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Bird flu spreads to 2 more farms

2017-07-12 20:18

Two more farms have been affected by bird flu, bringing the total number of affected properties to four.

Laastedrif an example of transformation in farming

2017-06-30 18:03

By growing and diversifying farming and business activities, Laastedrif has managed to guarantee financial stability and sustainability.

Appletiser plant set to almost double production

2017-06-29 18:37

The Appletiser plant of Coca Cola Beverages in Elgin is set to almost double annual production as a result of its integration into the CCBSA supply chain grid.

Meet Einstein Sibanda and his free-range chicken farm

2017-06-29 07:16

On the outskirts of Simon’s Town, Einstein Sibanda has established a two hectare free-range poultry project.

Downgrades, slow growth could negate benefits of record maize harvest

2017-06-25 18:01

SA's credit downgrades and slow economic growth could negate the benefits of this year's record maize harvest, warns an agricultural economist at Absa.

Vigilance needed over bird flu threat, says DA

2017-06-25 11:33

The threat of bird flu, which has been detected in the country, must be tightly monitored, the Democratic Alliance says.

South African to lead World Farmers' Organisation

2017-06-13 17:41

Dr Theo de Jager, a past deputy president of Agri SA, has been elected president of the World Farmers' Organisation.

Abnormal farming conditions require better risk management

2017-05-29 14:21

After the agrisector contracted during last year’s disastrous drought, there is a widely accepted realisation that agricultural risks have increased on several levels and that they require new strategies.

All not rosy for SA maize exports - expert

2017-05-26 18:37

SA is facing stiff maize export competition, warns Wandile Sihlobo, head of economic and agribusiness intelligence at the Agricultural Business Chamber.

Solid maize exports critical for SA farmers

2017-05-21 17:43

South Africa will have to put in place a solid export programme for its expected record harvest for any hope of restoring the maize price.

 

DAFF director general suspended

2017-07-12 16:59

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has announced the suspension of its director general, Mike Mlengana.

SA set to have biggest soybean crop on record

2017-06-30 17:07

The Crop Estimate Committee has upped its forecast to 1.34 million tonnes – making this season’s crop the largest on record, according to Agbiz.

Slight uptick in factory gate prices to 4.8%

2017-06-29 11:59

The annual change in the Producer Price Index for final manufactured goods in May increased to 4.8%.

Zimbabwe and Namibia ban SA poultry imports

2017-06-27 14:14

Namibia and Zimbabwe have banned poultry imports from South Africa after an outbreak of bird flu.

Prize-winning tech helping Ghana's farmers

2017-06-25 13:44

Agyei Douglas is a farmer who grows vegetables near Kumasi in Ghana's central Ashanti region. He used to struggle to access markets and capital.

SA Witlof grower imports roots to better service local market demand

2017-06-14 15:44

With its two-stage growing process, Witlof, also known as Belgian Endive, has a production cost higher than many other leafy vegetables.

#GuptaEmails show Guptas involved in R570m Free State dairy project

2017-06-02 10:52

The #GuptaEmails have confirmed that the controversial Gupta family is also involved in the R570 million dairy project in the Free State.

Education and training needed in agri-sector - experts

2017-05-28 12:54

Education and training in the agriculture sector is necessary for small farmers to successfully incorporate mechanisation in their operations, says an expert.

Land: 1.8 million hectares transferred to communal trusts since 1994

2017-05-23 08:30

Almost two million hectares of land have been transferred to communal property associations and trusts since 1994.

Land expropriation's sound and fury

2017-05-19 08:00

Without a reasonable number of successful land reform projects, it is difficult to justify expropriation. The failures so far have nothing to do with the property clause in the Constitution, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

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