Two years into its launch, Operation Phakisa Oceans Economy is making inroads and growing the aquaculture sector
Dubbed Murimi-Umlimi, the app seeks to impart valuable farming advice and information to farmers that are not always available on their farms
The current drought, as well as the predicted long-term drying trends in the Western Cape, has serious implications for the farming of deciduous fruit says HORTGRO
Following a recent ruling against an application for exploration rights on more than 800,000ha in Northern KZN, farmers and landowners in the province are celebrating another fracking ruling victory, this time in the Midlands region
Development impact is possible when established role players in the sector commit to the transfer of knowledge and skills and provide the necessary technical support to new entrants for them to integrate into established value chains
Government is set to fast-track the transformation of the agriculture sector by increasing the number of black commercial farmers
Elanco Animal Health has received a $2.86m grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to provide sustainable development solutions in order to address food insecurity in East African countries
Western Cape Agriculture MEC Alan Winde has said the ongoing drought in the province will cost grape producers an estimated R500m
To raise awareness of World Hunger Day on Sunday 28 May 2017, the Shoprite Group will give community projects it supports access to local markets
Leán Muller has recently been appointed as the new head to direct Fairtrade Label in accomplishing the vast goals it has set for 2017
Cari Coetzee 3 days ago
The search is on for alternatives to big plantations and estates that can bring in private investment without dispossessing local people
Ruth Hall, Dzodzi Tsikata and Ian Scoones 3 days ago
“The conference is designed to provide the leadership of the farming community in southern Africa with strategic insights into the future of agriculture and its implications.”
Pioneer Foods Group on Monday reported a 47% drop in first-half adjusted headline earnings to R470m as higher input costs knocked its domestic essential foods
Andries Mahlangu 23 May 2017
Almost two million hectares of land have been transferred to communal property associations and trusts since 1994, Land and Rural Development Minister Gugile Nkwinti has revealed
TR4 is a plant disease of the roots of banana plants. GLOBALG.A.P. developed a tool whereby banana producers can curb the spread of the disease
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).
Hello Kiwi recently exhibited at the Food and Hospitality Exhibition (HOSTEX) and held a convention for stakeholders and media where the Greek Kiwi Producers Association discussed the importance of the trade relationship with South Africa as well as regulations with the Fresh Produce Imports Association. Thus, the European Unions's Hello Kiwi Programme is further building relationships with key players in the South African market in order to export Europe's kiwifruit to South Africa and have Greek kiwifruit sold in major retail stores.
WASHINGTON, US - US farm equipment giant John Deere has dropped plans to acquire a unit of Monsanto amid concerns the merger would be challenged by regulators.
With FAO's new tool, the WaPOR open-access database going live, measuring how efficiently water is used in agriculture, particularly in water-scarce countries, is going high-tech. The new tool taps into satellite data to help farmers achieve reliable agricultural yields and allows for the optimisation of irrigation systems.