, forestry, fishery and mining industries are categorised as the primary economic sectors. These are essentially industries that rely on South Africa's natural resources to function...

Issued by Total 30 Aug 2019

FoodNext.Africa dmg events' flagship innovation conference now in its third series
FoodNext.Africa dmg events' flagship innovation conference now in its third series

Dmg events is proud to introduce a focused B2B conference for the food and beverage market, FoodNext.Africa...

Issued by dmg events Africa 30 Aug 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office
3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

Anouk Sijmonsma explains what PMA Fresh Connections: Southern Africa is all about
Anouk Sijmonsma explains what PMA Fresh Connections: Southern Africa is all about

The 9th annual Fresh Connections: Southern Africa Conference and Trade Show is taking place on 30-31 July 2019 in Cape Town, at the Century City Conference Centre. This is the only annual event connecting people involved in the southern African fresh produce industry...

Issued by Produce Marketing Association 20 Jun 2019

South Africans spend more on beer and wine than on coffee
South Africans spend more on beer and wine than on coffee

SA households spend more on wine than on coffee, but beer still comes out tops as South Africans' most preferred beverage, said Stats SA...

28 May 2019

More transparency in the chicken industry - court action suspended
More transparency in the chicken industry - court action suspended

The Association of Meat Importers and Exporters (AMIE) and the South African Poultry Association (SAPA) have agreed to lift the veil of secrecy on 'confidential' documents on which the protectionist application on chicken imports is based, thereby averting a protracted court battle...

16 May 2019

Forum challenges African businesses to dive into the Blue Economy
Forum challenges African businesses to dive into the Blue Economy

African businesses are being challenged to wake up to the economic, social and environmental power of the Blue Economy...

10 May 2019

Mondelez to add Cocoa Life / 'Helping Farmers to Grow' symbol on chocolate products
Mondelez to add Cocoa Life / 'Helping Farmers to Grow' symbol on chocolate products

Global snack company Mondelez International, Inc. has announced plans of adding the message 'Helping Farmers to Grow' on its chocolate products, in considering environmental, social and ethical factors when choosing where to source key ingredients...

2 Apr 2019

Seil-Safari navigates farmers through unchartered waters to new horizons
Seil-Safari navigates farmers through unchartered waters to new horizons

From 1-5 April 2019, Seil-Safari will bring together world-class speakers, agricultural experts and South Africa's farming community to share knowledge and know-how on the latest innovations and solutions in the sector...

Issued by Echo Produksies 5 Mar 2019

Local mushroom farmer named Pick n Pay's Small Supplier of the Year
Local mushroom farmer named Pick n Pay's Small Supplier of the Year

Peter Nyathi, the founder of Tropical Mushrooms in Magaliesburg, has been awarded Pick n Pay's 2019 Small Supplier of the Year. The annual award recognises the retailer's top performing supplier...

20 Feb 2019

Hortgro's Nicholas Dicey named new WAPA president
Hortgro's Nicholas Dicey named new WAPA president

Nicholas Dicey, chairman of Hortgro, has been elected president of the World Apple and Pear Association (WAPA)...

19 Feb 2019

Ugandan company uses blockchain to track journey of its coffee
Ugandan company uses blockchain to track journey of its coffee

Uganda's Carico Café Connoisseur is using blockchain technology to track the supply chain of the coffee it sells...

13 Feb 2019

Macadamia industry, government collaboration needed to secure competitive advantage
Macadamia industry, government collaboration needed to secure competitive advantage

South Africa's macadamia industry is the largest producer globally, but its competitive advantage could be under threat due to a lack of collaboration with government...

13 Feb 2019

Blockchain systems are tracking food safety and origins
Blockchain systems are tracking food safety and origins

When a Chinese consumer buys a package labelled "Australian beef", there's only a 50-50 chance the meat inside is, in fact, Australian beef. It could just as easily contain rat, dog, horse or camel meat...

By Nir Kshetri 30 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 5 trends shaping the fresh produce sector
#BizTrends2019: 5 trends shaping the fresh produce sector

The fresh produce industry's characteristics can easily be defined by those of its products - quick turnaround and short shelve life. It is definitely not an easy game...

By Lindie Stroebel 21 Jan 2019

Import tariffs increase encouraged to protect SA poultry sector
Import tariffs increase encouraged to protect SA poultry sector

Economists, trade unions and civic organisations including Fair Play and Proudly SA have added their support to a new application by the SA Poultry Association for a steep increase in import tariffs...

11 Dec 2018

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