Hail, sunburn impact SA apple, pear export crop

Mar 16 2018 15:38

Hail damage, drought and high summer temperatures are expected to impact the 2018 Tru-Cape apple and pear crop by about 10% in volume.


Astral sees 400% jump in earnings as it shakes off bird flu jitters

Mar 05 2018 12:11

Poultry producer Astral Foods says it has come to grips with bird flu jitters and the costs that came with the last outbreak of the disease.


Ivory Coast said to lose 125 000 tons of cocoa to theft

Feb 28 2018 12:15

Ivory Coast has lost an estimated 125 000 metric tons of cocoa this season through the smuggling of beans to neighbouring countries where farmers and traders are paid better prices.


'Predatory state' could take more than just land, warns economist

Mar 01 2018 16:56

Economist Dawie Roodt has raised concern about a “predatory state” that could take hold of land reform if a Parliament decision to set up an ad hoc committee into land expropriation is implemented and concluded.


Tru-Cape cherries among winning stone-fruit crops

Feb 26 2018 16:19

Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing, the largest exporter of South African apples and pears has, over the last three years, focussed more heavily on cherry production.


RCL Foods benefits from higher poultry prices

Feb 27 2018 21:00

Despite avian flu creating a shortage of poultry products, RCL Foods’ financial results were positively impacted by the higher chicken prices.


Grabouw on high alert after Oriental Fruit Fly discovery

Feb 20 2018 13:32

The department of agriculture has called on South Africans to not remove or tamper with fruit fly trapping buckets placed next to the roadside in the vicinity of Grabouw.

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Oceana’s Kuttel quits with immediate effect

Feb 13 2018 19:05

Oceana CEO Francois Kuttel has resigned, as he plans to take on a controlling stake in the vessel company in which Oceana has a 25% stake.


Zim gets £21.5m grant as millions in southern Africa face hunger

Feb 12 2018 12:09

A prolonged dry spell and a fall army worm infestation are set to sharply curtail harvests across southern Africa, which could result in severe hunger for millions of people.

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Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi has announced that processed meat was the source of South Africa’s latest and worst listeriosis outbreak on record.

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