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Lion bone export quota ‘unlawful’ – High Court

Lion bone export quota ‘unlawful’ – High Court

The South African government will in future be legally obliged to consider animal welfare in all its wildlife conservation decisions, according to a judgment handed down by the Gauteng High...
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.
World-class training for SA small-scale poultry farmers

World-class training for SA small-scale poultry farmers

Hundreds of small-scale broiler and layer hen farmers across South Africa are benefitting from training provided through collaboration between international and national organisations and experts.

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.

Plant-based movement opportunity for fresh produce industry

One of the most exciting developments in the food technology sector is how the plant-based food movement is changing the way in which traditional agricultural businesses operate.
Future Farmers Foundation Free State

Future Farmers expands development initiative into Free State

Young people looking for a foot in the door in the agriculture sector and farmers looking for a way to provide such opportunities could now come together at a new...

Land panel report ‘takes discussion forward’

The final report by the Expert Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture, which was recently published for public comment and was intended to guide the future dialogue around land...
‘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...

Interest rate cuts a relief for cash-strapped farmers

The South African Reserve Bank’s (SARB) recent 25-basis point reduction in the repo rate to 6,5%, coupled with a lowering of fuel prices and a stronger rand, will go a...
41 million people in Southern Africa to face food insecurity

41 million people in Southern Africa to face food insecurity

About 41,2 million people in 13 Southern African countries will suffer food insecurity between now and March 2020, following low rainfall in the 2018/2019 growing season.
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.

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Ayanda Kanana

Land Bank appoints new CEO

The Land Bank recently announced that Ayanda Kanana, CEO of the Joburg Market, is due to take up the position as CEO of the Land Bank from 2 March.

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