Drought in the Cape could see 50 000 jobs lost and food prices spike

2017-11-19 06:07

Drought gripping the three Cape provinces will see up to 50 000 farm workers lose their jobs amid rising inflation, while the after-effects of previous seasons of drought inland will see holidaymakers having to dig deeper into their pockets.

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.

Agriculture sector worried about lack of its importance in mini budget

2017-10-28 15:00

Agriculture received relatively little attention in Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s mini budget, according to Agri SA.

Unploughed land causing poor nutrition in Eastern Cape

2017-10-26 15:00

Many rural South Africans are no longer farming their fields and growing vegetables all year round.

Call for Gigaba not to burden farmers further in mini budget

2017-10-24 20:18

Agri SA wants Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba to make adequate resources available in his mini budget to support farmers - especially in drought-affected areas.

Citrus Black Spot proactive market closure

2017-10-24 13:59

The South African citrus industry has decided to proactively suspend the export of citrus fruit to the EU with immediate effect, but with certain exceptions.

Agri SA Young Farmer of the Year announced

2017-10-22 13:59

Agri SA president Dan Kriek says the participants in their competitions have been of a high quality and examples of what the future of agriculture looks like.

Tru-Cape delivers over 20 million cartons to Shoprite Group

2017-10-09 15:22

The Shoprite Group has purchased over 20 million cartons of apples and pears from Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing for its 2 689 Shoprite and Checkers outlets.

Sales top R13.2m at winemakers guild auction

2017-10-03 18:22

Diversity and innovative winemaking reaped rewards at the 33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction, with total sales exceeding R13.2m.

Bird flu costs RCL Foods R26m

2017-09-20 15:29

One of South Africa’s largest food producers RCL Foods has incurred R26m in losses from culling chickens due to an outbreak of bird flu.


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.

We should avoid radical rhetoric and policies on land - AgriSA

2017-11-01 14:46

AgriSA believes progress is being made in the land reform debate and that the country should steer away from radical rhetoric and policies.

Weak agricultural commodities continue to slide

2017-10-27 16:45

The weakness in the world’s agricultural commodity prices that began earlier in the year continued into the third quarter, a new World Bank report has revealed.

Work drying up in Western Cape drought

2017-10-25 18:54

Red flags have been raised over possible civil unrest in the Western Cape due to the predicted loss of around 50 000 jobs as the drought hammers the agricultural sector, parliament has heard.

BAT SA expands R50m emerging farmer initiative

2017-10-24 18:07

British American Tobacco SA is expanding its Emerging Farmers Initiative into more provinces in the country.

Land grab without compensation could affect all in SA - legal expert

2017-10-24 12:02

Expropriation of land without compensation will not only affect farmers or those in rural areas, but could snowball into a situation that touches all South Africans, says an industry insider.

How SA honey production could see R20bn turnover

2017-10-22 13:53

A structural approach and strategic business model could see South Africa’s honey industry turnover reach R20bn, according to experts.

Table grape farmers worry about drought

2017-10-05 06:00

While the SA Table Grape Industry is concerned about the impact of the drought in the Western Cape, it still expects a harvest in line with the average.

Investing in wine

2017-09-27 16:44

Wine is now the most popular luxury investment globally, according to Knight Frank’s latest Luxury Investment Index.

Bird flu detected in the Eastern Cape

2017-09-14 21:45

The first case of bird flu in the Eastern Cape has been detected on a poultry farm outside Uitenhage.

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