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Sub-Saharan Africa's food security has turned out better than feared. But risks remain
Sub-Saharan Africa's food security has turned out better than feared. But risks remainArticle

Government support for farmers, higher rainfall and grain imports have helped sub-Saharan Africa stave off food insecurity, but the region isn't out of the woods yet...

Wandile Sihlobo 7 May 2021

International food prices continue to rise in April
International food prices continue to rise in AprilArticle

FAO Food Price Index posts 11th consecutive monthly increase, new forecasts point to growth in world wheat and maize output...

6 May 2021

SA consumer food price inflation lifted marginally in March 2021
SA consumer food price inflation lifted marginally in March 2021Article

Consumer food price inflation accelerated to 5,9% year-on-year in March 2021 from 5,4% year-on-year in the previous month...

Wandile Sihlobo 3 May 2021

Competition authority denies RussellStone Protein acquisition
Competition authority denies RussellStone Protein acquisitionArticle

The proposed acquisition of RussellStone Protein by DH Brothers and Seaboard has not been given the go-ahead by the Competition Commission...

23 Apr 2021

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Zambia must find a way to balance the economy and public health in tax policyArticle

The burden of noncommunicable diseases is growing rapidly across sub-Saharan Africa. The conditions, which include obesity and diabetes, are now leading causes of premature deaths...

Mulenga Mary Mukanu 23 Apr 2021

Good financial decisions will ensure SA agriculture survival when the bad times
Good financial decisions will ensure SA agriculture survival when the bad timesArticle

South Africa's agricultural sector was one of the only shining stars in the economy in 2020, escaping the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic relatively unscathed...

19 Apr 2021

White Star continues to keep the local beat alive!
White Star continues to keep the local beat alive!Article

White Star's Shay'na ngeWhite Star (Shine with White Star) 2021 campaign kicks off in April and promises to continue to lend much-needed support to local artists...

Issued by OnPoint PR 9 Apr 2021

Global food prices rise for 10th consecutive month
Global food prices rise for 10th consecutive monthArticle

Vegetable oils drive FAO's Food Price Index higher in March while cereal quotations dip...

8 Apr 2021

What SA consumers can expect from food price inflation this year
What SA consumers can expect from food price inflation this yearArticle

With maize production estimates expected to be adjusted in the coming month with farmers on the ground continuing to express optimism about yield prospects, will likely add downward pressure on maize prices, which bodes well for SA's consumer food price inflation...

Wandile Sihlobo 1 Apr 2021

There is room for an upward adjustment of SA maize production estimates
There is room for an upward adjustment of SA maize production estimatesArticle

South Africa's Crop Estimates Committee mildly lifted its forecast for 2020/21 summer grain and oilseeds production from last month by 1% to 18,7 million tonnes...

Wandile Sihlobo 29 Mar 2021

New forum launched for global soil health
New forum launched for global soil healthArticle

Farmers, especially Africa's millions of smallholders, must be empowered to be the primary caregivers of the soil in the interest of food security and climate-change management alike...

24 Mar 2021

South African government should focus on expansion of agricultural export markets
South African government should focus on expansion of agricultural export marketsArticle

The increase in domestic agricultural output in the recent past and planned expansion in various subsectors in the coming years means that South African policymakers should focus on creating new opportunities in the export market...

Wandile Sihlobo 19 Mar 2021

To what extent does climate change affect food insecurity? What we found in Lesotho
To what extent does climate change affect food insecurity? What we found in LesothoArticle

Large-scale droughts can have cascading impacts on food security. They can reduce yield, increase food prices, trigger changes in consumption and lead to unstable supply...

Friederike Otto and Jasper Verschuur 16 Mar 2021

Government needs to remove restrictive regulations to allow the agricultural sector to grow
Government needs to remove restrictive regulations to allow the agricultural sector to growArticle

South Africa's economic recovery relies to a large extent on creating a more enabling business environment and putting the right structural economic reforms in place.

Ian van Niekerk 16 Mar 2021

A new way of processing cowpeas brings affordable nutrition to children
A new way of processing cowpeas brings affordable nutrition to childrenArticle

Indigenous foods such as cowpeas can improve people's nutrition and help them cope with the hunger brought about by the effects of Covid-19 on foreign food imports...

Nokuthula Vilakati 15 Mar 2021

How Cabo Verde indigenous beans could boost food security
How Cabo Verde indigenous beans could boost food securityArticle

Indigenous beans could enhance food security in Cabo Verde which depends on food imports...

