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Why the meat industry could win big from the switch to veggie lifestyles
Why the meat industry could win big from the switch to veggie lifestyles

One of the largest meat processors in the UK, supplying supermarkets across the country with beef, pork, and lamb, has launched a plant-based meat alternative. ABP is the first UK meat producer to do so...

By Malte Rödl 3 days ago

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

Global cinnamon market: Key findings and insights
Global cinnamon market: Key findings and insights

Cinnamon consumption continues to indicate a strong increase. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 when market value increased by 24% against the previous year...

14 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

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

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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

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

How to ensure batch traceability in your food process
How to ensure batch traceability in your food process

The ability of food manufacturers to recall contaminated food products was publicly tested last year during the Listeriosis outbreak. In addition to processed meat products, frozen corn and eggs were also whipped off shelves...

By Deirdre Fryer 6 May 2019

How Kenya's pastoralists are coping with changes in weather patterns
How Kenya's pastoralists are coping with changes in weather patterns

Changes in weather patterns have made life a great deal more precarious for pastoral communities...

By Michael Okoti 2 May 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

Applications now open for Pitch AgriHack 2019
Applications now open for Pitch AgriHack 2019

Selected finalists will pitch their innovations to ICT4Ag and business experts at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Accra between 3 and 7 September 2019...

26 Apr 2019

Vodacom's female farmer programme empowers small scale farmers in rural SA
Vodacom's female farmer programme empowers small scale farmers in rural SA

To date, the programme, which is focused on empowering smallholder female farmers within the country's agriculture sector, has trained 350 small-scale female farmers in rural areas of Limpopo province...

26 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

What young Zambians have to say about making farming more attractive
What young Zambians have to say about making farming more attractive

Agriculture is well placed to provide employment for millions across the African continent...

By Thomas Daum 23 Apr 2019

Mon Choco's eco-friendly Easter eggs
Mon Choco's eco-friendly Easter eggs

As Easter approaches, all over the world orders ramp up for chocolate bunnies and Easter eggs. But, have you ever thought about where chocolate comes from and its environmental impact?

18 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

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

Meet the family behind SA's new Loxtonia Cider brand
Meet the family behind SA's new Loxtonia Cider brand

Loxtonia Cider's Larry Whitfield and his daughter Ali prove that the apple certainly does not fall far from the tree...

15 Apr 2019

Smallholders benefitting from digitised agriculture
Smallholders benefitting from digitised agriculture

A project in Uganda that uses information and communication technologies in agriculture is transforming the livelihoods of smallholders...

By Nelson Mandela Ogema 15 Apr 2019

SA's fruit industry - Doing more with less
SA's fruit industry - Doing more with less

Doing more with less is a theme that's found its way into the narratives of all our economic sectors, in one way or another. The agricultural sector - and the fruit industry - has certainly not been spared, especially when it comes to the dwindling natural resource of water...

By Konanani Liphadzi 12 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

R400m food manufacturing plant launches in Gauteng
R400m food manufacturing plant launches in Gauteng

The doors have officially opened to a new 22,700m² food production facility belonging to In2food, in the OR Tambo Special Economic Zone in Johannesburg...

10 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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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

Research shows SA remains efficient in global chicken production
Research shows SA remains efficient in global chicken production

According to the latest research from the Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy, South Africa chicken production remains high globally, with chicken production being cheaper than European Union countries...

3 Apr 2019

RSSC deploys IoT solution with SAP Leonardo to improve logistics, water management
RSSC deploys IoT solution with SAP Leonardo to improve logistics, water management

The SA sugar cane industry has been under extended pressure due to falling global prices and escalating fuel, labour and other input costs. To be better placed to meet these challenges, The Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation has...

2 Apr 2019

Syngenta to support Zambian farmers with sustainable farming solutions
Syngenta to support Zambian farmers with sustainable farming solutions

Agrochemical and seed producer, Syngenta continues its commitment to help farmers improve yields and increase productivity under the changing climatic conditions in Zambia...

29 Mar 2019

Nigeria gains new distiller following 1960 Rootz acquisition
Nigeria gains new distiller following 1960 Rootz acquisition

Kensington Distillers and Vintners has acquired the 1960 Rootz brand to form Monument Distillers Nigeria Limited which will also represent a range of international brands in Nigeria...

29 Mar 2019

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