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Cape Wine Master Winnie Bowman on women winemakers and the state of the SA wine industry
Cape Wine Master Winnie Bowman on women winemakers and the state of the SA wine industryArticle

Ahead of Women's Day on Sunday, August 9, Bowman talks about how the alcohol ban has seriously damaged an already frail wine industry and how much styles and trends have changed in recent years...

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Role players meet to discuss alcohol ban's impact on wine industryArticle

The industry body Vinpro, Agri Western Cape, the agricultural interest group Saai and Western Cape wine producers met last week to discuss the impact of the second ban on alcohol sales on the wine industry.

30 Jul 2020

While retail sales plunge, SA's agriculture industry shows promise
While retail sales plunge, SA's agriculture industry shows promiseArticle

The agricultural sector is showing itself to be an anomaly, and it grew almost 30% during the financially turbulent first quarter of 2020...

29 Jul 2020

Africa's coffee farmers are losing $1.47bn a year to exploitative pricing
Africa's coffee farmers are losing $1.47bn a year to exploitative pricingArticle

Millions of Africa's coffee farmers have slipped into abject poverty caused by poor prices which are currently barely enough to cover production costs while the rest of the coffee supply chain players enjoy rising profits.

29 Jul 2020

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SA agriculture sector 1Q20 recovery - where to from here?Article

Despite four consecutive quarters of contraction and ongoing challenges due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, South Africa's agriculture sector rebounded by 27.8% quarter-on-quarter...

Casey Delport 28 Jul 2020

Food security: How will we feed 9 billion mouths by 2037?
Food security: How will we feed 9 billion mouths by 2037?Article

We need to consider all historical factors if we want to provide safe and secure food for future generations...

Dr Peter Oberem 27 Jul 2020

This is how rural areas can be developed through agriculture
This is how rural areas can be developed through agricultureArticle

We need to confront infrastructure and governance constraints that have hindered the growth of agriculture over the past two decades...

24 Jul 2020

Food Dialogues 2020: Building a healthier, more resilient and just food system
Food Dialogues 2020: Building a healthier, more resilient and just food systemArticle

Issues around food, nutrition and hunger have reached a new level of urgency as the widespread, ongoing hunger in South Africa and many parts of the world are exacerbated by the global Covid-19 pandemic and responses to it...

23 Jul 2020

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Geospatial data platform launches to help build stronger food, agriculture sectorsArticle

"The geospatial platform will allow us to design more targeted agricultural interventions and investment plans through a territorial approach - an approach that fosters equality, inclusion and sustainable food and nutrition security."

22 Jul 2020

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State of the agricultural sector in South Africa' economyArticle

The sector increased by 27.8% quarter-on-quarter due to higher production of animal products, horticulture and field crops amid favourable weather conditions...

Paul Makube 21 Jul 2020

Urban farming: Is it financially and spatially feasible?
Urban farming: Is it financially and spatially feasible?Article

The urban farmer has some key issues to consider with regards to land, water, soil, infrastructure, and marketing opportunities...

Michelle Marais 17 Jul 2020

Reinstated liquor ban puts pressure on agricultural commodities
Reinstated liquor ban puts pressure on agricultural commoditiesArticle

The ban directly affects producers in terms of financing profiles, crop rotation systems and the control of ecosystems...

15 Jul 2020

Karoo farmers take to the sky to curb the spread of invasive alien plants
Karoo farmers take to the sky to curb the spread of invasive alien plantsArticle

"During the past four decades, the southern and northern slopes, as well as the mountain tops of the Outeniqua Mountains have fallen prey to the aggressive spread of invasive alien plants, in particular wattle and pine trees."

13 Jul 2020

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Raising a red flag on the privatisation of communal landArticle

During an online workshop hosted by the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, participants discussed rapid and 'silent' privatisation of customary land under the theme women's land tenure security and livelihoods in Southern Africa...

13 Jul 2020

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Global poultry production to reach 137m tonnes in 2020Article

The countries with the highest volumes of poultry consumption in 2019 were China, the U.S. and Brazil, with a combined 40% share of global consumption...

10 Jul 2020

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Farmers donate grain seed to colleagues in drought stricken MatzikamaArticle

Producers in the Matzikama district haven't had a harvest in five years. Parts of the area have had some rain over the past few weeks and some producers have already started planting the donated seed for grazing for livestock in the summer.

