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Agriculture pushing Amazon deforestation to record levels

Agriculture pushing Amazon deforestation to record levels

More than 7 700 forest fires have been reported in Brazil in the past week alone, according to data from the country’s national institute for space research, Instituto Nacional de...
No-deal Brexit could cost UK agri sector around R15,7 billion a year

No-deal Brexit could cost UK agri sector around R15,7 billion a...

In the event of a ‘no-deal Brexit’, UK farmers will struggle to survive unless they receive a significant increase in government support.
Taking rooftop farming to the next level in Paris

Taking rooftop farming to the next level in Paris

Paris’ flagship farming project is nearing completion, with the city preparing to become home to one of the world’s largest urban agricultural operations.
African swine fever threatens Eastern European pork industry

African swine fever threatens Eastern European pork industry

In an effort to halt the spread of the deadly African swine fever (AFS) virus across Eastern Europe, more than 120 000 pigs have been culled in Bulgaria.

Indonesia plans to carry out cloud-seeding to save crops

Harvests in Indonesia's agriculture sector are on the verge of failure, especially the rice production sector, as severe drought conditions threaten the region.
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Latin America prepares for killer banana virus

Banana growers in Colombia are on high alert following the outbreak of a banana-killing virus that has already devastated crops in Asia.
‘Civil unrest possible in Wales if no-deal Brexit happens’

‘Civil unrest possible in Wales if no-deal Brexit happens’

The impact of a no-deal Brexit would be "off the Richter scale" for Welsh farmers, according to Meat Promotion Wales.
French wine production at risk from extreme heat

French wine production at risk from extreme heat

The current heatwave being experienced across large parts of Western Europe could result in a decline in wine production in France of between 6% and 13% this year, according to...
Cloudy weather hurts vegetable production in Japan

Cloudy weather hurts vegetable production in Japan

A lack of sunshine and low temperatures has been affecting agricultural production across Japan.
Major losses for Canadian agri sector due to labour shortages

Major losses for Canadian agri sector due to labour shortages

It is estimated that the Canadian agriculture sector suffered C$2,9 billion (about R30 billion) in lost sales in 2018, due to 16 500 unfilled farmworker vacancies.
Australian table grape exports reach half-a-billion mark

Australian table grape exports reach half-a-billion mark

As the Australian grape export season nears an end, it is estimated that volumes amounting to half a billion Australian dollars (about R4,9 billion) have already been shipped.
Argentinian ranchers cull breeding cows as inflation bites

Argentinian ranchers cull breeding cows as inflation bites

Beef cattle ranchers in Argentina are culling their breeding cows at the highest rate in 30 years, in an attempt to keep their farms afloat as they struggle to access...

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A century of perfecting apple growing in the Langkloof

The Zondagh family farm apples and pears in the Eastern Cape’s fertile Langkloof Valley. During a media tour to Matt Zondagh Estate, hosted by Tru-Cape, the Zondaghs spoke to Jeandré...

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