Challenging macro conditions impact Zeder results

2018-04-17 16:15

Zeder, with its focus on the agri, food and beverage sectors, experienced challenging conditions that impacted the company and most of its portfolio companies.

Why African farmers should balance pesticides with other control methods

2018-04-02 15:59

Farmers need a way to manage harmful insects without destroying the ecological balance, says Esther Ndumi Ngumbi.

Cocoa farmers in Ivory Coast may miss out on surging prices

2018-03-27 11:06

Cocoa prices have surged by a third this year, but that’s still unlikely to translate into big gains for farmers in top producer Ivory Coast.

Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons CEO resigns after 20 years

2018-03-16 17:55

Schalk-Willem Joubert has resigned as CEO of Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons after a career of 20 years.

Zim to get forex boost from tobacco sales despite poor quality crops

2018-03-08 10:41

Zimbabwe is expecting a foreign currency boost from tobacco sales, with the 2018 auctioning season starting on March 21.

Record year for French champagne fails to cheer grape growers

2018-03-04 14:00

2017 may have been a stellar year for French champagne, with 307 million bottles sold for a record €4.9bn - but many of those growing the grapes see little to celebrate.

Tru-Cape cherries among winning stone-fruit crops

2018-02-26 16:19

Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing, the largest exporter of South African apples and pears has, over the last three years, focussed more heavily on cherry production.

Zim gets £21.5m grant as millions in southern Africa face hunger

2018-02-12 12:09

A prolonged dry spell and a fall army worm infestation are set to sharply curtail harvests across southern Africa, which could result in severe hunger for millions of people.

Women catch up with men in wine drinking stakes

2018-01-19 21:00

Major shifts in the wine industry over the past 12 years include gender equity in terms of wine drinkers, according to an expert in wine business strategy.

SA wine industry faces most challenging year ever - expert

2018-01-19 15:08

This year is the most challenging the domestic wine industry has ever faced, according to Francois Viljoen, head of viticulture and soil science at VinPro.


Criticism and praise for Western Cape Department of Agriculture

2018-04-07 11:00

Two members of the Western Cape provincial parliament share their opposing views of the performance of the Department of Agriculture in the province.

Drought worries prominent in Western Cape agriculture budget

2018-03-28 06:01

It is impossible to speak about the budget for the Western Cape Department of Agriculture without mentioning the drought, provincial legislature told.

Cape Thoroughbred Sales Ready to Run sale date announced

2018-03-22 16:48

The annual Cape Thoroughbred Sales Ready to Run (RTR) Sale dates have been announced.

Hail, sunburn impact SA apple, pear export crop

2018-03-16 15:38

Hail damage, drought and high summer temperatures are expected to impact the 2018 Tru-Cape apple and pear crop by about 10% in volume.

Astral sees 400% jump in earnings as it shakes off bird flu jitters

2018-03-05 12:11

Poultry producer Astral Foods says it has come to grips with bird flu jitters and the costs that came with the last outbreak of the disease.

Ivory Coast said to lose 125 000 tons of cocoa to theft

2018-02-28 12:15

Ivory Coast has lost an estimated 125 000 metric tons of cocoa this season through the smuggling of beans to neighbouring countries where farmers and traders are paid better prices.

Avian flu leads to industry losses of R954m - report

2018-02-13 22:00

Avian flu resulted in losses of R954m for the poultry industry, a report by the South African Poultry Association has revealed.

Why SA wine industry is losing out on opportunities - farmer

2018-01-24 21:55

There remains too much producer fragmentation in the SA wine industry, according to Mike Ratcliffe of Warwick Wine Estate near Stellenbosch.

Ghana considers pay cut for cocoa farmers as prices stay low

2018-01-19 19:47

Ghana’s government will consider cutting the price it pays to cocoa farmers because a slump that started more than a year ago, shows little sign of abating.

BOS set to stir ice tea market even further

2018-01-17 19:18

BOS Brands is set for further growth after signing a sales and distribution agreement with Rhodes Food Group.

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