Collaboration needed to deliver food, nutrition security roadmap
Collaboration needed to deliver food, nutrition security roadmap

Africa's apex organisation for coordinating and advocating for agricultural research and innovation has called on more African and European countries to prioritize investment in science, technology and innovation for agriculture on the continent.

21 hours ago

Futurist-in-chief Dion Chang to lead BizTrends2021 - Towards New North and New Narratives
Futurist-in-chief Dion Chang to lead BizTrends2021 - Towards New North and New Narratives

Bizcommunity, in partnership with South Africa's leading business trend consultants, Flux Trends, invites you to join BizTrends2021 - Towards New North and New Narratives on Thursday, 28 January 2021.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 21 hours ago

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Beefmaster Group pumps R30m into Kimberley plant upgrades

South African beef company, Beefmaster Group, is investing more than R30m into equipment upgrades at its production plant in Kimberley. The upgrades will enable the company to scale up production and create approximately 30 new jobs.

3 days ago

Bain's sustainability accolades celebrated on limited-edition bottle
Bain's sustainability accolades celebrated on limited-edition bottle

Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky will temporarily be sporting a green label to highlight the brand's recent sustainability achievements, which drew positive global recognition for the proudly South African spirit.

3 days ago

Agriculture exports hit record on large harvest and efforts to keep sector open
Agriculture exports hit record on large harvest and efforts to keep sector open

The combination of a large harvest, joint efforts between the government and the private sector to keep agriculture operational since the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown, and long-term export market development efforts continue to pay off for SA's agricultural sector. In the third quarter, the country recorded record exports of $3.2bn, a 5% increase year on year. The growth was primarily underpinned by citrus, wine, maize, nuts, deciduous fruit and sugar cane.

By Wandile Sihlobo 27 Nov 2020

2020 Cannabis Vexpo Africa kicks off, lineup revealed
2020 Cannabis Vexpo Africa kicks off, lineup revealed

The 2020 Cannabis Vexpo Africa kicked on 26 November and will run until 28 November. Over 1,000 visitors were registered, live presentations and panel discussions were enthusiastically attended, and records were broken.

27 Nov 2020

Alcohol industry sponsors R30m worth of medical supplies in Eastern Cape
Alcohol industry sponsors R30m worth of medical supplies in Eastern Cape

The South African alcohol industry has stepped up its efforts to assist in curbing the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in recently identified hot spots in the Eastern Cape province, by committing to purchasing or sponsoring medical supplies worth R30m.

26 Nov 2020

Old Mutual Trophy Spirits Show winners for 2020
Old Mutual Trophy Spirits Show winners for 2020

South Africa secured the lion's share of the gold medals and trophies across most major classes in second annual Old Mutual Trophy Spirits Show. To ensure Covid-19 compliance, the results were announced virtually on Wednesday, 25 November.

26 Nov 2020

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Global agtech market value to reach $22bn by 2025

According to a new study by Juniper Research, the total value of the agtech market will reach $22.5bn by 2025; rising from $9bn in 2020. This represents an average annual growth rate of 150% over the next five years.

26 Nov 2020

Industry experts explore land reform perspectives
Industry experts explore land reform perspectives

In light of the ongoing debate around land reform, and with this week's anticipated submission of the Parliamentary Review Committee's report on findings from the public hearings relating to the amendment of section 25, the Vumelana Advisory Fund hosted industry experts for a discussion on current issues impacting land reform, especially within the context of the Covid-19 pandemic and a distressed economy.

25 Nov 2020

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Blueberry dispute: A victory for free markets and competition laws

Embattled blueberry farmers in South Africa enjoyed their first victory in what is set to become a landmark case for fruit sales and the correct handling of licenced cultivars.

25 Nov 2020

SA wine information day looks toward 2021 and beyond
SA wine information day looks toward 2021 and beyond

South African wine businesses will come together virtually at the start of 2021 to take a look at the state of the industry and equip themselves with insights and tools needed to direct their own destiny in 2021 and beyond.

24 Nov 2020

Electricity price increases threaten farming sustainability
Electricity price increases threaten farming sustainability

The ever-increasing electricity price threatens the sustainability of affordable food production. This was the warning Free State Agriculture (FSA) gave the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa).

Dr Jack Armour, operations manager of FSA, addressed Nersa over Eskom's proposed plans to further increase the electricity price. According to Armour, it is unacceptable that consumers must pay the price for the bad management decisions of state-owned enterprises and municipalities' payment delinquency.

24 Nov 2020

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