ARTICLES RELATING TO AGRICULTURE

Overhex drives digital innovation with new wine range

2018-08-09 17:49

Overhex Wines International of Worcester has taken digital innovation in the local wine industry to the next level with the launch of its new Mensa wine range.

A tax on eggs just jumped by 50% – but producers say you probably won't pay more

2018-08-01 12:54

A previously voluntary levy for marketing and empowerment paid by some egg producers has been increased and made mandatory, but the SA Poultry Association doesn't think consumers will notice any change.

US announces $12bn in aid to farmers hurt by trade tariffs

2018-07-27 15:14

The US government will provide up to $12bn in aid to American farmers hurt by the retaliatory tariffs imposed by trading partners, US Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said this week.

Ramaphosa: ANC rejects state ownership of all SA land

2018-07-17 15:39

South Africa’s ruling party "rejects the notion" that all the nation’s land be owned by the state, President Cyril Ramaphosa has said.

Tech start-up could save agriculture millions

2018-07-15 06:10

Company in Cape Town uses satellite images, drones and software to help farmers identify trees that need TLC.

Dubai is getting the world's largest vertical farm — and it will grow produce for the world's largest international airport

2018-07-10 18:23

A Silicon Valley food startup and one of the world's largest airline catering operators, are building an indoor farm that will produce three tons of greens daily.

Sea Harvest makes progress with Viking Fishing Group acquisition

2018-06-13 17:12

A consortium of black-owned companies led by the Sea Harvest Group has confirmed the terms of its transaction to acquire the fishing business of Viking Fishing Holdings.

After a $66 billion merger, one of the most hated food companies in the world is disappearing — sort of

2018-06-05 14:34

German drug and chemical company Bayer is finalising a $66 billion blockbuster deal to gobble up agricultural behemoth Monsanto, but you wouldn't know it by the company's new name.

Floyd Shivambu's proposed state custodianship of land farcical and tragic

2018-05-31 07:38

Should our often poorly capacitated state attempt to take on the control management of 121 million hectares of land, it is difficult to imagine an outcome that would not verge on the tragic, writes Terence Corrigan.

Oceana shows solid interim results - interim CEO

2018-05-28 18:32

Oceana reported solid financials for the six months ended March 2018, with material volume improvements and continued efficiencies in Africa, says the interim CEO.

 

This tiny worm has saved South African companies more than R400 million

2018-08-06 07:07

Scientists are breeding billions of microscopic worms to kill an invasive wasp in plantations all over the country.

Record drought grips Germany's breadbasket

2018-07-29 07:59

The farmlands of northern Germany have borne the brunt of this year's extreme heat and record-low rainfall.

Zim's tobacco sales hit new record

2018-07-22 17:25

Zimbabwe is set to ease its foreign currency challenges after the country reported record breaking tobacco sales for the 2017/18 marketing season.

'Farming from your stoep' at the touch of a button

2018-07-15 16:15

SA start-up Aerobotics is using drone technology and data analytics to help farmers manage disease and pest control at the touch of a button.

Vegan wine produced in Swartland

2018-07-12 19:15

The wine industry can expect the demand for wines free from animal-based products to increase as veganism becomes one of the fastest-growing consumer trends globally.

This SA-created irrigation system cuts water usage by up to 70% - and is revolutionising orchards

2018-07-02 07:32

Combining the benefits of micro irrigation and drip irrigation, Tree Hog wets a large area at the base of a tree, helping it develop a strong root system, while not encouraging weeds.

Getting land reform right – a warning, as comments deadline looms

2018-06-12 08:23

Successful land reform is possible in South Africa. It is possible to get it right – but only if the enabling conditions are correctly arranged for it, writes Terence Corrigan.

Bayer to ditch Monsanto name after mega-merger

2018-06-04 15:58

German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer will discard the name Monsanto when it takes over the controversial US seeds and pesticides producer this week, the group said Monday.

SA needs to reverse corporate capture of agricultural policy

2018-05-29 08:57

South Africa's current preference for large-scale, high-input farming enterprises fails to trust in small-scale family-based producers’ ability to provide more efficiently for the market, writes David Fig.

Flash Gala comes from Bigbucks

2018-05-28 16:50

Bigbucks is now the most successful new variety - in terms of orders placed - in the history of the SA Plant Improvement Organisation.

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