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Phase 4 load shedding hinders agricultural production

The last few days of phase 4 load shedding came in a critical production period for the Western Cape’s agricultural sector. Jannie Strydom, CEO of...

CEO of Fruit SA steps down

Dr Konanani Liphadzi, the first chief executive officer of Fruit South Africa (Fruit SA), has decided to step down, after six years in the...

Seedless litchis harvested in Australia

This article was originally published on Fresh Plaza. Click here to read the original article. One $5 000 tree from China...

Oriental fruit fly successfully eradicated in the Northern Cape

The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) hereby notifies farmers and community members about the successful eradication of the invasive fruit...

100 Million bacterial cells per apple all for your benefit

In today’s quick-fix health economy where we want instant solutions to a myriad of lifestyle-related complaints, it is good news to...

Clever ways to preserve food

Many old-fashioned food preservation techniques have become popular in the past few years. There are good reasons for this; preserving food reduces...

#AgriMarkets: SA to benefit from increased global grain supplies

As the 2019/20 production season begins in a number of countries in the northern hemisphere, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)...

#AgriMarkets: Chinese potential for SA avocado exports

Not many agricultural subsectors are testimony to the export-led growth ambitions, of the South African government, as avocados.  Between the 1994/1995 and...

SA citrus exports are on the blocks

The South African citrus season is just around the corner and Summer Citrus from South Africa is preparing for the first...

First blended finance platform for the fruit industry

Hortfin is the first blended finance scheme for the fruit and wine industries and is aimed at fast-tracking the uptake of new entrants and...