FAO director-general calls for drastic reduction of reducing food waste

At an event at the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, FAO director-general José Graziano da Silva joined in calls for a renewed...

Comments on the Regulation of Agricultural Land Holdings Bill

Land reform in South Africa is not merely something nice to have; it is a fundamental constitutional right that aims to bring about restorative...

International ag extension conference held in Durban

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), in partnership with the African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) and the South African Society...

South Africa’s agricultural exports decline

In 2015, South Africa’s agricultural exports declined for the first time in ten years, after a drier season. Overall, the country’s agricultural exports slowed...

Distell secures majority stake in Kenyan distiller

Liquor group Distell has secured a majority stake in the Kenya-based KWAL, which manufactures spirits and wine, for an undisclosed sum. Recently, the JSE-listed...

Agri Securitas: Boerderygemeenskappe staal hul teen misdaad

Die boerderygemeenskappe van Umvoti in KwaZulu-Natal en Colesberg in die Noord-Kaap het deur die instel van bykomende beveiligingsmaatreëls hulle verder gestaal teen misdaad. Dit...

Ryp beskadig wingerde

Wingerdprodusente in die Breedekloof-, Robertson- en Worcester-streek het vanjaar wéér skade gely met wit- en swartryp vroeg in Oktober. Dít, tesame met die droogte,...

Schools urged to enter food garden competition

EduPlant is hosting five one-day workshops in each province in South Africa, with a total of 45 workshops that will reach thousands of people....

Alvos en vriende-veiling

Die Alvos en vriende Simmentaler-veiling het 22 Junie by die Swarico-veilingskompleks in Coligny plaasgevind. Van die 14 bulle wat opgeveil is, is 12 vir...

Bayer and Monsanto to create a global leader in agriculture

Bayer and Monsanto recently announced that they signed a definitive merger agreement under which Bayer will acquire Monsanto for USD128 per share in an...