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UCook and Faithful to Nature acquire Granadilla Eats

Through the deal, UCook and Faithful to Nature will be able to offer locally-sourced fresh produce on a much larger, national scale...

14 hours ago

Limited funding, access to land constraining young farmers

Limited access to funding and land, including bureaucracy, are among the key challenges facing young people in the agricultural sector. These issues were raised on Monday, 14 June, by young farmers during a webinar on the role of youth in agriculture.

15 Jun 2021

Feeding Africa from Africa: Smallholder farmers to leverage on AfCFTA

Senamiso Ndlovu, 32, is a smallholder farmer with big food production dreams. The seed of her farming ambitions is the growing urban food demand...

By Busani Bafana 14 Jun 2021

What does the impact of the lower contribution to GDP mean for agriculture?

Although agriculture's contribution was muted in the first quarter, this is a temporary blip given the generally huge production outlook...

By Paul Makube 11 Jun 2021

Ivory Coast sells 2021/2022 cocoa contracts after wrangle over premium

The world's top cocoa producer Ivory Coast had sold 950,000 tonnes of cocoa in contracts by the end of May for the 2021/2022 season at a country discount...

By Ange Aboa 10 Jun 2021

Big irrigation projects in Africa have failed to deliver. What's needed next

In 1938, French colonial authorities in what is today Mali started on an ambitious infrastructure plan to transform the desert into an area of agricultural production...

By Tom Higginbottom, Roshan Adhikari and Timothy Foster 10 Jun 2021

Last call for applications for AGCO Africa's agribusiness qualification

Fully funded by the AGCO Agriculture Foundation, the initial intake for the Africa Agribusiness Qualification will comprise 20 participants...

8 Jun 2021

Rooibos added to EU's register of iconic geographic indicators

Rooibos is the first African food to be approved by the EU for listing on the register...

8 Jun 2021

Wine exports to China? How to navigate trade mark territory...

Media reports that China recently implemented anti-dumping duties on Australian wines introducing import tariffs of anywhere from 100% - 215%...

By Donvay Wegierski 3 Jun 2021

Expropriation Bill aims to bring SA in line with global land ownership policies

For decades, progress towards the integration of world economies and the establishment of a global economic market has been a feature of the times...

By Virusha Subban and Cameron Jeffrey 2 Jun 2021

Developing a business plan to assist in the development of Livestock Identification and Traceability System

Recent outbreaks of animal diseases including Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and African Swine Fever (ASF) have highlighted the vulnerabilities of our livestock sectors to outbreaks of disease...

Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 1 Jun 2021

Farmers, Ferraris and harvesting good investments in Africa

Roux Wildenboer, sector head: agriculture at Absa Group shares his thoughts regarding how the agri sector has been a shining light for the continent and the investor community, highlighting the importance of continued investment into infrastructure development...

By Roux Wildenboer 31 May 2021

Food inflation fuelling rising inflation figures

Food inflation is the primary driver of higher inflation figures for April...

By Ian van Niekerk 28 May 2021

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