ARTICLES RELATING TO AGRICULTURE

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.

Eskom hikes create move from maize to rice

2015-08-02 13:36

The hike in Eskom electricity costs is making an impact on the food choices of South African households, shows a new report.

Load shedding hits SA food production

2015-07-29 17:00

The biggest problem for primary food production in SA is the uncertainty around the load shedding schedule, warns an energy expert.

Zimbabwe farmers fear winter of hunger

2015-07-22 13:04

Thousands of farmers in Zimbabwe fear they will be going hungry this winter after abandoning traditional staples like maize, sorghum and groundnuts for tobacco.

Crisis puts thousands of farms at risk in France

2015-07-19 17:15

A downturn in France's livestock sector has put thousands of farms close to bankruptcy, says the government.

 

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.

Inside Labour: Damaging effects of govt policies on farming

2015-07-31 06:56

One of the unintended consequences of policies based on government wishful thinking has been to threaten South Africa’s food security, says Terry Bell.

J.C. Le Roux named SA Icon brand

2015-07-28 17:23

J.C. Le Roux has been declared a consumer Icon and wine category winner in the Ask Afrika Icon Brand Survey.

Australia opens door to major live cattle trade with China

2015-07-21 11:17

Australian farmers have welcomed a breakthrough which paves the way towards exporting up to one million live cattle to China each year, with the government saying the new market could open up within months.

Any bid for Syngenta some way off - Monsanto

2015-07-19 14:00

Any hostile bid by Monsanto for Swiss rival Syngenta is some way off, says the US seed company's CEO.

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