Bird flu costs RCL Foods R26m

2017-09-20 15:29

One of South Africa’s largest food producers RCL Foods has incurred R26m in losses from culling chickens due to an outbreak of bird flu.

Falling water levels hurt biggest Sub-Saharan hydro plant

2016-12-14 17:28

Sharply falling water levels at Mozambique’s Cahora Bassa dam, Sub-Sahara's' biggest power plant, are threatening electricity supplies to countries including South Africa.

Farmers seeing no respite from drought ask for aid

2016-09-13 18:19

The biggest lobby group for South Africa’s agriculture industry asked the government for emergency aid for farmers enduring the worst drought in more than a century.

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.

Maize prices seen falling in 2017 on better weather

2016-07-19 12:14

The sky-high maize prices may return to earth next year after a drought decimated plantings, with some projections calling for a bumper 2016/2017 crop as rains return.

SA's 2016 maize forecast stays unchanged

2016-06-29 08:40

South Africa will likely harvest 7.16 million tonnes of maize in 2016, unchanged from a previous estimate as weather conditions remain stable.

Oceana Group lifts revenue

2016-05-13 14:50

Oceana Group has lifted group revenue by 40% for the half year ended March 31 2016.

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.

Zeder performs despite challenging macro environment

2016-04-11 16:15

Zeder believes that, despite inevitable cyclicality, investing in the agribusiness industry offers attractive returns, says its CEO.


Slam tariff on SA maize imports - Zim millers

2017-02-17 18:32

The Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe wants a 40% of tariffs on imports of maize because its struggling to compete with cheaper South African maize grown from genetically modified seeds.

Report unpacks sustainable oceans economy in SA

2016-11-08 15:13

In order to unlock further value from SA's oceans, a fundamental first step must be to improve the management of existing resources, says the WWF.

SA wants court to dismiss poultry brine-cap halt

2016-09-12 14:28

The agriculture department and others have asked a court to dismiss the poultry association’s application to stop laws capping the amount of brine allowed in chicken.

Hybrid seeds could help Africa double its maize yields

2016-08-08 14:11

DuPont’s Pioneer unit has said farmers of the grain in Africa could more than double productivity over the next few decades if they switched to hybrid seed.

Sub-SaAfrica Agriculture to rise 2.6% yearly through 2025

2016-07-04 12:39

Sub-Saharan Africa’s agricultural output may rise 2.6% annually through 2025, boosted by productivity improvements.

Old Mutual takes stake in agri investment group

2016-05-25 19:03

Old Mutual Investment Group has announced a deal to increase its overall effective equity stake in an African agriculture investment group.

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.

Distell clears up directors' moves

2016-04-18 19:13

Following an about changes in directors at Distell, the company has had some enquiries from stakeholders as to what brought about the changes.

SA wins Indonesia quarantine fruit export approval

2016-04-14 12:00

South Africa has won quarantine approval to sell more deciduous fruits and nuts to Indonesia, increasing the export potential for its produce, says industry body.

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.

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