Agribusiness

Darling’s 150 000kg/year olive processing success story

When Roleen Basson started Darling Olives about 10 years ago, she didn’t even eat olives. How...

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Export success for Western Cape chilli exporters

Fynbos Fine Foods, owned by chilli lovers Rozelle and Julian Abramson, has grown from a small b...

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US poultry imports – the facts

Much controversy has surrounded South Africa’s poultry imports from the US. Freelance journal...

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Macadamia partnership turns communities into business owners

Mkululi Pakade, director of East Cape Macadamia, has devised a business model that positions th...

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How biorefineries can add value to forestry waste

With South African forestry currently recovering an average of only 47% of its potential timber...

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A guide to trademarks, patents and plant breeders’ rights

The use of trademarks, patents and plant breeders’ rights can make an agricultural business m...

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Beekeepers success with only 100 hives

Phirdy Motala, owner of Farmyard Honey Factory, says that innovation and creativity are crucial...

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Snail farming: making good use of a small space

Stanley and Heather Micallef began by growing snails in an open-air paddock. Earlier this year,...

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Marketing to SA’s changing black middle-class consumers

Changes in consumers’ priorities, and the growth of South Africa’s black middle class, make...

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Mussel farming on the West Coast

Imbaza Mussels in Saldanha Bay is one of the country’s largest mussel farms and a successful ...

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How to export your fresh produce into Asia and Africa

Africa and Asia offer much allure for South African fresh produce exporters. But this country...

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Was this the worst year ever for SA’s pork producers?

The recent drought has pushed the price of pig feed sky-high, and SA pork producers are reeling...

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Allegations of collusion at fresh produce markets

The Competition Commission recently raided the offices of nine market agencies at the Johannes...