Anyse Sofia Fernandes Pereira Essoh 11 Mar 2021

How the agri sector can reap the rewards of renewable energy solutions
How the agri sector can reap the rewards of renewable energy solutionsArticle

The lack of certainty around constant power supply has had and continues to have a massive impact on the agricultural sector...

11 Mar 2021

Strong GDP growth for agriculture in the 4th quarter of 2020
Strong GDP growth for agriculture in the 4th quarter of 2020Article

The strong fourth-quarter agriculture outcome was underpinned by increased production of animal products which account for over 50% of the country's agriculture gross producer value...

Paul Makube 9 Mar 2021

Infrastructure spend: insights from the effect of a bridge across the Zambezi on maize prices
Infrastructure spend: insights from the effect of a bridge across the Zambezi on maize pricesArticle

A study of the impact of a major bridge over the Zambezi River in Mozambique provides insights into the magnitude of the economic impact new infrastructure investments can have...

Sam Jones 9 Mar 2021

Global food price index rises for 9th consecutive month
Global food price index rises for 9th consecutive monthArticle

The early estimate for 2021's wheat output is positive but 45 countries are in need of external assistance for food...

4 Mar 2021

Poor rural infrastructure holds back food production by small Nigerian farmers
Poor rural infrastructure holds back food production by small Nigerian farmersArticle

Agriculture is an important part of development and poverty mitigation in low income countries. It depends on infrastructure such as good roads, safe drinking water...

Abiodun Olusola Omotayo, Abeeb Babatunde Omotoso, Saidat Adebola Daud 25 Feb 2021

Mixed responses from agri industry following Sona
Mixed responses from agri industry following SonaArticle

For the agricultural industry, there were mixed responses to the State of the Nation Address (Sona). Organised agriculture responded with both positive and negative remarks following the speech on 11 February. Many organisations lauded President Cyril Ramaphosa for highlighting the importance of agriculture in driving economic growth and job creation.

Ursula Human 19 Feb 2021

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South Africa's food security conditionsArticle

Increased unemployment, increased crime and land reform discussions among other critical factors, must be closely monitored to maintain South Africa's food security...

Wandile Sihlobo 19 Feb 2021

South Africa's Tiger Brands sees H1 profit up to 20% higher
South Africa's Tiger Brands sees H1 profit up to 20% higherArticle

South Africa's biggest food producer Tiger Brands said on Wednesday it expected headline earnings from continuing operations to rise as much as 20% in the six months to 31 March...

18 Feb 2021

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Technology and supermarket chains can help strengthen southern Africa's food systemsArticle

Covid-19 restrictions on restaurants and catering have led to supermarkets being the key route to market...

Thando Vilakazi and Namhla Landani 16 Feb 2021

Cost of soybeans will remain high for South Africa's poultry industry
Cost of soybeans will remain high for South Africa's poultry industryArticle

South Africa's quest to retool its poultry industry depends on increased soybean availability, a crucial ingredient in poultry feed manufacture...

Wandile Sihlobo 12 Feb 2021

Sowing the seeds of industrial farming in Mozambique
Sowing the seeds of industrial farming in MozambiqueArticle

Commercial farming is one of the highest-growth sectors in Mozambique, yet only 16% of land suitable for agriculture is being cultivated...

Grace Goodrich 3 Feb 2021

Cyclone Eloise's damage could have implications for South Africa's maize price outlook
Cyclone Eloise's damage could have implications for South Africa's maize price outlookArticle

Mozambique's National Institute for Disaster Management suggests there has been notable damage in some fields...

Wandile Sihlobo 29 Jan 2021

Higher food prices look set to ease in second quarter
Higher food prices look set to ease in second quarterArticle

The drivers of the increase in the headline food price inflation in the last quarter of the year were primarily bread and cereals; meat; fish; milk, eggs and cheese; and oils and fats...

Wandile Sihlobo 25 Jan 2021

Willowton and Gift of The Givers unite to fight Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa
Willowton and Gift of The Givers unite to fight Covid-19 pandemic in South AfricaArticle

Willowton Group presented international charity organisation, Gift of the Givers, with a R1.5m donation to assist in the fight against the second wave of Covid-19 in South Africa...

Issued by Willowton Group 21 Jan 2021

Flare-up of ASF with more than 100 new cases worldwide
Flare-up of ASF with more than 100 new cases worldwideArticle

The total number of ASF outbreaks in progress rose from 7,865 to 7,927, with 4,228 outbreaks in Romania alone, and 1,336 in Vietnam. Of the new outbreaks, 74 were reported in Europe and 40 in Asia. The data is included in a biweekly survey released by the OIE...

