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Russia bans public sector from using imported wine

Russia bans public sector from using imported wine

In a bid to protect domestic winemaking, the Russian government has placed a ban on public bodies purchasing imported wine.
Cost pressures weigh on food prices in first quarter of 2019

Cost pressures weigh on food prices in first quarter of 2019

The exchange rate of the rand against major currencies along with higher commodity prices had played a significant role in the 0,3% month-on-month (m/m) increase in the consumer price index.
Challenging economic climate drives used machinery sales

Challenging economic climate drives used machinery sales

While nationwide sales of new tractors and combine harvesters have taken a knock this year, demand for used agricultural machinery is strong.
Livestock farmers urged to prepare for upcoming cold snaps

Livestock farmers urged to prepare for upcoming cold snaps

With South Africa now officially in the grip of winter, the country’s livestock farmers need to keep a constant close eye on short-term weather forecasts.
France declares natural disaster after storms devastate crops

France declares natural disaster after storms devastate crops

A state of natural disaster has been declared in parts of France after severe storms hit the south-east of the country on Saturday, devastating crops and killing two people while...
Agri role players’ wish list for SONA

Agricultural role players’ wish list for SONA

In his second State of the Nation Address this year, to be delivered in Parliament on Thursday evening, President Cyril Ramaphosa it is expected to present a plan to address...
New UN agreement aims to stem the tide of desertification

New UN agreement aims to stem the tide of desertification

A collaboration agreement to safeguard water and soil resources, while fighting desertification, was signed by the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) and the New Development Bank (NDB) on Monday...

Focus on market access at agribusiness conference

The 2019 Agribusiness Africa Conference, hosted by South Africa’s largest English language agricultural publication, Farmer’s Weekly, will bring together top speakers and a range of stakeholders from across the agriculture,...
Worst locust invasion in Sardinia for 60 years

Worst locust invasion in Sardinia for more than 60 years

Millions of locusts have invaded the Italian island of Sardinia, with the province of Nuoro the worst hit.
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Mighty Nile River under threat in Egypt

The Nile Delta in northern Egypt, one of the largest river deltas in the world, is under threat from a rapidly increasing population, climate change, and poor management of garbage...
54% smaller maize harvest expected for Zimbabwe in 2019

54% smaller maize harvest expected for Zimbabwe in 2019

The forecast for this year’s maize harvest in Zimbabwe is 776 600t, which was 54% lower than the 2018 output of 1,7 million tons.
‘Not a good year for SA’s agricultural machinery market’

‘Not a good year for SA’s agricultural machinery market’

A combination of “unsurprising” factors was creating negative sentiment among buyers, which resulted in the market for tractors and combine harvesters in South Africa not having a good year so...

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