Zeder maintains earnings and dividends in tough trading conditions

2019-04-16 14:53

JSE-listed Zeder, with its focus on the agri, food and beverage sectors, has delivered comparable recurring earnings for the financial year.

Don't panic, bacon lovers - experts on swine fever outbreak

2019-04-11 21:19

The farm where an outbreak of African Swine Fever has been reported in North West Province, near Zeerust, has been quarantined, says the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

Wandile Sihlobo: How the cannabis market might give SA a boost

2019-04-10 18:40

In China - a grower of nearly half the world’s legal hemp - the sales of textile fibre made from the plant’s stalk - totalled US$1.2bn in 2017, says Wandile Sihlobo.

Decriminalising dagga in SA is not necessarily where the money is, says agriculture body

2019-04-09 11:33

The Agricultural Business Chamber wants more research into cannabis in SA, to help guide policymakers. But it is more concerned with the ability to export marijuana to the likes of China and Canada than the potential of the South African recreational dagga market.

The dreaded Fall armyworm has just been detected in the Western Cape – these are the foods at risk

2019-04-04 11:15

A number of crops will be under threat in the province – especially as SA moves into autumn.

Financial institutions sceptical about Africa agriculture investment - legal expert

2019-03-28 19:24

Financial institutions remain sceptical about investing in Africa's agriculture industry, a legal expert says.

Wandile Sihlobo: There's confidence in SA agriculture - from farmers themselves

2019-03-19 06:15

Talking to individual farmers gave Wandile Sihlobo hope for the SA agricultural industry.

AgriSA meets with top US official to talk trade, land expropriation

2019-03-15 17:32

AgriSA says it plans to discuss a list of farms published by a top ANC official in the Northern Cape during its meeting with Deputy Secretary of State of the United States, John J Sullivan.

What a no-deal Brexit would mean for Western Cape exports

2019-03-13 19:30

The Western Cape's economy is closely linked to the United Kingdom, meaning the outcome of this week's Brexit votes are of great importance for the province.

Valuer-General does not replace court in determining compensation for expropriation - chamber

2019-03-08 21:01

The Land Claims Court has in essence confirmed that a valuation by the Valuer-General would not replace the role of the courts when compensation for expropriation is calculated, says the Agricultural Business Chamber.


More South African animal feed and pet food now contain insect larvae - thanks in part to Bill Gates

2019-04-16 13:06

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has invested in South Africa's biggest producer of insect protein.

SA still among top chicken producers for cost, efficiency - report

2019-04-10 20:56

SA remains an efficient chicken producer in the global context and has consistently produced chicken more cheaply than European Union countries, research shows.

SA Cheese Festival celebrates 18 years

2019-04-09 18:20

The South African Cheese Festival celebrates its 18th anniversary this year from April 26 to 28, 2019.

Industry body, BAT-SA deny claims tobacco manufacturer owes SARS R143m

2019-04-07 18:04

Allegations that BAT-SA owes SARS R143m are 'totally inaccurate', Francois van der Merwe, chair of industry body the Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa, has said.

EU lifts ban on SA ostrich meat

2019-04-01 15:40

The European Union, the largest consumer of South African ostrich meat, has lifted its ban on imports.

Glass still half empty for SA wine harvest in 2019 - Vinpro

2019-03-26 19:43

With close to two-thirds of the 2019 grape harvest already in cellars, indications are that it may be even smaller than last year, says Vinpro.

Lots of 'misinformation' in US about 'complex land issue' in SA - US deputy secretary of state

2019-03-18 06:48

US deputy secretary of state John Sullivan met several individuals and groups, including representatives of AgriSA, Grain SA and the ANC, last week.

Take a look: This South African pumpkin weighs 600kg - and it's not even a record

2019-03-14 14:18

The pumpkin earned the grower R17,500 in prize money.

13th maize company settles over price fixing

2019-03-13 14:52

The Competition Tribunal has confirmed a settlement agreement between the Competition Commission and Paramount Mills.

Denou Farming an example of BEE partnership in fruit industry

2019-03-06 16:33

Denou Farming was stablished in 2003 as a partnership between fifth generation Prince Alfred Hamlet fruit growers of the Goosen Family.

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