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Agribusiness

Drought in the Cape could see 50 000 jobs lost and food prices spike

Nov 19 2017 06:07

Drought gripping the three Cape provinces will see up to 50 000 farm workers lose their jobs amid rising inflation, while the after-effects of previous seasons of drought inland will see holidaymakers having to dig deeper into their pockets.

Agribusiness

Drought impact on SA table grape crop slowly emerging

Nov 09 2017 14:21

The 2017/18 table grape crop will likely be marginally above the 5-year average of about 57.9 million cartons, according to the SA Table Grape Industry.

Agribusiness

No new cases of bird flu in Western Cape over past week

Nov 08 2017 16:50

The spread of the bird flu virus that has decimated parts the Western Cape's poultry industry may be be slowing down, according to Western Cape MEC for agriculture Alan Winde.

Economy

SA agriculture sheds 109 000 jobs

Nov 03 2017 19:41

The combined agricultural job cuts for the first three quarters of 2017 has reached 109 000, of which about 84% were in the Western Cape.

Agribusiness

SAB invests more than R200m in inclusive supply chain

Nov 03 2017 17:39

SAB has invested more than R200m in creating an inclusive supply chain which incorporates black-owned and black women-owned SMMEs.

Agribusiness

Silver lining for SA as global booze drought looms

Oct 25 2017 09:11

Countries with large grape harvests such as South Africa, will probably be more active in the wine trade this season as the world faces wine price hikes amid a 50-year output low.

Agribusiness

BAT SA expands R50m emerging farmer initiative

Oct 24 2017 18:07

British American Tobacco SA is expanding its Emerging Farmers Initiative into more provinces in the country.

Agribusiness

Premier fishing reports 31% profit growth

Oct 24 2017 14:31

Since listing in March 2017, Premier Food and Fishing has reported bottom line growth by 31% for the financial year ended August 31.

Agribusiness

Citrus Black Spot proactive market closure

Oct 24 2017 13:59

The South African citrus industry has decided to proactively suspend the export of citrus fruit to the EU with immediate effect, but with certain exceptions.

Agribusiness

Agri SA Young Farmer of the Year announced

Oct 22 2017 13:59

Agri SA president Dan Kriek says the participants in their competitions have been of a high quality and examples of what the future of agriculture looks like.

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Agribusiness

First floating wind farm starts operation in Scotland

Oct 18 2017 14:45

The world's first floating wind farm has started operations off the coast of Scotland, opening up the possibility of turbines at sea depths that would avoid spoiling views from the shore.

Agribusiness

Zim producers call for relaxation of ban on apple, pear imports

Oct 18 2017 09:40

Zimbabwean fruit and fresh produce suppliers say the government has to relax the import ban on apples and pears. but welcome the ban on products such as vegetables and tomatoes.

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