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FairPlay demands enquiry into SA sugar tariff debacle

The FairPlay movement has called for a public enquiry into the fiasco that saw a zero tariff for sugar being set and gazetted in South Africa last year, which allowed importers to bring in and stockpile sugar duty-free...

5 hours ago

KWV named Brandy Producer of the Year at global spirits competition

KWV scooped the 2018 trophy for the Brandy Producer of the Year at the International Spirit Challenge (ISC), in a ceremony held in Bishopsgate, London last week. This is the third time that KWV's master distiller, Pieter de Bod, has been honoured with the coveted Producer's Award.

4 hours ago

Maximising profitability of biogas plants

In order to attain profitability, developers need to analyse different feedstock and technology sources, and biogas plant decision-makers require data under conditions mirroring those in full-scale reactors...

By Idan Chiyanzu 3 hours ago

Expropriation without compensation: Is it negatively affecting investment for SA agriculture?

Of late, a number of commentaries have surfaced arguing that the discussions about the proposed expropriation without compensation have not negatively affected investment in the agricultural sectors, suggesting that investment has actually increased over time...

By Wandile Sihlobo and John Purchase 3 days ago

Meet the Maker: Love-Gin

Love-Gin is a family owned business, established by mother and son duo, Sandra and Heinrich Swanepoel. I love their product which is essentially a DIY bathtub, gin making kit that gets you to create your very own juniper spirits...

By Samantha Snedorf 3 days ago

Bayer SA committed to supporting smallholder farmers

Bayer South Africa has undertaken to deliver shearing equipment to four farming community's wool production initiatives in Umzimkhulu, KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape...

12 Jul 2018

Kenya's Apollo Agriculture secures $500k funding

The funding comes in the form of a $250,000 convertible grant from the FMO MASSIF Fund and a $250,000 loan from the Rabobank Foundation, which Apollo Agriculture chief executive officer (CEO) Eli Pollak said would allow it to expand its lending reach and greatly accelerate its rate of learning...

By Tom Jackson 12 Jul 2018

How I became a "Nederburg Wooded Wine Expert" in just one day

A glass of heartwarming sweet wine, a couple of smiling faces, and mouth-watering canapes welcomed us upon arrival at Nederburg in Paarl...

By Ilse van den Berg 12 Jul 2018

Of sightings and flightings at Loeries 2018

Having just landed from bringing our readers the finest edit of South African-specific and breaking news, exclusive interviews and overviews from the recent Cannes Lions Festival, we're prepped and ready to do it all over again...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 11 Jul 2018

The empowering impact of macadamia trading on the SA economy

From humble beginnings to an export powerhouse, the South African macadamia industry is the largest producer of macadamia nuts worldwide...

11 Jul 2018

Fishery management needs to be reworked to counter effects of climate change

A range of fisheries management tools already exist that can be used to respond to climate change, but many will need to be retooled to respond to specific needs in specific contexts...

11 Jul 2018

AFASA's Young Farmers Summit is a contribution to food security for the future

The African Farmers Association of South Africa (AFASA) invites young farmers to attend its third annual AFASA Young Farmers Summit (AAYFS) and interact with stakeholders from 28 to 29 August 2018...

10 Jul 2018

Rising import food bill a challenge for poorer countries

The world food import bill has broadly tripled since 2000 to reach $1.43tn in 2017, while it has risen around fivefold for countries that are the most vulnerable to food shortages...

10 Jul 2018

On the standardisation of wine tasting and education

Training programmes have emerged and some large entities such as the Wine and Spirit Education Trust have begun offering standardised tasting programs designed to be rolled out wherever demand surfaces...

By Gildas L'Hostis 10 Jul 2018

Traditional land not affected by Section 25 amendment

A meeting of a Ministerial Task Team and National House of Traditional Leaders has resolved that the traditional land would not be affected by the proposed amendment of Section 25 of the Constitution...

9 Jul 2018

#AgriMarkets: Soya bean remains at the heart of US-China trade war

Soya bean production remains at the heart of the US-China trade war, hence prices were under pressure on Friday (6 July 2018) on the back of the introduction of tariffs. For context, China is the world's largest soya bean consumer and heavily reliant on imports.

By Wandile Sihlobo 9 Jul 2018

Wesgro has secured agribusiness, green economy investments

"This is an outstanding achievement, especially considering the drought, economic uncertainty and a general slowdown in globalisation faced in the first quarter of this year."

9 Jul 2018

Meet the Maker: Durbanville Distillery

The distillery as it turns out is not run as part of the wine estate, but rather as a separate entity which allows for them to focus on their distinctive gin and distillation process...

By Samantha Snedorf 6 Jul 2018

Forests are critical to livelihoods says FAO director general

Forests and trees contribute far more to human livelihoods than is commonly known, playing crucial roles in food security, drinking water, renewable energy and rural economies...

6 Jul 2018

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