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The fourth agricultural revolution is coming - but who will really benefit?
The fourth agricultural revolution is coming - but who will really benefit?Article

AI, robots and other technologies could transform farming - for worse as well as for better...

David Rose and Charlotte-Anne Chivers 16 Sep 2020

Finding the key to agricultural growth in SA
Finding the key to agricultural growth in SAArticle

The agricultural sector needs trust and alignment of vision on all sides in order to foster inclusive growth. If we cannot resolve the divergence of vision between different interest groups, our options will be limited...

Wandile Sihlobo 5 Aug 2020

Microsoft investment to boost sustainability in SA's agricultural sector
Microsoft investment to boost sustainability in SA's agricultural sectorArticle

The investment is aimed at driving sustainability in the sector for smallholder farmers, who form an important part of the agricultural workforce in the country...

4 Aug 2020

Agriculture is the most important business in the world, says AfDB's Akinwumi Adesina
Agriculture is the most important business in the world, says AfDB's Akinwumi AdesinaArticle

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina reminded students of the important role they have to play in the continent's economic development, as he was conferred with an honorary doctorate in his homeland...

30 Jan 2020

How African intra-continental trade can benefit land reform, agriculture
How African intra-continental trade can benefit land reform, agricultureArticle

African countries need to expedite the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade in order to lessen reliance on both China and the United States, offset the potential outcome of the Brexit impasse and mitigate the collateral and far-reaching impact of the trade war between the two biggest markets...

21 Nov 2019

#StartupStory: YouFarm - helping you to invest in agriculture
#StartupStory: YouFarm - helping you to invest in agricultureArticle

YouFarm is a Zimbabwean startup that has been chosen by Startupbootcamp AfriTech to attend a three-month accelerator in Cape Town, South Africa...

Evan-Lee Courie 2 Oct 2019

Agribusiness Confidence Index: SA agribusiness remains optimistic albeit index decline
Agribusiness Confidence Index: SA agribusiness remains optimistic albeit index declineArticle

With the Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index results still above the neutral 50-point, although having declined marginally from 58 to 54 index points, the agribusiness sector remains optimistic about business conditions in South Africa...

18 Jun 2018

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Orange River Cellars makes strategic expansion into raisin businessArticle

"While we have become renowned as a volume wine producer, everyone knows that bigger is not necessarily better," says Du Plessis, "especially in a wine market where too many large South African producers find themselves as price-takers instead of price-makers."

11 Apr 2018

AfDB wants greater focus on implementation, as African Green Revolution Forum begins in Abidjan
AfDB wants greater focus on implementation, as African Green Revolution Forum begins in AbidjanArticle

Ahead of the 2017 African Green Revolution Forum, the President of the AfDB, Akinwumi Adesina, wants greater attention paid to the implementation of concrete plans for achieving the green revolution in Africa...

4 Sep 2017

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Holistic approach needed for agriculture to play the role the NDP envisionsArticle

Agriculture can contribute tremendously to growth in South Africa, but policymakers and key role players must "pull together"...

7 Mar 2017

#AgriIndaba: turning pledges into businesses, boosting African agriculture
#AgriIndaba: turning pledges into businesses, boosting African agricultureArticle

While African agriculture has seen significant progress, there's a greater need to emphasize on the impact of lack of financial resources in the agriculture industry...

26 Sep 2016

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New partnership to address capital needs of early-stage West African agribusinessesArticle

Root Capital has announced a new partnership with The MasterCard Foundation to help raise incomes for over 300,000 smallholder farmers in West Africa...

9 Sep 2016

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Continental collaboration important to produce in agricultureArticle

The island country of Haiti buys 85% of its food with most of it coming from their neighbour, the Dominican Republic. According to Jacques Junior Baril, this doesn't make any sense...

15 Aug 2016

SA's most entrepreneurial sectors uncovered
SA's most entrepreneurial sectors uncoveredArticle

According to research done by Thebe Reed Exhibitions, local entrepreneurs see the agriculture, services, and automotive industries as some of the sectors with the most growth potential...

11 Aug 2016

AFASA approves "My Kraal" app for member farms
AFASA approves "My Kraal" app for member farmsArticle

AFASA approved the "My Kraal" mobile app, an innovative livestock management system, for...

27 Jul 2016

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Coming months a challenging time for livestock farmersArticle

Free State Agriculture (FSA) shares some advice from Prof. HO de Waal. He focuses on what farmers should do during the traditional trying months of September and October that lie ahead...

