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Magoebaskloof boasts tallest planted tree in the world

South Africa now holds the records for the highest tree in Africa and the highest planted tree in the world.

Decline in 3rd quarter farming jobs ‘purely seasonal’

The third quarter of each year is typically not a busy period for agriculture, hence employment figures in the third quarter of 2021 showed an almost 4% decline from the second quarter figures.

Increase in SA citrus exports despite problems at ports

Southern African citrus growers exported 161,6 million 15kg-equivalent cartons of local citrus during 2021. This was 18,6 million cartons more than last year, despite several logistical difficulties that arose during the season.

Fuel price hike could lead to job losses in farm sector

The latest fuel price increase will put pressure on the entire agricultural value chain and could lead to increased job losses, industry leaders have...

New world-record prices for South African mohair in 2021

Healthy competition among mohair farmers has resulted in world-record prices being achieved several times over the past year.

Stricter regulation awaits SA agrochemical industry

The South African agrochemical sector has been urged to take immediate steps to comply with its legislative obligations before a pending crackdown by regulators.

Digitalisation to help improve wine quality and distribution

The adoption of digital technologies, such as the internet of things, artificial intelligence, robotics, machine learning, remote sensing, geographic information systems and block chain, will become increasingly important to accelerate growth and improve efficiencies in the vine and wine industry, according to a recently released report by the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV).

TWK delivers ‘best financial results on record’ in 2020/21

The TWK Group has announced its “best financial results on record” for the year ended 31 August 2021.

Strong results for Kaap Agri despite major challenges

Despite an extraordinary year characterised by suppressed GDP growth, record high fuel prices, changing consumer patterns, and a reduction in travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kaap Agri has delivered a strong financial performance for the year ended September 2021.

Sub-Saharan Africa remains world’s most food-insecure region

Sub-Saharan Africa is still the most food-insecure region on earth according to the Economist’s Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Global Food Security Index (GFSI) report, launched in Pretoria on Monday, 22 November.

Omnia mid-term results benefit from global input shortages

Omnia Holdings has been able to more than double its profits after tax from continuing operations to R467 million, according to its mid-term results for the period ending 30 September 2021.

Call for renewed hunt for killers in Brendin Horner case

Free State Agriculture (FSA) has called for the murder of a Free State farm manager, who was killed in a farm attack in 2020, to be reinvestigated by the South African Police Service (SAPS).

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