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#BizTrends2020: How to succeed in agriculture in 2020Article

The broader agricultural economic environment is changing, and this would require us to revisit how we determine our success as well...

Nico Groenewald 13 Jan 2020

Challenging year ahead for South African beef cattle farmers
Challenging year ahead for South African beef cattle farmersArticle

One challenge that became apparent by the end of 2018 was environmental related, as grain and oilseed producing areas of the country experienced dryness which led to delays in plantings...

Wandile Sihlobo 15 Jan 2019

#BizTrends 2019: Agriculture: The future's uncertain, but our vision doesn't have to be
#BizTrends 2019: Agriculture: The future's uncertain, but our vision doesn't have to beArticle

Stats SA's announcement of 2.2% GDP growth for Q3 of 2018 made SA's exit from the recession official. This time it was thanks to the secondary and tertiary sectors, which grew by 4,5% and 2,6% respectively...

Konanani Liphadzi 21 Dec 2018

#BestofBiz 2018: Agriculture
#BestofBiz 2018: AgricultureArticle

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Agriculture, Horticulture & Forestry site over the past year...

18 Dec 2018

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Beyond profit: How innovation is helping Africa's agri-industry feed the worldArticle

For Africa's agricultural sector to reach its potential and meet the food needs of a growing global population, improvements in four key areas need to be achieved...

Paul McKane 22 Feb 2018

Ancient grains become modern food
Ancient grains become modern foodArticle

Although the most common grains consumed globally are wheat, maize, oats and rice, ancient grains are making a comeback...

Ursula Human 5 Feb 2018

Five major trends in South Africa's agro-food system
Five major trends in South Africa's agro-food systemArticle

Agro-food systems often differ considerably from country to country, depending on the level of development, resource availability, business sophistication and agro-food policies and legislation adopted...

John Purchase 12 Jan 2018

Ready or not, technology rings the changes for African agricultural sector
Ready or not, technology rings the changes for African agricultural sectorArticle

Smart farming isn't a new emerging tech conversation and, on a global level, we have reached a point where the actual benefits of technology deployments in farming are being seen... the digital disruptor in farming is already here...

Josua Taljaard 11 Jan 2018

Five wine trends to watch for in 2018
Five wine trends to watch for in 2018Article

The South African wine industry is experiencing one of its most exciting phases in history. So, what are some of the emerging trends in 2018?

Roland Peens 9 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Investing in efficiency of Africa's small-scale farmers a game changer
#BizTrends2018: Investing in efficiency of Africa's small-scale farmers a game changerArticle

Technology is one of the key growth drivers expected to support efficiency gains and increased output internationally, from biotech to automation...

Ashley Boag 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Precision farming the solution to optimising the red meat industry
#BizTrends2018: Precision farming the solution to optimising the red meat industryArticle

The red meat industry is complex. How are we going to increase production, resource utility, efficiency, profitability and finally sustainability? Precision agriculture is the solution...

Phillip Oosthuizen 5 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Why education is the next big trend in African agriculture
#BizTrends2018: Why education is the next big trend in African agricultureArticle

Four key trends require immediate scrutiny: consolidation, transformation, technology and agri-education. Importantly, the upscaling of agricultural education is the crystalising requirement to strengthen and contextualise these trends...

Howard Blight 5 Jan 2018

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Digitisation, smart agriculture shaping the future of the African chemicals marketArticle

The use of smart agriculture will promote the appropriate use of agricultural chemicals and drive additional chemical sales as Africa boosts it's below average use of these inputs...

26 Oct 2017

Farm to fork: Why farmers need to stay on top of consumer trends
Farm to fork: Why farmers need to stay on top of consumer trendsArticle

Key speaker at Free State Agriculture's 2017 Congress, Nadia van der Colff, provided delegates with some interesting insight on the farm to fork trend and why farmers should stay on top of consumer trends...

Cari Coetzee 28 Aug 2017

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The four Ds of 21st century agri-tech: depth, dispersal, development and driveArticle

Increased demand for food will be one of the key trends shaping business and society in the next 20 years. Agriculture and technology must collaborate and develop at a phenomenal pace to meet the challenges of this demand...

4 May 2017

#BizTrends2017: Facing the realities of agricultural business
#BizTrends2017: Facing the realities of agricultural businessArticle

Grain farming is the primary area of South African agricultural production and the reality is that successive droughts have limited the financial capacity of many farmers to plant...

Frank Winder 12 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Ever increasing costs to shape agriculture 2017
#BizTrends2017: Ever increasing costs to shape agriculture 2017Article

The emerging realities that will continue to affect farming are the ever increasing costs of irrigated land, inflation on input costs and the shift to longer term crops...

Cari Coetzee 11 Jan 2017

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