ARTICLES RELATING TO AGRIBUSINESS

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.

Culling of male chicks: a controversial practice

2019-06-17 16:01

The systematic eradication of male chicks is a common practice in the poultry industry, which says it is the only viable option for birds that have no economic value.

SA company tackles livestock theft with 'tech-based lasso'

2019-06-16 20:00

SA lost over R1bn in a single year to livestock theft. But a local company says it has found the answer in an e-collar and app.

WATCH: World's big firms see $1 trillion hit from climate change

2019-06-06 06:01

The world's biggest firms are expecting climate change to cost them over $1trn, according to a report published Tuesday.

WATCH: Ravages of time on an African cocoa plantation

2019-06-01 13:30

Residents of former plantation, or roca, in Sao Tome long for return to colonial prosperity.

 

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.

Wandile Sihlobo: Sweet news for Zim's sugar cane production

2019-06-17 08:58

Zimbabwe's 2019/20 sugar cane production could increase 4% year on year, says Wandile Sihlobo.

Zimbabwe demands right to sell $300m of ivory to fund game reserves

2019-06-11 20:59

Zimbabwe has demanded the right to sell its stockpile of ivory to raise money for conservation, joining other southern African nations in calling for the global ban on the trade in tusks to be relaxed.

Wandile Sihlobo: How African swine fever is likely to hit global meat prices

2019-06-04 06:01

The impact of African swine fever is not isolated, says Wandile Sihlobo.

Wandile Sihlobo: From land reform to job creation, here's how we should boost SA's small towns

2019-05-28 06:00

SA's small towns hold great economic potential, and agribusiness could help unlock it, says Wandile Sihlobo.

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