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Global grains market developments, and the implications for SA
Global grains market developments, and the implications for SA

The March 2019 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report by the United States Department of Agriculture has provided further evidence that the world will have fairly large maize, soybean, and rice supplies in the 2018/19 season. Meanwhile, wheat production...

By Wandile Sihlobo 1 Apr 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

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Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index improves marginally in Q1 2019

The survey was conducted between 28 February and 15 March and comprised agribusinesses operating in all agricultural subsectors across South Africa...

By Wandile Sihlobo 18 Mar 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

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Good performance in SA agricultural exports despite the drought

Wine is one of South Africa's largest agricultural exports, therefore the growth in its exports contributes positively to the country's agricultural trade balance...

By Wandile Sihlobo 31 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index falls to the lowest level in 9 years
Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index falls to the lowest level in 9 years

Subsequent to a decline from 54 to 48 points in the third quarter of 2018, the Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index weakened further to 42 in the last quarter of the year. This is the lowest point since the fourth quarter of 2009...

By Wandile Sihlobo 5 Dec 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

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Market access sustains SA's fresh fruit industry

It's the time of year when we tap into our affinity for relationships, which we hardly view alongside billions of rands or the creation of thousands of much-needed jobs. Well, when it comes to market access, SA's R44bn fresh fruit industry does just that...

By Konanani Liphadzi 27 Nov 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

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Reel Gardening, inspiring South Africans to grow their own food

Reel Gardening recently won the Future-Agro Challenge: Agripreneur of the Year award. Here, Eugene Yiga speaks to founder Claire Reid to discover more...

By Eugene Yiga 18 Oct 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Creating a new, inclusive wealth system based on Africa's continental context
Creating a new, inclusive wealth system based on Africa's continental context

Our continent has a significant amount of untapped wealth which we continue to overlook and oversee because we're always chasing short-term gratification over a longer-term and more inclusive approach to creating wealth...

By James Maposa 8 Oct 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#WomensMonth: Michelle Adelman hits the road running on food security in Africa
#WomensMonth: Michelle Adelman hits the road running on food security in Africa

Michelle Adelman, founder of Crossover Meat and Infinite Foods shares why she chose a career in food security, the challenges she has faced and her message for women in business...

By Robin Fredericks 30 Aug 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Meet the maker: Mark Taverner of Silver Creek Distillery
Meet the maker: Mark Taverner of Silver Creek Distillery

Silver Creek Distillery has been around since 2014. Mark Taverner started his journey with Shanna-Rae of Time Anchor Distillery as one of his mentors, as well as Lucy Beard from Hope on Hopkins. Even with these local influences, his alcohol has a unique twist to it...

By Samantha Snedorf 6 Jun 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Having a story to tell helps your commodity become a brand
Having a story to tell helps your commodity become a brand

It is not enough to be a great farmer nowadays. You also need to be a great marketer and learning to think about yourself, those that work for you and what you produce in the way that a journalist would...

By Brian Berkman 7 Mar 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#DesignMonth: What's in your lunch box?
#DesignMonth: What's in your lunch box?

FOODwelove aims to change how offices eat by offering desk jockeys the option to have a healthy and wholesome lunch delivered in a cleverly designed box, straight to their desk...

By Cari Coetzee 20 Feb 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

PMA Fresh Connections designed for SA fresh produce sector
PMA Fresh Connections designed for SA fresh produce sector

We interviewed Lindie Stroebel, the new GM for PMA SA...

By Cari Coetzee 21 Jul 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

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#AfricaMonth: Adopting a new mentality to small-scale farming

It's necessary for smallholder farmers in Africa to innovate and form partnerships with organisations that can help them do so. In this, the farmers of Nakuru county has...

By Cari Coetzee 23 May 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

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#CommerceMonth: Origin on the farm

Recently, GWK unveiled their new Farm Foods factory and rolled out with the Nature's Farm brand. Tom Meintjes told us all about it...

By Cari Coetzee 20 Apr 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

#BrandManagerMonth: Doing wine well
#BrandManagerMonth: Doing wine well

Alison Pearce is the national marketing and sales manager at Accolade Wines South Africa, a major global wine business, with leading wine brands filling their portfolio to the brim...

By Cari Coetzee 29 Mar 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

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#DesignMonth: Fairtrade on innovation, design and differentiation

Fairtrade South Africa is celebrated for its pioneering spirit; the Cape Town-based office was the global organisation's first marketing and business development setup...

By Cari Coetzee 17 Feb 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

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Feathering the nest: sound businesses practices

This emerging entrepreneur recently received his biggest business deal ever with 5,000 chicks on order for Christmas. He aims to move from supplying informal traders to...

By Liesl Jobson 20 Jan 2016

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