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Agriculture on positive growth trajectory, key to economic recovery
Agriculture on positive growth trajectory, key to economic recovery

In the National Budget Review for 2021, it was revealed that government's recovery plan focuses on raising the economy's long-term growth rate by supporting...

By Unathi Mhlatyana 17 hours ago

9th annual Leadership Academy for Agriculture programme under way
9th annual Leadership Academy for Agriculture programme under way

Twenty-eight agriculturists, from grain producers and agri-researchers to a Brahman stud manager and even a beekeeper, make up the 2021 class of the ninth annual...

1 day ago

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Illegal traders to profit from excise tax increase - tobacco alliance

"Ridiculous" is how the South Africa Tobacco Transformation Alliance has described the 8% increase in the excise charged on tobacco products...

15 hours ago

Why it pays to link products to places - and how African countries can do it

How geographical indications can provide economic and financial advantages to a product's place of origin...

By Samuel Samiai Andrews 1 day ago

Farmers fight back: Making animal feed from a locust plague

Kenya is battling some of the worst locust plagues in decades, but startup The Bug Picture hopes to transform the pests into profits...

By Baz Ratner 2 days ago

Protesting Indian farmers vow to amass more supporters outside capital Delhi

More than 100,000 farmers and farm workers gathered in India's northern Punjab state on Sunday, 21 February, in a show of strength against new farm laws...

By Danish Siddiqui 3 days ago

SA's backbone industries and 12J investment

The country's economy contracted 6.1% in real terms in the third quarter of 2020 compared with the same period a year earlier, according to data from Statistics SA...

By Renier de Wit 19 Feb 2021

Mixed responses from agri industry following Sona

For the agricultural industry, there were mixed responses to the State of the Nation Address (Sona). Organised agriculture responded with both positive and negative remarks following the speech on 11 February. Many organisations lauded President Cyril Ramaphosa for highlighting the importance of agriculture in driving economic growth and job creation.

By Ursula Human 19 Feb 2021

Ivory Coast lost 47,000ha of forest to cocoa production in 2020 - environmental group

Ivory Coast lost 47,000 hectares (116,000 acres) of forest in its cocoa-growing regions in 2020, an environmental group said on Thursday...

By Ange Aboa 19 Feb 2021

Driving transformation in the food and beverage industry

The unforeseen disruption experienced in 2020 has prompted food and beverage producers to future proof their businesses as far as is possible. While uncertainty seems set to continue for some time...

By Phil Lewis 19 Feb 2021

South Africa's food security conditions

Increased unemployment, increased crime and land reform discussions among other critical factors, must be closely monitored to maintain South Africa's food security...

By Wandile Sihlobo 19 Feb 2021

How an optimised vaccination programme can help improve farmer outputs

Having an optimised vaccination programme with benchmarks that are frequently measured will go a long way to improving a cattle farmer's profitability...

18 Feb 2021

Cheeba Cannabis Academy to host free virtual Craft Cannabis Summit

The Cheeba Cannabis Academy will host the 2021 Craft Cannabis Summit on 25 and 26 February. The two-day virtual event will include nine webinars...

16 Feb 2021

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