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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...

3 days ago

New partnership provides free data and scouting services to SA farmers
New partnership provides free data and scouting services to SA farmers

Yesterday, Agri SA and Aerobotics announced their partnership to provide South African farmers with access to free satellite farming data and the latest Aeroview In-Field Scouting Application...

15 May 2019

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China lifts ban on SA wool and animal exports

Agri SA together with its affiliates and DAFF have been engaging with the Chinese authorities to show that South Africa's wool and skin exports are safe for export. Following these efforts, the Chinese authorities announced the lifting of the ban...

14 May 2019

Have your say in Bojanala SEZ designation
Have your say in Bojanala SEZ designation

The public has 30 days in which to have their say in the designation of the Bojanala Special Economic Zone in the North West province, said the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) on Monday...

13 May 2019

The Cannabis Expo heads to KZN
The Cannabis Expo heads to KZN

The Cannabis Expo is making its way to Sibaya Casino in Durban, a city famous for the specific strands of cannabis that grow in the region...

10 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

Chocolate puts Ivory Coast on top in Africa's agriculture trade
Chocolate puts Ivory Coast on top in Africa's agriculture trade

Chocolate can certainly get one some brownie points, and no way is this truer than in Ivory Coast which in 2018 reported the largest agricultural trade balance in value terms in Africa, an amount of $5.1bn...

By Wandile Sihlobo 10 May 2019

African Swine Fever update
African Swine Fever update

Veterinary services together with the industry are conducting follow-up investigations to trace the origin of the disease and to identify other farms that may possibly be affected...

9 May 2019

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Fruit industry transformation, all hands on deck

We need to get past the futile debate as to whether transformation is a key performance area for government, the industry or both. It's a collective responsibility...

By Konanani Liphadzi 7 May 2019

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Elections will come and go, but challenges in land reform will not

While land reform features prominently in manifestos of several political parties, not much detail is being provided on how individual parties plan to improve land reform and deal with the current challenges...

By Peter Setou 7 May 2019

Farmcrowdy Group partners Best Foods Fresh Farms
Farmcrowdy Group partners Best Foods Fresh Farms

Under the agreement, Farmcrowdy Group and its subsidiaries will consolidate their financial, technology, sales and marketing resources to increase the go-to-market efforts of Best Foods with Farmgate Africa.

By Fundisiwe Maseko 7 May 2019

SA agriculture learning to dance with the wind
SA agriculture learning to dance with the wind

The industry remains resilient despite major challenges and limitations...

By Paul Makube 6 May 2019

Forum launched to help farmers evolve, grow businesses
Forum launched to help farmers evolve, grow businesses

Modern technology has changed the way farmers around the world grow crops and livestock, sell produce, and transport goods from point A to point B. Yet, in Africa, farmers haven't had the chance to connect to other like-minded individuals working in the agricultural industry.

6 May 2019

Synchronising food production can have disastrous effects
Synchronising food production can have disastrous effects

Governments need to think about global ways agricultural policies may affect the stability of the food system as a whole, beyond locally focused efforts to increase resilience in production...

By Zia Mehrabi and Navin Ramankutty 3 May 2019

Building efficient and sustainable operations for SA agriculture
Building efficient and sustainable operations for SA agriculture

We talk to Gerhard Pienaar, BI Business Development Leader, Agriculture, to find out more about what Bearings International is looking to achieve at this year's Grain SA's NAMPO Harvest Day, as he shares insights into on the importance of new technologies and more...

By Robin Fredericks 30 Apr 2019

Sugar imports leave a bitter taste in local industry
Sugar imports leave a bitter taste in local industry

There is a need for the local sugar industry to consider diversifying its product offering if it is to remain a viable industry that is able to create jobs, says the Department of Trade and Industry...

30 Apr 2019

Land reform panel finalising its report
Land reform panel finalising its report

The Expert Advisory Panel on Land Reform is currently finalising its report for consideration by the Inter-Ministerial Committee and the Presidency...

24 Apr 2019

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Higher grain, vegetable and fruit price inflation is a great concern to poor consumers

Land Bank economist, Tebogo Mashabela provides inflation commentary on the CPI release from Statistics SA...

By Tebogo Mashabela 23 Apr 2019

SA's lower food price inflation story could soon be over
SA's lower food price inflation story could soon be over

South Africa's food price inflation numbers continue to surprise us. The figures recently released by Statistics South Africa show that food price inflation remained unchanged in March 2019 at 2.3% for the third consecutive month...

By Wandile Sihlobo 18 Apr 2019

AAVF creates platform for vertical farming network
AAVF creates platform for vertical farming network

Vertical farming has many benefits such as year-round production, increased profitability, fewer space requirements and a reduced carbon footprint, but it is not without its challenges, some of which include the cost of infrastructure, reliable electricity supply and knowledge and skills...

17 Apr 2019

SA's black farming community needs sustainable agribusiness support, says AFGRI
SA's black farming community needs sustainable agribusiness support, says AFGRI

According to AFGRI, access to finance, training and entrepreneurship is critical to building SA's black farming community...

17 Apr 2019

Campbell sells fresh food producer Bolthouse Farms for $510m
Campbell sells fresh food producer Bolthouse Farms for $510m

Campbell Soup Company will sell Bolthouse Farms to an affiliate of private equity firm Butterfly Equity, for $510 million...

16 Apr 2019

Researchers help Eastern Cape farm explore new opportunities to improve livelihoods
Researchers help Eastern Cape farm explore new opportunities to improve livelihoods

UWC's Professor Ndiko Ludidi has shown that the knowledge generated in university laboratories can make a very tangible difference in the real world...

15 Apr 2019

SAPPO confirms outbreak of African swine fever in the North West
SAPPO confirms outbreak of African swine fever in the North West

The outbreak occurred outside South Africa's control zone for the disease and may be linked to contact with wild animals...

12 Apr 2019

Creep feeding gives sheep farmers the edge
Creep feeding gives sheep farmers the edge

In the contemporary agricultural landscape, scientific advances help farmers boost production, good genetics are available and affordable, additional infrastructure improves margins and management is geared towards marketing the maximum number of lambs...

10 Apr 2019

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AFGRI creates grain storage platform to strengthen food security

AFGRI Group Holdings and a consortium of leading South African institutional investors have created a strategic grain storage platform vehicle to support growth and strengthen food security in South Africa and on the African continent...

8 Apr 2019

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Western Cape commodity groups commit to farmer development

The private sector has shown its commitment to developing black smallholder farmers in the province, with all 11 of the agricultural commodity groups that have been part of the Western Cape department of agriculture's commodity approach to land reform, signing new MOUs last week...

8 Apr 2019

350 African researchers to benefit from training in how to tackle crop disease
350 African researchers to benefit from training in how to tackle crop disease

UK-based Connected Virus Network and Biosciences Eastern and Central Africa - International Livestock Research Institute (BecA - ILRI) recently partnered to run a crop disease training course in Nairobi, Kenya...

5 Apr 2019

Support of SA cattle farmers is the key to a thriving beef economy
Support of SA cattle farmers is the key to a thriving beef economy

The last few months have not been easy for the South African beef industry, which has been hard hit by a high maize price, a debilitating drought and a stagnant economy...

By Roelie van Reenen 5 Apr 2019

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