ARTICLES RELATING TO AGRICULTURE

Local agri-business set to be 'world leader' in pelletizing

2016-09-26 20:29

Local entrepreneur Johan Eksteen's agri-business provides farmers with an eco-friendly and cost-effective solution in tough economic times.

Polar opposites: Where Malaysia wins, Africa fails. Knowledge economy.

2016-09-22 19:36

An analyst tracks the development of Malaysia and Ghana, countries that share independence dates, and suggests why one is in a far superior position to the other.

Record prices for SA wine

2016-09-18 14:42

Record prices were achieved at the 42nd annual Nederburg Auction, with the top red wine fetching an unsurpassed R9 777 per litre.

Nigerians head back to the farm to beat recession

2016-09-04 21:08

Too broke to pay for costly imports of rice and palm oil, Nigeria is looking to agriculture to help lift itself out of a recession.

How agriculture can be intensified in Africa without causing harm

2016-09-02 11:43

Sustainable agriculture is a popular concept. It’s warmly embraced as a guiding light for the future of food production. But there is still a great deal of disagreement about what the concept actually means and entails, writes Tawanda Marandure.

Integrated pest management key to reduce pesticides

2016-08-30 19:23

Tru-Cape’s ability to sell more SA apples and pears is supported by growers and packers that meet and often exceed high global standards.

Drought ravages Lesotho as water exported to SA

2016-08-14 16:43

For farmer Mohlakoane Molise, the view of the enormous Katse dam from his smallholding high in the mountains of Lesotho taunts him daily.

Top women in W Cape agriculture honoured

2016-08-12 16:56

The top women in agriculture in the Western Cape have been announced and will now take part in the national round.

Chilean salmon industry tries to kick antibiotic habit

2016-08-06 15:24

Chile's salmon industry, the second-largest in the world, is trying to cut back its heavy use of antibiotics, which pollute the environment and could cause new super-bacteria to emerge.

Africa's top cotton grower looks to Bayer

2016-07-29 20:00

Burkina Faso has asked Bayer CropScience to help produce genetically modified cotton, even as it decided to stop planting a variety introduced by the world’s largest seed company.

 

Land reform model fizzles

2016-09-25 08:24

A macadamia farming project by young farmers, which has been hailed by government as a model for land reform projects, is on the verge of collapse.

If Africa learnt to feed its chickens it could feed its people

2016-09-21 15:24

Africa, which imports nearly 83% of the food it consumes, has a real chicken and egg problem. The continent is caught between pressure from imports in some countries and an inability to meet demand in others.

Assignees designated for local produce inspection

2016-09-06 18:46

The minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries has designated two assignees for local and import inspection related to fresh produce, grain and related products.

Ivory Coast cocoa farmers seek gold in face of drought

2016-09-04 15:22

Once a cocoa planter, Ferdinand Konan Yao has joined the ranks of fellow farmers who have abandoned Ivory Coast's top cash crop to work in clandestine gold mines buried deep in the plantations.

Government has forgotten us, say female farmers

2016-08-31 08:52

Young female farmers have poured out their frustrations to Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Bheki Cele during his visit to Nkomazi near Komatipoort.

In the markets: What to watch this week

2016-08-22 06:55

StatsSA is releasing inflation data for July on Wednesday. Let's see what else the coming days have in store for the markets.

Italy confident of holding wine crown

2016-08-14 14:30

Italy will retain its crown as the world's biggest wine producer this year, the country's main agricultural body predicts.

Strikes unlikely to curb Kenya tea output

2016-08-11 17:10

Strikes by tea pickers in Kenya's biggest estates are unlikely to disrupt production enough to warrant a change to the forecast, says the agriculture industry regulator.

Agri confidence in SA growth lowest since 2008

2016-07-29 21:00

The confidence of South African agribusinesses in the country’s economic growth is at its lowest level since the second quarter of 2008, an index shows.

Herbst: ANC & Western Cape farmers – an affair set to spark food riots

2016-07-28 19:35

Across the political spectrum, the warnings become ever more urgent. The spectre of food riots is a probability more than a possibility, writes Ed Herbst.

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