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Potatoes SA campaign to unpack position of potatoes during pandemic
Potatoes SA campaign to unpack position of potatoes during pandemic

Called #WhenHopeWhispers, the campaign aims to highlight the indomitable spirit and contributions of various stakeholders from the potato industry before culminating in an inaugural State of the Potato Industry Address on 5 May 2021...

9 hours ago

#YouthMatters: Celebrate youthful diversity this June on Biz
#YouthMatters: Celebrate youthful diversity this June on Biz

Join us to honour the contribution of South African youth making a difference to business in our region. Nominees will stand a chance to be featured as top-story news in Bizcommunity's month-long #YouthMatters focus...

3 days ago

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'Sacred forests' in West Africa capture carbon and keep soil healthy

A stable ecosystem of organic matter is the key to improving agricultural yields in the surrounding farmland and fighting climate change...

By Michele Francis 3 days ago

Expropriation debate must not sap energy from agricultural master plan

"The debate over amending section 25 has gone beyond the realm of agriculture as various other stakeholders have engaged with parliament."

By Wandile Sihlobo 3 days ago

Nestlé opens plant-based food factory in Malaysia

Nestlé has launched a plant-based meal solutions manufacturing facility in Malaysia, the first in Asean and one of only two in Asia...

8 Apr 2021

Global food prices rise for 10th consecutive month

Vegetable oils drive FAO's Food Price Index higher in March while cereal quotations dip...

8 Apr 2021

Agriculture input cost pressures mount as fuel price increases further

The recent developments from a fuel perspective indicate that the determinants of fuel prices have all trended on the upside with Brent crude oil prices rising by 6.7% m/m in April 2021 to average US$64/ barrel...

By Paul Makube 8 Apr 2021

KZN couple continues family tradition supplying first-grade fresh produce

Two pensioners from KwaZulu-Natal have continued their family tradition of farming in the La Mercy region...

7 Apr 2021

Nederburg recognised as one of the Most Admired Brands globally

For the fifth time, Nederburg features on the Drinks International's World's Most Admired Wine Brands list for 2021. The Paarl winery, listed in 34th position, is the highest placed of two South African wine brands to appear on the list...

7 Apr 2021

Is that a good egg? How chocolate makers rate on social and environmental measures

Easter is the biggest chocolate-buying time of the year. But who's really paying for the cost of that chocolate?

By John Dumay and James Guthrie 6 Apr 2021

PMA, United Fresh to create new global trade association

The new association will enhance member services, increase advocacy before government and the public, help members grow their businesses and drive consumption of fresh produce and demand for floral products...

6 Apr 2021

Land reform: Look closer at subdivisions, adequate farm sizes, says researcher

"The process of land redistribution can be made more successful if more attention is given to providing benefiting emerging farmers with farms that are of an adequate and manageable size."

1 Apr 2021

What SA consumers can expect from food price inflation this year

With maize production estimates expected to be adjusted in the coming month with farmers on the ground continuing to express optimism about yield prospects, will likely add downward pressure on maize prices, which bodes well for SA's consumer food price inflation...

By Wandile Sihlobo 1 Apr 2021

New scholarship to support doctors' certification in Lifestyle Medicine

Infinite Foods is launching a new scholarship programme to support medical practitioners in Africa to be certified in Lifestyle Medicine...

1 Apr 2021

Off-premise booze ban over Easter weekend

There will be a four-day ban on the sale of alcohol for off-premise consumption over the upcoming Easter weekend...

31 Mar 2021

Agri SA and partners assist communities in need

Agri SA launches its 2021 Surplus Food Aid Campaign today, Wednesday, 31 March. The campaign includes a total of R110,000 in donations and an estimated 30 tonnes of fresh produce...

31 Mar 2021

Expropriation Bill: What you need to know...

In 2019, the Parliamentary Advisory Panel on Land Reform advised that the Expropriation Act of 1975 was unconstitutional and in conflict with section 25 of the Constitution...

By Bulelwa Mabasa and Thomas Karberg 31 Mar 2021

Name change for Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Department

The formation of the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment is complete now that all the relevant officials have been transferred to the newly amalgamated department.

31 Mar 2021

Creating an enabling environment for women entrepreneurs in agriculture

Access to finance, land and markets remain key barriers for women entrepreneurs in agriculture. When devising policy, governments should be mindful of these obstacles and deliberate about supporting women in agriculture...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 30 Mar 2021

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