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A Chinese agricultural delegation canceled a planned visits to farms in Montana and Nebraska that had been scheduled for the coming days, officials said Friday.
Spain loves South Africa's avocados, while we are sending massive amounts of wattle bark to India.
The Banking Association of South Africa says the amount of money that the four largest banks in SA loaned to farmers increased from R133bn in late 2017 to R148bn in mid-2018.
While the ANC hints at land expropriation without compensation, the state is struggling to transfer more than 4 000 farms which have already been bought to their new owners.
Instead of helping genuine farmers, Zimbabwe's new agricultural programme seems sure to provide another feeding trough for greedy politicians, says Malcom Sharara.
The new expropriation bill was rushed through to be enacted before elections without consideration of its economic damage and unconstitutionality, says an analyst.
Ceres Fruit Growers and the Food and Allied Workers Union are set to return to the negotiation table over wage demands.
Anthea Jefferys brings to our attention yet another bill that flew entirely under the radar. This time, it’s about the preservation of agricultural land.
Foreigners who own land above the 12 000 hectares cap will need to sell any excess farmland, says Minister of Rural Development and Land Affairs Gugile Nkwinti.
Land reform resolutions adopted at the ANC's elective conference in Mangaung in 2012 will be implemented, says Minister Gugile Nkwinti.
Minister Mthuli Ncube said government is now working on a grand agreement that will culminate in an MOU and a structure to pay the compensation over 20/30 yrs.
The Department of Rural Development and Land Affairs has been dishing out KZN state farms to the elite, including theatre producer Mbongeni Ngema.
Despite the persistent problem of failing land reform projects, Cas Coovadia believes there is a solution.
Spending in the agriculture sector will increase at an average of 4.7% per year over the next three years, said Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in his 2017 Budget Speech.
A recent judgment shows the pitfalls for farmers in terms of how they have to account for any produce that has not been disposed of at the end of their tax year.
Zimbabwe’s government has begun evaluating seized farms to determine whether their previous owners should be compensated, says the Commercial Farmers Union.
Ceres Fruit Growers has accused members of the Food and Allied Workers Union of being behind the blaze which left its factory gutted.
The government's proposal to limit farm size is a "negotiating tactic" as it tries to redistribute land to black farmers, says Minister of Agriculture Senzeni Zokwana.
Rembrandt Group head Johann Rupert says the private sector and civil society need to work with government in solving its economic problems.
Farmers, farm workers and trade unions, have until next year to respond to a policy proposals that could see farmers handing over 50% of their land to their workers.
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