Kaap Agri Limited, specialising in retailing and trading in agricultural, fuel and related retail markets in southern Africa, has listed in the “Speciality Retailer” sector of the JSE's Main Board
Amid the pared down farming units focused on food security, Agri Eastern Cape members have become innovative in battling the spiralling unemployment rate in their communities
"Millions of rural young people face an uncertain future due to the lack of decent rural jobs and continuous loss of livelihoods due to land degradation and falling yields"
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An outbreak of the highly pathogenic Avian influenza H5N8 - a strain of avian influenza which is believed to be transmitted by wild migratory birds - has been confirmed in the Villiers area in the Free State
Several wine estates in SA are following the trend of converting to organic wine producing and processing, in the footsteps of its major export markets. However, is organic wine production as financially sustainable as it is environmentally?
According to research by TMR, an increasing awareness among consumers about the importance of a protein-rich diet has had a positive influence on the growth of the pulse flour market
The University of Pretoria is partnering with the H2020 project Tropicsafe to fight three economically important insect-transmitted diseases affecting citrus, grapevine, and palms
At the recent South African Nursery Association (SANA) awards, Stodels Nurseries achieved a hat trick, winning the coveted Gold Medal for Nick Stodel
South African Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago remarked that the country's current fundamental economic problem is weak confidence But some sectors of the economy continue to provide green shoots
Over the past three decades, the South African agriculture financing landscape has undergone some significant shifts, the two most apparent of which have been
Zhann Meyer 22 Jun 2017
"Investing in agricultural assistance today will provide food for tomorrow; and can ensure people have a source of food even when they are cut off from other forms of humanitarian aid."
Thabang Mabapa's Selokong Sa Dimelana project grows castor seed crops for the commercial production of castor seed oil as an alternative biofuel. We wanted to find out a bit more about this inspiring young entrepreneur
Cari Coetzee 22 Jun 2017
Roland Peens and James Pietersen of Wine Cellar reveal their top picks for rising stars in the wine industry who should most definitely be on your radar - the Young Guns of 2017
The shortage of skilled people in the sector is growing, while the number of students enrolling in agriculture-related training continues to decrease
Howard Blight 21 Jun 2017
The Farmer Development Programme aims to provide all farmers in rural SA with agricultural knowledge regarding good planting practices, sustainable farming, business plans, planting techniques and the use biotechnology
According to the UNCCD, two-thirds of the African continent is desert or drylands. This land is vital for agriculture and food production, but nearly 75 percent is estimated to be degraded to varying degrees
Younouss Youn 21 Jun 2017
Reliance Compost, provider of 100% Certified Organic Compost produced from green garden refuse, won a gold Eco-Logic Award in the Recycling and Waste Management category
President and CEO of AGT Foods, Murad Al-Katib, was picked from 59 individuals representing 49 countries and named EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2017. He was chosen not only for his success in building a business empire focused on providing vegetable protein to the developing world, but also for helping to feed refugees.
While large agricultural harvests in some regions of the world are booming for global food supply, protracted fighting and unrest are increasing displaced and hungry people elsewhere. This according to the new FAO Crop Prospects and Food Situation report which shows that 37 countries - 28 of which are in Africa - require external assistance for food.
NEW YORK, US - The food industry is turning to the same technology used by virtual currencies to strengthen food safety and inventory management by tracking meats and crops from farm to table. Working with IBM, retail giant Wal-Mart Stores is testing the technology system on mangos in the United States and pork in China.
A highly contagious disease is spreading among farmed and wild tilapia, one of the world's most important fish species for human consumption. According to a special alert issued by FAO's Global Information and Early Warnings Systems, the outbreak should be treated with concern and countries importing tilapias should take appropriate risk management measures by intensifying diagnostics testing, enforcing health certificates, deploying quarantine measures and developing contingency plans.
In recent years, global warming has lead to a rapidly changing climate in India, temperatures across the country have reached soaring highs, negatively affecting the crops of many farmers. In fact, farmer suicides in India reached over 8,000 in 2015 as a result of this. Now, a farming technology startup named Kheyti is hoping to remedy this with their Greenhouse in a Box (GIB).