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Highlights from the 2019 PMA Fresh Connections: Southern Africa
Highlights from the 2019 PMA Fresh Connections: Southern AfricaArticle

On 30-31 July 2019, the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) hosted over 500 delegates representing the entire fresh produce supply chain in Cape Town at the 9th Fresh Connections: Southern Africa Conference and Trade Show...

Issued by Produce Marketing Association 28 Aug 2019

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Driving transformation: The role of women in SA agriculture should be prioritisedArticle

"Addressing gender disparities in the agricultural sector is a prerequisite to increasing women and youth participation in the sector, creating much-needed employment opportunities and ensuring food security."

11 Aug 2019

Africa: The land of milk and honey, and... entrepreneurs
Africa: The land of milk and honey, and... entrepreneursArticle

With the economic landscape in southern Africa showing great promise, new industries are emerging, existing ones growing stronger and entrepreneurship flourishing. What does this mean to the produce industry?...

Issued by Produce Marketing Association 26 Jul 2019

Embrace disruption in the fresh produce supply chain because it's here to stay
Embrace disruption in the fresh produce supply chain because it's here to stayArticle

Disruption is more than just a buzzword. It has become part of business and part of our lives...

Issued by Produce Marketing Association 19 Jul 2019

2019 PMA Fresh Connections: Southern Africa - Sponsors and exhibitors announcement
2019 PMA Fresh Connections: Southern Africa - Sponsors and exhibitors announcementArticle

Sponsors and exhibitors have been announced for the 2019 PMA Fresh Connections: Southern Africa Conference and Trade Show, taking place on 30-31 July at the Century City Conference Centre in Cape Town...

Issued by Produce Marketing Association 12 Jul 2019

PMA Fresh Connections: Southern Africa offers programmes to attract, develop and retain industry talent
PMA Fresh Connections: Southern Africa offers programmes to attract, develop and retain industry talentArticle

30 and 31 July 2019 have been set for the PMA Fresh Connections: Southern Africa Conference and Trade Show at the Century City Conference Centre in Cape Town...

Issued by Produce Marketing Association 5 Jul 2019

PMA Fresh Connections: Southern Africa bringing together the entire fresh fruit and vegetable supply chain in Cape Town
PMA Fresh Connections: Southern Africa bringing together the entire fresh fruit and vegetable supply chain in Cape TownArticle

The Produce Marketing Association's Fresh Connections: Southern Africa Conference and Trade Show is the only annual event in southern Africa connecting the entire fresh produce supply chain...

Issued by Produce Marketing Association 26 Jun 2019

Anouk Sijmonsma explains what PMA Fresh Connections: Southern Africa is all about
Anouk Sijmonsma explains what PMA Fresh Connections: Southern Africa is all aboutArticle

The 9th annual Fresh Connections: Southern Africa Conference and Trade Show is taking place on 30-31 July 2019 in Cape Town, at the Century City Conference Centre. This is the only annual event connecting people involved in the southern African fresh produce industry...

Issued by Produce Marketing Association 20 Jun 2019

#BizTrends2019: 5 trends shaping the fresh produce sector
#BizTrends2019: 5 trends shaping the fresh produce sectorArticle

The fresh produce industry's characteristics can easily be defined by those of its products - quick turnaround and short shelve life. It is definitely not an easy game...

Lindie Stroebel 21 Jan 2019

SA's top retailers on improving access to fresh and healthy food
SA's top retailers on improving access to fresh and healthy foodArticle

In an environment where many households are food insecure and some face malnutrition, rural food hubs are a sustainable business model that can deliver affordable, nutritious food...

20 Nov 2018

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Government pledges to support fruit-exporting sectorArticle

The South African government has pledged its support to the country's fruit-exporting sector that is currently trading to the US...

24 Oct 2018

Fresh produce trade in Africa continues to be a market leader
Fresh produce trade in Africa continues to be a market leaderArticle

Africa's under-utilised resources, rapidly-increasing urbanisation and modern demand-driven consumer food-buying patterns provide vast opportunities to sell fresh produce to the young, informed and modernising consumer...

