Wine guild auction to raise bar again

2015-09-29 17:37

Diversity and rare gems from small parcels of exceptional vineyards have raised the bar for the upcoming 31st Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction.

Doomsday vault opened for Syria seeds

2015-09-21 21:12

Syria's civil war has prompted the first withdrawal of crop seeds from a 'doomsday' vault built in an Arctic mountainside.

Important to boost global poultry production

2015-09-11 18:06

Global poultry vets look at the importance of boosting global poultry production of a commercial nature and that of the subsistence or small-scale producers.

Politician promises land distribution

2015-09-06 22:09

Tanzania's ruling party candidate for the presidential election has promised to redistribute unused land, vowing to end years of conflict over land rights.

New transformation manager at VinPro

2015-09-04 16:38

VinPro, the service organisation for 3 600 South African wine producer and cellar members, has appointed a new manager: transformation and development.

Protests at farm owned by Zuma confidante

2015-08-27 11:29

KwaZulu-Natal farmers have rallied around protesting farmworkers who are alleging ill treatment on a Mooi River farm believed to belong to a business tycoon who has links to President Jacob Zuma.

50 000+ land beneficiaries are women

2015-08-25 14:39

The government has redistributed 82 million hectares of white-owned agricultural land in South Africa between 1994 and March 2015 and more than 50 000 of the beneficiaries are women.

ANC: Protecting farm worker's rights remains a priority

2015-08-25 10:44

The ANC says it remains committed to fighting for the protection farm worker’s rights.

Angola to destroy 11 million eggs

2015-08-12 23:05

Angola will destroy around 11 million chicken eggs that were illegally imported.

Davies confident of Agoa renewal

2015-08-04 18:00

SA will present a strong case for its continued participation in Agoa at a public hearing in Washington, says Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies.


Stanford Wine Route launched

2015-09-28 17:53

The Stanford Wine Route was recently launched, thereby establishing South Africa’s 21st wine route.

Ten Agri-parks ‘a brilliant concept’

2015-09-14 12:49

KZN will receive funding of R450m for 10 Agri-parks, says Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti.

Farmers teargassed at EU protest

2015-09-08 05:18

Belgian police have fired tear gas and water cannons at protesting European farmers.

Poultry vets head to Cape Town

2015-09-06 17:41

The latest developments in avian health management are on the programme for the Congress of the World Veterinary Poultry Association in Cape Town.

Blacks take to game farming

2015-09-03 17:21

Just 15 out of the 1 500 farm owners who belong to the national association of game breeders are black.

Mali women's climate work brings political prowess

2015-08-26 21:06

In impoverished rural areas of this West African country, women have become central to efforts to adapt to climate change.

Govt’s youth agricultural skills programme facing setbacks

2015-08-25 14:39

A youth programme designed to up-skill young people in agriculture is being implemented in 2 920 wards across South Africa, however, the programme is facing a few setbacks.

Myanmar farmers need help

2015-08-15 20:48

Farmers in flood-hit Myanmar face a scramble to replant damaged paddy fields in the next two weeks to avoid food shortages.

Rain on its way, but too late for drought-stricken North West

2015-08-05 07:47

Above average rainfall is expected in the North West this spring, but it will be too late for some farmers affected by the drought in the province.

'This cow cannot stand up' - drought-hit North West farmer

2015-08-04 13:39

In deep rural North West, emerging farmers hit by severe drought have lost hope, saying their starving cattle are too weak to walk to the nearest dam to drink water.

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