Theo elected as WFO president

The well-known agriculturalist, Dr Theo de Jager, has just been elected president of the World Farmers Organisation (WFO). The election took place on 13...

Italy: Pathogen destroys historic olive groves

A vicious pathogen that is destroying historic olive groves in Puglia, southern Italy, is moving north and threatens to reach the rest of Europe....

FAO: Global warning over tilapia disease

With outbreaks of tilapia lake virus (TiLV) in wild and farmed fish already reported on three continents, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization...

A paradigm shift in the US pecan nut industry

A group of South African pecan producers and role-players in the pecan industry, recently joined Rover Tours on a visit to the Southwestern United States (US), a...

Not enough Hass avocados from South Africa

The South African, Kenyan and Peruvian avocado season is in full swing. "Hass avocados are still quite expensive for this time of year. Kenya...

South African receives ‘Green Oscar’

University of Cape Town alumnus Dr Ian Little is flying the flag for South Africa as he has recently been named as one of...

Tru-Cape hosts Italian agri students

In an ongoing outreach programme to universities, Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing in Somerset West recently hosted a group of students from the agriculturally focused Fachschule...

Cheers to milk on World Milk Day

For the 17th consecutive year one of the most natural, healthy and versatile products is acknowledged when World Milk Day is celebrated in more...

Internal parasites wreak havoc in the US

According to a recent report by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 2015, about 500 000 adult and kid goats were lost...

Global dairy prices continue to increase

Dairy prices increased by 3,2% at the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction held on 16 May 2017. This is the fourth increase since March 2017. The...
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