10 Jul 2020

Reaching new heights with drone technology
Reaching new heights with drone technologyArticle

The Sernick Group has welcomed the opportunity to implement drone technology in their own commercial farming practices and has since been researching new ways to benefit from it.

8 Jul 2020

Entries open for the FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10
Entries open for the FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10Article

Sauvignon Blanc South Africa invites producers of this popular cultivar to enter their best wines by Tuesday,18 August 2020 for the annual competition. Late entries will be accepted until Friday, 21 August 2020...

8 Jul 2020

Applications for CASP funding now open
Applications for CASP funding now openArticle

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture has announced that applications for Comprehensive Agricultural Support Package funding are open for the 2021/22 financial year and invites subsistence and smallholder as well as black commercial farmers in the Western Cape, who meet the criteria, to apply...

8 Jul 2020

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How a global pandemic could strengthen agribusiness in AfricaArticle

As supply chains around the world are disrupted and the demand for certain types of food drops in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak, questions have begun to emerge about Africa and its ability to ensure food security for its citizens...

Louis van Ravesteyn 8 Jul 2020

Coconut oil production threatens five times more species than palm oil - new findings
Coconut oil production threatens five times more species than palm oil - new findingsArticle

The coconut - an icon of unspoiled tropical idylls - causes more environmental harm than many people realise...

Erik Meijaard 7 Jul 2020

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Nespresso introduces new Ugandan coffee through Reviving Origins programmeArticle

Launched in 2019, the Reviving Origins programme aims to restore coffee production in regions where it is under threat...

2 Jul 2020

Global food commodity prices rebound in June
Global food commodity prices rebound in JuneArticle

The FAO Food Price Index, which tracks international prices of the most traded food commodities, averaged 93.2 points in June, some 2.4% higher than the previous month...

2 Jul 2020

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Unlocking Africa's agribusiness potential with platform thinkingArticle

Despite the continent's abundance in arable land and water resources, its economies and communities are yet to reap the benefits. Agribusinesses in Africa still face serious challenges and as a result, the sector remains largely untapped...

Louis van Ravesteyn 1 Jul 2020

Positive weather conditions help lift agriculture GDP output
Positive weather conditions help lift agriculture GDP outputArticle

The latest GDP update from Statistics South Africa shows an impressive rebound in agriculture forestry and fishing industry sector fortunes for the first quarter of 2020...

Paul Makube 1 Jul 2020

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The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on agricultural employment in South AfricaArticle

A key question that consistently arises amid the Covid-19 pandemic's impact on the economy is its effect on employment. We believe there may be some resilience in the agricultural sector compared to other sectors of the economy...

Wandile Sihlobo 23 Jun 2020

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Durbanville Hills sparkling wine wins world's bestArticle

Beating fierce competition from eight countries around the globe, including France, New Zealand and Italy, the Durbanville Hills Blanc de Blancs triumphed over 45 entries...

22 Jun 2020

New body to drive transformation in the poultry industry
New body to drive transformation in the poultry industryArticle

South Africa's black poultry producers are set to launch their own body to organise themselves into one voice for driving the transformation agenda in the industry. This follows years of no representation...

22 Jun 2020

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There's no need to reinvent the wheel to boost growth in agricultureArticle

The South African agriculture sector has the potential to be among the sectors that will drive economic growth and job creation during the post-Covid-19 recovery phrase. The path to realise this growth does not need new policies...

19 Jun 2020

CapeWine 2021 postponed
CapeWine 2021 postponedArticle

Exports are still slower than expected due to the port in Cape Town struggling to cope with the demand. This has had a huge impact on Wines of South Africa's income, which is directly linked to exports, and also on the financial situation of many producers...

18 Jun 2020

Forestry, paper sector builds back a better future for SA's youth
Forestry, paper sector builds back a better future for SA's youthArticle

The effect of Covid-19 and lockdown on children and youngsters have been a case for debate and study, from lack of access to data or devices for online learning to the mental health issues. It has also stirred many sectors not to "go back to normal" but to "build back better"...

18 Jun 2020

Covid-19 recovery is a chance to improve the African food system
Covid-19 recovery is a chance to improve the African food systemArticle

It's time to redesign food systems that deliver healthy foods, allow farming families to make a good living, and support thriving societies...