21 Jan 2021

Labour department acts against Queenstown factory where worker's hand was severed
Labour department acts against Queenstown factory where worker's hand was severedArticle

The Department of Employment and Labour has taken action against Queenstown food company Truda Foods where a worker's hand was severed by a machine last week...

Joseph Chirume 20 Jan 2021

Global food prices rise for the 7th month in a row
Global food prices rise for the 7th month in a rowArticle

World food prices rose for the seventh consecutive month in December, led by dairy products and vegetable oils, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations reported...

7 Jan 2021

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SAB ordered to remove misleading labelling from Brutal Fruit productsArticle

SAB has had to stop using the non-compliant labels and remove or withdraw all marketing and advertising in respect of their Brutal Fruit products...

15 Dec 2020

How sub-Saharan Africa can rethink its approach to agriculture
How sub-Saharan Africa can rethink its approach to agricultureArticle

As African economies recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, governments should explore technologies like global positioning systems and blockchain for use in the registration of land rights...

Michael Aliber and Wandile Sihlobo 15 Dec 2020

Food and clean water start with soil biodiversity: Learning more about it is urgent
Food and clean water start with soil biodiversity: Learning more about it is urgentArticle

Healthy soils are vital for food, biodiversity, and a healthy planet, but this below-ground world is often overlooked. The launch of the State of Knowledge of Soil Biodiversity Report highlights this...

Charlene Janion-Scheepers 10 Dec 2020

Agriculture's 3rd quarter 2020 GDP outcomes still impressive
Agriculture's 3rd quarter 2020 GDP outcomes still impressiveArticle

South Africa's agriculture GDP still came out impressive in the third quarter of 2020 at 18.5% quarter-on-quarter seasonally adjusted, annualised with a 0.6 percentage point contribution, according to Statistics South Africa (StatsSA)...

Paul Makube 9 Dec 2020

Global food prices rise by 3.9%
Global food prices rise by 3.9%Article

Global food commodity prices rose to a nearly six-year high in November...

3 Dec 2020

Africa's untapped opportunity: How Africa's free-trade area could catalyse the agricultural sector's development
Africa's untapped opportunity: How Africa's free-trade area could catalyse the agricultural sector's developmentArticle

The African Continental Free-Trade Area could accelerate the development of sub-Saharan Africa's agricultural sector and help the continent to become self-sufficient in food production...

Louis van Ravesteyn 2 Dec 2020

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

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.

27 Nov 2020

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 openArticle

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...

Wandile Sihlobo 27 Nov 2020

Most employers are doing prepaid purchases the hard way - Are you one?
Most employers are doing prepaid purchases the hard way - Are you one?Article

Do you have a heavily overloaded HR department or a poor administrative clerk with the responsibility of sorting out all your business' prepaid airtime, data and electricity purchases on a weekly or monthly basis?...

Issued by Prepaid24 26 Nov 2020

OFM cooking up a storm in central South Africa
OFM cooking up a storm in central South AfricaArticle

OFM, inspiring listeners to live the real good life in central South Africa, is looking for the dishes that make central South Africa salivate! The Real Good Recipe Book seeks to showcase central South Africa's favourite recipes...

Issued by OFM Radio 26 Nov 2020

Strong meat prices signal expensive braais in December
Strong meat prices signal expensive braais in DecemberArticle

With Christmas only five weeks away, the current trend in meat prices signals prospects of expensive braais during the 2020 December festive season...

Paul Makube 23 Nov 2020

Tafelsig CAN feeding scheme battles red tape
Tafelsig CAN feeding scheme battles red tapeArticle

Organisers of the Tafelsig Community Action Network (CAN) in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town, say the government is offering no support to address the issue of hunger in vulnerable communities during lockdown...

Marecia Damons 18 Nov 2020

Climate threats spark exciting research into drought tolerant crops
Climate threats spark exciting research into drought tolerant cropsArticle

In Africa, and globally, food crops are expected to be under much-increased threats over the next couple of decades as climate change intensifies, demanding that scientists explore creative new ways to protect these crops...

5 Nov 2020

Eight new Starbucks coffee shops to open in SA by 2021
Eight new Starbucks coffee shops to open in SA by 2021Article

Eight new Starbucks stores will be opening in South Africa within four weeks - from mid-November to mid-December - with six of them planned for Cape Town...

5 Nov 2020

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