Agriculture Trends

Peter Setou
#BizTrends 2019: Land reform - the year that was, as we look ahead to 2019

#BizTrends 2019: Land reform - the year that was, as we look ahead to 2019[Peter Setou] Throughout 2018, the conversation on land reform became a national talking point, even making it to Google's most popular word of the year...

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Dr Hennie Ras
#BizTrends2019: Traceability at item level across entire supply chains

#BizTrends2019: Traceability at item level across entire supply chains
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[Dr Hennie Ras] A recent development has been implemented as a value chain solution stretching across five consecutive roles in the cotton and cotton products value chain, aiming to still link up the remaining three to four roles to complete the journey from cotton farmers to consumers of cotton-based garments and fashion...

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Konanani Liphadzi
#BizTrends 2019: Agriculture: The future's uncertain, but our vision doesn't have to be

#BizTrends 2019: Agriculture: The future's uncertain, but our vision doesn't have to be
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[Konanani Liphadzi] Stats SA's announcement of 2.2% GDP growth for Q3 of 2018 made SA's exit from the recession official. This time it was thanks to the secondary and tertiary sectors, which grew by 4,5% and 2,6% respectively...

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Andre Westerveld
#BizTrends2018: More innovation, not more animals key to ensuring food security

Andre Westerveld, Regional Director of Elanco South Africa
Andre Westerveld, Regional Director of Elanco South Africa
[Andre Westerveld] The absolute and undeniable reality is that we have to produce more and do it with less. This can only be done through innovation in food production...

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James Pietersen
#BizTrends2018: Zooming in on two top wine trends to watch for 2018

#BizTrends2018: Zooming in on two top wine trends to watch for 2018[James Pietersen] A rapidly changing world necessitates that we use the knowledge that has now been garnered to find a way to the future. With the decline in vineyard plantings, ensuing drought and the rising cost of wine growing...

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Roland Peens
Five wine trends to watch for in 2018

Five wine trends to watch for in 2018[Roland Peens] The South African wine industry is experiencing one of its most exciting phases in history. So, what are some of the emerging trends in 2018?

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Phillip Oosthuizen
#BizTrends2018: Precision farming the solution to optimising the red meat industry

#BizTrends2018: Precision farming the solution to optimising the red meat industry[Phillip Oosthuizen] The red meat industry is complex. How are we going to increase production, resource utility, efficiency, profitability and finally sustainability? Precision agriculture is the solution...

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Cari Coetzee
#BizTrends2017: Building confidence in South African wines

Lizelle Gerber
Lizelle Gerber
[Cari Coetzee] We catch up with Lizelle Gerber, winemaker at Boschendal, to find out what will keep the wine flowing this year...

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Cari Coetzee
#BizTrends2017: Ever increasing costs to shape agriculture 2017

#BizTrends2017: Ever increasing costs to shape agriculture 2017[Cari Coetzee] The emerging realities that will continue to affect farming are the ever increasing costs of irrigated land, inflation on input costs and the shift to longer term crops...

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Cari Coetzee
#BizTrends2017: Investment in youth, emerging farmers to develop the industry

#BizTrends2017: Investment in youth, emerging farmers to develop the industry
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[Cari Coetzee] 2017 lies ahead of us and, like every year, there are some factors that will particularly influence the development of the agriculture industry...

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Cari Coetzee
#BizTrends2017: Fresh urban farming trends

#BizTrends2017: Fresh urban farming trends[Cari Coetzee] Urban farming is growing popular and necessary to support urban populations. We spoke to RAW's Marlaen Straathof, a seed company who believes that the tiniest patch of earth can be transformed into a vegetable wonderland...

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Cari Coetzee
[BizTrends 2016] Top five trends for Agriculture 2016

[BizTrends 2016] Top five trends for Agriculture 2016
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[Cari Coetzee] With a difficult year ahead there are certain trends that will, more than others, influence the day to day of every farmer and agribusiness and how they put food on our plates...

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