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Fuel shortage brings Venezuelan farming to brink of collapse

The Venezuelan agricultural industry is on the brink of collapse as a result of the mismanagement of oil reserves in that country, as well...

Coffee crisis brings coffee makers together

To allay the fears of coffee farmers in South America, the focus of the second conference of the Coffee Producers’ Forum would be on the current low prices of the...

SA winter fire season in full swing

The fire season is in full swing for the majority of South Africa, with dry conditions prevalent throughout the country.
‘Heat stress to become greater threat to agricultural workers’

‘Heat stress to become greater threat to agricultural workers’

The agriculture sector in Africa could lose up to 14 million jobs by 2030 due to heat stress. This was according to a new report by the International Labour Organisation...
India’s delayed monsoon season a further blow for farmers

India’s delayed monsoon season a further blow for farmers

Now that the monsoon season has finally started in India, the Indian Metrological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for torrential rain in parts of Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Telangana,...
Ostrich processors challenge CompCom merger prohibition

Ostrich processors challenge CompCom merger prohibition

Two of South Africa’s largest ostrich processing and marketing companies, Klein Karoo International and Mosstrich, are contesting the Competition Commission’s (CompCom) decision taken earlier this year to prohibit their proposed...

Lesotho wool growers march despite ‘grace period’

Several thousand Lesotho wool and mohair farmers gathered in the capital Maseru on Friday to march to the country’s parliament to hand over a memorandum.
Domestic honeybee diseases threaten wild bumblebees

Domestic honeybee diseases threaten wild bumblebees

Bee populations around the world are in decline, among them many species of wild bumblebees.
Protracted Oak Valley Estate protest deadlocks over wages

Protracted Oak Valley Estate protest deadlocks over wages

A protest by farmworkers outside Oak Valley Estate near Grabouw is now in its seventh week. The strike action is being led by the Commercial, Stevedoring, Agricultural and Allied Workers...
US pork lobby calls for relaxation of gene-editing regulations

US pork lobby calls for relaxation of gene-editing regulations

The National Pork Producers’ Council in the US has petitioned the US Food and Drug Association (FDA) to relax regulations with regard to gene-editing technology in livestock.
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Call for loans to distressed mohair growers

The Mohair Trust will consider making its stabilisation fund available to assist South Africa’s mohair farmers, who are currently reeling from the effects of adverse weather conditions, according to Davey...

Indigenous crop seed bank for North West

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DARD) recently expanded its seed bank project to the North West. This was the third seed bank project in the country,...

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Lucerne shortage and high prices weigh on farmers

The ongoing drought has resulted in a shortage of lucerne across the country, with increased prices making it unaffordable for many producers.

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