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The lash of lockdown: A potato farmer's story of resilience
The lash of lockdown: A potato farmer's story of resilienceArticle

Potatoes SA shares Limpopo Province potato farmer Johan Holtzhausen's story as he details how he had contracted Covid-19 and at the same time faced challenges that his business went through due to Covid-19...

28 Apr 2021

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SA agri industry players join forces to support new era of farmersArticle

Kagiso Trust, AFGRI Agri Services and Potatoes South Africa (PSA) have signed an agreement to address challenges faced by South Africa's new era of farmers. The agreement will provide sustainable solutions for farmers access to technical support, access to finance and access to markets...

13 Feb 2020

New Kenya farmers market to connect producers and consumers
New Kenya farmers market to connect producers and consumersArticle

Farmers in Kenya will soon have their own market - the Nairobi Famers Market - by which they will be able to sell their produce directly to consumers, cutting off the traditional value chain which comprises middlemen.

3 Apr 2019

Farmers in dilemma as potato prices drop
Farmers in dilemma as potato prices dropArticle

A bumper harvest of Irish potatoes has pushed the prices of potatoes low, with dealers scrambling to come up with mechanisms to stabilise the prices and avoid losses to farmers...

Emmanuel Ntirenganya 27 Dec 2017

Fewer crops are feeding more people worldwide - and that's not good
Fewer crops are feeding more people worldwide - and that's not goodArticle

Global shifts of urbanisation, migration, markets and climate can potentially be compatible with agrobiodiversity, but other powerful forces are undermining it. The future of agrobiodiversity hangs in the balance...

Karl Zimmerer 1 Dec 2017

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McCain adapts to drought with changing business model, water strategyArticle

The impact of South Africa's drought on agricultural yields, quality and price have forced companies like McCain South Africa to...

4 Apr 2017

Simba and Heifer launch Blouberg project
Simba and Heifer launch Blouberg projectArticle

In order to uplift and invest in the communities in which Simba operates, the company has initiated various sustainable community farming projects over the past few years. Simba is a wholly owned subsidiary of PepsiCo.

24 Mar 2014

International assistance for sustainable farming project in Limpopo
International assistance for sustainable farming project in LimpopoArticle

Eight PepsiCo associates from around the globe, all participants in the company's PepsiCorps programme, have recently travelled to Limpopo to assist Heifer International South Africa on a sustainable farming project it is running in Limpopo.

20 Mar 2014

No more 'French' fries - industry appeals for local support
No more 'French' fries - industry appeals for local supportArticle

In South Africa, the local French fry market is under attack by the importation of French fries from Europe, putting about 100 of the 650 commercial potato farmers, which produce potatoes under contract for the processing industry, at risk.

30 Apr 2012

French fry imports a threat to SA potato industry
French fry imports a threat to SA potato industryArticle

Potatoes South Africa (PSA) has formally asked the government to intervene on its behalf regarding the influx of frozen French fries into South Africa, which threatens the survival of the local potato processing industry.

Andries Mahlangu 30 Apr 2012

Spuds grow businesses, people
Spuds grow businesses, peopleArticle

Potatoes South Africa (PSA) has launched a "Growing Potato Entrepreneurs" micro enterprise development programme with its 'spudmobile', a fast-food outlet on wheels, perfect for the preparation of spatlos, one of South Africa's most popular township take-away meals.

15 Oct 2010

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