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Bayer could launch hostile bid for Monsanto: report

Aug 16 2016 10:05

German chemicals giant Bayer may launch a hostile takeover bid for US seed and pesticide maker Monsanto if its latest friendly offer falls through, a source said.


Sea Harvest gains control of Australian company

Aug 10 2016 18:32

Sea Harvest has managed to secure control of a vertically integrated agri-business listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.


Hybrid seeds could help Africa double its maize yields

Aug 08 2016 14:11

DuPont’s Pioneer unit has said farmers of the grain in Africa could more than double productivity over the next few decades if they switched to hybrid seed.


Sappi set for 8-year high after profit surge

Aug 04 2016 15:15

Sappi is on track to close at the highest level since 2008 after the South African producer of dissolving wood pulp reported an eight-fold rise in quarterly profit.


Poor GDP growth impacts SA’s food security

Jul 27 2016 21:00

South Africa's low GDP growth is a weak spot in terms of achieving better food security, scoring 8.8 against measures on the Global Food Security Index.


From herdsmen to central bankers, Southern Africa counts drought costs

Jul 27 2016 19:30

Molefi Ramantele, a small-scale livestock farmer who ekes out a living in Botswana's arid scrubland, lost a third of his cattle in the drought that has scorched southern Africa.


Food security boost for rising SA

Jul 27 2016 13:58

South Africa has climbed 0.6 points in the Global Food Security Index 2016, compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit.


BAT Zimbabwe reports drop in volumes

Jul 26 2016 15:07

BAT Zimbabwe jas reported a 23% drop in revenue to $16.8m following a 21% decrease in sales volumes as economic fundamentals continue to wane.


Strong Tru-Cape harvest tempered by rand fluctuations

Jul 26 2016 13:42

Tru-Cape says with all its apple and pear trees having been picked and despite challenges, overall it has been a busy and successful harvest.



Monsanto: Bayer's raised takeover bid 'insufficient'

Jul 19 2016 14:58

US agricultural giant Monsanto says a raised takeover bid from Germany's Bayer was "insufficient," but that it remains open to talks to seal the transaction.


Maize prices seen falling in 2017 on better weather

Jul 19 2016 12:14

The sky-high maize prices may return to earth next year after a drought decimated plantings, with some projections calling for a bumper 2016/2017 crop as rains return.

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