FEEL GOOD | Ntando used R389 to buy seeds 2 years ago, she now employs 40 people and exports veggies

2020-03-30 07:00

Her husband gave her money to do her hair, but she opted to use it to buy seeds and start her garden.

OPINION | Kallie Kriel: AfriForum has interests of farmers at heart - unashamedly

2020-03-11 12:41

AfriForum respects Kriek’s right to believe that he and organised agriculture can prevent expropriation without compensation by attempting to win the ANC’s favour and pacifying them, writes Kallie Kriel.

Agri-Vie sells stake in InteliChem

2020-02-20 14:40

Agri-Vie Fund I has announced its exit from InteliChem, a provider of crop protection solutions.

New agriculture development agency to aid land reform, support emerging farmers

2020-02-19 15:59

A new agency aimed at supporting the agricultural economy among emerging farmers was launched in Pretoria on Tuesday, in a government-backed private-sector initiative

Vintage 2017 could be good investment this year

2020-02-13 18:22

Vintage 2017 wines are fast being identified as some of the finest SA has ever produced and heralded as one of the best wine investments to make this year, according to an expert.

Wandile Sihlobo: A slightly brighter outlook for SA's farmers

2020-02-03 20:14

Wandile Sihlobo is more optimistic than a few weeks ago, he writes.

SA wine industry urged to focus on higher value products

2020-01-25 08:49

The South African wine industry should put more focus on supplying higher value products both locally and internationally, according to the chairperson of Vinpro.

SA's Flash Gala apples heading to the Far East

2020-01-22 16:16

Shipments of the full-coloured Flash Gala apples from South Africa are expected to reach the Far East in February.

Crop protection chemical input sector set for major consolidation

2019-12-28 18:15

South Africa's crop protection input sector is set for a major consolidation in the next three to five years, according to InteliChem CEO Gideon Hefer.

Wandile Sihlobo: SA's agricultural economy is in recession. Here's how we must adapt

2019-12-10 06:00

The third quarter 2019 GDP data released by Statistics South Africa this week illustrated that the farming economy is in recession. And the path ahead is uncertain, says Wandile Sihlobo.


DGB dominates SA category at international wine competition

2020-03-11 17:56

DGB led the South African category at the prestigious Mundus Vini Grand International Wine Awards, winning over 40% of all Gold medals awarded to Cape producers.

Kaap Agri on track for above inflatoin growth

2020-02-20 17:27

Kaap Agri, which trades in agricultural, fuel and related retail markets, says it is on track to achieve inflation beating growth in the medium-term.

New agriculture development agency aims for R25bn in investment

2020-02-19 16:19

The South African Agricultural Development Agency was officially launched in Pretoria on Tuesday.

Land Bank appoints Ayanda Kanana as new CEO

2020-02-17 10:55

Ratings agency Moody's in mid-January flagged the lack of a permanent head as cause for concern.

Kenya is being menaced by swarms of billions of locusts, and only has 5 small planes spraying pesticide to fight back

2020-02-04 05:42

A single swarm can have as a many as 150 million locust, regional authorities told the AP.

Predictable farming patterns 'drastically' hit by climate change - agriculture expert

2020-01-29 14:12

Predictable farming of the past has changed drastically, says an agriculture expert.

Wandile Sihlobo: What to expect from food price inflation this year

2020-01-23 06:00

Wandile Sihlobo considers what could impact the contents of your food basket.

Far too little, far too late - Agri-EC on government's drought assistance

2020-01-16 20:50

Any desperate farmer on his or her knees will gratefully accept any assistance from the government, but the assistance being rolled out to the Eastern Cape Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform is far too little, far too late, says Agri-Eastern Cape.

The US government listed Black Panther's Wakanda as an official free-trade partner

2019-12-19 16:18

US agriculture officials added the fictional African nation and its supposed exports to test their Tariff Tracker, but neglected to remove it.

WATCH | Emerging farmers battle devastating drought in Northern Cape

2019-12-10 05:10

Day Zero and a ticking time bomb await farmers, both veteran and emerging, in the Northern Cape.

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