Wine, brandy industry happy with review

2015-02-27 13:03

The SA wine and brandy industry has welcomed a concession from government on the latest excise duty increases.

Taiwan bans Canadian beef imports

2015-02-23 10:30

Taiwan has banned the import of Canadian beef products following the confirmation of a case of mad-cow disease, according to local media.

Swedish farmers hit as milk's popularity wanes

2015-02-18 12:15

Sweden's dairy farmers are being cornered by dwindling milk consumption and legal tussles with boastful non-dairy competitors.

SA wine grape harvest quality looks promising

2015-02-13 18:49

The South African wine industry has harvested nearly half of what is expected to be a very promising 2015 wine grape crop.

Wine sector looks at sustainable transformation

2015-02-11 16:32

Transformation in the South African wine industry has come under the spotlight following a recent overview of the sector.

Namibian farmers worry about harvest

2015-02-10 16:43

Maize farmers in Namibia fear they might have a bad harvest this season due to poor rainfall and scorching heat.

Libya tries to overcome flour shortages

2015-02-04 19:45

Libya's internationally recognised government says it has started tapping into its strategic wheat reserves to ensure bread supplies.

Trends and tips for wine farm buyers

2015-02-02 12:53

A Fin24 user is interested in buying a wine farm and experts provide an overview of the current trends in this segment of the property market.

Nasa delays soil satellite launch

2015-01-29 21:47

Nasa has delayed the scheduled launch of a satellite that will help scientists in predicting floods and droughts worldwide.

Wannabe farmers battle for funds

2015-01-27 13:42

While the farming sector has a lot of appeal for entrepreneurs, getting off the ground is daunting, but with collaboration and government funding, there is a glimmer of hope.


Modi bets on GM crops for India

2015-02-23 11:00

Allowing GM crops is critical to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's goal of boosting dismal farm productivity, as urbanisation is devouring arable land.

Modi bets on GM crops for green revolution

2015-02-22 17:15

Allowing GM crops is critical to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's goal of boosting dismal farm productivity in India, where urbanisation is devouring arable land.

Canada confirms case of mad cow disease

2015-02-15 16:00

Canada has confirmed its first case of mad cow disease since 2011, but says the discovery should not hit a beef export sector worth $1.6bn a year.

Wine tourists more representative of SA society

2015-02-13 16:46

The demographic profile of the SA wine tourist is changing, with a noticeable increase in black wine lovers visiting the winelands, says an expert.

Australia to tighten foreign land investment

2015-02-11 11:00

Australia will tighten scrutiny on overseas investment in farmland, following concerns about agricultural and mineral assets passing into foreign hands.

Restaurants' mark-up of wine leaves sour taste

2015-02-06 10:30

Roleplayers in the wine industry give their take on the high mark-up of wine by restaurants, while many wine producers are simply not making enough money.

Wine industry generates more jobs

2015-02-03 18:46

A new report shows that SA's wine industry not only continues to increase its contribution to the country's GDP, but is also growing job opportunities.

Nasa delays soil study satellite launch

2015-01-30 19:01

Nasa has pushed back the launch of a satellite to study soil moisture in order to perform "minor repairs", a report says.

Disease threatens bee farmers

2015-01-27 19:30

A disease that has spread among bees in the Western Cape is threatening to reach KwaZulu-Natal and completely wipe out South Africa’s bee population.

Wilmar opens palm oil supplies to scrutiny

2015-01-22 19:30

Wilmar International, the world's largest palm oil processor, has opened its supply chains to outside scrutiny in what environmentalists called an unprecedented step.

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