ARTICLES RELATING TO AGRIBUSINESS

Zeder CEO: Pioneer deal means better value for shareholders

2019-10-08 21:13

The group is positive about the anticipated disposal of Pioneer Foods.

WATCH: Microplastics found in human stool samples - Study

2019-10-04 21:59

A new study has found small pieces of plastic, ranging from 50 to 500 micrometers in size, present in human stool samples. Researchers from the Medical University of Vienna tested fecal samples from eight different participants aged 33 to 65.

Wandile Sihlobo: Why government intervention isn't a cure-all for maize production

2019-09-07 14:00

Late in August, we learned that the Zambian government had placed a price cap on maize, and justified its actions by noting its concerns over rising maize prices, says Wandile Sihlobo.

Call to clamp down on water 'stealers'

2019-08-27 22:13

The verification and validation of the use of water in SA is urgently needed, says the CEO of the South African Association of Water User Associations.

British American Tobacco aiming at 70 million African smokers with Twisp deal

2019-08-14 18:22

BAT's acquisition of e-cigarette maker Twisp opens up the way for 70 million adult African smokers to switch to potentially reduced risk products, says BAT.

WATCH: Beyond Meat hungers for funding to fuel expansion

2019-08-02 10:50

Meat alternative company Beyond Meat announced details of a second share sale, just months after its blockbuster IPO, as the plant-based burger maker raises money to fuel an attempt to meet growing demand and beat out competitors.

WATCH: Small farmers put Zimbabwe's coffee back on the map

2019-07-04 11:44

With companies like Nestle's Nespresso arm willing to pay a premium for Zimbabwe's Arabica coffee, small-scale farmers are returning to a sector that was all-but destroyed under former President Robert Mugabe.

Feathers fly as Competition Commission rejects merger for SA's biggest ostrich firms

2019-07-01 22:00

Two of the largest companies in the ostrich industry are heading to the Competition Tribunal in a bid to have a decision by the Competition Commission – to prohibit their merger – overturned.

Wandile Sihlobo: The great maize crisis of 2019

2019-06-22 09:00

It's not just Zimbabwe and Mozambique facing a worrying shortage of maize this year, says Wandile Sihlobo.

Zim maize production down 54%

2019-06-20 20:36

Zimbabwe is expecting record a significant reduction in agricultural production following the 2018/19 season.

 

Wandile Sihlobo: A sleeping giant - the Eastern Cape

2019-10-05 16:29

The Eastern Cape is typically seen as a non-starter when it comes to agriculture, but in reality, the province is a notable player in a number of commodities, says Wandile Sihlobo.

WATCH: Your doctor may be wrong about red meat - study

2019-10-01 21:00

Steak is back on the menu, if a new scientific review is to be believed. A group of experts from around the world say there's not a lot of evidence that red and processed meats cause cancer, diabetes, or heart disease.

China drone attack on crop-eating armyworm shows 98% kill rate

2019-09-04 07:27

An army of drones deployed to fight a crop-devouring pest in a southern area of China has recorded a mortality rate of as high as 98%, according to the manufacturer.

SA cannot allow its best agricultural land to be dug up for coal – academic

2019-08-27 08:50

South Africa cannot allow its best agricultural land to be dug up and used for coal, says Mike Muller, adjunct professor at the University of the Witwatersrand School of Governance.

Large-scale plantings of Fuji Royal apples to begin soon

2019-08-12 16:25

Ever since the Fuji apple was bred in 1939 in Japan there has always been a search for better coloured red fruit.

Wandile Sihlobo: SA maize supplies suggest good news for food prices

2019-07-21 08:21

For SA consumers, there is nothing to worry about for now – as things look, we will likely have sufficient maize supplies throughout the 2019/20 marketing year, says Wandile Sihlobo.

WATCH: Locked out of China, US pork producers sniff out new buyers

2019-07-02 22:18

US hog farmers lost hundreds of millions of dollars in export sales to China and Mexico after President Donald Trump launched his trade wars last year.

WATCH: Italy’s cannabis light market fears legal buzzkill

2019-06-27 20:49

It’s been called the Italian "Green Gold Rush.” Barely there marijuana dubbed “cannabis light” has put Italy on the international weed map. But the industry is getting political and judicial blowback that some fear will nip business in the bud.

WATCH: UK's first ever 'meat-free butchers' opens its doors

2019-06-21 15:33

East-End butcher goes Meat Free 'Meaty' cuts, joints and strings of sausages are being made from the likes of mushroom, jackfruit and even pea protein.

Wandile Sihlobo: So far, so good for SA's crops this year

2019-06-20 06:01

So far, the news looks good this year for SA's farmers. But they're not quite in the clear yet, says Wandile Sihlobo.

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