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gro-processing entrepreneurs urged to ‘do their homework’

Agro-processing entrepreneurs urged to ‘do their homework’

Aspiring agro-processing entrepreneurs have to do the necessary research before applying for financing when starting a business, to ensure that they fully understand all the requirements set by financial institutions...
Massey Ferguson tractor

Significant decline in 2019 agri machinery sales continues

South Africa’s agricultural machinery sales have continued their negative trend in comparison with the first two months of last year.
Grain SA’s farmer development programme bears fruit

Grain SA’s farmer development programme bears fruit

The number of participants in Grain SA’s Farmer Development Programme in the Eastern Cape is growing every year, with 3 581 smallholder grain producers in the province currently participating in...
Glen College of Agriculture

Prior learning recognition ‘to bring dignity and hope’

The Glen College of Agriculture near Bloemfontein has welcomed the first group of students to register for a 12-month diploma access programme at its newly launched Recognition of Prior Learning...
Reducing egg contamination in a hatchery

Reducing egg contamination in a hatchery

Egg contamination and antibiotic-free production in hatcheries were in the spotlight at the Ceva South Africa Poultry Summit held in Rustenburg on Wednesday and Thursday.
Western Cape boasts Africa’s first floating solar system

Western Cape boasts Africa’s first floating solar system

A fruit farm and wedding venue, Marlenique Estate, near Franschhoek, has introduced the first commercially operated floating solar system on the African continent.
Smallholder support to be expanded in Southern Africa

Smallholder support to be expanded in Southern Africa

Solidaridad Network Trust, an international organisation working towards achieving sustainable regional production of agricultural commodities, has announced that it would be expanding its programme for smallholder sugar cane producers to...
Marginal growth for Distell despite tough challenges

Marginal growth for Distell despite tough challenges

The Distell Group has declared an interim gross cash dividend of R1,74/share for the period ending 31 December 2018, which is a 5,5% increase on the previous accounting period.
New family farming organisation for SA

New family farming organisation for SA

A new organisation aimed at protecting and promoting the rights, values, ideals and needs of family farmers in the primary production sector in South Africa was officially launched in Pretoria...
‘South Africans must brace themselves for higher food prices’

‘South Africans must brace themselves for higher food prices’

While there is currently little evidence of price pressure compared with a year ago, supermarket chain Shoprite has warned that food prices could increase over the next few months.
Drought mitigates fall armyworm damage

Drought mitigates fall armyworm damage

Although recent drought conditions have had a significant negative impact on South Africa’s 2018/2019 summer crop production, the lack of rain could have resulted...
‘Research needed to mitigate food insecurity in Africa’

‘Research needed to mitigate food insecurity in Africa’

The rise in global food insecurity is a serious cause for concern, given the ever increasing global population, especially on the African continent.

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First marijuana farming contracts awarded in Germany

First marijuana farming contracts awarded in Germany

Contracts for the cultivation of marijuana in Germany has been awarded to two Canadian companies.

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