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Laying the groundwork for SA's emerging farmers

Laying the groundwork for SA's emerging farmers

20/06/2019 - 14:27
Smallholder farmers have called on the government to address issues bedevilling the sector to grow the embattled economy. Specifically, they want Thoko Didiza, minister of the newly reconfigured agriculture, land reform & rural development department, to champion their struggles. read more
‘Listeria hysteria’ pushes pig farmers to the brink

‘Listeria hysteria’ pushes pig farmers to the brink

12/04/2018 - 11:39
SA’s pork industry is losing about R45m a week, putting the viability of small-scale farmers in doubt, while the processed meat industry is losing up to R800m a month. read more
Drought cuts Western Cape farm production by 20%‚ says finance MEC

Drought cuts Western Cape farm production by 20%‚ says finance MEC

08/03/2018 - 14:09
The drought has halted economic growth in the Western Cape‚ finance MEC Ivan Meyer said in his budget speech. read more
Drought knocks potato‚ onion and fruit production

Drought knocks potato‚ onion and fruit production

07/03/2018 - 15:34
Research conducted into the economic impact of the drought on agriculture has revealed that the sector will take a higher than anticipated economic knock‚ says Western Cape minister of economic opportunities‚ Alan Winde. read more
Cape farmers lose R14bn as drought bites

Cape farmers lose R14bn as drought bites

05/02/2018 - 08:32
Western Cape farmers have recorded R14bn in losses so far, as a result of the crippling drought in the province, according to Agri Western Cape CEO Carl Opperman.  read more
Declare drought a national disaster: Agri SA

Declare drought a national disaster: Agri SA

13/06/2016 - 12:24
Johannesburg - Agri SA on Friday welcomed the announcement by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Des van Rooyen, to declare most of South Africa’s provinces as drought disaster areas. read more
Grain sector strike could put jobs on the line

Grain sector strike could put jobs on the line

09/06/2016 - 11:59
Johannesburg - Economists warned yesterday that the proposed strike by the Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) might lead to potential job losses in the grain industry as employers replaced workers with machinery. read more
Farmers disgruntled with land reform

Farmers disgruntled with land reform

08/06/2016 - 11:22
Cape Town - Unhappy about the way government was handling land reform, the African Farmers Association of South Africa (Afasa) said it needed to overhaul the process completely. read more
Farmers warned of R270 000 grant scam

Farmers warned of R270 000 grant scam

06/04/2016 - 10:05
Cape Town - Drought affected farmers are being urged to be alert of a scammer promising them a grant of R270 000 from the Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (DAFF).  read more
How are bread profits sliced up?

How are bread profits sliced up?

18/02/2016 - 15:12
Bread is an important staple food in South Africa and plays an integral role in ensuring national food security. The majority of consumers do not buy food directly from farmers, and the price they pay for food is exceedingly higher than what farmers receive for the raw commodity. read more
Farmers cut farm sizes- Ghana

Farmers cut farm sizes- Ghana

20/08/2014 - 10:13
Farmers in the Northern Region of Ghana are reportedly reducing the sizes of their farms as incentives to engage in agricultural activities wane. read more
Massive maize crop to benefit consumers, but farmers lose

Massive maize crop to benefit consumers, but farmers lose

30/07/2014 - 11:28
Consumers stand to benefit as South Africa harvests its biggest maize crop in three decades this season, but farmers who did not use the pricing opportunity earlier this year are likely to lose out, according to agricultural analysts.  read more
Massmart pledges R15m for BEE farmers

Massmart pledges R15m for BEE farmers

06/03/2012 - 09:06
Massmart would put up an investment of R15 million to attract more than 1 500 black farmers to its supply chain within the next five years, the retailer said yesterday.  read more
Decline in farmer numbers to have knock-on effects

Decline in farmer numbers to have knock-on effects

28/02/2012 - 08:23
Some experts believe that tough times are ahead for the agriculture industry. The sector faces thousands of job losses as the number of commercial farmers continues to decline, putting a lot of strain on agricultural insurance businesses. read more
Spar, Shoprite supporting local farmers in Swaziland

Spar, Shoprite supporting local farmers in Swaziland

07/02/2012 - 09:12
SPAR and Shoprite are some of the giant retail outlets that source vegetables from farmers affiliated to the Swaziland National Agricultural Union (SNAU). read more
Pick n Pay opens third store in Zambia

Pick n Pay opens third store in Zambia

25/11/2011 - 09:32
Retailer Pick n Pay has announced the opening of its third Zambian store in Lusaka, further signalling the group's confidence in the Zambian economy.  read more
Massmart promises fund to benefit locals

Massmart promises fund to benefit locals

04/11/2011 - 08:22
Johannesburg - Local manufacturers and smallholder farmers stand to benefit materially from Massmart's supply development fund, with the quality and competitiveness of their products expected to reach greater heights, the fund's CEO Mncane Mthunzi said on Thursday.  read more
Farmers leaving SA - report

Farmers leaving SA - report

04/04/2011 - 00:00
Johannesburg - Commercial farmers were leaving South Africa in droves, The Times newspaper reported on Monday. read more