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.

Growth potential in SA table grape industry

2016-04-27 17:09

The table grape industry is the ideal partner of government to pursue and achieve certain National Development Plan goals and objectives, says the SA Table Grape Industry.

Ivory Coast wants to cut child labour in cocoa sector

2016-04-27 14:45

"At five years old, I went to work in the fields with my dad. Today, my children go to school," said Peter, a cocoa farmer in Bonikro in the centre of Ivory Coast.

Who is getting fat on cheap US chicken imports?

2016-04-24 12:10

Someone is getting fat on cheap chicken imports and it isn't the hard-pressed South African consumer struggling to put decent food on the table, says the SA Poultry Association.

US poultry a win for SA consumers - council

2016-04-22 06:34

The USA Poultry & Egg Export Council is thrilled to be back in the South African market after about 17 years and explains why this is good for local consumers.

Monsoon forecast offers cheer to India's farmers

2016-04-12 19:04

India's meteorological department is forecasting an above-average monsoon this year, offering hope for farmers at a time when several regions are facing severe drought.

Two-a-Day grows in-house entrepreneurs

2016-03-31 18:44

Two-a-Day recently hosted an annual market day to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit among its staff.

Tribunal dismisses poultry 'merger' application

2016-03-24 12:50

The Competition Tribunal has dismissed an application by Sovereign Foods regarding what it alleged to constitute a merger by its competitor Country Bird Group.

Climate change threatens African crops

2016-03-08 07:54

Climate change will claim vast swathes of land needed to grow staple food crops in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly maize, bananas and beans.

Weather wreaks havoc on French truffles

2016-02-25 22:44

The key Tricastin market for black truffles in southeastern France is closing two weeks early because of 'catastrophic' underproduction blamed on a hot summer and a mild winter.


‘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.

SA winemakers adopt more holistic approach

2016-04-27 16:54

South African winemakers and viticulturists are increasingly committed to a holistic wine growing approach.

This is what US Agoa chicken looks like when it comes to SA

2016-04-24 14:27

What consumers see in shops when they buy imported US chicken is certainly not tasty-looking when it arrives in frozen block form, says the South African Poultry Association.

Italy’s favourite pear fast becoming SA’s too

2016-04-22 18:20

With each season that Abate Fetel is marketed locally, more and more consumers get to experience the versatile pear.

Du Toitskloof Wines acquires Land’s End

2016-04-18 18:23

Breedekloof winery Du Toitskloof has obtained the Elim wine brand Land’s End.

Scamster cashing in on drought relief, MEC warns farmers

2016-04-08 11:08

Farmers are being warned against a scamster who appears to be cashing in on the drought, promising government financed relief of over R250 000 - but at a cost.

Drought affects Zimbabwe's tobacco exports

2016-03-30 20:01

The chair for Zimbabwe's tobacco industry regulator says tobacco production has been affected by an ongoing drought.

Unease over Chinese buying farms Down Under

2016-03-13 12:30

Australia and New Zealand authorities are coming under growing pressure to balance the need for foreign investment against accusations of "selling out".

NGOs sue Monsanto, EU food safety watchdog over pesticide

2016-03-02 18:30

A group of European NGOs have sued agri-giant Monsanto and the EU's food safety watchdog for allegedly distorting scientific data on the carcinogenic effects of controversial weedkiller glyphosate.

Do not give back your land to white farmers - KZN premier

2016-02-25 14:15

KZN Premier Senzo Mchunu has urged rural communities not to lease back or sell land to white farmers, but rather work together to benefit economically from the land.

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