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.

BAT plans to expand next generation products business in SA

2018-01-08 18:32

British American Tobacco South Africa has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of Twisp Proprietary Limited.

Premium alcohol favourites differ in Jozi, Cape Town

2018-01-02 19:41

SA's super-rich are willing to pay exorbitant prices to secure "money can’t buy" products to match their lifestyle or the one they aspire to, says an expert.

Distell sells cognac business for R800m, MD explains why

2017-12-21 07:49

Distell has entered into an agreement to sell its cognac business, Bisquit Dubouche et Cie, to Campari Group for about R800m.

Oceana impacted by stronger rand, lower prices

2017-11-20 14:20

Oceana's performance has been impacted by a stronger rand, lower global fishmeal prices and a slowdown in SA consumer spend, CEO Francois Kuttel tells Fin24.

No new cases of bird flu in Western Cape over past week

2017-11-08 16:50

The spread of the bird flu virus that has decimated parts the Western Cape's poultry industry may be be slowing down, according to Western Cape MEC for agriculture Alan Winde.

SAB invests more than R200m in inclusive supply chain

2017-11-03 17:39

SAB has invested more than R200m in creating an inclusive supply chain which incorporates black-owned and black women-owned SMMEs.


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.

Boost for blueberry industry

2018-01-17 18:48

Migiva Group and OZblu have signed a joint venture which will bring to market what they call a superior blueberry offering.

Sex is big business in dairy farming

2018-01-03 07:20

Sex is big business in dairy farming, which is why a battle is brewing in the US over new technologies designed to make sure only milk-producing cows are born.

From wine grapes to lambs squeezed as drought drags on

2017-12-24 15:42

While much of South Africa is enjoying good summer rains, its two western provinces have been hit by a persistent drought. In Cape Town taps are forecast to run dry as soon as March.

Bird flu: W Cape set to get poultry sector going again

2017-11-26 18:20

There have been no new infections of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in the Western Cape, according to the provincial government.

Drought impact on SA table grape crop slowly emerging

2017-11-09 14:21

The 2017/18 table grape crop will likely be marginally above the 5-year average of about 57.9 million cartons, according to the SA Table Grape Industry.

SA agriculture sheds 109 000 jobs

2017-11-03 19:41

The combined agricultural job cuts for the first three quarters of 2017 has reached 109 000, of which about 84% were in the Western Cape.

Silver lining for SA as global booze drought looms

2017-10-25 09:11

Countries with large grape harvests such as South Africa, will probably be more active in the wine trade this season as the world faces wine price hikes amid a 50-year output low.

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