WATCH: Moroccan saffron farmers battle knockoff spices

2018-12-17 09:17

Saffron farmers in southern Morocco have long taken pride in the coveted spice they produce from the purple-petalled Crocus sativus, but some are worried knockoff versions are threatening their business.

German farmers sue government over missed climate targets

2018-12-08 13:13

Dismayed by the German government's failure to meet climate protection targets, dairy farmer Heiner Luetke Schwienhorst has filed a lawsuit against Berlin to force it into action.

We want compensation, farmers' union tells Eskom

2018-12-05 20:03

Farmers' organisation TAU SA has told Eskom load shedding is threatening food security, and it is seeking legal advice as a result.

Land expropriation: 'We will leave no stone unturned in protecting the interests of farmers' - AgriSA

2018-12-05 13:35

Agri SA says it "will leave no stone unturned in protecting the interests of farmers" and the agricultural sector.

Wandile Sihlobo: Smallholder farmers needn't be all that small

2018-12-04 06:00

Wandile Sihlobo takes a look at the contribution of commercial and smallholder farmers to SA's maize production.

Dangerous to use land issue for 2019 election - land expert

2018-11-29 22:00

With the 2019 national election coming up in SA, it is dangerous to draw on the land issue for election purposes, according to the vice chair of Agribank of Namibia.

SA investment conferences about public relations, not reality - Chris Hart

2018-11-29 06:45

Policy in SA is increasingly becoming a choice between "awful or dreadful" - something that is not particularly useful in relation to luring investments, says Chris Hart.

World's largest feedlot drives SA's meaty export offer

2018-11-28 17:57

Karan Beef, the world’s largest cattle feedlot, is expanding beef exports to China and other Asian markets.

Wandile Sihlobo: Why agribusiness in the Eastern Cape is ready for liftoff

2018-11-27 06:45

Wandile Sihlobo returns from the Eastern Cape full of hope for the region's agricultural sector.

Bankrupt Free State mega farmer kills himself

2018-11-20 10:10

A bankrupt farmer from Warden in Free State has died after shooting himself in his garden.

 

Bonnievale Wines, Wandsbeck create new wine company

2018-12-11 20:19

The Bonnievale Wines group and Wandsbeck Wines are to merge, creating a wine company with assets in excess of R300m.

'Farms given only to elite' – theatre producer Mbongeni Ngema given a farm in KZN

2018-12-06 16:01

The Department of Rural Development and Land Affairs has been dishing out KZN state farms to the elite, including theatre producer Mbongeni Ngema.

Government needs to offer support to black farmers now - Agri SA board member

2018-12-05 17:51

Eastern Cape farmer and Agri SA board member Siphiwo 'SK' Makinana has criticised the government over the way it has handled the land issue.

5 reasons the SA economy is out of recession

2018-12-04 15:09

The SA economy has exited a technical recession having grown by 2.2% for the third quarter of the year, here are five reasons why growth improved.

What SA can learn from Zim about land reform

2018-12-02 14:20

There was record-low investment in agriculture in Zimbabwe due to land rights issues and relocation, the chair of the Zimbabwe Investment Authority told an agriculture conference this week.

Drought impacts Kaap Agri results

2018-11-29 13:06

JSE-listed Kaap Agri has achieved modest growth during the financial year ending September 2018, mostly impacted by the drought in the Western Cape.

'Beware of rent seekers during land reform'

2018-11-28 21:58

Beware of rent seekers during the land reform process in SA, a panellist at the African Agri Investment Indaba has warned.

Lack of policy certainty a big challenge in agriculture - expert

2018-11-27 21:06

The lack of policy certainty is often raised in relation to agriculture in Africa, says the executive director of a political, economic and security risk consultancy.

Food security: Africa should be the answer

2018-11-25 10:00

Africa is the only continent suited to commercial agriculture with underutilised land, it is therefore up to us to do more with what we have, writes Peter Oberem.

Wine grape vineyards on the road to recovery after debilitating drought

2018-11-18 17:50

The SA wine industry expects at this early stage that the 2019 wine grape crop will return to normal levels in most regions thanks to good rainfall.

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