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FLM campaign dents SA's deepening hunger crisis

Food Lover's Market's fourth annual Hunger Month campaign raised funds equating to 1,030,888 meals, exceeding the fresh produce retailer's 1 million meal target for 2020...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

SA might be on track for another good crops season due to higher rainfall

It has become increasingly challenging to forecast agricultural production seasons with any level of confidence. One of the factors that has contributed to this challenge is more unpredictable weather conditions, especially over the last decade.

By Wandile Sihlobo 3 days ago

The coronavirus pandemic requires us to understand food's murky supply chains

Six months ago, you may not have thought much about where your groceries were produced. But chances are you're thinking about it now...

By Cory Searcy and Pavel Castka 3 days ago

Microsoft investment to boost sustainability in SA's agricultural sector

The investment is aimed at driving sustainability in the sector for smallholder farmers, who form an important part of the agricultural workforce in the country...

3 days ago

Global food prices continue to rise in July

According to a United Nations report, global food prices continue their upward trajectory for the second consecutive month in July, led by vegetable oils and dairy products...

3 days ago

Minister Didiza appoints OBP interim board

The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Thoko Didiza, has appointed the interim board of the Onderstepoort Biological Products, following the expiry of the term of office of the current board on 31 July 2020...

3 days ago

Namibia harvests first commercial blueberries thanks to smart irrigation

According to Willem Mostert, Namibian manager of Cherry Irrigation, whose team designed and implemented the fully automated drip irrigation and fertigation management system for the landmark project, the quality of the fruit harvested has so far been exceptional...

5 Aug 2020

Finding the key to agricultural growth in SA

The agricultural sector needs trust and alignment of vision on all sides in order to foster inclusive growth. If we cannot resolve the divergence of vision between different interest groups, our options will be limited...

By Wandile Sihlobo 5 Aug 2020

Treasury grants 90-days deferral of excise tax due on alcoholic beverages

The alcohol industry welcomes the positive response from the National Treasury to its request for a deferment of excise tax on alcoholic beverages...

4 Aug 2020

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