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Growing demand for lemons internationally

Growing demand for lemons internationally

The demand for lemons is growing significantly in domestic and international markets. Eben Kruger of citrus production and export company, GOGO Fruit, in Marble Hall, told Farmer’s Weekly that there was...

Increased demand for lamb in China

Demand for lamb and mutton in China has increased amidst soaring pork prices, with imports in May increasing 18% to achieve a total of 27 000t.
Brazil set to increase agricultural trade with Kenya

Brazil set to increase agricultural trade with Kenya

Brazil has expressed a desire to strengthen bilateral ties with Kenya by increasing exports and imports between the two countries, according to Standard Media report.

Mauritian fruit fly war

At the island’s new irradiator facility, Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) is used to suppress reproduction in this pest. SIT involves rearing and irradiating large...

Stellar year for Dutch agricultural exporters

Dutch agricultural exports reached record levels in 2015, according to the Netherlands national statistics office, CBS. 

Monsanto rejects Bayer’s take-over bid, but leaves window open

A new global seed and pesticide giant may be on the rise after German drug and chemical giant, Bayer, recently offered US biotechnology company, Monsanto US$62 billion in a take-over...

AB InBev and SAB Miller one step closer to merger

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has granted exchange control approval for the proposed merger of Anheuser-Busch (AB) InBev and SABMiller.

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