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Global agricultural tyre market to value over $9bn by 2026
Global agricultural tyre market to value over $9bn by 2026

Elevation in the fleet size of tractors in developing countries and technological advancements in farming techniques are primary factors stimulating the market growth...

26 Jul 2019

GLOBAL

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Family farmers are needed to enhance agricultural sustainability, says FAO

"Family farmers are the ones who produce healthy foods. They can save us from the epidemic of obesity, and we need them for healthy diets."

19 Jul 2019

GLOBAL

Climate change is affecting crop yields and reducing global food supplies
Climate change is affecting crop yields and reducing global food supplies

As climate change alters temperature and rainfall patterns, yields of some crops are increasing while others decline. The net result: less food, especially where it's most needed.

10 Jul 2019

GLOBAL

The geopolitics of palm oil and deforestation
The geopolitics of palm oil and deforestation

Demand for palm and other vegetable oils is rising sharply, raising questions about which ones will be produced, who will control their production and sale, and where they will be grown...

By Jean-Marc Roda 2 Jul 2019

GLOBAL

Would you eat meat grown from cells in a laboratory? Here's how it works
Would you eat meat grown from cells in a laboratory? Here's how it works

Fake meat may be the food of the future...

By Leigh Ackland 26 Jun 2019

GLOBAL

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IPC releases new guidelines to enhance food insecurity, malnutrition analysis

The guideline by the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification initiative is set to further hone food security and nutrition analysis processes for better and more actionable information during humanitarian crises...

26 Apr 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

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

GLOBAL

USAID launches 3 Centres of Excellence to build links between Egyptian, US universities
USAID launches 3 Centres of Excellence to build links between Egyptian, US universities

These centres have been created to foster high-quality applied research and build relationships among the education community, the private sector, and policymakers...

3 Apr 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Aerobotics expands its Series A funding with Paper Plane Ventures
Aerobotics expands its Series A funding with Paper Plane Ventures

South Africa startup Aerobotics has announced the expansion of its Series A funding round to $4m, through a signed deal with Paper Plane Ventures...

1 Mar 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

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

SOUTH AFRICA

Startups turn waste into opportunity
Startups turn waste into opportunity

Global food waste is a problem that weighs 1.3 billion tonnes a year. A third of all food produced never gets eaten; a fact that has launched a food rescue movement...

10 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

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Government pledges to support fruit-exporting sector

The South African government has pledged its support to the country's fruit-exporting sector that is currently trading to the US...

24 Oct 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

IBM Food Trust launches worldwide with Carrefour on board
IBM Food Trust launches worldwide with Carrefour on board

European retail giant Carrefour has joined other participants involved in building the IBM Food Trust blockchain network...

11 Oct 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

DAFF cautions Oriental Fruit Fly in the Orange River
DAFF cautions Oriental Fruit Fly in the Orange River

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has warned the public on the detection of the Oriental Fruit Fly (Bactrocera dorsalis) in the Orange River area within the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality...

31 Aug 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Avocados with edible anti-spoilage coating hit US stores
Avocados with edible anti-spoilage coating hit US stores

We've already heard about experimental edible coatings made from silk, pectin and chitosan that increase the shelf life of fresh fruit and vegetables. Now, however, a coating made from waste plant material is being used...

By Ben Coxworth 19 Jul 2018

GLOBAL

Why the farm tyre market is weighed down globally
Why the farm tyre market is weighed down globally

Even though the broader sluggishness in the farm equipment market continues to influence farm tyre sales globally, recent research shows that opportunities exist as global sales are likely to surpass 42 million...

18 Jul 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Uptick in U.S. whiskey imports to South Africa
Uptick in U.S. whiskey imports to South Africa

American whiskey exporters are showing new interest in South Africa as an export destination. American whiskey imports to South Africa grew by more than 17% from 2016 to 2017...

3 Jul 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Top cotton fabric importing countries in the world
Top cotton fabric importing countries in the world

Global cotton fabric imports totalled 2.3 million tonnes in 2016, remaining relatively unchanged against the previous year's level...

29 May 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Indaba Wines caters to rising demand for 'bag in box' wine options
Indaba Wines caters to rising demand for 'bag in box' wine options

Cape Classics is preparing to release its Indaba Wines brand in a 3-litre 'bag in box' format as changing consumer habits fuel the demand for higher quality BiB wine options...

22 May 2018

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Joint venture set to bring superior blueberries to market

Combining their skills and strengths, Migiva Group and OZblu - currently one of the largest producers of blueberries in South Africa and Australia - have signed a joint venture agreement...

17 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

American poultry expert shares gold standard for avian flu control
American poultry expert shares gold standard for avian flu control

American poultry expert Dr. Fidelis Hegngi briefed African government delegates on avian influenza and said that 24 hours from detection to depopulation is the ideal for effective avian influenza control...

21 Sep 2017

GLOBAL

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DowDuPont a done deal

The successful merger of Dow and DuPont has been announced - operating as a holding company under the name DowDuPont with three divisions: agriculture, materials science, and specialty products...

4 Sep 2017

AFRICA

The 2017 Resolution Social Venture Challenge winners
Winners of Resolution Social Venture Challenge agents of change in their communities

21 African social entrepreneurs have been named winners in the Resolution Social Venture Challenge. Impact evaluation data shows that an average of 3,200 community members benefits per fellowship awarded...

20 Jul 2017

AFRICA

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Expanded engagement for Caterpillar: Boosting sales and alleviating poverty

A strong signal of growing business engagement with Africa by large US corporations was the announcement last September by Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman of plans to invest over $1b in Africa over the next five years...

14 Jul 2017

GLOBAL

Blockchain seen as tool in food safety
Blockchain seen as tool in food safety

The food industry is turning to the same technology used by virtual currencies to strengthen food safety and inventory management by tracking meats and crops...

6 Jun 2017

UNITED STATES

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John Deere drops merger plan with Monsanto unit

US farm equipment giant John Deere has dropped plans to acquire a unit of Monsanto amid concerns the merger would be challenged by regulators...

3 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

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US chicken imports fall foul of quotas

US chicken-in-bone exports to SA have so far neither met expectations nor come near the maximum level allowed for under the quota agreement thrashed out between the US and South African governments earlier this year...

By Linda Ensor 12 Aug 2016

UNITED STATES

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New 'smart' bottle helps uncorked wine keep longer

A US startup says it has created the world's first "smart" bottle which can keep wine as fresh as the day it was uncorked for up to a month...

30 Mar 2016

UNITED STATES

US durable-goods orders rise for second month in July
US durable-goods orders rise for second month in July

WASHINGTON, US: Agriculture and seed giant Monsanto dropped its campaign to acquire rival Syngenta on Wednesday, saying the Swiss company...

28 Aug 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

GLOBALG.A.P. updates farm and feed standards and regulations
GLOBALG.A.P. updates farm and feed standards and regulations

Following a four-year routine cycle of continuous improvement, the GLOBALG.A.P Board has announced the introduction of the update to Version 5...

24 Jul 2015

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