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Uncertainty over Western Cape wheat conditions

Jul 24 2017 17:55

Over the next few years parts of the Western Cape’s wheat-growing areas may be affected by poor rainfall conditions, which could lead to poorer harvests.


French grape harvest heading to historic low

Jul 23 2017 15:41

Knocked off course by a cold spring snap, French wine production from Bordeaux to Alsace has dropped dramatically this year and could hit "a historic low".


Fisherman turns $80 into $1.1bn by popularising trash fish

Jul 19 2017 14:23

Chuck Bundrant a college freshman with $80 in his pocket drove halfway across the country to Seattle to earn a few bucks fishing. The year was 1961.


Armyworm influx risks worsening South Sudan hunger - UN

Jul 18 2017 12:00

An invasion of fall armyworms may further damage South Sudanese farming, worsening shortages in the war-torn country where half the population is already facing hunger.


Africa's richest man invests $4.6bn in Nigeria farming

Jul 12 2017 16:46

Dangote Group, controlled by Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, plans to invest $3.8bn in sugar and rice and $800m in dairy production in the next three years.


Fishing right allocation ill-conceived, flawed - Viking

Jul 06 2017 20:11

Viking Inshore Fishing maintains the process followed by the Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries to grant fishing rights was ill-conceived, unconstitutional and procedurally flawed.


Ivory Coast said to sell 1 million tons of main cocoa crop

Jul 05 2017 10:00

Ivory Coast, the world’s biggest cocoa producer, has sold 1 million metric tons of cocoa beans from its 2017 main crop, according to a person familiar with the matter.


Laastedrif an example of transformation in farming

Jun 30 2017 18:03

By growing and diversifying farming and business activities, Laastedrif has managed to guarantee financial stability and sustainability.



SA set to have biggest soybean crop on record

Jun 30 2017 17:07

The Crop Estimate Committee has upped its forecast to 1.34 million tonnes – making this season’s crop the largest on record, according to Agbiz.


Appletiser plant set to almost double production

Jun 29 2017 18:37

The Appletiser plant of Coca Cola Beverages in Elgin is set to almost double annual production as a result of its integration into the CCBSA supply chain grid.

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