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Rate hike puts more pressure on commercial farmers

Nov 20 2015 21:09

The interest rate increase is expected to put more pressure on commercial farmers, who are already facing rising debt levels due to the weak rand and the drought.


Drought could send rooibos prices skyrocketing

Nov 19 2015 20:01

Red lattes and teas may soon be scarce and nearly double in price because of the widespread drought in South Africa.


Survey: SA to cut wheat output by 2.7%

Nov 19 2015 17:30

SA will probably decrease its estimate for wheat production by 2.7% this season as the country's worst drought in 23 years affected planting, a survey shows.


Australia blocks sale of huge cattle estate to foreigners

Nov 19 2015 10:26

Australia has blocked the sale to one of world's top cattle estates to foreign entities, ruling it's not in the national interest with part of the holdings in a weapons testing area.


Bank keeps credit open for drought-hit farmers

Nov 18 2015 21:15

Barclays Africa will keep lending taps open for SA farmers despite the worst drought in decades as growers can use high crop prices to offset lower output.


Kenya aims to double coffee output by 2020

Nov 18 2015 19:00

Kenya aims to double its annual coffee production by 2020 by increasing the area under cultivation and raising yields.


Greek farmers protest against tax hikes in bailout deal

Nov 18 2015 14:42

Thousands of Greek farmers have protested in Athens against tax hikes planned under the country's latest economic bailout.


Kenya tea firms double pretax profit

Nov 17 2015 20:00

Kenya's Williamson Tea and Kapchorua Tea say they have more than doubled pretax profit for the six months to September 30, helped by a weaker shilling.


Tongaat Hulett to cut salaries as drought hits profit

Nov 16 2015 13:31

Sugar producer Tongaat Hulett is to cut jobs in the next few months as the drought-hit agro-processing firm battles declining profitability from its SA and regional operations.


Tongaat Hulett profits drop 10%

Nov 16 2015 13:04

Tongaat Hulett has announced a 5.7% revenue fall in its half-year results amid severe drought conditions in South Africa and a lower international sugar price.

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Agriculture sector warns of wider drought impact

Nov 11 2015 18:49

The drought in SA will have further socio-economic and food security ramifications at regional level as well, warn Agri SA and the SA Agricultural Business Chamber.


Drought pushes rhino-burdened reserves over the edge

Nov 11 2015 07:11

A confluence of drought, rhino poachers and fatigued conservationists does not bode well for the future of SA's private game reserves and their rhinos, but all is not lost.

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