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Online matchmaker aims to save Dutch farms with no heirs

Aug 13 2017 19:00

Increasing numbers of Dutch farmers have no-one that can bequeath their land to. This means that some 15 000 farms could disappear in the next decade. But an online matchmaker service offers hope.


Diverse treasure trove at Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction

Aug 06 2017 18:36

Individually crafted wines, rare varieties, collaborative winemaking and blends, will go under the hammer at the 33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction.


Astral seeks vaccine plan as new bird flu outbreak strikes

Aug 03 2017 15:40

Astral has confirmed a second outbreak of the avian flu at a farm in Mpumalanga and has been engaging with government to regulate vaccination programmes.


Hip coffee at $4 a cup revives African industry left behind

Aug 02 2017 11:19

Customers willing to pay a premium for African brews, known for their floral, fruity flavours, are driving purchases of coffee where the drink is said to have originated.


Boplaas wins Best SA Port at Terroir Awards

Jul 28 2017 15:07

Boplaas Family Vineyards in the Klein Karoo has won the category for port wines in the 2017 Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards.


Emerging farmers get boost from Land Bank - PnP partnership

Jul 28 2017 11:26

Land Bank and Pick n Pay have signed an agreement to provide financial and other types of support for emerging farmers.


SA expects bumper 2017 harvest

Jul 27 2017 18:35

South Africa has increased its forecast of this year’s record maize crop after farmers improved their yields.


Avocado obsessed finally get relief as prices drop

Jul 27 2017 11:00

Americans’ obsession with avocados has sent prices to a record, but there’s good news for guacamole fans: relief could be on the horizon.


Ghana cocoa buyers say a lack of funds curbs bean purchases

Jul 26 2017 15:36

Ghana’s industry body for cocoa purchasers says its members are struggling to pay farmers for their crops because the regulator isn’t reimbursing buyers for the delivery of beans.



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.

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