17 Sep 2018

Could Zambia stimulate fresh produce trade in Africa?
Could Zambia stimulate fresh produce trade in Africa?Article

The fresh produce industry in Zambia brims with opportunities for the development of modern fresh produce markets that can also stimulate cross-border trade-flow in the entire region...

17 Sep 2018

PMA's Centre for Growing Talent is committed to developing the fresh produce industry
PMA's Centre for Growing Talent is committed to developing the fresh produce industryArticle

The Produce Marketing Association's Center for Growing Talent will provide opportunities, between 15-16 August 2018, to network with peers and leaders in the fresh produce industry...

22 Jun 2018

#FreshConnections: The realities of trading in Africa
#FreshConnections: The realities of trading in AfricaArticle

It's often agreed that the trickiest part of the supply chain is not the sourcing, but getting the product to the consumer...

Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Aug 2017

What not to miss at PMA Fresh Connections Southern Africa 2017
What not to miss at PMA Fresh Connections Southern Africa 2017Article

The seventh annual Fresh Connections: Southern Africa Conference and Trade Show, hosted by PMA, is set to take place at the CTICC in August and includes an expanded trade show with...

30 Jun 2017

Recognising the value of fresh produce market agents to the industry
Recognising the value of fresh produce market agents to the industryArticle

In principle, the fresh produce markets, together with the integrated role of market agents, are critical to the South African and southern African industry to enable market access for all producers and buyers...

Lindie Stroebel and Tommie van Zyl 12 Apr 2017

Industry talent the major focus at PMA's Fresh Connections
Industry talent the major focus at PMA's Fresh ConnectionsArticle

When the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) opens its sixth annual Fresh Connections: Southern Africa Conference and Expo on 17-18 August

12 Aug 2016

GLOBALG.A.P. Tour 2015: spurring innovation in agriculture
GLOBALG.A.P. Tour 2015: spurring innovation in agricultureArticle

Organised in collaboration with the Produce Marketing Association-Fresh Connections event, The GLOBALG.A.P. Tour 2015 Stop in South Africa...

26 Aug 2015

The King of UK grocers on the 'retail revolution'
The King of UK grocers on the 'retail revolution'Article

Justin King, former CEO of Sainsbury's and having previously worked for retail juggernauts M&S, Asda, Haagen Dazs, Pepsi, and Mars in a 30-year career spanning FMCG and grocery retailing, has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at the PMA Fresh Connections Conference and Expo 2015 taking place on 12-13 August, where he will provide insight into the 'retail revolution'.

Jessica Taylor 3 Aug 2015

Full marks go to the Produce Marketing Association for its Agri-Food Career Fair
Full marks go to the Produce Marketing Association for its Agri-Food Career FairArticle

Agriculture has never been considered a 'sexy' career choice for young people. So full marks must go to the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) for its initiative, launched a few years ago, to attract young people into the broader agricultural community...

Mike Cordes 15 May 2015

Careers, bursaries in fresh produce sector showcased at Agri-Food Fair
Careers, bursaries in fresh produce sector showcased at Agri-Food FairArticle

If you are considering a career in agriculture, horticulture, post-harvest technologies or the food industry, but still not sure about all your options, or want to know more about the bursaries or internships offered by various companies and organisations in the fresh produce sector, then the third Agri-Food Career and Bursary Fair at the campus of Stellenbosch University (SU) on 27 March 2014, is the place to go.

20 Mar 2014

Africa lifts SA fruit and veg retailers
Africa lifts SA fruit and veg retailersArticle

African markets to the northern parts of SA are proving lucrative for local fruit and vegetable retailers, with business accounting for at least 10% of turnover for the sector.

Shannon Sherry 16 Aug 2013

Career and Bursary Fairs promote agricultural career opportunities
Career and Bursary Fairs promote agricultural career opportunitiesArticle

The agricultural industry is in need of fresh, young talent. In response to this lack, industry role-players recommended showcasing the industry to young people and raising awareness about career opportunities in the agricultural and food supply chain. As a result, several Career and Bursary Fairs have been held over the past two years at Stellenbosch University (SU) and the University of Pretoria (UP), as part of an initiative of the Produce Marketing Association (PMA), an international organisation for the fresh produce industry.

23 Jul 2013

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