25 Jul 2016

What Africa's drought responses teach us about climate change hotspots
What Africa's drought responses teach us about climate change hotspotsArticle

The world may still argue about whether or not climate change is for real. But in vast expanses of arid southern Africa, the daily struggle to cope with a changed climate is well under way...

Gina Ziervogel, Margaret Angula, and Salma Hegga 12 Jul 2016

Agriculture sector seeks R12bn in state aid to save farmers from ruin
Agriculture sector seeks R12bn in state aid to save farmers from ruinArticle

The drought-ravaged agriculture sector would need R12bn in government support over three years if it were to return to pre-drought levels of food security...

23 Feb 2016

A thriving future: exciting opportunities for SA's sub-tropical fruit and nut producers
A thriving future: exciting opportunities for SA's sub-tropical fruit and nut producersArticle

South Africa's sub-tropical fruit and nut growers are bullish about their future with avocado and macadamia nut growers who are coming off the back of an exceptionally good season...

14 Oct 2015

Multi-donor trust fund to boost investment in agricultural
Multi-donor trust fund to boost investment in agriculturalArticle

The Agriculture Fast Track Fund, a new multi-donor trust fund, managed by the African Development Bank (AfDB), designed to boost investment in Africa's agricultural sector, is now accepting applications for new grants.

8 Nov 2013

Absa says farmers make less as costs rise
Absa says farmers make less as costs riseArticle

The net income of some farms‚ especially those owned by small-scale farmers‚ has deteriorated substantially over the past decade compared with the total cost ratio‚ with a serious effect on the potential recovery rate of farmers should they fail‚ according to Absa's agriculture business unit.

Hopewell Radebe 26 Sep 2013

Sanlam has its own R49bn umbrella
Sanlam has its own R49bn umbrellaArticle

Sanlam said on Wednesday (5 June) that for the four months ended April 2013‚ its new business volumes were up 30% at R49bn.

6 Jun 2013

Climate change to affect food prices severely: FAO
Climate change to affect food prices severely: FAOArticle

While current prices did not justify talk of a world food crisis on the scale last seen in 2008/9‚ the international community should still move to calm markets further‚ said the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Director-General José Graziano da Silva on Thursday at the release of its food price index in Rome.

Hopewell Radebe 11 Sep 2012

Banks to help small farmers with mentorshipArticle

Free training, mentorship and technical expertise - these are now among the tools of a modern-day farming banker, who is no longer content with walk-in clients.

Hopewell Radebe 9 Jul 2012

SA farmers to benefit from US agency fundArticle

South African agribusinesses struggling to raise funds to expand into neighbouring states should get a boost following the establishment of the Strategic Partnership Grant Fund by a US aid agency.

Hopewell Radebe 4 Jul 2012

SA should invest in agriculture to keep food affordableArticle

Prof Andre Jooste, head of the National Agricultural Marketing Council, told the Agriculture Business Chamber (Agbiz) congress in KwaZulu-Natal that it is no longer sufficient for governments to show concern over the prices of only staple foods - South Africa's poorest communities are spending at least 36,4% of their income buying food, compared with 2,9% spent by the rich, Business Day reports.

7 Jun 2012

Storm over port tariff hikes plan
Storm over port tariff hikes planArticle

Companies will need to "take the pain" of paying high tariffs to use SA's network of port facilities, because it's a revenue stream that state logistics group Transnet cannot do without. By paying to use SA ports, the private sector is helping to finance much needed investments in infrastructure, says public enterprises minister Malusi Gigaba.

13 Dec 2011

Advance Seed taken over by Alliance Grain Traders
Advance Seed taken over by Alliance Grain TradersArticle

Alliance Grain Traders (AGT) has acquired 100% controlling interest in South Africa-based Advance Seed, and its subsidiary Pouyoukas Foods (collectively "Advance Seed") from Euro-Africa Trading, a European-based holding company and the Brian Lever Family Trust.

13 Oct 2011

Advance Seed bought by international groupArticle

Advance Seed and its subsidiary Pouyoukas Foods has been purchased by Alliance Grain Traders Inc, a listed company on the Canadian stock exchange that operates a global agri-business in Canada, the US, Turkey, Australia and China.

12 Oct 2011

Agricultural exporters feel that tariff hikes is mistimedArticle

Proposed new port tariffs have been widely opposed by agricultural exporters, who argue that additional costs will have a detrimental effect on the industry's competitive ability, as well as the economy in general.

26 Sep 2011

Dept sponsors top farmer with R3mil hatcheryArticle

The Eastern Cape Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has sponsored the reigning National Female Farmer of the Year, Bongiwe Kali, with a hatchery worth R3 million.

Vuyolwethu Sangotsha 26 Jun 2009

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