Ten priorities for getting agriculture moving in Zimbabwe

2018-01-24 06:01

Zimbabwe's new administration has promised to revive the country's agricultural sector. Here's what it needs to do.

BOS set to stir ice tea market even further

2018-01-17 19:18

BOS Brands is set for further growth after signing a sales and distribution agreement with Rhodes Food Group.

Agricultural stocks could buffer against high food inflation - economist

2018-01-14 12:54

The outlook on food inflation will not change significantly in the near to medium term, because of the buffer of large stocks, an agriculture economist believed.

Bird flu: W Cape set to get poultry sector going again

2017-11-26 18:20

There have been no new infections of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in the Western Cape, according to the provincial government.

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.


Women catch up with men in wine drinking stakes

2018-01-19 21:00

Major shifts in the wine industry over the past 12 years include gender equity in terms of wine drinkers, according to an expert in wine business strategy.

Boost for blueberry industry

2018-01-17 18:48

Migiva Group and OZblu have signed a joint venture which will bring to market what they call a superior blueberry offering.

Robust property rights the key to tackling the legacy of dispossession

2018-01-10 08:24

The failure of South Africa’s land reform programme has substantively been the consequence of resistance, both direct and indirect, writes Terence Corrigan.

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.

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