ARTICLES RELATING TO AGRICULTURE

Distell enters partnership on Cruz Vodka

2017-04-25 13:16

Distell has entered into a partnership on Cruz Vodka with Blue Sky Brand Company by agreeing to acquire a 75% shareholding in the company.

Cold snap threatens French vines

2017-04-21 21:12

A late spring frost that hit French vineyards is threatening the harvest in Champagne and Burgundy, winegrowers warn.

DA raises red flag on land reform draft bill

2017-04-13 17:54

If passed in its current form, the agricultural land reform bill could limit land ownership and have “adverse effects” on job creation and investment, says the DA.

WATCH: Black farmers confined to the informal sector for too long - Zuma

2017-04-11 12:33

On Tuesday, President Jacob Zuma conducted a site visit at the Westonaria Agri-Park, as part of his mission to 'revitalise and transform' the agriculture and rural economy. Watch his address below.

SA's agriculture, food security threatened by downgrade

2017-04-04 18:17

South Africa's ratings downgrade by S&P will adversely affect agricultural production and potentially food security, warns an agriculture body.

Minister moves to calm land reform fears

2017-03-28 12:53

Land reform minister Gugile Nkwinti says the country needs clarity on the ruling party's current stance on land, and the ANC is still guided by the provisions in the Constitution.

Look! Hippo in the Free State

2017-03-13 12:49

Motorists in the eastern Free State regularly stop to take pictures of three hippo floating around a windmill in the middle of a farm dam.

A province of vast opportunity

2017-03-12 06:02

The Northern Cape takes up nearly a third of South Africa’s land area.

Is Zuma's transformation plan radical enough?

2017-03-06 08:44

The manner in which land restitution has been pursued and talked about in South Africa has nothing to do with farming as an economic activity, writes Ralph Mathekga.

#Budget2017: Scope for improved transformation - Agbiz

2017-02-27 20:15

From an agribusiness perspective, Budget 2017 came against the backdrop of high food price inflation and a recent positive upturn in agribusiness confidence.

 

Critical price problem for the SA wines

2017-04-24 11:53

Cape Town's Vinpro winemakers association says 40% of its 3 200 members are loss-making and 900 have thrown in the towel in the past decade.

SA Cheese Festival: from good idea to annual powerhouse

2017-04-18 13:07

The SA Cheese Festival has grown from small beginnings to one of the biggest culinary outdoor events in Africa and CEO Johan Ehlers tells how this was possible.

What prevents expropriation without compensation in SA?

2017-04-11 19:48

An agricultural industry association is looking into expropriation and compensation in light of the current political debate surrounding these issues.

Cyclicality, drought cause sideways movement at Zeder

2017-04-10 15:20

From an earnings point of view, Zeder expected it to be a difficult financial year, but continues to drive for sustainable growth over the medium to long-term.

SA Cheese Festival set to attract more than 30 000 visitors

2017-03-31 19:32

The SA Cheese Festival will take place from Friday 28 April to Sunday 30 April at Sandringham near Stellenbosch.

Warning that farmers may take law into their own hands over stock theft

2017-03-20 17:20

Stock theft is threatening to spiral out of control and there is a possibility that farmers will take the law into their own hands, the Eastern Cape Red Meat Producers' Organisation has warned.

The needs of the land and the people can’t be separated

2017-03-13 08:49

The arguments are always over the land, but seldom about what it needs to remain healthy and productive, writes Robert Scholes.

Govt's black farmer strategy did not bring expected results - CEO

2017-03-06 18:17

The black farmer strategy of the SA government has not yielded the anticipated results, Phakamani Hadebe, CEO of Barclays Africa, says at an Agri SA conference.

Land reform favours businesses, not the poor - study

2017-03-02 07:31

The land reform system in South Africa favours agricultural businesses and sidelines the intended beneficiaries, research in the Eastern Cape suggests.

'Our daily bread' has hidden climate costs

2017-02-27 19:15

Nearly half the environmental impact of a loaf of bread comes from the "unsustainable use" of fertilisers on wheat crops.

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