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SA private wildlife numbers inflated threefold

Feb 05 2016 18:24

SA's privately-owned wildlife farms may be overstating the animal populations in their care, weakening claims by industry organisations that they are contributing to conservation.


Chinese firm to buy Swiss giant Syngenta

Feb 03 2016 12:45

State-owned China National Chemical has offered $43bn in an agreed takeover for Swiss pesticide and seed giant Syngenta.


Wine tourism may double by 2025 as rand tumbles

Feb 03 2016 08:30

Tourism based on SA's wine industry could skyrocket in the next nine years as the declining value of the rand makes the country increasingly attractive to visitors.


US is optimistic SA will meet Obama's Agoa deadline

Feb 03 2016 07:15

The US is optimistic that SA will retain preferential access for its farming goods to the world’s biggest market after the middle of March, says a representative.


Zim government in bid to revive cotton farming

Jan 31 2016 14:31

The Zimbabwean government has provided free cotton seed to farmers in an effort to revive the sector which at one time was the country’s biggest source of export revenue.


SA may still need to import maize

Jan 29 2016 21:00

Concern persists in South Africa that the country may still need to import white maize to meet the demand despite recent rain.


Bursaries to boost wine business skills

Jan 29 2016 17:07

The VinPro Foundation and the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business have made bursaries available for people who want to study Wine Business Management.


Salmon prices scale 30-yr high after record sushi sales

Jan 29 2016 13:38

Tighter supplies of salmon this year may mean fewer sales on salmon in grocery stores or smaller pieces on sushi.


Difficult to estimate W Cape fire damage - VinPro

Jan 26 2016 17:15

Wine industry body VinPro says it is difficult to "accurately determine" the economic impact of the Western Cape fire which ravaged the Simonsberg region last week.


Zebediela Citrus seeks to overturn export ban

Jan 26 2016 20:30

Zebediela Citrus hopes to convince the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to overturn a suspension order in the aftermath of a packaging scandal.

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SA maize output could be 39% down

Jan 26 2016 13:53

South Africa may harvest 39% less of the grain in the 2015 to 2016 season than a year earlier after the country suffered the lowest rainfall since records began.


Vines 'predicted' dry summer

Jan 25 2016 18:43

It seems as if the vines have been predicting the dry summer with many vines adopting conservative growth and yield, say the Sperlings of Delheim Wine Estate.

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