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Black citrus growers see 40% increase in production figures
Black citrus growers see 40% increase in production figuresArticle

The harvest records also reveal that, locally, black citrus growers have increased output to domestic markets by 55% since 2019...

16 Mar 2021

Department warns farmers of citrus disease
Department warns farmers of citrus diseaseArticle

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development on Wednesday warned citrus farmers about the Asian Citrus Greening disease, which poses a serious threat to the citrus industry.

10 Mar 2021

Renier de Wit, managing director, Gaia Fund Managers and Gaia Venture Capital Ltd.
SA's backbone industries and 12J investmentArticle

The country's economy contracted 6.1% in real terms in the third quarter of 2020 compared with the same period a year earlier, according to data from Statistics SA...

Renier de Wit 19 Feb 2021

New technology addresses alternate bearing in citrus
New technology addresses alternate bearing in citrusArticle

Agri Technovation, in partnership with Laeveld Agrochem, has introduced its new technology, the ITEST Carbohydrates analysis programme to assist citrus farmers in establishing greater equilibrium between crops, resulting in increased harvest yields over time...

1 Sep 2020

SA citrus exports close in on 2 million tonnes
SA citrus exports close in on 2 million tonnesArticle

According to Justin Chadwick, CEO of the Citrus Growers' Association, citrus production has reached a record volume packed for export in 2018...

16 Oct 2018

Insect mass-rearing workshop held in SA
Insect mass-rearing workshop held in SAArticle

Just as cattle, fish and other livestock are reared in large numbers for meat or dairy production, so too insects are reared for various purposes...

16 Nov 2017

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Drought takes its toll on SA's most precious fruit exportArticle

The drought has caused a 21% drop in the production of oranges - South Africa's most precious fruit export...

19 Oct 2017

SA agricultural sector slowly recovering from drought
SA agricultural sector slowly recovering from droughtArticle

Senior Agricultural Economist at FNB, Paul Makube takes a look at the agricultural sector and how it's recovering from the drought...

6 Sep 2017

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Reliance receives go-ahead for R250m Waste to Energy projectArticle

Reliance has received the go-ahead for the first-of-its-kind R250 million Waste to Energy project in the Paarl region to generate energy from organic waste, create jobs, rebuild depleted agricultural soils and more...

5 Apr 2017

From left: Sean Walsh (CEO Cape Agri), Prof Mohammed Karaan (Agricultural Economist), Tiekie September (Director Cedar Citrus), David Cuff (Head Buyer Fresh Produce: Woolworths South Africa) and Gerrit van der Merwe (CEO ALG Estates).
Investing in people to ensure a better future for South African agricultureArticle

Africa is a continent with abundant natural resources and huge market potential but the agriculture sector is in dire need of better management...

28 Mar 2017

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Province makes sizeable contribution to SA citrus cropArticle

Citrus in South Africa is the second largest fruit crop after grapes in terms of production volumes. The Eastern Cape, being the powerhouse of the Southern African citrus industry, accounts for 27% of citrus production in the country...

14 Mar 2017

Juicy market for SA citrus
Juicy market for SA citrusArticle

Despite the uncertainty that Donald Trump's presidency in the US has introduced into the global economy, America remains an important market for South African citrus growers...

Shaun Gillham 13 Mar 2017

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More choppy waters for shippingArticle

SA's shipping market is expected to remain under pressure in 2017, with import figures likely to be weaker after low third-quarter import numbers despite a strengthened rand...

Karl Gernetzky 3 Jan 2017

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SA's citrus growers voluntarily halt lemon exports to EUArticle

Citrus growers in SA face losses of about R50m after voluntarily suspending all exports of organic lemons to the European Union due the risk of citrus black spot...

Nompumelelo Magwaza 8 Apr 2016

SA's citrus farmers expect another positive yearArticle

South African citrus farmers are expecting another positive year and while statistics for current production have not yet been finalised, the outlook for 2013 is strong according to the Fresh Fruit Portal.

28 Dec 2012

Eastern Cape expects 2011 citrus boom
Eastern Cape expects 2011 citrus boomArticle

The Sundays River Valley in the Eastern Cape is one of the top citrus-producing regions in South Africa which, following good winter rains, expects a bumper crop in 2011.

Emily van Rijswijck 22 Sep 2011

SA's overall fruit imports growingArticle

South Africa is one of the fastest growing fresh fruit markets in the world, according to the latest data by the National Agricultural Marketing Council and the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

7 Oct 2010

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