Zim to import 250 000 tons of maize from Mexico

2016-06-24 08:00

Drought-stricken Zimbabwean will import more than 250 000 tons of maize from Mexico to fill the shortfall caused by the severe drought.

SA may increase maize output estimate

2016-06-22 19:26

SA may may raise its forecast for this season's maize crop for the second time as the dry weather meant no interruptions during harvesting.

Kokstad farmer finds first black truffle of season

2016-06-15 13:01

It is believed that the first Perigord black truffle of the season has been found on a farm near Kokstad.

Fawu, grain processors avert strike

2016-06-09 21:00

SA's biggest grain processing and logistics companies and Fawu have reached a wage agreement, thereby averting a strike.

Farming for the Future

2016-06-07 11:00

The recent drought across South Africa has left many industries stilted. One of the hardest hit was the agricultural sector, which uses approximately 84% of the fresh water that the country produces.

WATCH: Fuel costs take a bite into fruit and veg trade

Wednesday brought an increase in fuel costs, which means freighting South African fresh produce will cost farmers more. How will it impact you?

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Sustainable certification worth it - Fairtrade

2016-05-24 16:16

As consumers become more discerning, all aspects of systems in the supply chain need to be accountable, says Arianna Baldo, executive director of Fairtrade SA.

Bayer shares slide on Monsanto bid talks

2016-05-19 10:36

Shares in Bayer have slid by 7% at the start of trade after the chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant said it was in merger talks with Monsanto.

Agri SA worried about expropriation bill

2016-05-14 08:30

Agri SA has said it is not happy about the select committee on economic and business development approving the expropriation bill.

Zanzibar's seaweed farmers in hot water

2016-05-01 14:00

Seaweed is one of Zanzibar's key exports, but now the vital industry is struggling with warmer waters killing the crops.


Poland to export poultry to SA

2016-06-24 08:00

Poland will launch poultry exports to SA for the first time from this month in a deal granting one of the EU's top poultry producers unlimited access.

Spat over saltwater levels in SA chicken

2016-06-21 19:02

The Association of Meat Importers and Exporters of SA does not agree that lowering the percentage of saltwater in chicken will push up prices to "unaffordable" levels.

WATCH: Supermarkets suss out each other for your business

The founder of a retail price comparison website says supermarkets keep tabs on one another to vie for consumers.

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Despite weakening El Nino, agriculture suffers in Western Cape

2016-06-08 19:58

Despite signs that El Nino is weakening, the effect of late rains and warm temperatures are still being felt in the Western Cape, a leading agricultural organisation has said.

MAP: More than 19 000 farms in SA for sale

2016-06-07 07:51

The number of farms for sale in South Africa has jumped by 45% in the last 15 months, recent property data shows.

Milk pricing in big supermarkets questioned

2016-05-29 20:45

The market position of smaller independent milk producers in South Africa remains precarious, according to a retail price watchdog.

Drought inspires KZN farmer to lend a helping hand

2016-05-24 09:06

A Nottingham Road farmer and his son have donated 800 bales of hay to farmers suffering from the crippling drought in Hluhlwe.

Cultivating success in the agri-industry

2016-05-18 11:24

After over five years at McKinsey & Company, Nhlanhla Dlamini quit his job to start his own agri-processing business.

Zim men create thriving farm on 'useless' land in Malmesbury

2016-05-06 09:02

Five Zimbabwean men have been successfully growing crops on land abandoned as unprofitable in Malmesbury.

‘Agriculture can and wants to make a bigger contribution’

2016-04-28 15:03

The new CEO of Agri SA, Omri van Zyl, discusses the position the local agricultural sector finds itself in.

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