Corn output to be cut over drought

2015-05-22 07:45

The estimate of corn production in 2015 would probably to be cut by 0.6%, after a drought earlier this year damaged crops, according to a survey.

Israel leads the way in dairy tech

2015-05-19 21:15

Decades ago Israeli dairy farmers confronted a quandary - how could they provide milk to a fast-growing population in a country that is two-thirds desert, with little grazing land?

Land Focus: Community makes mealie magic

2015-05-18 15:06

Take one inspired investment company, a handful of chiefs determined to help their villages out of poverty and a group of passionate new farmers. The result is a rural agricultural success story

Sixty percent of bee hives in US survived year

2015-05-13 20:42

More than 40% of bee hives in the US died in the past year a federal survey says.

Farm studies gain in popularity

2015-05-12 13:39

Despite young black professionals saying they have little interest in agriculture and farming, Stellenbosch University figures show a significant uptick in applications to its Faculty of AgriSciences in the past four years.

Wasting of food an 'enormous' global concern

2015-05-08 15:30

Food wasted by consumers is an enormous economic problem and nations should ensure excess food is given to the hungry, says agriculture ministers from the G20.

China has world's 2nd biggest wine-growing area

2015-04-28 05:00

China now has the second-largest wine-growing area in the world after Spain, pushing France into third place, according to an international organisation.

Thousands of farmers rally in Indian capital

2015-04-19 13:30

India's beleaguered opposition leader Rahul Gandhi has led thousands of angry farmers in a protest in the capital against controversial laws on land-buying.

New Johannesburg facility for Tru-Cape

2015-04-17 05:00

With the launch of Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing’s new City Deep facility in Johannesburg, the company completes its closer-to-market strategy.

Agriculture vital to social, economic stability - WWF

2015-04-09 17:23

Farmers are meeting the challenge of producing enough food for the country, although the agricultural sector faces a number of problems in the coming years, a WWF report says.


Gusts of opposition hit Kenyan wind farm project

2015-05-21 11:47

A planned $144m wind farm in central Kenya has run into opposition from farmers who fear being forced to sell their land and allege that the wind turbines could cause health problems.

US bird flu could cost $1bn

2015-05-19 06:51

Bird flu could cost nearly $1bn in the economies of the two central states hardest hit, Minnesota and Iowa, agricultural economists say, and the virus is still spreading.

Mentoring workers: White farmer makes a difference

2015-05-18 13:53

Four years after an Mpumalanga farmer allocated 10% of his land to his farm workers, Sizwe sama Yende provides an update on how their novel approach to land reform is doing

Her quest for the root of farmers’ poverty

2015-05-12 13:39

Livestock science graduate Nomusa Jaca wants to change the game for black subsistence farmers and improve food security. She’s looking for the answers about why they are still so poor. She spoke to S’thembile Cele

Food wastage a global concern

2015-05-08 20:04

Food wasted by consumers is an enormous economic problem and nations should ensure excess food is given to the hungry instead of being thrown away.

Smaller, high quality wine grape harvest expected

2015-05-07 10:57

The current SA wine industry season is one of the driest and earliest in years, with a smaller wine grape harvest, says an industry body.

US abusive in chicken talks, says Bheki Cele

2015-04-24 12:05

The US has been abusive in talks with South Africa as it demands the lifting of import duties for chicken meat, Deputy Agriculture Minister Bheki Cele says.

Davies: SA will try to end 'chicken war' soon

2015-04-19 11:35

Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies has appealed to the US to engage its poultry industry to show flexibility in the poultry negotiations.

Biden, Ramaphosa in 'chicken war' talks

2015-04-14 14:23

US Vice-President Joe Biden has reportedly called his SA counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa personally regarding bilateral trade and the poultry issue.

SA seeks to move corn belt as coal gobbles land

2015-04-03 06:00

South Africa’s biggest grains lobby says a lack of title deeds in the Eastern Cape is hindering a plan to move the corn belt west as coal mines take over.

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