Maroefah Smith
Maroefah Smith
SA Cheese Fest showcases small cheeseries

This year, visitors were introduced to small cheeseries such as Karoo Goat's Milk (Loxton), Kasselshoop (Stilbaai), Foxenburg Estate (Wellington), Bettie Bok (Lambertsbaai), Forest Hill (Klapmuts), Puglia (Cape Town), Rockvale Cheesery (Bronkhorstspruit), Vredesberg (Kareedouw), La Petit France (Howick) and TlaquePaque (Klein Brakrivier).

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Wandile Sihlobo
Global grains market developments, and the implications for SA

Global grains market developments, and the implications for SA[Wandile Sihlobo] The March 2019 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report by the United States Department of Agriculture has provided further evidence that the world will have fairly large maize, soybean, and rice supplies in the 2018/19 season. Meanwhile, wheat production...

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Maroefah Smith
Maroefah Smith
Theewaterskloof Mayor Christel Vosloo hands out title deeds in Grabouw

The title deeds were transferred with the help of Khaya Lam, a project of the Free Market Foundation (FMF), donations by Two-a-Day, a major employer in the area and parent company of Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing, together with the Elgin Foundation.

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Wandile Sihlobo
Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index improves marginally in Q1 2019

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[Wandile Sihlobo] The survey was conducted between 28 February and 15 March and comprised agribusinesses operating in all agricultural subsectors across South Africa...

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Maroefah Smith
Maroefah Smith
SA Dairy Championships receives 882 entries

The South African Dairy Championships has received 882 entries. The competition will take place on Thursday 28 February 2019 at GrandWest in Cape Town.

This year, 76 manufacturers entered a total of 882 dairy products in more than 100 different classes.

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Wandile Sihlobo
Good performance in SA agricultural exports despite the drought

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[Wandile Sihlobo] Wine is one of South Africa's largest agricultural exports, therefore the growth in its exports contributes positively to the country's agricultural trade balance...

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marike brits
Foot-and-mouth disease task teams formed

Foot-and-mouth disease task teams formed[marike brits] Following a meeting between the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the National Animal Health Forum, three task teams have been set up to deal with the current FMD outbreak, and the management of the disease going forward...

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Wandile Sihlobo
Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index falls to the lowest level in 9 years

Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index falls to the lowest level in 9 years
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[Wandile Sihlobo] Subsequent to a decline from 54 to 48 points in the third quarter of 2018, the Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index weakened further to 42 in the last quarter of the year. This is the lowest point since the fourth quarter of 2009...

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Konanani Liphadzi
Market access sustains SA's fresh fruit industry

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[Konanani Liphadzi] It's the time of year when we tap into our affinity for relationships, which we hardly view alongside billions of rands or the creation of thousands of much-needed jobs. Well, when it comes to market access, SA's R44bn fresh fruit industry does just that...

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Eugene Yiga
Reel Gardening, inspiring South Africans to grow their own food

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[Eugene Yiga] Reel Gardening recently won the Future-Agro Challenge: Agripreneur of the Year award. Here, Eugene Yiga speaks to founder Claire Reid to discover more...

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James Maposa
Creating a new, inclusive wealth system based on Africa's continental context

Creating a new, inclusive wealth system based on Africa's continental context[James Maposa] Our continent has a significant amount of untapped wealth which we continue to overlook and oversee because we're always chasing short-term gratification over a longer-term and more inclusive approach to creating wealth...

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Robin Fredericks
#WomensMonth: Michelle Adelman hits the road running on food security in Africa

#WomensMonth: Michelle Adelman hits the road running on food security in Africa[Robin Fredericks] Michelle Adelman, founder of Crossover Meat and Infinite Foods shares why she chose a career in food security, the challenges she has faced and her message for women in business...

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Samantha Snedorf
Meet the maker: Mark Taverner of Silver Creek Distillery

Meet the maker: Mark Taverner of Silver Creek Distillery[Samantha Snedorf] Silver Creek Distillery has been around since 2014. Mark Taverner started his journey with Shanna-Rae of Time Anchor Distillery as one of his mentors, as well as Lucy Beard from Hope on Hopkins. Even with these local influences, his alcohol has a unique twist to it...

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Fanie Brink
Value of maize harvest is overrated

Value of maize harvest is overrated[Fanie Brink] The gross production value of this season's maize crop is totally overrated...

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Brian Berkman
Having a story to tell helps your commodity become a brand

Having a story to tell helps your commodity become a brand
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[Brian Berkman] It is not enough to be a great farmer nowadays. You also need to be a great marketer and learning to think about yourself, those that work for you and what you produce in the way that a journalist would...

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Cari Coetzee
#DesignMonth: What's in your lunch box?

#DesignMonth: What's in your lunch box?[Cari Coetzee] FOODwelove aims to change how offices eat by offering desk jockeys the option to have a healthy and wholesome lunch delivered in a cleverly designed box, straight to their desk...

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Cari Coetzee
PMA Fresh Connections designed for SA fresh produce sector

PMA Fresh Connections designed for SA fresh produce sector[Cari Coetzee] We interviewed Lindie Stroebel, the new GM for PMA SA...

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Cari Coetzee
#AfricaMonth: Adopting a new mentality to small-scale farming

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[Cari Coetzee] It's necessary for smallholder farmers in Africa to innovate and form partnerships with organisations that can help them do so. In this, the farmers of Nakuru county has...

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Cari Coetzee
#CommerceMonth: Origin on the farm

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[Cari Coetzee] Recently, GWK unveiled their new Farm Foods factory and rolled out with the Nature's Farm brand. Tom Meintjes told us all about it...

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