Hybrid wheat to transform crop yield and quality

Hybrid wheat varieties are being developed specifically by the collaborative team behind Bayer’s UK hybrid wheat programme and will be launched in the next...

Unexpected interest in organic grape cultivation in SA

South Africa has approximately 650 table grape producers, almost all of which are conventional growers. More than 150 of these growers attended a conference...

VIDEO: A holistic approach to pig production

Experts, including veterinary pharmacologists and animal health practitioners, are looking for practical solutions to convert the theory of reducing antibiotics into a future reality...

FAO and ICA sign new strategic partnership

The International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) and FAO renewed their partnership, paving the way for more joint efforts to enable smallholder and small-scale family farmers...

Vanilla production drops as demand grows

In 2016, the vanilla market dropped to 7 100 tons, caused by the reduction of global vanilla production due to harvest cuts in Madagascar...

Voluntary guidelines for forest concessions launched

The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) launched the first voluntary guidelines for forest concessions in the tropics to make concessions more transparent, accountable and...

Global food trade must focus on nutrition over cost

Global trade in food is essential for all countries, but the world's trade and regulation rulebook needs to be rebooted with an eye to...

US corn planting speeds up, still below average

The United States (US) corn planting pace is surging forward but remains below average. Meanwhile, soya bean seeding is ahead of its average pace. In...

Peritum agri institute to cooperate with international university

The Free State-based private agricultural college, Peritum Agri Institute entered into an international cooperation and exchange agreement with the Netherlands-based Aeres University for Applied...

Report sounds alarm on soil pollution

Soil pollution poses a worrisome threat to agricultural productivity, food safety, and human health, but far too little is known about the scale and...