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Agri EC conference to address farming concerns in the province
Agri Eastern Cape will be hosting its 17th annual conference this week in Jeffreys Bay, which will see Eastern Cape farmers participate in discussions centred around major issues affecting farming in the province... read
SA feed industry experiences 0.7% sales drop for 2017/18
South African feed sales have achieved a smaller drop in sales for the 2017/18 Animal Feed Manufacturers' Association statistical year in comparison to the 6.2% drop in sales experienced in 2016/17... read
Macadamia crop to double globally over next 4 years
Growing from a relatively small base, the challenge has been to garner enough industry muscle to bring to the fore what makes macadamias so special... read
Agri Tech
Kenyan agri-tech startup Tulaa raises $627k funding round

Tom Jackson

Kenyan agri-tech startup Tulaa, which allows smallholder farmers to access inputs, credit and markets, has raised a US$627,000 seed round to fund its continued expansion in the East African country and further develop its platform... read
African governments must effectively implement trade agreements

Mmatlou Kalab and Wandile Sihlobo

"Why do African countries consume what they don't produce, and produce what they don't consume." read
ITC unveils market price portal for agricultural products
The International Trade Centre has announced the launch of the Market Price Information portal, an online database that will provide access to live updates and prices for more than 100 agricultural products... read
Commodities & Fairtrade
Maize crop estimates remain unchanged
The area planted estimate and sixth production forecast of summer crops for the 2018 production season was recently released by the National Crop Estimates Committee... read
Food Security
Early intervention could reduce natural disaster impact on livestock
According to a report released by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation intervening early in countries predicted to be hit by natural disasters can prevent threats from becoming humanitarian emergencies, or can mitigate their impacts... read
A conscious conversation with Roberta Thatcher of La Mano and The Pantry Market

Jessica Tennant

The Pantry Market, offering ethically produced, sustainable products in a plastic-free zone, is the newest neighbour on the Keyes Art Mile, Rosebank's art and design district... read
Viticulture & Oenology
Absa Top 10 Pinotage finalists announced
The Absa Top 10 competition has announced its Top 10 finalists for 2018... read
Meet the Maker: De Vry Distillery

Samantha Snedorf

Samantha Snedorf explores Johannesburg-based distilleries and visits De Vry Distillery, where she chats to Gerrit Du Plooy, one of three brothers who founded the company... read
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Crop Progress: Are We Headed For Record Yields?: via @
The closer a farm is located to a #forest, the better it performs in terms of #livestock productivity and long-term...
Fertilizer destroys plant microbiome's ability to protect against disease -
IIOT to increase revenue of agri-businesses by 14 per cent
Nyandarua farmers growing popular flowers for export
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