Monsanto: Bayer's raised takeover bid 'insufficient'

2016-07-19 14:58

US agricultural giant Monsanto says a raised takeover bid from Germany's Bayer was "insufficient," but that it remains open to talks to seal the transaction.

Why agriculture is vital for SA's economic future

2016-07-12 13:27

Agriculture is a highly signficant sector of a country's economic future and should be part of industrial development, says economist Mohammad Karaan.

Mozambique, India sign deal over pulses

2016-07-05 18:00

A Mumbai report says India is to help Mozambique to cultivate pulses such as peas and import them through special deals.

West Africa economies losing out to illegal fishing - report

2016-06-29 19:30

"Catastrophic" levels of illegal fishing in West Africa are costing the region millions in lost revenue and hundreds of thousands of jobs, says a development think tank.

Zim to import 250 000 tons of maize from Mexico

2016-06-24 08:00

Drought-stricken Zimbabwean will import more than 250 000 tons of maize from Mexico to fill the shortfall caused by the severe drought.

SA may increase maize output estimate

2016-06-22 19:26

SA may may raise its forecast for this season's maize crop for the second time as the dry weather meant no interruptions during harvesting.

Kokstad farmer finds first black truffle of season

2016-06-15 13:01

It is believed that the first Perigord black truffle of the season has been found on a farm near Kokstad.

Fawu, grain processors avert strike

2016-06-09 21:00

SA's biggest grain processing and logistics companies and Fawu have reached a wage agreement, thereby averting a strike.

Farming for the Future

2016-06-07 11:00

The recent drought across South Africa has left many industries stilted. One of the hardest hit was the agricultural sector, which uses approximately 84% of the fresh water that the country produces.

WATCH: Fuel costs take a bite into fruit and veg trade

Wednesday brought an increase in fuel costs, which means freighting South African fresh produce will cost farmers more. How will it impact you?

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Kenya's coffee crop shows promise after rain

2016-07-15 21:15

A Nairobi-based coffee trading house spokesperson says Kenya may get a bumper harvest as rains in key growing areas boost yields.

ChemChina extends $43bn offer for agri-giant Syngenta

2016-07-11 19:29

State-owned China National Chemical Corp. is extending its $43bn agreed takeover for Swiss pesticide and seed giant Syngenta until September.

Concern over Ivory Coast 's main cocoa crop

2016-07-04 19:45

Cool, cloudy weather and a lack of rain in most of Ivory Coast's cocoa growing regions will hinder the development of the next crop.

Food for thought from the land of a thousand hills

2016-06-28 16:37

Rwanda certainly lives up to the tagline “the land of a thousand hills”, with stunning mountain scenery at every turn. This is beautiful, but it presents real challenges to farmers, who typically have a farm plot that is just 0.6 hectares in size.

Poland to export poultry to SA

2016-06-24 08:00

Poland will launch poultry exports to SA for the first time from this month in a deal granting one of the EU's top poultry producers unlimited access.

Spat over saltwater levels in SA chicken

2016-06-21 19:02

The Association of Meat Importers and Exporters of SA does not agree that lowering the percentage of saltwater in chicken will push up prices to "unaffordable" levels.

WATCH: Supermarkets suss out each other for your business

The founder of a retail price comparison website says supermarkets keep tabs on one another to vie for consumers.

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Despite weakening El Nino, agriculture suffers in Western Cape

2016-06-08 19:58

Despite signs that El Nino is weakening, the effect of late rains and warm temperatures are still being felt in the Western Cape, a leading agricultural organisation has said.

MAP: More than 19 000 farms in SA for sale

2016-06-07 07:51

The number of farms for sale in South Africa has jumped by 45% in the last 15 months, recent property data shows.

Milk pricing in big supermarkets questioned

2016-05-29 20:45

The market position of smaller independent milk producers in South Africa remains precarious, according to a retail price watchdog.

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