Demand across the world for Farmer Field Schools are increasing due to their ability to help smallholder farmers cope with complex challenges...
15 Feb 2018
Smart farming isn't a new emerging tech conversation and, on a global level, we have reached a point where the actual benefits of technology deployments in farming are being seen... the digital disruptor in farming is already here...
Josua Taljaard 11 Jan 2018
Farmers need to avoid the consistent use of plant protection products (PPPs) that could hinder soils functions and ecosystems. Instead, farmers should adopt better alternative farming practices...
Sam Otieno 4 Jan 2018
GMO technology could kick-start "an agricultural revolution" in Africa, but the continent's failure to invest in agriculture could create an opportunity for companies such as Monsanto, Bayer and others...
Hans Wetzels 3 Jan 2018
Despite the technology being seen as key to tackling low crop yields, climate change and emerging diseases, many countries remain averse to GM technology over safety and trade-related concerns...
Johnson Kanamugire 11 Dec 2017
Tobacco impacts the health and well-being of the people who grow it and the environment where it is grown, often with devastating consequences. So why do farmers grow tobacco?
Eleanor Jew 23 Nov 2017
Better soil management could boost carbon stored in the top layer of the soil by up to 1.85 gigatonnes each year, about the same as the carbon emissions of transport globally...
Thin Lei Win 21 Nov 2017
Shaheen Rajabally launched Natura Sugars - the only range of truly unrefined sugars in South Africa and exclusively sourced from Mauritius. We asked Rajabally to tell us the sweet story of Natura Sugars...
Cari Coetzee 2 Nov 2017
The use of smart agriculture will promote the appropriate use of agricultural chemicals and drive additional chemical sales as Africa boosts it's below average use of these inputs...
27 Oct 2017
If the world's major agriculture companies go ahead with planned mergers and gain greater control of the way food is produced, farmers will face higher costs and food will eventually become more expensive...
Alex Whiting 24 Oct 2017
"...a step-change in the lives of smallholder farmers, recognising the fundamentally important role that they have currently and will increasingly have in our future food production."
Dr Klaus Eckstein 16 Oct 2017
In an effort to promote exports and the Western Cape halal sector, Wesgro has been supporting the South African Department of Trade and Industry and Western Cape companies at Gulfood in Dubai - an internationally recognised food and beverage trade show featuring 5,000 exhibitors and 120 national pavilions covering one million square feet. It is expected that over 100,000 traders and visitors will visit the show.
2 days ago
The United States Cattlemen's Association (USCA) has petitioned the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to exclude products not derived directly from animals raised and slaughtered, from the definition of 'beef' and 'meat'.
19 Feb 2018
This Valentine's Day florists are predicting sales of $95m in the UK alone. But where do they all come from?
Lara Bianchi 16 Feb 2018
With Chinese New Year celebrations just around the corner, millions of people will be tucking into a mountain of tasty seafood delicacies very soon - much of it plucked illegally from South African marine waters.
Tony Carnie 12 Feb 2018
Following the heavy rainfalls that have affected the local vegetable production since the beginning of January 2018, Mauritius will inevitably resort to importing from South Africa, India and Egypt.
23 Jan 2018