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The economy of intensive production

Intensive production refers to any production system thataims to increase yield without increasing the production area. This method of producing food has become a necessity on...

All about sustainable seafood

The Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative (SASSI) was established in 2004 to drive change in the local seafood industry and empower consumers to buy...

SA agricultural employment up marginally in Q3, 2019

The Quarterly Labour Force Survey data for the third quarter of 2019 shows that South Africa’s primary agricultural employment jumped by 4,5%...

Genetic improvement in aquaculture is key for food security

Wider, appropriate and long-term application of genetic improvement in aquaculture, with a focus on selective breeding, will help boost food production to...

Insect meal and oil for Atlantic salmon

Insect-derived ingredients have taken off in aquaculture after the European Union (EU) approved the use of such ingredients in 2017. But what are the...

Niche farming in South Africa: A short overview

In this article looks at niche markets in the agricultural industry. We look at a few industries – from fruit and...

Global food import bill set to decline

The global food import bill is likely to decline in 2019, but the poorest and most vulnerable countries will not be the prime beneficiaries,...

Cape Town to host first ever Agritech Africa in 2020

From the 17th to the 19th of June 2020, Cape Town will play host to the first ever Agritech Africa exhibition and...

Perspektief oor Zim-vergoeding

Die landbou-publiek is nogal skepties na 'n onlangse aankondiging deur die Zimbabwiese president, dat blanke boere wat hul grond in dié land...

An overview of global aquaculture

Fish farming is the fastest growing food production sector globally. Global terrestrial meat and aquaculture production for 2018 is estimated to be 470,3 million...