Peter Oberem
SOUTH AFRICA
How over-regulation, lack of understanding cause poverty and lack of transformation

How over-regulation, lack of understanding cause poverty and lack of transformation[Peter Oberem] The DAFF recently published amended regulations for Act 36 of 1947 for comment. Should these amendments be enacted, the impact on food security and the sustainability of the entire livestock value chain, especially small-scale stockholders, will be severely impacted...

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Maroefah Smith
Maroefah Smith
Labia celebrates 70th anniversary

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Wandile Sihlobo
COTE D'IVOIRE
Chocolate puts Ivory Coast on top in Africa's agriculture trade

Chocolate puts Ivory Coast on top in Africa's agriculture trade[Wandile Sihlobo] Chocolate can certainly get one some brownie points, and no way is this truer than in Ivory Coast which in 2018 reported the largest agricultural trade balance in value terms in Africa, an amount of $5.1bn...

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Konanani Liphadzi
SOUTH AFRICA
Fruit industry transformation, all hands on deck

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[Konanani Liphadzi] We need to get past the futile debate as to whether transformation is a key performance area for government, the industry or both. It's a collective responsibility...

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Peter Setou
SOUTH AFRICA
Elections will come and go, but challenges in land reform will not

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[Peter Setou] While land reform features prominently in manifestos of several political parties, not much detail is being provided on how individual parties plan to improve land reform and deal with the current challenges...

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Maroefah Smith
Maroefah Smith
SA Cheese Fest showcases small cheeseries

This year, visitors were introduced to small cheeseries such as Karoo Goat's Milk (Loxton), Kasselshoop (Stilbaai), Foxenburg Estate (Wellington), Bettie Bok (Lambertsbaai), Forest Hill (Klapmuts), Puglia (Cape Town), Rockvale Cheesery (Bronkhorstspruit), Vredesberg (Kareedouw), La Petit France (Howick) and TlaquePaque (Klein Brakrivier).

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Robin Fredericks
SOUTH AFRICA
Building efficient and sustainable operations for SA agriculture

Building efficient and sustainable operations for SA agriculture[Robin Fredericks] We talk to Gerhard Pienaar, BI Business Development Leader, Agriculture, to find out more about what Bearings International is looking to achieve at this year's Grain SA's NAMPO Harvest Day, as he shares insights into on the importance of new technologies and more...

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Wandile Sihlobo
SOUTH AFRICA
SA's lower food price inflation story could soon be over

SA's lower food price inflation story could soon be over[Wandile Sihlobo] South Africa's food price inflation numbers continue to surprise us. The figures recently released by Statistics South Africa show that food price inflation remained unchanged in March 2019 at 2.3% for the third consecutive month...

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Konanani Liphadzi
SOUTH AFRICA
SA's fruit industry - Doing more with less

SA's fruit industry - Doing more with less[Konanani Liphadzi] Doing more with less is a theme that's found its way into the narratives of all our economic sectors, in one way or another. The agricultural sector - and the fruit industry - has certainly not been spared, especially when it comes to the dwindling natural resource of water...

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Wandile Sihlobo
SOUTH AFRICA
Global grains market developments, and the implications for SA

Global grains market developments, and the implications for SA[Wandile Sihlobo] The March 2019 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report by the United States Department of Agriculture has provided further evidence that the world will have fairly large maize, soybean, and rice supplies in the 2018/19 season. Meanwhile, wheat production...

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Maroefah Smith
Maroefah Smith
Theewaterskloof Mayor Christel Vosloo hands out title deeds in Grabouw

The title deeds were transferred with the help of Khaya Lam, a project of the Free Market Foundation (FMF), donations by Two-a-Day, a major employer in the area and parent company of Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing, together with the Elgin Foundation.

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Wandile Sihlobo
SOUTH AFRICA
Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index improves marginally in Q1 2019

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[Wandile Sihlobo] The survey was conducted between 28 February and 15 March and comprised agribusinesses operating in all agricultural subsectors across South Africa...

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Maroefah Smith
Maroefah Smith
Astral takes World of Birds under its wings

The company has also re-drilled a borehole on the property to reduce its reliance on municipal water.Once the borehole is up and running again it will cut World of Birds' annual water bill with approximately R300,000.

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Maroefah Smith
Maroefah Smith
SA Dairy Championships receives 882 entries

The South African Dairy Championships has received 882 entries. The competition will take place on Thursday 28 February 2019 at GrandWest in Cape Town.

This year, 76 manufacturers entered a total of 882 dairy products in more than 100 different classes.

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Wandile Sihlobo
NIGERIA
Nigeria surpasses South Africa as sub-Saharan Africa's leading maize producer

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[Wandile Sihlobo] Agbiz head of agribusiness research, Wandile Sihlobo compares South Africa's maize yields to a second biggest producer in sub-Saharan Africa - Nigeria...

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Robin Fredericks
AFRICA
AGCO is helping African farmers access the agribusiness market

AGCO is helping African farmers access the agribusiness market[Robin Fredericks] AGCO's senior vice president and general manager for Asia Pacific and Africa elaborates on the company's new Farm in a Box initiative and how it's helping African farmers...

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marike brits
SOUTH AFRICA
FMD spill-over contained

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[marike brits] South Africa and her trading partners took concerned notice of the Foot-and-Mouth Disease spill-over reported in January 2019. Rapid and coordinated action from government and industry followed reports of the outbreak...

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Konanani Liphadzi
SOUTH AFRICA
Agriculture Minister enjoys rare exposure to fruit industry

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[Konanani Liphadzi] In January, Minister Senzeni Zokwana's first-ever visit to the fresh fruit industry made for a historic event on the industry calendar...

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Wandile Sihlobo
SOUTH AFRICA
Good performance in SA agricultural exports despite the drought

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[Wandile Sihlobo] Wine is one of South Africa's largest agricultural exports, therefore the growth in its exports contributes positively to the country's agricultural trade balance...

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