70 farmers killed in 2016 – attacks more sophisticated

2016-12-09 19:08

With food prices becoming increasingly onerous for many South Africans, the latest report on farm murders by agricultural bodies makes for disturbing reading.

Nene: Slightest policy distortion impacts fragile agriculture

2016-11-30 19:43

The fragile nature of agriculture means the slightest distortion in policy will have big consequences, says former minister of finance Nhlanhla Nene.

Africa can feed the world, says agriculture council

2016-11-30 19:19

Africa has the potential to feed its inhabitants and rest of the world, says Ben Leyka, executive director at the African Agri Council.

Tru-Cape grower is new harvest winner of the year

2016-11-28 14:16

Tru-Cape grower André Cloete, a farmer from the Overberg area in the Western Cape, has won the Toyota 2016 New Harvest of the Year award.

Sobantu teams up with Reunion college

2016-11-16 10:01

Sobantu Secondary School welcomed students from the Reunion Island’s EPL Saint-Paul agricultural college as they taught the community new farming techniques and skills this week.

Victory for farmers

2016-11-07 11:07

Two determined women are behind a huge victory by farmers against a major company which was seeking to explore a vast area of farmland in KwaZulu-Natal and the Free State for oil and gas.

Gordhan's agriculture help claim misleading - economist

2016-10-27 17:31

Government misleads taxpayers over money for agriculture and the R553.3m with which it was supplemented with in the mini budget, says an independent agricultural economist.

Bayer chief: No Monsanto GM crops in Europe

2016-10-10 11:59

German chemicals firm Bayer says it would not introduce genetically modified crops in Europe after its gigantic takeover of US seed and pesticide producer Monsanto.

Land reform model fizzles

2016-09-25 08:24

A macadamia farming project by young farmers, which has been hailed by government as a model for land reform projects, is on the verge of collapse.

If Africa learnt to feed its chickens it could feed its people

2016-09-21 15:24

Africa, which imports nearly 83% of the food it consumes, has a real chicken and egg problem. The continent is caught between pressure from imports in some countries and an inability to meet demand in others.


Land reform fiasco should keep us all awake at night, not just failing farmers

2016-12-08 18:37

The government must take measures to make sure redistributed land is used productively instead of simply acquiring land for redistribution, say two analysts.

Weaker rand boosts agriculture sector revenues

2016-11-30 19:22

The increase in revenue in the agricultural sector was mainly driven by the sale of animals and animal products.

SA agriculture key player in Africa - minister

2016-11-29 19:36

South Africa's agricultural sector is a key player on the African continent, says Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Senzeni Zokwana.

Oceana delivered on investor promise - CEO

2016-11-21 18:11

Oceana Group has delivered on its investment case and it is pleasing that the rest of the business performed very well, CEO Francois Kuttel tells Fin24.

Fruit SA makes inroads in China

2016-11-03 17:03

Fruit SA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Chinese Quarantine and Inspection Association, aimed at strengthening collaboration.

Treasury: SA will be a net importer of maize

2016-10-26 15:33

Two successive droughts have hit South Africa’s agriculture sector hard and the country subsequently has to resort to being a net importer of maize, says National Treasury.

Local agri-business set to be 'world leader' in pelletizing

2016-09-26 20:29

Local entrepreneur Johan Eksteen's agri-business provides farmers with an eco-friendly and cost-effective solution in tough economic times.

Polar opposites: Where Malaysia wins, Africa fails. Knowledge economy.

2016-09-22 19:36

An analyst tracks the development of Malaysia and Ghana, countries that share independence dates, and suggests why one is in a far superior position to the other.

Record prices for SA wine

2016-09-18 14:42

Record prices were achieved at the 42nd annual Nederburg Auction, with the top red wine fetching an unsurpassed R9 777 per litre.

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