Global Farming

'In the absence of a controlled market, farmers are responsible for their own marketing decisions.'
Sharp increases in prices have a psychological effect on market participants. This is true for share prices and also for agricultural prices. Increasing prices create a feeling of well-being amongst...
'If the farmer cannot survive, the agribusinesses that now make large profits from agriculture will also not survive.'Issue Date: 9 March 2007
'Well-planned and correctly managed on-farm value adding can become a very lucrative business. Issue date 23 February 2007
As the world's largest bean producer, China has dominated international markets for a number of years. Surprisingly, Chinese farmers have achieved this with little mechanisation and without owning the title...
South Africa's dairy farmers have had enough of poor milk prices, competition from unfair and illegal imports, and ignorant consumer attitudes regarding the benefits of consuming dairy products.
'Kenya has the ­potential to be a major producer.'
A group of KZN farmers has identified the potential in producing locally made emu oil for local and export markets.
The South African agricultural industry remains hesitant to embrace agritourism, despite our rich and diverse cultural heritage, unbelievable landscapes and the vast resources on offer. On a recent visit to...
The agriculture department has admitted in parliament there's been a disappointingly slow start to the comprehensive agricultural Support programme
The release of the country's growth figures by Stats SA shows that the farming, fisheries and forestry sector has contracted 33% over the past two quarters.

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