Bayer shares slide on Monsanto bid talks

2016-05-19 10:36

Shares in Bayer have slid by 7% at the start of trade after the chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant said it was in merger talks with Monsanto.

Agri SA worried about expropriation bill

2016-05-14 08:30

Agri SA has said it is not happy about the select committee on economic and business development approving the expropriation bill.

Zanzibar's seaweed farmers in hot water

2016-05-01 14:00

Seaweed is one of Zanzibar's key exports, but now the vital industry is struggling with warmer waters killing the crops.

Growth potential in SA table grape industry

2016-04-27 17:09

The table grape industry is the ideal partner of government to pursue and achieve certain National Development Plan goals and objectives, says the SA Table Grape Industry.

Ivory Coast wants to cut child labour in cocoa sector

2016-04-27 14:45

"At five years old, I went to work in the fields with my dad. Today, my children go to school," said Peter, a cocoa farmer in Bonikro in the centre of Ivory Coast.

Who is getting fat on cheap US chicken imports?

2016-04-24 12:10

Someone is getting fat on cheap chicken imports and it isn't the hard-pressed South African consumer struggling to put decent food on the table, says the SA Poultry Association.

US poultry a win for SA consumers - council

2016-04-22 06:34

The USA Poultry & Egg Export Council is thrilled to be back in the South African market after about 17 years and explains why this is good for local consumers.

Monsoon forecast offers cheer to India's farmers

2016-04-12 19:04

India's meteorological department is forecasting an above-average monsoon this year, offering hope for farmers at a time when several regions are facing severe drought.

Two-a-Day grows in-house entrepreneurs

2016-03-31 18:44

Two-a-Day recently hosted an annual market day to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit among its staff.

Tribunal dismisses poultry 'merger' application

2016-03-24 12:50

The Competition Tribunal has dismissed an application by Sovereign Foods regarding what it alleged to constitute a merger by its competitor Country Bird Group.


Cultivating success in the agri-industry

2016-05-18 11:24

After over five years at McKinsey & Company, Nhlanhla Dlamini quit his job to start his own agri-processing business.

Zim men create thriving farm on 'useless' land in Malmesbury

2016-05-06 09:02

Five Zimbabwean men have been successfully growing crops on land abandoned as unprofitable in Malmesbury.

‘Agriculture can and wants to make a bigger contribution’

2016-04-28 15:03

The new CEO of Agri SA, Omri van Zyl, discusses the position the local agricultural sector finds itself in.

SA winemakers adopt more holistic approach

2016-04-27 16:54

South African winemakers and viticulturists are increasingly committed to a holistic wine growing approach.

This is what US Agoa chicken looks like when it comes to SA

2016-04-24 14:27

What consumers see in shops when they buy imported US chicken is certainly not tasty-looking when it arrives in frozen block form, says the South African Poultry Association.

Italy’s favourite pear fast becoming SA’s too

2016-04-22 18:20

With each season that Abate Fetel is marketed locally, more and more consumers get to experience the versatile pear.

Du Toitskloof Wines acquires Land’s End

2016-04-18 18:23

Breedekloof winery Du Toitskloof has obtained the Elim wine brand Land’s End.

Scamster cashing in on drought relief, MEC warns farmers

2016-04-08 11:08

Farmers are being warned against a scamster who appears to be cashing in on the drought, promising government financed relief of over R250 000 - but at a cost.

Drought affects Zimbabwe's tobacco exports

2016-03-30 20:01

The chair for Zimbabwe's tobacco industry regulator says tobacco production has been affected by an ongoing drought.

Unease over Chinese buying farms Down Under

2016-03-13 12:30

Australia and New Zealand authorities are coming under growing pressure to balance the need for foreign investment against accusations of "selling out".

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