Kai Mausch, Michael Hauser, Todd Rosenstock and Wanjiku Gichohi-Wainaina 12 Jun 2020

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The impact of Covid-19 on food security in AfricaArticle

Supply chains, food and nutrition security, as well as current and future production functions, have been negatively impacted by a host of factors related to the Covid-19 crisis...

Professor Njuguna S. Ndung'u 11 Jun 2020

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Above normal rainfall levels expected for 2020 winter seasonArticle

Although above normal rainfall is anticipated in winter rainfall areas, soil moisture and dams levels are critically low, and not all areas might receive the expected above-normal rainfall...

10 Jun 2020

Nederburg granted WWF Conservation Champion status
Nederburg granted WWF Conservation Champion statusArticle

Nederburg was originally accorded WWF Biodiversity and Wine Initiative membership in 2011 for its eco-conscious wine-growing and winemaking protocols...

5 Jun 2020

Global food price index falls to a 17-month low
Global food price index falls to a 17-month lowArticle

Global commodity food prices fell for the fourth consecutive month in May, as supplies appear strong and demand weakens due to economic contractions triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic...

4 Jun 2020

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Agbiz, BFAP says SA's agriculture sector is stabilisingArticle

Experts in the agricultural sector are confident that the introduction of level 3 lockdown restrictions will bring relief to the food supply chain, which has experienced significant disruptions over the past two months.

2 Jun 2020

New animated film marks International Year of Plant Health 2020
New animated film marks International Year of Plant Health 2020Article

Diseases that devastate African communities are the focus of a brand new short animated film launched this week by The CONNECTED Virus Network, based at The Universities of Bristol and Newcastle in the United Kingdom...

22 May 2020

Rising electricity tariffs are a major constraint for agriculture, says AgriSA
Rising electricity tariffs are a major constraint for agriculture, says AgriSAArticle

The forthcoming increases in the costs of electricity will place tremendous liquidity pressure on agricultural enterprises, given that electricity constitutes a significant proportion of their variable costs...

21 May 2020

Overview of global lemon market
Overview of global lemon marketArticle

Argentina and South Africa, the two countries responsible for most of the exports to the European market, have already started. The favourable prices in Europe and an early start to the season provide an excellent opportunity for these countries...

20 May 2020

Smallholders get R500m approved for Covid-19 agri disaster fund
Smallholders get R500m approved for Covid-19 agri disaster fundArticle

The smallholder and communal farmers' application process opened on 8 April and closed on 22 April 2020, and 33,000 manual application forms were distributed through our provincial and district offices, commodity organisations, and civil society organisations...

19 May 2020

How planting a garden can boost bees, local food and resilience during the coronavirus crisis
How planting a garden can boost bees, local food and resilience during the coronavirus crisisArticle

Victory gardens were popular during wartime, and have made a comeback during the current pandemic...

Sheila Colla 14 May 2020

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Fight against foot-and-mouth outbreak makes progressArticle

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development says good progress has been made in the investigation of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in Limpopo's Molemole Municipality...

13 May 2020

Covid-19 impact on trade and labour in the fresh fruit, vegetable industry
Covid-19 impact on trade and labour in the fresh fruit, vegetable industryArticle

As countries explore re-opening in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, it is important to our industry's recovery to look at how challenges across the supply chain may affect the agriculture industry.

12 May 2020

Black Citrus Growers Programme launched
Black Citrus Growers Programme launchedArticle

The programme is expected to create an additional 1,726 permanent and seasonal jobs in the citrus industry...

6 May 2020

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How agritech solutions can help farmers offset coronavirus risksArticle

Agricultural technologies are helping to combat some of the problems that have been intensified in the sector due to the impact of Covid-19...

Nico Groenewald 5 May 2020

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Harvest outlook impressive and raises hope agriculture sector reboundArticle

At 15.22 million tonnes, the maize harvest will be the third-largest on record having been raised by 2.8% from the previous month and 35% year-on-year...

Paul Makube 4 May 2020

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Mitigating Covid-19's impact on Africa's food systemsArticle

The global spread of COVID-19 and the rising number of coronavirus cases in Africa are fueling anxiety about negative economic growth, failing healthcare and collapsing food systems...

Atsuko Toda and Dr Martin Fregene 17 Apr 2020

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