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Women's Month
#WomensMonth: Women in winemaking with Nederburg's Elmarie Botes

Robin Fredericks

Elmarie Botes is one of the latest members of the Nederburg winemaking team. Having just completed her first harvest, Botes is responsible for the winery's white wine... read
Tapioca starch market to exceed revenue by 2028
High in carbohydrates, and devoid of gluten, grain and nut, tapioca starch has witnessed application in the prevention of food allergies, gluten sensitivity and celiac disease... read
Weekly wrap on local #AgriMarkets

Wandile Sihlobo

This week (ending 10 August 2018) there were no major data releases in the South African agricultural market. The weaker Rand against the US Dollar, coupled with higher Chicago grain prices provided support to the domestic grain and oilseed market... read
Agri Tech
Africa should be the breadbasket of the world says AfDB president
African Development Bank Group president, Akinwumi Adesina has requested that farmers across the African continent be given agriculture technologies to optimise farming outputs and transform agricultural production... read
Cape Town, Western Cape launches inaugural Africa Halal Week 2018
The Western Cape, City of Cape Town, Wesgro and its supporting partners have announced the launch of the inaugural Africa Halal Week 2018, which will foster business links, conversations and opportunities across tourism, trade and investment... read
South Africans differ on land reform. But there needs to be a meeting of minds

Roger Southall

President Cyril Ramaphosa's late night announcement that the government was going to push ahead with implementing... read
Mensa merges wine quaffing with digital storytelling

Lauren Hartzenberg

With South Africa being home to a host of world-class wine brands, newly released expressions can easily go unnoticed because consumers are faced with so many quality options... read
South Africa and Zambia's maize supplies are in good shape

Wandile Sihlobo

The United States Department of Agriculture has just released its World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, which covers most major grains and oilseeds estimates for the 2018/19 production season... read
Commodities & Fairtrade
How to show consumers the benefits of genetically modified foods

David Di Zhang and Grant Alexander Wilson

Genetically modified (GM) foods for human consumption have long been a subject of intense public debate, as well as academic research... read
Food Security
What's driving persistent poverty in rural Kenya

Timothy Njagi Njeru

Like most of sub Saharan African countries, Kenya has registered a decline in the poverty rate over the past decade... read
Viticulture & Oenology
Kleine Zalze: Introducing the best new world producer of the year

Robin Fredericks

As managing director of Kleine Zalze over the last 15 years, Kobus Basson and his family have evolved the wine estate into the most awarded in Stellenbosch; marrying agricultural knowledge and business acumen to produce successful results... read
Meet the Maker: Jacqueline Grobler

Samantha Snedorf

Meet Jacqueline Grobler, owner of Angel Heart Liqueur, Ginifer gin, Westcliff gin, Luvoa Vodka and Venom Moonshine as well as a set of all natural bitters; quite the repertoire for just one lady. Here, Samantha Snedorf sits down and experiences a day in the life of this master distiller... read
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Keep your machinery clean to help prevent combustion and make sure your fire extinguisher is properly charged. Use...
Soils affect the food we eat, the water we drink and the air we breathe. The invisible threat to our #soils:...
Technology company launches digital smart brooder that monitors chicks
With harvest nearing completion in key wheat growing regions in the northern hemisphere, the impact of the global d...
When a Farmer and a Dietitian are the Same Person: Telling Stories to Counter Misinformation about Biotechnology...
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New events to diarise
Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Showcase
16 Aug 2018, Cape Town | 22 Aug 2018, Johannesburg

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